We’ve already had a good look at Easter weddings, and paid tribute to the classic British barbecue, so now that we’re a few sun-drenched weeks into June, let’s take everything we’ve learned and dive headfirst into the wide world of Summer weddings.
We’re an optimistic bunch here at Samuel James Events, so we’re going to assume that we’ll continue to see wall-to-wall sunshine right up to Autumn – if a lifetime of cheesy feel good films have taught us anything, it’s that if we all believe, we can make it so!
Without further ado, here are a few bits of shiny Summer wedding inspiration we’ve collected like obsessed magpies over the hazy Summer evenings we’ve had so far.
Committing to the outdoors
A risky bet, depending on where you choose to have your wedding, but we love the idea of fully committing to an outdoor setting with tables set out on a leafy floor, and lanterns strung between trees.
Shrimp on the barbie
You really can’t beat a barbecue, whatever you’re grilling – be it meat, seafood or veg. The chargrilled barbecue flavour just works, there are no two ways about it.
Barbecues are exciting too, people love the smell of them, and the billowing smoke provides some low-level theatrics to the catering proceedings, as well as a mouth-watering smell, of course.
Make the best of weather that’s a little warmer and more humid than you might have anticipated by offering hand fans to your guests. They’re light, stylish and collapse easily into bags and pockets, and that’s before their obvious cooling benefits.
We scream for ice cream
If you think a barbecue would be popular, we can guarantee that ice cream will be just as, if not more popular than your chargrilled barbecue bonanza.
You can make it a quaint and traditional sorbet cart affair, or you can have a classic ice cream van rolling in, with its wafer cones, flakes and Mr Whippy all in tact. It goes without saying that ice cream will be a hit with kids, but you might be surprised to see adults’ eyes lighting up when they see ice cream cones being dished out. They’ll probably try to downplay it, but inside they’re 7 years old again.
It might sound like a lot to plan, and it is, if we’re honest, but don’t go it alone. We’re more than happy to offer our guidance and expertise, be it in the event management sense, or in the wedding catering sense.
Don’t let admin and organisation get in the way of your special day.