The rays of the sun caressing the faces of the lovebirds, the brilliance of the decoration magnified by the natural light. There are so many ways to take advantage of the good weather to celebrate your union with a unique and memorable ceremony. The step-by-step guide to planning an outdoor summer wedding.
Whether you prefer a 100% bucolic atmosphere, or whether you want to revisit it and turn it into a rather country-chic style, you have to take advantage of all the outdoor possibilities to set the scene for a real country wedding. Since this option will make you, in any way, save margins on the decoration budget, give yourself to heart joy. First rule:do not set yourself limits when it comes to flowers. Baby's breath, buttercups, lavender, daisy, sunflower, daisy, ivy branches, fir needles, moss, it's the season so take advantage of everything to create compositions that celebrate nature. Mix garlands, hanging pots and other compositions, for which you have every right to ask your loved ones to put their hands in the dough and their creativity at work. In terms of furniture, look no further:pallets on trestles or long tables in aged wood, chairs and benches in the same material, think rustic! White cotton tablecloths, rendered by pretty details in lace or fine embroidery, raffia, linen... made in the noble and natural way. If you invest in colorful themes, small Vichy checks and small Liberty flowers remain safe bets. To complete the set, small rustic odds and ends such as lanterns, wine barrels, logs and straw bales are a must.
To be as close as possible to nature and to be one with the earth, the decor will be planted in an open place:a garden or a park if you are not leaving the city, a field or even a meadow if the spirit of bercail wants to be respected in its essence. Those who can afford it and wish to protect their guests from a possible whim of the weather will invest in an old farmhouse or barn. Go to wedding planning sites to find service providers who rent out buildings characterized by all kinds:orangery, mill, castle, manor house, etc.
The bride remains the center of attention on this exceptional occasion. The choice of its pageantry cannot therefore be relegated to the background. For harmony, the dress and the bouquet will be selected in categories related to the bucolic spirit of the party and the season. The tailor-made models will allow you to adapt your style while respecting the criteria of fluidity, lightness and delicacy. Taffeta embellished with small lace details, guipure or re-embroidered veil all in transparency, embellished with straight cuts, refined and without embellishments will bring out the delicate beauty of the bride in all sobriety. A fluid, vaporous chignon, enhanced with a floral crown is the ideal way to highlight such a dress. The bouquet will not be a problem, given the wide choice of petals available at this time of year. To restore all their beauty to the wild flowers that compose it, opt for an asymmetrical, unstructured finish, instead of the classic round bouquets.
Before the D-Day festivities, you naturally need to warn your guests:put them in the scent of the theme of your ceremony by choosing invitations with simple lines. Recycled paper, kraft, woodcut, delicate watercolours, raffia ties, card service providers rely on small, highly significant details to decline invitations. And what to serve at brunch? Give pride of place to colorful and fresh delicacies to stay in line, declining according to whether you are looking for a refined effect, whether you want to recall the origins of the lovebirds or whether you are organizing a cold buffet. A chic country menu is easy to make with raw vegetables and salads, mini salted cabbage, verrines and foie gras toast, for the aperitif. Supreme of stuffed guinea fowl, cream of asparagus with langoustines, meat and fish dishes, are only possibilities. Melon or red fruit soup, nude cake enhanced with fruit crowns, on the side of sweets, the more we celebrate the natural, the better it will be. In the cold buffet, create a patchwork of flavors by offering dry ham, dried fish with dill, grilled meats and fish and why not a country barbecue, with their variety of sauces. Barbecued summer vegetables will liven it up.