The past few weeks in wedding blogland have seen a lot of farewells to summer and forecasts for fall. So here for our third Wedding Week roundup, we wanted to pay tribute to some lovely summer wedding inspiration before we finally bid the season goodbye! And garden weddings—from vintage to country to rustic—are, of course, always a big part of the sunny months. So from last week into this new week, here are 5 ideas for celebrating the irresistible charm of a garden ambiance at your wedding!
1 – Walk down the aisle in personalized pumps all abloom! These amazing custom hand-decorated creations by artist Deborah Thomson of Figgie Shoes were featured on the Italian blog Wed Mag last week, and we were instantly smitten. Talk about making a floral statement, plus having a one-of-a-kind wedding memento that was made just for you!
2 – Floral crowns have become quite a trend in bridal hairpieces. And of course, a garden wedding is the perfect occasion to don one to complete your radiant look. This styled shoot we found via Aspirational Bride was, in fact, inspired by the beloved childhood novel, The Secret Garden. It’s just brimming with fairyland style inspiration, so do visit the full post!
3 – If you’re looking for a more homespun, handmade look for your Big Day, then this charmingly creative backyard wedding is for you! Featured on Boho Weddings with images by MCMD Photography, the entire occasion is a showcase of DIY details—like this quaint fabric-draped doorway leading to the ceremony!
4 – For a garden setting, you can get creative with your cake and dessert display. Instead of a table, for instance, why not go with a wooden barrel softened with colorful florals? This is just one of the many darling details in this styled shoot that we stumbled upon on Polka Dot Bride. Drop by and enjoy!
5 – Combining another current trend, chalkboards, with a hint of whimsy is this reception menu crafted from a wooden tray. Part of a colorful rustic wedding featured on Wedding Chicks, it’s handmade elements like this that make your day especially endearing and memorable. Take a look!