Cool Ideas For Balmy Summer Weddings - Juno and Joy

Cool Ideas For Balmy Summer Weddings

Lauren and Tim Fair

A summer wedding celebration can be the height of sophistication…but what if the temperature reaches such great heights your plans are in danger of melting away? Whether you’re attending a wedding or planning your own wedding this summer, we’ve put together some ideas on how you can create a wedding style that looks cool and feels cool too! Our guide to surviving the heat at a summer wedding…

Dress Appropriately

There’s nothing worse that finding yourself in the midst of a hot flush in public…so easily done when you’re trying to pre-empt our temperamental British weather. But try your best to dress “season appropriate” it’s acceptable for cravats and tails to be avoided for the high summer groom if you’re having an relaxed celebration and for brides, demure doesn’t need to mean layers – an interesting neckline and veil can add enough to a bridal ensemble if you wish to dress modestly whilst avoiding overheating.

And for guests…absolutely no satin. It is the she-devil of fabrics in any kind of heat or humidity. Uncomfortable, unflattering, unnecessary. Avoid.

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Statement accessories

It’s an occasion where you’re certainly going to want all eyes on you – so Brides, why not consider placing a pair of glasses on the seat of every guest ahead of the ceremony – there’s nothing worse than the glare of the sun to cause squinty-eyed faces in photos…

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Paper parasols are a wonderful way of adding a pop of colour to your wedding celebration without it impacting too much on your overall scheme – they make great props for photos, a wonderful source of entertainment for kids and keep you cool too.

A wedding is the perfect occasion to wear an oversized hat – we say the bigger! A wide brimmed hat will not only keep you nice and cool but it’s also going to turn heads. Just be sure it’s not so big you’re blocking everyone’s view or stealing attention from the bride!

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A little extra help…

The arrival of an ice cream van or cart is a novel way of offering a cooling treat to your guests. Plan it well by choosing a company that has a stylish mode of transport and appealing branding and you could also come away with some seriously stylish {and kitch} wedding photos too.

Create a “cooling station” and set up a drinks table offering thirst quenching non-alcoholic drinks – an infusion jar with tap works perfectly if you want to make an impact with a pretty, iced cold punch and matching mason jars with striped straws.

Are you planning or attending a summer wedding this year? We’d love to hear what you’ll be doing to stay cool!

Sarah x

//Credits: Lauren + Tim Fair via Green Wedding Shoes//Kat Wilson Photography via Style Me Pretty//Dave Richards via Ruffled// Katie Stoops via Southern Weddings

1 Comment

  1. Michelle May 12, 2015 Reply

    Amazing pics ! this couple looks so good together !

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