How To Plan Your Wedding Across The Seasons

The UK is blessed with beautiful seasons, each offering completely different settings, styles and themes that can be perfectly incorporated into your special wedding day!

If you’re anything like me, you love everything about the season, when you’re experiencing THAT particular season…

When I see the first beautiful buds of spring I always think oh gosh, Spring is definitely my favourite, particularly with Peonies in bloom! But then comes the glorious sunshine, blue skies, scents of freshly cut grass and sure enough, Summer takes poll position! Until the crunch of leaves, crisp mornings and cosy Autumn layers jump straight into my heart! & Finally, a sprinkling of white dust paired with twinkling lights and the Winter magic casts its spell!

Every season is completely unique and is beautifully special for that exact reason, each one has its very own loveliness to offer. I thought I would share a little inspiration, ideas and advice to consider when planning your wedding, across the seasons…

Spring Weddings

When spring well and truly springs, you just have to embrace its beauty! With delicate flowers blooming and gorgeous blossom as your very own natural confetti, who doesn’t love the idea of a spring wedding!

You can pretty much let the seasonal spring flowers make the decision for you on this one! Pastels are an essential spring wedding colour palette, think pale pink peony heaven!

Colour palette ideas:

  • Pale peach and a little dash of lemon!
  • Periwinkle blue paired with pale pink!
  • A little lavender!

TOP TIP:

Take advantage of the Easter break and opt for a Thursday wedding before Good Friday, which generally has lower venue rates. Your friends and family may choose to go away over the Easter break so get those save the dates out early!  Furthermore, with a two-week break from school, there are also plenty of mid-week dates you can choose from and could be perfect for bride & groom teachers!

Summer Weddings

The most popular season of the year, and rightly so! With the sun (hopefully) shining brightly in the sky, the rainclouds (normally) taking hibernation, summer is just a dreamy option! 

Summer décor is the usually easiest, least expensive and simplest. The main aim is to be outside as much as possible and you generally do not need to decorate a garden in bloom – you can have a really simple elegant design & let the flowers do the talking for you!

Colour palette ideas:

  • Crisp white and a touch of gold!
  • Subtle sage and fresh greens!
  • Colourful coral!

TOP TIP: Why not opt to have your wedding ceremony outside, dine al fresco, or dance under the stars! Just don’t forget to have some pretty umbrellas to hand, you know how the British weather can be!

Autumn Weddings

The leaves are turning, the nights are drawing in and the weather is turning a little crisper. You still get sunshine and warmth in the day but it just looks… dreamy! 

This season really allows you to embrace nature to create your dream wedding. Use natural leaves in your décor, wooden logs on your tables, candles to bring a romantic light and you can even write your place cards on leaves.

Colour palette ideas:

  • Tonal terracotta and dusty pink!
  • Beautifully burnt orange!
  • Deep Burgundy and green!

TOP TIP: Losing the light a little earlier, means photos must be planned during the best light. Make sure you are liaising with your photographer on the best timings to get those dreamy sunset shots.

Winter Weddings

It is such a romantic time of year, with Christmas magic, New Year happiness and Valentines Day love, what better time of year to tie the knot. At Christmas and New Year you get lots of decorations at the venue!

Colour palette ideas:

  • Traditional Christmas red & green!

  • Subtle sage and silvery grey

  • Midnight blue!

TOP TIP: For weddings around Valentines Day, steer clear of roses. The price dramatically increases!

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