Beautiful summer weddings – top 10 ideas

About wedding photographers

Hello! We are a photographic duo based in Hereford, UK. So far (2020) we have photographed over 300 weddings. Our wedding photography style is relaxed, natural and unobtrusive, take a look at the slideshow to find out more. We’ve seen some truly beautiful summer weddings and we’d love to share some amazing ideas with you today. Winter weddings are incredible too, which ones do you prefer?

Sunny weather and wedding photography

The last couple of weddings we have photographed, had an amazing weather. Well, this is the dream weather for every couple, a little less desirable by the photographer. If it’s going to be cloudy or even a bit rainy – please don’t worry! It’s OK, we love the clouds and rainbows too – your wedding images will look magical. Below you will see an image from a rainy summer wedding at Lyde Court.


1. Flower crowns

Flower crowns will add romance to your summer bridal style – this is such an amazing idea! Designs featuring eucalyptus, pastel petals and whimsical gypsophila are the best! Wedding photos will look amazing too.

2. Colourful or colour co-ordinated

Why not ask your guests to wear something co-ordinated? Perhaps you’d like for the gentlemen to go jacketless and casual? Maybe you’d want all your guests to wear something blue or maybe you’d prefer for everybody to be as colourful as possible? From the wedding photography point of view this idea is just brilliant!

natural wedding photographer

3. Gin bars & beer in the bucket

Why not create your own gin bar? You can choose several types of gin to serve in a variety of cocktails. The quirkier, the better! There is so many options – at one wedding we even photographed a bathtub full of gin! You can also have buckets or vintage bathtubs full of ice and bottles of beer. Your guests will have a self-service bar to get stuck into! Gin & beer bathtubs look amazing on wedding pictures too.


4. Garden games – wedding photographer’s dream

From croquet and giant jenga to space hoppers and sack races, there is so many options and all of them photograph really well! Give your beautiful summer wedding the fun of the fair with fete-inspired games. How about the egg race, we’ve photographed them too at weddings!

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5. Food – have a proper summer festival

Your day will be a lot more relaxed without a traditional sit down meal. Hire food and drink stalls instead of traditional caterers. Ice cream vans or bicycle carts are a great summer wedding idea too!

6. Live music

Create a festival vibe by choosing a live band instead of the DJ. You could also swap a string quartet for an acoustic guitarist to create a relaxed atmosphere for the ceremony. This summer wedding idea will definitely add magic to your wedding day.

7. English garden & wedding signs

Summer is the perfect season for an English garden style wedding. To make it more original you could put up some rustic, handmade signs to direct your guests so they know where’s best for dancing, drinking or dining? We love photographing outdoor summer wedding days in the gardens.

8. Marquee & tipi ideas

Wedding marquees can be really cute, especially when decorated with lots of foliage. We have photographed many beautiful summer marquee weddings. Tipi venues offer the best of both when it comes to indoor and outdoor wedding venues, making them perfect for the British summer! They also look amazing on wedding pictures.

9. Outdoor ceremonies and beautiful summer weddings

Why not make the most of the good weather and say your vows under the blue sky? Wedding venues always have a plan B in case it rains, so don’t worry – and keep planning your unique outdoor ceremony.

brinsop court wedding

10. Jam jar florals

This is a must have if you are planning a relaxed outdoor summer wedding. Collect the jars and paint or decorate them with ribbons and sprigs of garden blooms. Sweet peas work really well and are so pretty! You can also work them into your bouquet for a whimsical style that smells divine and just imagine those wedding pictures! Here’s one of our first weddings – a stunning outdoor wedding near Kington with sweet peas.

Get in touch with us

Are you planning your own beautiful summer wedding? Or maybe you are planning to get married during the winter months? Get in touch with us and let’s chat about your wedding photography.