Shout it from the rooftops: SUMMER IS ON THE WAY! Rainy days aside, keep your wedding bright and gorgeous this summer with our round-up of the hottest trends guaranteed to get the party started. Alert: We’ve got EVERYTHING your wedding needs!
Tropical Drinks Trolley
Retro, funky and loaded with all the gear you’ll needing to make the most fabulous cocktails going, your wedding party will be the words one everyone’s lips when you roll one of these babies in! Park up a vintage style trolley and set up a DIY drinks station at your reception: For a tropical twist, pile it high with fantastic fruits and daring botanicals – perfect if your guests are up for piña coladas and getting caught in the rain!
We’ve all seen how watercolours have painted a colourful streak across weddings, trending at the top of the charts for gorgeous inspiration (hello Pinterest!) and dreamy decoration. Take it to the next level during the summer months with a burst of added colour. Think vivid, exotic, sunshine shades ready to shake up your wedding! These watercolours scream dreamy days, long nights and total paradise. Transport your guests the moment they receive an invitation!
Snow Cone Cocktails
Love a slushie? These remind us of being poolside and we LOVE them! Apart from being a childhood throwback, the humble slushie has been mixed up with alcohol reinvented as the snow cone cocktail. Wonderfully refreshing for your guests, serve these up for instant yum! We don’t think that there’s a better way to celebrate the summer than with an icy drink in hand – experiment with fruity flavours and shaved ice for a rather adult snow cone turned out in a glass!
Work your tablescape with al fresco flair: Give your day a terrace-in-the-sunshine feel with terracotta elements, beautifully hand painted crockery and glassware for a folksy, festival look. Succulents pair perfectly with these elements – we’re talking flowering cacti, lovely aloe and other exotic examples, potted and all ready to spruce up your table!
Aloha! Hawaii meets Florida with these summer-ready accessories: Palm leaves, basket weave, kitsch tiki ware, pineapples and signature pink flamingos are all quirky touches that’ll go a long way in creating your wedding’s party atmosphere! We think that this kind of styling works wonders alongside botanical decor – especially when you throw hot house flowers into the mix! Major island vibes? YES PLEASE!
Final thoughts? Don’t let your wedding miss out on all the fun: Keep it young and fresh with quirky bits and pieces that speak volumes. For a summer wedding, team GfB for one can’t help but go all grabby-hands over the latest and greatest in tropical kitsch! When else can you combine sequinned fans with mini pool inflatables anyway?!
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