Create a perfect summer wedding with these top tips

Summer is undoubtedly the most popular season to tie the knot, but that doesn’t mean your wedding day can’t be unique and even more memorable for your guests. Follow these top tips from Felicity Henriques, Wedding Coordinator at Cripps’s spectacular new wedding venue, The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey, to create a summer wedding like no other.

Five tips to create a perfect summer wedding

1.      Fresh Herbs

“Whilst popular flowers such as Roses and Gypsophelia are a delicate touch, using wild spring flowers, cacti and placing seasonal herbs in pots on tables can create something just as stunning and impactful.  


Summer wedding centre piece surrounded by candles2.       Pastel dress code 

“Pastel colours are nothing new when it comes to a summer wedding. But why not try incorporating them in different ways such as pastel linen suits for men, or linen waistcoats for something more traditional? Pastel coloured pashminas for the ladies add a pretty touch for cool evenings by the fire pits.


3.       Keep it cool

“Summer lends itself to having some fun when it comes to cocktails and aperitifs at your wedding. Freshen up a G&T using Hendricks gin with cucumber and add a sprig of thyme in a balloon glass, filled to the brim with ice. For a quirky take on the classic sophisticated summer cocktail, serve Pimms ice lollies to keep your guests cool.


4.       Summer scents

“Often disregarded, scents can be just as important as decorations when it comes to creating a summer atmosphere. Place lightly scented, floral candles on tables surrounded by flowers to really enhance the summer aroma. 


5.       Make it a day to remember

“Instead of the usual tokens for your guests to take away, try putting party bags together for a much more personal touch. You could include your favourite book, a mini bottle of your favourite tipple, matches with your wedding date imprinted, or some seedlings or an acorn for your guests to plant and remember your wedding day.” 


Set within the breath-taking surroundings of the North Yorkshire hills the stunning new Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey provides the ultimate romantic backdrop for your wedding day. Bookings are now being taken for August 2018 and beyond. 

To find out more information about The Tithe Barn or to make an enquiry, visit the Cripps’ website:


January 17, 2018

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