Catch the last, warm rays of summer with an elegant English garden party inspired wedding. Plus, an English garden wedding might just help quell that anxious waiting for the new season of Downton Abbey. Imagine: happy faces of fragrant blossoms line the aisles. Plush, green grass blankets the grounds. More lovely, blushing flowers – rivaled only by the bride – burst out of every corner and detail from the bouquets to the cake. Rose petals rain down on the new couple as they take their first steps as husband and wife. Delicate floral patterned gowns adorn the guests. Magical. And of course the hats. Don’t forget the over-the-top sun hats and parasols.
The British are especially particular about their gardens; so, to do the English gardening tradition justice, make sure to do your research on the best blooms for late summer and early fall. Try a fragrant perennial like lavender; it’s a great choice that you can use not only in your decor but also in your menu, as a garnish or flavor. Think, lavender cupcakes! For roses that bloom later in the year, go for – what else – an English rose variety.
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Where to buy: DIY Paper Pennant Bunting Kit; Garden Luncheon Shimmer Invitation
Check it out:
- The Telegraph (UK) has a great article on the best, late blooming roses to get you started.
- Hate wearing flats but don’t want to sink into the grass with those high-rise heels? Go for a trusty wedge! These metallic evening shoes flair out a little on the bottom giving you extra stability…and sparkle.
- More beautiful inspiration from Slim Paley. You just need to check it out.
Until next time, keep the tea flowing.