When it comes to natural beauty, Summertime weddings are almost impossible to beat.

The trees are lush, the flowers are in bloom, and everything looks gorgeous when it’s lit by the summer sunshine.

Most summer weddings take on the colour palette of soft yellows and oranges to add complexity to the traditional white, with bold pops of pinks, purples or blues for good measure.

If a couple is planning on having a summer wedding, they need to be careful in their choice of style - if not, it’ll soon look like a copycat affair. Summer weddings have been done countless times, and so it’ll definitely take some creativity to make your occasion stand out from the crowd.

That’s what we adore about this particular summer inspiration shoot - their vision was in no way limited by traditional expectations. It’s so easy to fall in love with this fresh take on a Summer wedding.

Cotton + Joy Creative Co’s original inspiration for this summer wedding were hues of soft yellows and blushes, balanced with neutrals and pops of bluebell. The natural greens from Love MK Florals’ arrangements meant that all natural hues - from the warmth of the yellow and blush tones to the cooler toned blues - featured at some point.

To tie the decor together (both literally and figuratively), these designers integrated the repeated motif of ribbons. These featured on the florals, cake, napkins and even the table number display.

As you’d expect from a summertime ceremony, the florals took centre stage in the design. The vessels were filled with soft-petaled June blooms, including large heads of fragrant peonies, delicate chive blossoms, and late-blooming pale pastel ranunculus. Whimsical accents were added through soft-textured foxtail barley grass and purple vetch vine. Tender and bare stems of the ranunculus, roses, and carnations were positioned so that they appeared to float above the arrangements.

If we had to choose, our favourite thing about this ceremony was how successfully the classic summer romance theme was brought forward into the 21st century.

The couple at the heart of the day were young and full of energy, and this theme did not detract from that - if anything, their youthfulness actually enhanced the traditional romance of the day’s design.

The couple and their wedding party had a day that was filled with fun, in a setting that was the very definition of romantic, culminating in a day that completely reflected their personality.