March 24, 2021

Let's have some fun with planning

Let's have some fun with planning
Ed Godden
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This week, we asked what you’d like to see up next on the journal, and we were delighted to read that Spring and Summer wedding styles and outdoor weddings were at the top of your list.

As we all spring into life again, so does the wedding planning. It’s so exciting to finally be discussing all of your wedding plans for 2021 and beyond, and to properly start to visualise your day.


What we’ve been through collectively over the past year has been so difficult, but isn’t it amazing how out of the darkest of times can come the realisation of our strengths, and such sweet gratitude for what we have (or what we’ve had to live without!)

Now the real fun begins in planning to celebrate what’s really important in life…

Weddings have always been special, but we can already feel that weddings in 2021 and beyond will have an even deeper meaning.

So how will all this translate into weddings, and what will they look like in the Spring and Summer of 2021 and 2022? Our sneaky suspicion (backed up by some of your beautiful plans) is weddings this year will be an explosion of joy, love, colour and beauty.

It’s finally time to let loose and have some FUN with wedding planning again, so here's some Spring & Summer inspiration to get you in the zone...

Big and bright bold florals at weddings in 2021 and 2022
Cris Matthews

Oversize everything

We haven’t waited all this time to play it down. It’s been a long time coming and we predict that ‘going large’ and deep on the wedding details is the way forward.

Voluminous florals, large backdrops, classic cars, elaborate cakes, staircase arrangements, big bands and sentimental details. Going all out is what we all deserve and we are so looking forward to seeing you flex your creativity and let loose with it.

Fun outdoor wedding striped decor deckchairs with a huge one in the middle
Rob Tarren
Brightly coloured outdoor wedding inspiration for 20221 and 2022
Laura Power
Brides in big flowers crowns are back for 2021 and 2022 weddings
Lush Imaging
Huge statement floral for wedding tables in 2021 and 2022
Rob Tarren
Big pink blousy flowers for summer 2021 weddings
Rob Tarren

Wedding colours in 2021 and 22

We can see a return of both bright and breath-taking statement colour palettes as well as some beautiful soft and fresh pastels.

Imagine quite literally ‘a breath of fresh air’… From bridesmaid’s dresses to blooms, colours can be played with throughout the entire wedding.


Getting your inspiration from nature and paying attention to your wedding season and its natural colours will flow from the flowers to the seasonal homegrown food on your plates.
Coming out of the pandemic with a deeper appreciation for our environment and more conscious, sustainable choices, we can see that these fresh colour palettes and natural elements are becoming increasingly popular again.


Infuse nature and style to create some beautiful, calm and elegant table spaces in the Gillyflower using native and homegrown florals and plants. Or blast out some punchy rainbow hues like sunflower yellow, bright pink and sunset oranges to inject joy.

Natural wedding colours in 2021. Banquet tables decorated with greenery, grey linen and white candlesticks
Steph Newton
Wildflowers in tiny vases the window 2021 inspiration
Lush Imagaging
Blue wedding shoes
Lush imaging
Natural wedding decor with greenery and white candles for a rustic wedding at Elmore Court
Steph Newton
Brightly coloured outdoor wedding inspiration for 20221 and 2022
Laura Power
Pastel colour wedding inspiration. Bridesmaids in pale blue with neutral bouquets
Rob Tarren
Colourful Bridesmaids inspiration for 2021 and 2022 weddings
Lush imaging
Neutral wedding table decor
Maverick photography
Brightly coloured wedding flower inspiration for 2021 and 2022
Cris Matthews photography
Rustic wedding aisle style for 2021 inspiration
Through the woods we ran
Gold sequinned Bunny ear wedding shoes are exactly the pop of fun you need for your 2021 wedding
Rob Tarren
Pink and purple wedding flowers
Rob Tarren
Green bridesmaids trend holding bouquets with ribbons
Rob Tarren
Pastel wedding inspiration table setting
Naomi Kenton
Purple bridesmaids walk into wedding reception holding colourful bouquets
Holly Derrick
Natural wedding table setting for 2021 inspiration
Maverick Photogrpahy
Colourful wedding reception inspiration at Elmore Court
Holly Derrick
Bright green bridesmaids do fun poses with bride 2021 wedding inspiration
Rob Tarren
Outdoor wedding inspiration mismatched green hue bridesmaids sit and watch the outdoor ceremony
Naomi Kenton

Bridal style: Classic glamour

We’ve been more than a little starved of glitz, glamour and dressing up this past year and we know you are bound to be taking it up a notch. Reach for the Hollywood stars and accessorise for the red carpet. We love these vintage head pieces and shoes to add a touch of old world Hollywood glamour.

Bridal headpiece with feathers
Through the woods we ran
Gold sequin bridal shoes for classic glamour inspiration in 2021
Ed Godden
Blue wedding shoes
Lush imaging

Long veils

2021 weddings will be all about making a statement with long full veils and embellished gowns. We can see a return of classic and timeless dresses. Elegant looks with softer skirts and styles to complement each bridesmaid’s personality and shape.

wedding dress inspo 2021
James Fear
Bridal style in 2021 veils and headpieces
Ed Godden
Long veil for a boho bride in 2021
Wild Fern photo
embroidered veils in 2021
Steph Newton
Bride wearing a floor length veil outside in the countryside on her wedding day
Steph Newton

Experience

We all want to make memories that will last a lifetime and treasure them more dearly than ever before. We can see couples looking at entertaining their guests outdoors with games, live music and interactive entertainment such as walkabout entertainers, comedians or circus acts or your standard cocktail making bike!

Nick Pumphrey
Nick Pumphrey
Outdoor wedding fun with brass band at Elmore Court for post pandemic festival wedding joy
Ed Godden
Outdoor wedding inspiration
Ed Godden
Festival wedding inspiration outdoor band playing
Holly Derrick
outdoor wedding band at elmore court
Dan Morris photography
duo playing outside at an outdoor wedding at elmore court
Steph Newton
Magician entertaining guests at an outdoor wedding 2021
Rob Tarren
Outdoor wedding games inspiration 2021 2022
James Fear
Coconut shy for outdoor wedding inspiration 2021
Ed Godden
Nick Pumphrey
Nick Pumphrey
Festival wedding inspiration bell tent and love sign outdoors at elmore court 2021 and 22 weddings
Laura Power

Outdoor wedding decor

Outdoor weddings are going to be super popular. Make the most of the space and set up different areas. Create some cosy outdoor living areas for your guests to kick back in and enjoy. Small bell tents, throws, plush pillows and couches that have been plucked straight from a living room will create a comfortable and fun space.

Naomi Kenton
Naomi Kenton
Festival wedding inspiration dreamcatchers hung in trees 2021 and 22
Naomi Kenton
Outdoor gin bar in beautiful green ombre with copper details stationed under the cedar tree for a cool outdoor wedding reception at Elmore Court
Steph Newton photo
Fun outdoor wedding striped decor deckchairs with a huge one in the middle
Rob Tarren

Get some laughs!

Lighten the tone and have a chuckle with some humorous stationary and small moments of laughter, after such an emotional time we all need a little light relief.

Funny wedding signs to lighten the mood in 2021 weddings
Simon Biffen
Fun wedding table number idea photos of bride and groom
James Fear
My my don't you scrub up well wedding sign
Simon Biffen

Government guidance update

This week also saw the long awaited government guidelines for small marriages and civil partnerships. There has been a stir of disbelief again amongst the industry, with released information last week that wedding receptions for 15 guests won’t be able to take place in any indoor Covid secure venue from the 12th April, only ceremonies themselves.

It’s been a shock to us all and we hope that it hasn’t caused any further upset for couples and venues out there.

What we are happy to hear though is that the roadmap for micro weddings from the 17th May are safe to go ahead with the 21st of June being the date where all limits and restrictions are lifted. You can read the full details here

We hope that's given you all the inspiration you need to have fun with your wedding plans, and as ever, we're just a phone call or email away if you need us.

Lots of love,

Team E 

xx

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