Most brides-to-be have always had a dream of their perfect wedding day.
For some, it might be a city slicker wedding - an elegant event in a luxurious five star hotel with Michelin style dining.
Another couple might want a slightly more quirky wedding day - with a colorful statement wedding gown for the bride, the groom in a sharp suit and maybe sunflowers as boutonnieres!
But What If You're A Country Girl At Heart?
The traditionalist in you might be dreaming of a balmy summer afternoon. A church or venue decorated with classic blooms like roses, peonies, delphiniums, sweet peas.
What Sort Of Wedding Dress For A Garden Wedding?
I'm thinking lace, silk tulle, maybe broderie anglaise. Maybe bias cut, floaty, fairy-like. Layers of chiffon.
As for your veil - well vintage would look fabulous in a country garden setting. Talk to the experts when you buy your wedding dress, explain the style of wedding you're planning and see what they suggest. Read our piece on choosing a wedding veil.
Accessories for a country garden wedding could be a crown of flowers if you really are a wood nymph type. Alternatively, choose a diamante clip or a retro style tiara.
You might like to echo the garden wedding theme for your bridesmaids by dressing them in floral bridesmaids dresses. Your flower girls could carry flower pomanders instead of a bouquet.
To set the scene, vintage crockery looks beautiful and you'll find plenty of places to hire floral china - and other props to make your setting look beautiful.
Your wedding cake can reflect the flowery setting of your venue - have a tower of cupcakes decorated with delicate roses and blooms. As for food - well if you're on a budget why not have a perfect afternoon tea, complete with finger sandwiches, scones and jam, an assortment of cakes. If you're having a DIY wedding this is the perfect time to call in those favors from talented baking friends.
Photo credits: Interior of marquee and garden by Craig Williams Photography; berries, table settings and chairs by Summer Picnic Wedding photography by Corbin Gurkin; flower crown via chic vintage brides.com; flower pomander via G Lily; floral cupcakes by Rachelles Beautiful Bespoke Cakes; bride's dress Cherry Design from the English Tea Party range by Charlotte Balbier.