Wondering how to theme your summer celebration? We caught up with some of the top wedding suppliers from The Wedding Gateway to get the low-down on the latest looks for next season and beyond…

Personalised music

“We have been contacted by lots of summer brides who are looking for tailored music for their special day to provide a more personal touch.” Flautino (www.durhamweddingsupplier.co.uk)

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Family food

“We’re seeing a great trend of ‘family service’ this summer where food is placed in the centre of each table for the guests to help themselves. This offers a slightly less formal feel without being a ‘party’ buffet service.” Hot Trotters Catering and Hog Roast Company (www.surreyweddingsupplier.co.uk)

English Country Garden themes

“English country garden themes remains popular and can be achieved by using flowers that would normally be found growing wild in the hedgerows and meadows. Think darling little daisies mixed with the jewel colours of cornflowers and poppies.” Precious Bouquets (www.lincolnshireweddingsupplier.co.uk)

Ruffles on cakes

“Ruffles on wedding cakes are going to be a huge trend this summer – so romantic!” Helen from The Buttercup Kitchen (www.surreyweddingsupplier.co.uk)

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Simple accessories

“Jewellery is very simple and elegant this summer. Brides are focusing on choosing wedding accecssories they feel great about wearing – on the big day and beyond.” Jessica Florence Jewellery (www.scotlandweddingsupplier.co.uk)

Blush tones

“We have been blending the most delicate blush and natural hues to create truly feminine tiaras. The colours are subtle enough to be worn with a cream or ivory gown but have something a little bit extra than plain ivory or crystal pieces.” The Little Tiara Room (www.essexweddingsupplier.co.uk)

Afternoon tea

“The quintessentially English afternoon tea-on-the-lawn remains a hot trend for this summer. Serve your guests lashings of tea from pretty vintage tea sets, sparkling champagne from vintage glasses, home-baked cakes, scones and classic cucumber sandwiches from tiered stands.” Lucy from Forget Me Not Vintage (www.dorsetweddingsupplier.co.uk)

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Lace stationery

“When it comes to wedding stationery, lace trimmed designs remain popular as brides are choosing deigns with a classic, elegant and timeless feel.” T for Two Invitations (www.lancashireweddingsupplier.co.uk)

Fab flavours

“Vanilla, chocolate and lemon are still the most popular flavours we are seeing for this summer’s wedding cakes.” Karen from Cakes by Kit (www.oxfordshireweddingsupplier.co.uk)

Rustic romance

Rustic is still a big theme for this summer and brides are loving the use of mis-matched jars and vases and natural materials like wooden bases, hessian and lace. Natural, dried products like wheat and lavender are the perfect complement to this informal look.” Petals and Confetti (www.buckinghamshireweddingsupplier.co.uk)

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Make it yours!

“A key trend this summer is personalisation. Brides want to add their personal touch to their special day so it reflects the couple’s personalities.” Summers Photography (www.berkshireweddingsupplier.co.uk)

Brilliant bunting

“We seeing lots of brides ordering bunting for their summer weddings to dress their venues and outside areas.” Eliza from Quaint and Quirky Events (www.hampshireweddingsupplier.co.uk)

Unique presents

“Brides are looking for more unique accessories for their special day with more customised and handmade items being ordered.” The Crafty Calf (www.warwickshireweddingsupplier.co.uk)

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Edible favours

“The best types of favours are edible this summer, with lots of brides choosing brightly coloured macaroons!” Queen Bees (www.hampshireweddingsupplier.co.uk)

Candy carts

“Candy carts and sweet buffets are still key trends for this summer. Always great fun for the happy couple and their guests.” A Spoonful of Sugar Candy Cart (www.gloucestershireweddingsupplier.co.uk).

Did you know that The Wedding Gateway has an interactive map where you can quickly find the best suppliers near you? Check it out today and bring your big day to life! Want more summer wedding inspiration? Take a look at our summer real weddings

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