A Summer Morning Garden Wedding

David’s family was in town this weekend and we got a chance to take everyone out to our wedding venue and look around. His mom seemed pleased with our ‘summer morning garden wedding.’ And suddenly I realized, OHHHH, we’re doing a summer garden wedding. Right! This is a done thing! Even though Saturday night formal weddings are all the rage right now, tons of people have done morning garden weddings throughout the ages, so I have a wealth of images to draw on. And then it hit me, everything we really like goes perfectly with this. I don’t want a big poofy ballgown dress with a train, David doesn’t want a tux, we do want lots of fresh flowers, we want lots of sunlight and cheer, and we don’t want to spend a fortune. The gods were smiling on us when they gave us this time slot! It’s beshert!

So, in light of my brand new revelations, I’m posting a picture of a short and simple wedding dress that I love from Martha Stewart Weddings. I love the mid length length veil, the light pink flowers, and the sassy blue shoes. I haven’t decided if I want a simple long lace dress (sans train) or a simple short satin dress, but both are perfect for a garden wedding.

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  • It sounds so airy, bright and lovely. I think you’ve picked the perfect venue for it! Love the sassy blue shoes, pink flowers, etc… now you just need the zippy vintage sports car to go with. Fun!

  • AJ

    Sounds like a dream to me – I am so excited for you guys!

    You know who has some really tasteful, inexpensive dresses these days? J. Crew. Saw some that are perfect for a spring or summer morning.

  • Peonies and Polaroids

    snap again! White lace dress, budget garden wedding, diy flowers (well, diy everything really, tux-free groom, you’re my wedding twin!

  • sounds lovely!

    i am also doing a Sunday garden wedding…

  • I won’t assume but have you ever seen Audrey Hepburn’s wedding dress in Funny Face? If not, you should check it out.

  • Skittle

    “And then it hit me, everything we really like goes perfectly with this. I don’t want a big poofy ballgown dress with a train, David doesn’t want a tux, we do want lots of fresh flowers, we want lots of sunlight and cheer, and we don’t want to spend a fortune.”

    YES. This. Exactly!