Glorious sunshine, a gentle breeze and a garden in full bloom — everything a bride hopes for when planning her English summer wedding. It’s a combination that will create stunning memories and photos to fondly look back on for years to come! However, there are elements that cannot be ‘ordered’ by the bride — the unpredictable Great British weather.

All Weather Dresses

With summer wedding dresses I recommend choosing a style that will work for you whatever the weather. A soft chiffon skirt with a delicate lace bodice is a style that never fails to look feminine and beautiful, rain or shine.

Isla wedding dress by Sassi Holford

Perfect for a summer garden wedding, another look I love is Bella. Created with tiny 3D flowers that have been re-embroidered onto a lace bodice and flowing ball gown skirt, for me this wedding dress truly captures the essence of an English summer!

Bella Wedding Dress with Bella Jacket by Sassi Holford

Accessorise to Personalise

Many brides love styling a simple wedding dress with a selection of accessories. This gives brides the opportunity to truly reflect their style and personality. When accessorising summer wedding dresses, why not add a light illusion tulle jacket for the day and then restyle with a sequin belt after the reception, ready to dance the night away? To retain a summer garden theme, ensure the accessories have floral elements in their design.

Camilla Top with Jessica Wedding Dress by Sassi Holford

Joelle Belt with Jessica Wedding Dress by Sassi Holford

Charlotte Sequin Top with Jessica Wedding Dress by Sassi Holford

A summer wedding without doubt sets the tone for the bride’s wedding dress. However, summer wedding dresses should still reflect a bride’s personality and style, and be the dress of her dreams. There is nothing more beautiful than a happy, smiling bride!

Guest post by Sassi Holford

Images from Sassi Holford…

Isla Wedding Dress

Bella Wedding Dress with Bella Jacket

Jessica Wedding Dress with Camilla Shrug

Jessica Wedding Dress with Joelle Belt

Jessica Wedding Dress with Charlotte Sequin Top