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A Guide To Summer Bridesmaids

Inspiration - 18.07.18

Once you’ve fallen in love with your dream wedding venue, it’s time to start planning!

Your bridesmaids will love to help you plan your perfect day, especially when it comes to their bridesmaids’ dresses. Whether you keep your wedding colours classic or add your own twist to top wedding trends, take inspiration from these seven ideas and start to style your own dream day.

Bridesmaids in brights

Make a splash at your summer wedding by embracing the most vibrant wedding colours for your bridal party. Whether your best girls work a mix-and-match medley of selected shades or rock a rainbow palette, your bridesmaids are sure to make a statement. Combermere Abbey’s Pavilion provides a pretty blank canvas, perfect for whatever wedding colours you choose.

Want to embrace colour-popping wedding trends but looking for something more low-key? Focus your attention on your bridesmaids’ accessories. From footwear to flowers, there are plenty more places to make the most of your chosen wedding colours.

Check out Natasha and Brett’s beautifully bright real wedding at Combermere Abbey for more inspiration and wedding trends.

Perfect pastels

Pastels have been topping wedding trends lists for years and they’re a super pretty choice too. The softer tones complement almost all complexions and hair colours, making them a great choice for bridesmaids.

Why not coordinate your pastel bridesmaids’ dresses with your wedding colours? So, if you’ll be celebrating with sunflowers when you tie the knot in the Fruit Tree Maze, dress your best girls in yellow. But, if your heart it set on perfect peonies or ruffled roses, then pink could be the way to go.

Bridesmaids look stunning in knee-length pastel pink bridesmaids dresses as they join the bride at Combermere Abbey © The Crawleys

Floor-length favourites

A bridesmaid dress classic, elegant dresses that sweep the floor with every step are a brilliant choice for bridesmaids if you want a look that will stand the test of time. They’re an equally brilliant choice for Combermere Abbey’s classically romantic setting. Your group photos will dazzle in the Victorian Walled Gardens.

Short and sweet

From tea-length to knee-length, there’s no one size fits all solution to short bridesmaids’ dresses. Get all your best girls together to try some shorter styles on and find the length that looks and feels the best. Your bridesmaids will dance the night away with ease beneath the twinkling canopy of lights in the Pavilion!

If they all love a style but are more comfortable with different cuts, remember that they could choose a variety of lengths, united by a common colour or neckline.

Bridesmaids wear short pink bridesmaid dresses as they walk towards the wedding ceremony at the Cheshire wedding venue © The Crawleys

Very vintage

Combermere Abbey’s Edwardian Glasshouse sets a fairy-tale scene for every wedding celebration, but its enchanting, historic charm comes into its own for vintage weddings. Another of the biggest wedding trends, it’s simple for your bridesmaids to channel this style. Combine dresses in subtle shades with antique accessories for an ultra-pretty, vintage look.

Multiway magic

There are so many ways to work this style and they all result in smiling bridesmaids! Tie multiway bridesmaid dresses in countless different ways to change up almost every element of the gown, from the neckline to the bodice to the back. With so much flexibility, your bridesmaids are bound to find a style they feel their brilliant best in.

Bridesmaids at Combermere Abbey wear lilac multiway bridesmaid dresses

Multiway dresses also make it easy to introduce your wedding colours, because each design and length is often available in a dazzling range of hues.

To see how other couples have created their own dream day, from bridesmaids to bouquets, check out Rachael and Tom’s spring wedding at Combermere Abbey.

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