Five ways to throw a spectacular summer wedding

07 Sep 2016

Whether the weather is on your side or not, ensure your summer wedding is a spectacular occasion with these ideas from The Italian Villa in Dorset

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Come rain or shine, a summer wedding is always cause for celebration and here are five ways to make sure your big day is extra special, as proffered by the experts at The Italian Villa.

1. Outdoor photographs

Make the most of the glorious grounds of your wedding venue by requesting that your photographer takes plenty of pictures outside. The Italian Villa prides itself on its outdoor offerings and photo location opportunities, which include 10 acres of breath-taking gardens at Compton Acres and the award-winning beaches at Sandbanks, just three minutes away.



2. Giant garden games

Go supersize with your garden games and keep the children (and adults) entertained for hours. Retro childhood favourites such as Jenga and Connect Four are all available in giant versions. If you want to stay on theme, vintage and rustic-themed weddings are only enhanced by funfair style activities such as a coconut shy, ‘hook the duck’ and tin can shoot-outs.

3. Live acoustic musician 

Position your entertainment outside to encourage guests to gather outdoors. Calming, melodic tunes will delight guests during the afternoon, while more up-beat songs will get the party started as the evening commences. Skylark Acoustic are a vocal and acoustic guitar duo who provide their services at The Italian Villa, covering a repertoire of styles from contemporary to classic.


4. Summer snacks

An ice-cream van or candyfloss cart will fill your wedding with the joys of summer in an instant. Best made available after the wedding breakfast, sugary treats will delight guests in to the evening and keep them dancing all night long.

5. Al fresco experiences

Drinks and canapés on the lawn or terrace will get your wedding reception off to a great summery start, as will a barbeque for your wedding breakfast. The Italian Villa offers summer-specific catering options from the talented Beales Gourmet team, which includes a gourmet barbeque experience.



The The Italian Villa is offering couples 15% off wedding bookings in June or July 2017. Call 01202 816074 to find out more.

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