Seasonal wedding themes and how to choose yours

A bride and groom sharing a kiss at an elegant garden wedding venue. The bride holds a vibrant bouquet of orange, yellow, and pink flowers, complementing her off-the-shoulder wedding gown, while the groom dons a classic black tuxedo. They are surrounded by lush floral arrangements and greenery, with the serene ambience of Hilltop Country House, creating a picturesque setting for a seasonal wedding theme.

With Pinterest, Instagram, and TikTok all bursting with wedding ideas, inspiration, and the latest trends, it can be difficult to pick your favourite. Once you have secured your wedding date, this can help you choose the colour scheme and theme that best suits your wedding season. Hilltop Country House presents a blank canvas you can really make your own, no matter what your style or time of year. Our venue suits all colours and seasonal wedding themes. 

But if you’re looking for inspiration on choosing your wedding theme by the season, here are some ideas you can incorporate into your day. 

Summer wedding ideas.

Hilltop in summertime speaks for itself! As the venue bursts with colour, there is no need to decorate the outdoors with all the natural and gorgeous summer flowers. Pink, yellow, green, purple, red – you name the colour, you’ll see it in the gardens. We absolutely love it when couples incorporate an abundance of colour in their theme. Summer offers the most vibrant, bright, and energised colour palettes. Since it is the perfect time of year for it, you cannot beat real flowers for your tables, bouquets, and buttonholes. Hanging bunting around the marquee also adds that summer garden celebration vibes.

Why not bring in an ice cream cart for your wedding reception daytime or evening? Not only is it a treat that helps to cool you down on those hot summer days, but it’s also a fun addition to any wedding, especially when you can add your personal touch to the wafers. Personalised fans are a great addition to decorating your outdoor ceremony chairs. Your guests will definitely thank you!

Spring into your wedding.

Daffodils, bluebells, the wisteria, blossom and even baby lambs in the surrounding fields – springtime at Hilltop is simply wonderful. During March, the gardens are filled with an abundance of daffodils. Yellow radiates happiness and sunshine and is just a general feel-good colour, so why not add it to your wedding theme?! April and May are the perfect months to incorporate pastel colours, especially the pinks, blues and purples, to bring the outdoors in. The height of blossom trees on your wedding breakfast tables adds a lovely touch to the marquee.

Spring is an excellent season for choosing your wedding date as there are plenty of bank holidays, meaning longer weekends! For Easter weekend, a four-day weekend, incorporate all the Easter elements – mini eggs as your wedding favours, baby chicks on your wedding cake, and a sweetie cart full of festive treats!

Autumn wedding styles.

As we head into Autumn, the weather is still warm, and all the gorgeous greenery around Hilltop turns to a burnt orange and a fiery red, the most idyllic colours for your wedding theme at this time of year. Dried flowers are a lovely touch to an autumn wedding with earthy tones and shades. 

Rustic wooden log table centres, table name holders and place name holders will complement these colours well. Grooms, a burgundy suit is very on trend right now! If your wedding date is on or around Halloween, add a spooky touch and line the paths and entrance with pumpkins as your guests enter. After all, it is ’till death do us part’!

Winter wedding themes.

Winter is the time to embrace those natural colours, timeless sage, emerald green, and whites and creams. The colours remain throughout the gardens all year round, and florals hang from the marquee, flower wall and outdoor bar. On icy mornings and evenings, the frosty lawns surround Hilltop. As the nights draw in, it is all about the lighting. Hilltop’s festoon and fairy lighting wrap the venue and create a really magical feel. 

Decorate your tables with candles of different shapes and sizes, floating candles, tapered candles, and candelabras—all radiate warmth and light. Personalised candles are always a nice touch, and doing a sparkler shot with your guests ties in the November festivities!

Soft and luxurious winter shawls are ideal for keeping the bridal party warm and snug and for adding a touch of elegance and comfort for the groom and his groomsmen.

If you’re planning a Christmas wedding, deck the halls! Hilltop will already be like Santa’s grotto, but add your touch with holly green and berry red table centrepieces, a candy cane sweetie cart, mistletoe for your first kiss as a married couple, and gingerbread men edible favours!

These are just some ideas for including seasonal colours in your wedding theme. However, nothing is season-specific. You can have anything you want at any time of the year. At Hilltop, we encourage your creativity and fun ideas and will translate them into a seamless reality. We are entirely flexible; after all, it is YOUR day