Its wedding season once again, and June tops the list as the most popular month of the year to tie the knot. With flower gardens in bloom and quickly reaching their peak of perfection, setting the scene as idyllic backdrops for photography, and the heavy heat and humidity holding off until the middle of summer, this month has all the right elements for planning outdoor ceremonies. This year over one hundred and fifty thousand nuptials are expected to take place across Canada. For most brides, traditional events are still the preferred choice but themed and destination weddings are quickly becoming popular options as well.
Looking for bridal inspiration for a summer wedding? From the walk down the aisle to the tossing of the bouquet, here are some dreamy designs for the bride-to-be, or the girls in the wedding party-
For the bridesmaids, a sweet little shoulder capelet trimmed in ribbon and quick enough to make a few of these in time for the big day. Knit in Nerissa, and edged with Sari Ribbon from the Louisa Harding Collection.
Arrive in style for the special celebration and enhance your outfit with a handknit clutch purse from the Dahlia Collection by Louisa Harding. Knit in soft-to-the touch Nerissa, a cotton chenille, and shimmery Sari Ribbon.
Something borrowed, something blue, a luxurious capelet knit in a trio of gorgeous silk and merino yarns from British designer, Louisa Harding- Grace Wool and Silk, Grace Hand Dyed, and Grace Hand Beaded.
For an evening wedding, cover up as the lights go down in this darling little shrug, from Three Graces, part of the Louisa Harding Collection. Knit in Grace Wool and Silk, with more than thirty shades to match your dress or gown, contrasted with a picot edging in Grace Hand Beaded.
Dance under the stars in this swingy dress from Katia’s Elegance Collection. Knit in Acuario, a viscose yarn ranging in colour from shiny white to inky black and fifteen more silvery shades in between.
Here comes the bride in an exquisite silk shrug accented with opulent glass beads, a stunning heirloom piece to pass onto future generations. Knit in Mulberry Silk available in thirty-seven shades and trimmed with Mulberry Hand Beaded offered in ten choices, from the Louisa Harding Collection.