A Midsummer Night's Dream

"I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.
Oberon describes Queen Titania's bower, where she sleeps.
Excerpt from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare
Midsummer's Eve by Angela Barnett
Today marks the official beginning of summer and is a time of celebration.  
As a little girl I was very imaginative and often had dreams of fairies inviting me to their secret spaces in the forest.

 Midsummer Eve by Edward Robert Hughes
Midsummer celebrations occur around the world between June 20th - 24th.  The Summer Solstice, which usually falls on June 21st every year, marks the longest day of the year.  While this day is associated with pagan beliefs it reminds me of a story in the bible when the sun stood still (Joshua 10:13).  

I love celebrating the changing of the seasons. If I were to host a Midsummer's eve party this is what would inspire my party planning.  I envision an outdoor evening with lots of candles, beautiful flowers, and a chocolate dessert bar.  The party wouldn't be complete without a few fairies making their appearance too.

Image Credit: Flickr
Image Credit: Pretty Stuff
 Image Credit: La Belle Vie
 Image Credit: 500px
 Image Credit: karenjybanez
 Image Credit: My Sweet and Saucy
 Image Credit: Tricia Fountaine via Wedding Inspirasi
 Image Credit:Tricia Fountaine via Pinterest


  1. You have a wonderful taste for photography! Love this post and your blog!

    Midsummer's Night Dream is my favorite play of all times!! Love love this post :)

  2. Thank you for your kind words Karla! I'm so happy to hear how much you loved this post. Midsummer's Night Dream is one of my favorites too. ♥

  3. Im looking for ideas for a midsummer nights dream wedding and this site is AMAZING! thank you!

  4. Im looking for ideas for a midsummer nights dream wedding and this site is AMAZING! thank you!

  5. Thank you Monika! What a lovely compliment :)


Post a Comment

It makes my day to hear from you! If you happen to start following me, please let me know so I can follow you back :)

Popular Posts