A summer wedding is simply magical. There is something in the air that excites, inspires, and invigorates the body, mind, and soul. Why not tie the knot in this sizzling and sunny season? Here is how to plan a Summer wedding from the ceremony to the wedding favors.
Summer Wedding Ideas
One of the perks of a summer wedding is the weather. Host your ceremony or entire reception outdoors. Many couples host a destination wedding, while others utilize city landmarks or even open floor plan (indoor to outdoor) venues. A vineyard is also an ultra-romantic wedding setting for guests and their wine loving guests. Also, adding an element of water will not only have a cooling effect, it will make a splash with your guests as well. Fountains, ponds, and pools make ideal backdrops for summer ceremonies and receptions.
Summer Wedding Colors
You can’t go wrong with yellow for summer weddings. This bright and sunny shade can’t help but make others smile and is oh-so-appropriate for the sultry season of summer. Shades of coral, gold, mint, or blush also work well for summer ceremonies.
Summer Wedding Cakes
Bright, light, and airy colors can also be incorproated into the design scheme of your wedding cake. Choose a cake with some whimsical flair that reflects the sights of the season. A daisy adorned design is adorable, and a strawberry shortcake creation screams summer.
Summer Wedding Dresses
Summer wedding dresses should be light weight, flowing, and comfortable. Avoid anything too clingy. Satin tends to show sweat marks and doesn’t always flatter the figure when viewed in direct light. Opt for strapless styles that boast an empire waist, have cut out designs, or have a short hemline (especially for beach weddings). A little sparkle doesn’t hurt either. Say yes to crystal adorned hemlines or sequins sewn through out the body of the gown.
Summer Wedding Flowers
It’s nice to sit back, relax, and smell the flowers during summer months. Which fragrant flowers will you include in your bouquet? Consider carrying pretty peonies, succulents, and roses. Or, opt for something more earthy, unique, but chic. A bouquet filled with artichokes, celosias, agapanthus, and scabiosa pods will wow your guests and be completely unexpected, yet seasonal. But, when in doubt, a lush and light bundle of roses, peonies, and hydrangeas will do the trick!
Summer Wedding Decorations
Let the party begin! When it comes to summer wedding décor keep it light hearted, romantic, and fun. String white paper lanterns from the tent or tree tops, hang long strands of flower petals and crystals from tree limbs, and even position comfortable cushioned seating around your outdoor venue. Set up “beach chair” place cards and play up warm and welcoming citrus tones. For favors, opt for bright flip flops so guests can dance the night away in comfort, or fans that showcase the summery theme (and temperatures!).
Planning a summer wedding is a great idea. You have so many options when it comes to colors, décor, and flowers. Plus, sunny and bright weather can be looked upon as a symbol of a happy and healthy new life together with the one that you love!
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