There is a reason that summer is the most popular season for weddings. Beautiful warm weather and bountiful blooms are the ultimate expression of new beginnings. If you’re planning a summer wedding celebration, take advantage of all the season has to offer with the following summer wedding inspirations.
Summer Wedding Invitations
We love the idea of summer wedding invitations with watercolor accents. They’re romantic, elegant and whimsical – the perfect feelings a summer wedding is meant to evoke.
Summer Bridal Bouquets
If you haven’t yet read last May’s post about summer bridal bouquets, check it out. Among the myriad of blessings that go hand-in-hand with a summer wedding, fresh, fragrant flowers is a favorite.
Summer Dessert Bars
You scream. I scream. We all scream for ice cream! A summer wedding is the perfect setting to treat guests to an ice cream social.
Consider lighter alternatives to the tux for an outdoor summer wedding. A nice linen or linen-cotton blend will keep your groom dapper (and cool) under the hot summer sun.
Start the party off right with a cheese and charcuterie spread. Add delicious dried fruits, nuts, pickles and olives for color and taste.
This coconut mango mojito is refreshingly appropriate for a summer’s day soiree. You’ll need fresh mint leaves, mint simple syrup, coconut rum, club soda, mango puree and lime juice. Photo and recipe from How Sweet Eats.
Summer Wedding Cake
When it comes to summer wedding cakes, you’ll want to avoid the heaviness of whipped cream, fondant and cream cheese frostings – especially for daytime outdoor summer weddings. Your best bet? Buttercream. Or, consider a naked cake with fresh fruits.
Summer Wedding Venues
From rustic barns to a charming cottage gardens to your local zoo or amusement park, the sky’s the limit when it comes to summer wedding venues. Check out this blog post for 10 unique – and summer savvy – wedding venues.
Citrus Wedding Decor
Nothing says summer like the sweet smell and bright colors of sun-fresh citrus. Add limes, lemons or grapefruit to your tablescape for the perfect pop of summer color.