With summer well and truly upon us and the official wedding season in full swing, it seemed there was no better time to sit down and share with you some inspirational ideas for summer brides. While DIY decorations, table centerpieces and wedding invitations will always be favored by brides all year round, the below is some top trends that are ideal for warm-weathered nuptials…
Set Up A Lemonade Station
A perfect post-ceremony option, a lemonade station is both a cost-effective and chic choice when it comes to beverages. And if the weather is particularly warm and humid on your special day, your guests will be more than relived to be treated to a tall glass of ice-cold lemonade to quench their thirst after the ceremony.
Hire A Marquee
Providing the opportunity for complete customization and a venue where guests can get shade from the sun but still feel like they’re not cooped up inside, marquees are the most perfect choice for summer brides. As mentioned, opting for a marquee allows couples to personalize their wedding venue by choosing their own type of dance floor for their wedding entertainment and their own style of lighting, seating and color scheme too.
Provide Flip Flops for Guests
Brides are now going one step further than just offering after-dinner mints and are now providing their guests with some after-dinner flip-flops too! Providing a real beach-feel and summer sensation, your female guests will thank you as they’ll be able to dance the night away to your chosen wedding band Leeds without having to worry about maneuvering in six inch heels.
Think Summer Berry Desserts
Nothing quite says summer like a delicious dessert that’s made with fresh berries. Strawberries, blueberries and blackberries not only taste like little droplets of heaven, they also provide the opportunity to dish up a dessert that’s seriously beautiful to look at.
In keeping with the theme of summer fresh and natural, fruit centerpieces are a hugely popular choice for brides across the country. From lemon inspired centerpieces to apple place cards, we are particularly fond of this trend as it’s got DIY written all over it.
What sounds super fun and something that’s set to become hugely popular, this trend lets couples take their guests back in time to their childhood. Setting up the provisions for some outdoor games such as mini golf, bowling and Ping-Pong gives guests something fun to do while the wedding party is engaged with the wedding photographer.
A wedding isn’t a celebration without confetti, right? Colorful confetti is as much for brides as it is for their guests and it makes the most perfect addition to wedding photos. To ensure that you get this trend right for summer use bright and cheerful colors such as pinks, reds, light blues and yellows.
From flower bouquets and wedding invitations to bridesmaid dresses, confetti and table centerpieces, pastel colors such as yellows and pale blues and pinks are ideal colors for summer wedding schemes.
Given that nature provides a stunning combination of bright colors that make for a beautiful backdrop and the radiant sun gives the perfect feeling of warmth and vivacity, summer weddings are romantic in every way. Make your summer wedding even more romantic and special by incorporating the above trends into your big day.
Photography: Jason Burns Photography