Summer is officially here and so are those Summer temps (whew!). Bright colors, fun drinks and desserts-that's what Summer is all about right? There are so many options to choose from and although we won't be able to change the temperature outside we do have a few trends that will help you beat the heat.
Popsicles, champagne, mojiotos OH MY! Who wouldn't want one of these as they get ready for your wedding festivities? As a general rule we recommend you keep your guests in mind since they too will be dealing with those extra high temps! If you are having an outdoor ceremony, consider having a refreshment station or creative signature drink available pre-ceremony.
When it comes to your menu, think of something refreshing like an Island Shrimp and Pineapple Skewer or Cucumber Melon shown here from Talk of the Town. Hot items may sound desirable at a tasting, but keep in mind that your guests may not enjoy something hot during your cocktail hour.
Your desserts should also play on this Summer theme! Think of lighter flavor cakes such as strawberry, pineapple-upside-down cake or our new favorite from Cake Envy fruit pebble cupcakes (YUM)!
We've seen a lot of neutrals this year so it's time to add that pop of color! Roses come in all different colors and are a great Summer flower compared to others that may not do well in the heat. If you like greens, but are tired of seeing Eucalyptus try Sword Fern or Italian Ruscus. These greens offer deep warm tones that look great by themselves or with pops of color among them like this bouquet from Blooming Hites.
KEEP IT COOL
Our ladies out there have it easy-whether your style is boho or modern, floral or stripes there is bound to be a Summer dress for you. But what about the guys? Finding the perfect Summer outfit can be tough! Thankfully (you can sigh with relief) there is a great rental company called The Black Tux. They have all kinds of rental options for your guy whether they need the entire outfit or just parts! We love their light grey or tan suits for Summer weddings.
We hope you found these trends and our inspiration shoot to be helpful and we can't wait to see what you come up with for your own Summer wedding!
Summer Inspiration Shoot Vendors:
Venue: The Greystone Estate // Florist: Blooming Hites // Coordinator: Winey Blonde Events // Photographer: Six Hearts Photography // Bridal + Bridesmaids Dresses: Ivory and Beau // Hair and Make Up: J.Denelle // Stationary: Oh my Designs By Steph // Furniture Rentals: Silverleaf Interiors // Glassware: Vision Expression // Cake: Cake Envy // Linen: Connie Duglin // Draping: Event Drapery // Glass: Event Rentals Unlimited // Catering: Talk of the Town
Additional Images from The Black Tux