Blooms and Bubbly: A Summer Wedding Aesthetic

Ah, the summer wedding season, where love is in the air and so is the unmistakable scent of sunscreen. As you prepare for the big day, it’s essential to ensure your wedding décor and flowers are as bright and beautiful as your future together. So, grab your wedding organizer and let’s dive into some tips that’ll make your summer wedding pop like a champagne cork!

Floral Fun in the Sun

First off, let’s talk about the centerpiece of any wedding (besides the happy couple, of course): the flowers. Now, in the summer, you’re not just dealing with bouquets; you’re wrangling blooms that might be as temperamental in the summer heat. So, when it comes to choosing your floral arrangements, think hardy, my friends. Opt for flowers that can handle the temperature. Roses, dahlias, and sunflowers are like the Olympic athletes of the floral world—they can withstand the summer swelter with style.

Decor that Makes You Wanna Dance

Now, onto décor! Summer weddings are all about embracing the outdoors, so why not let Mother Nature be your decorator? Think lush greenery, twinkling fairy lights, and maybe even a dash of whimsy with some outdoor games like giant Jenga or lawn Twister. Oh, and speaking of games, nothing says “summer wedding fun” like a good ol’ fashioned water balloon fight. This is the kind of unique twist any wedding photographer would love to capture and the kind of photos you and your loved ones will laugh about for years to come.

When it comes to color schemes, think bright and bold. Summer weddings are not the time for muted tones and subtle hues—embrace the vibrancy of the season! Picture a riot of color bursting forth from every corner of your venue. I wouldn’t be opposed to confetti canons. Just saying…

Sunny Summer Refreshments

Now, let’s talk about the ultimate summer wedding essential: the refreshments. Nothing beats an ice-cold beverage on a sweltering summer’s day. Consider setting up a DIY cocktail bar with refreshing concoctions like mojitos, margaritas, and fruity sangrias. And don’t forget the non-alcoholic options for your teetotaler guests—mocktails can be just as fun and refreshing!

No Love for Mosquitos

Finally, let’s address the elephant in the room (or should I say, the mosquito in the gazebo): bugs. Summer weddings are prime feeding grounds for all manner of creepy crawlies, so make sure you’re prepared. Consider providing bug spray for your guests and lighting citronella candles at outdoor tables. After all, nothing ruins a romantic outdoor ceremony faster than being eaten alive by mosquitoes or having a wasp crash land in your champagne flute.

So there you have it, folks—your essential guide to summer wedding décor and flowers. Remember, the key is to embrace the season’s warmth and vibrancy while keeping your guests comfortable and entertained. With a little planning and a lot of love, your summer wedding is sure to be a day you’ll remember fondly for the rest of your lives. Now, go forth and plan the wedding of your dreams! And don’t forget to save me a slice of cake.



Images by Amy & Stuart Photography