Posts tagged Summer
Posts tagged Summer
I Love this Peonies and Roses Bouquet.
* Photo Credit: Wedding Chicks
Sea glass embodies all things summer…beach, ocean, sand. It’s playful and pretty at the same time.
Here’s a light, refreshing palette for a hot summer wedding…
Bride and Bridesmaids: There are so many beautiful flowers in these shades – a florist shouldn’t have any problems creating pretty, colorful bouqets.
Groom and Groomsmen: For a summer wedding, light colored suits with crisp white shirts would probably be best for the men.
Details and Décor: I love the idea of having signature drinks at the reception or during the cocktail hour. For a summer wedding, perhaps ice cold flavored lemonades and punches. Candles are another way to add a little color to the table…but it’s probably a good idea to stay away from scented ones.
There is nothing like a sun drenched day or starlit night for a romantic wedding mood.
Here are some Do’s and Don’t’s to consider when planning your perfect summer wedding.
- Keep your. guests hydrated and cool with bottles of water and fans aplenty at any celebration outdoors, and keep the air conditioning on at full blast indoors. It’s easier to keep the heat under control when you start with a cool room before the guests arrive.
- Don’t cut the grass (and ask your venue not to) the day of the wedding as fresh cut grass will activate allergies of your guests…achoo
- Don’t take your wedding pictures in the early afternoon. In most parts of the country (especially the South) this is by far the hottest and most humid part of the day. No bride wants to walk into her ceremony or reception after spending hours in the hot sun!
- You shouldn’t be bitten by anything but the love bug, take plenty of insect repellant precautions! Put out citronella candles and ask landscaping companies about “bug bombs” you can detonate days before an outdoor wedding to keep pesky unwanted bugs at bay. Offer little packets of repellant in a pretty basket to your guests.
- Do dessert by a pool, beach or waterside locale to create a cool change of venue
- The summer heat brings sweat, so remember to keep a small beauty bag nearby to touch up makeup or to freshen up with deodorant and perfume (be careful with the perfume though!).
- If your anywhere near water, microphone your ceremony. The sound of water will be heard over your voices, so make sure your loved ones can hear your vows.
- Provide flip flops or alternative footwear options to your guests for a fun summer wedding (especially a beach wedding in the sand.)
- Do a sunrise or sunset service. Mother nature paints a glorious picture of color behind you. Research the anticipated sunrise or sunset time for your wedding date, locate the best spot, and don’t run late. You want your guests to be able to see you and your wedding party and enjoy the glow of the sky. Please note: Right before sunset there is always a light breeze; so anchor down decor and ceremony programs and other loose items so nothing falls or blows away.
- Check the tides for beach weddings. Full moons reflect the swell of the tides, causing waves and unpredictable issues on the coastline.
- Avoid hurricane season in the areas of the country that are afflicted by destructive weather and difficult travel.
- Avoid an extravagant hairstyle for an outdoor summer wedding, since it might not hold up in the heat and humidity. A simple nice updo is a safer bet
- In summer, clear tents act like solariums, collecting light and heat from the sun, so steer clear of these in the hot months.
- Don’t stage a wedding ceremony by a pond or a lake…the bugs will attack!
- Afternoon celebrations risk unpredictable summer showers, so best not to plan a midday party. Summer mornings and nights have a better chance of being dry.
- Try not to have a park or a beach ceremony during the day. Most, if not all, beaches and parks are public spaces, and you don’t want to have frisbee players, sunbathers, and loud music around the guests and ceremony area.
I love the mixture of both bright colors and soft pastels in this flower arrangement. The orange and green shades are subtle but still provide a striking contrast to the romantic red and pink colors. Why not use thissummer blossom color palette as your inspiration for a bridal shower, bridesmaid luncheon or even your wedding? Once you determine your colors, everything else will start to fall into place!