Rustic Elegance in Red, White & Blue – 4th of July Wedding Inspiration
In celebration of the holiday today, I have a special inspiration board for you. In a patriotic, and seasonal, colour palette of red, white and blue, some rustic yet elegant Summer wedding inspiration just perfect for the 4th of July!
Bride & Bridesmaids – Justin Demutiis via Glamour & Grace // Engagement Ring – Marissa Lambert Photography via Wedding Sparrow // 4th of July Dessert Table – Shauna Veasey Photography via The Perfect Palette // Naked Red Velvet Wedding Cake – Gigi Mamma Cakes, Photography by Michelle March via SMP // Floral Wedding Centerpiece – Art with Nature, Photography by Michael Radford Photography via Grey Likes Weddings // Wedding Invitation Suite – Carolyn Jane Designs, Photography by Jessica Scott Photography via SMP // Groom & Groomsmen – Nancy Ray Photography via SMP
Whilst I have been loving unusual and alternative color palettes of late (like this elegant black & white theme for a barn wedding) there can only be one trio of colours for an Independence Day wedding! As well as being patriotic, red, white and blue is a bold, bright and fun choice for a Summer wedding. But done right, it can also be elegant, and completely charming when layered with a few rustic details.
To retain an elegant look, keep the colours rich and dark, and layer luxurious fabrics like velvet and chiffon on top of the more casual linens and wood. Choose floor length gowns for your gals, and 3 piece suits for the groomsmen – also great for Summer because jackets can be removed and a formal look maintained with the vests!
Florals of course should be seasonal and splashes of pink could be added for a yet more romantic look. For a hot Summer’s day I love the idea of a lighter wedding cake, without the traditional heavy icing, whilst making it red velvet will give it a little wow. And what could be more in keeping with the season than topping it with handfuls of fresh berries??
A romantic take on a 4th of July wedding, don’t you think? If you’re planning an Independence Day wedding then you might also want to take a look at this chic take on a holiday wedding, and this retro Summer wedding inspiration in the same vibrant, and patriotic, color palette. Or if its early days in your wedding planning process and you want to see more wedding colours and inspiration boards perfect for Summer look no further because you will find lots in CVB’s archives! Like this chic garden wedding inspiration in yellow & grey, and elegant affair in the softest shades of blush, or this understated beauty in on trend neutrals. Oh and this ethereal beach wedding color palette is one of my all time favourites! And you won’t want to miss these 10 gorgeous Summer wedding colour ideas.