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5 Lovely Ideas for an Unforgettable Summer Wedding

Well it is nearly the weekend, and I have just the perfect, inspiration-packed post to see you through this Friday! As we come to the end of this series of Summer wedding themed Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons, today’s post is all about the little details and thoughtful gestures that make a beautiful Summer celebration truly unforgettable!…..

5 Lovely Ideas for an Unforgettable Summer Wedding

1. An Outdoor Wedding Breakfast

Make the most of the season by having not only your ceremony outdoors but your reception, or wedding breakfast, too! This relaxed family style tables lining the lawn, or picnic style rugs and nibbles, or more elegant formal dining under chandaliers hung from a wisteria filled pergoda…..

An Outdoor Wedding BreakfastPhotography ~ Jen Fariello Photography via SMP

An Outdoor Wedding BreakfastPhotography ~ Nadia Meli via this dreamy destination wedding right here on Chic Vintage Brides

An Outdoor Wedding BreakfastPhotography ~ Tec Petaja via Once Wed

An Outdoor Wedding BreakfastPhotography Katie Stoops via Classic Bride

An Outdoor Wedding BreakfastPhotography ~ Michael + Anna Costa via SMP

2. Parasols to Protect Those Bare Shoulders

You might be hoping for sunshine and blue skies for a fabulous outdoor ceremony, but don’t forget how long you and your ladies will be stood out in it for – no bride wants lobster red bridesmaids in her wedding photos! Pretty parasols will protect those bare shoulders on the day and make for great gifts that will be cherished always……

Parasols to Protect Those Bare ShouldersBridesmaid Dresses ~ Amsale, Photography Lacie Hansen via SMP

Parasols to Protect Those Bare ShouldersPhotography ~ Starling and Sage via Ruffled

Parasols to Protect Those Bare ShouldersPhotography ~ charlene morton photography via Want That Wedding

Parasols to Protect Those Bare ShouldersPhotography ~ Marissa Lambert via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Parasols to Protect Those Bare ShouldersPhotography ~ Ben McGee via Ruffled

 

3. Fans to Keep Your Guests Cool

And don’t forget your guests! If parasols are a little pricey, how about paper fans? To save a few pennies you could always either DIY them (some look SO easy) or have them do two jobs with fan ceremony cards/order of services……

Fans to Keep Your Guests CoolPhotography ~ Joey Kennedy via SMP

Fans to Keep Your Guests CoolFan ~ GoGoSnap, Photography ~  Jenny Bright via Artfully Wed

Fans to Keep Your Guests CoolPhotography ~ Katie Stoops Photography via SMP

Fans to Keep Your Guests CoolPhotography ~ BrittRene Photo via Every Last Detail

Fans to Keep Your Guests CoolPhotography ~ Spottswood Photography via Wedding Chicks

 

4. A Refreshing Bar

Keep the wedding party and the guests cool – and hydrated with something other than champagne!, with some yummy flavoured water and refreshing drinks….. hmmm, iced tea be on a hot summers day!

A Refreshing Water BarRyan Ray Photography

Water bar DuoPhotography ~ Wookie Photography via this romantic Chateau wedding right here on Chic Vintage Brides

A Refreshing Water BarPhotography ~ Images by Lori via Real Weddings

A Refreshing Water BarPottery Barn

A Refreshing Water BarPhotography ~  Laura Gordon via SMP

 

5. A Romantic Getaway

Is there anything more cooling or calming than being on the water? I love it! So, what could be a more perfect way to spend an hour, than whiling it away with your new hubby in a boat…..just the two of you…..heavenly!…..Plus, super cute portrait opportunity!

A Romantic GetawayPhotography Anastasiya Belik via Magnolia Rouge

A Romantic GetawayPhotography ~ Lara Hotz via this 1950s Woodland wedding on Chic Vintage Brides

A Romantic GetawayPhotography Taylor & Porter

A Romantic GetawayPhotography Trent Bailey viaRuffled

A Romantic GetawayRyan Ray Photography

For more Summer wedding inspiration do take a peek at the other posts in this series – we’ve taken a look at the most stunning modern-vintage bridesmaid looks, perfect wedding dresses for a Summer bridebeautiful rose wedding stationery, the most elegant Summer tablescapes, stunning and scrumptious wedding cakesbreathtaking Summer bridal bouquets, stylish and cool Groom’s attire and the most perfect Summer wedding palettes….. phew! I don’t think we have missed anything?

Or for my pick of 5 must haves for an unforgettable Autumn, Winter or Spring wedding take a peek here, here and here.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amy

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