Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons
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!…..
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…..
Photography ~ Jen Fariello Photography via SMP
Photography ~ Nadia Meli via this dreamy destination wedding right here on Chic Vintage Brides
Photography ~ Tec Petaja via Once Wed
Photography Katie Stoops via Classic Bride
Photography ~ 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……
Bridesmaid Dresses ~ Amsale, Photography Lacie Hansen via SMP
Photography ~ Starling and Sage via Ruffled
Photography ~ charlene morton photography via Want That Wedding
Photography ~ Marissa Lambert via Elizabeth Anne Designs
Photography ~ 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……
Photography ~ Joey Kennedy via SMP
Fan ~ GoGoSnap, Photography ~ Jenny Bright via Artfully Wed
Photography ~ Katie Stoops Photography via SMP
Photography ~ BrittRene Photo via Every Last Detail
Photography ~ 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!
Photography ~ Wookie Photography via this romantic Chateau wedding right here on Chic Vintage Brides
Photography ~ Images by Lori via Real Weddings
Photography ~ 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!
Photography Anastasiya Belik via Magnolia Rouge
Photography ~ Lara Hotz via this 1950s Woodland wedding on Chic Vintage Brides
Photography Taylor & Porter
Photography Trent Bailey viaRuffled
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 bride, beautiful rose wedding stationery, the most elegant Summer tablescapes, stunning and scrumptious wedding cakes, breathtaking 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!