summer wedding ideas

December 1

Rustic DIY Wedding In the Summer Countryside

Today, we are so thrilled to be sharing this rustic DIY wedding along the Oregon countryside. Danielle and Jeff did almost everything themselves for the big day! The only vendors used were the photographer, and Mount Pisgah Arboretum as the venue.

Absolutely everything was a DIY project, including the amazing succulent bouquets, rustic decor, and guest sign in “book”. This summer wedding was filled with lots of laughter and sunshine. We can’t take our eyes off of her champagne wedding dress, and the amazing golden fields. The lavender and maroon wedding colors are perfect for this time of year.

Photography Credit: Joshua Rainey Photography

bride holding a summer succulent flower DIY wedding bouquet

summer girl with champagne lace wedding dress bride

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ceremony under a big old oak tree during summer

summer wedding ceremony under a tree

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words of wisdom DIY wedding guest sign in book

succulent in a gold wooden vase

cake on a wooden stand

wedding party dancing under twinkly lights

bride and groom in a field at sunset

Vendor

Reception Venue: Mount Pisgah Arboretum

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December 1

Sweet and Simple Country Wedding in Tennessee

Today, we are elated to be sharing this adorable country wedding on a farm. Held in Tennessee, you can see the expansive countryside for miles and miles. Sunshine and puffy white clouds seemed to span into the distant horizon.

We love the rustic wedding touches these two created for their special day. Kelli and Matt had unique DIY reception decor, a custom bench “sign in” book, and a catchy hashtag sign for all of those great candid wedding pictures. The wedding was especially sentimental to Kelli, as her father officiated the wedding ceremony. From her elegant lace wedding dress to the rustic barn, we love how serene this wedding theme feels.

Photography Credit: Mrs. Boydstun Photography

country wedding bride on wood fence

 

barn at dusk

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bride and groom near rundown car in their country wedding

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white wooden bench as a wedding guest book

cupcakes at a farm wedding reception

bride and groom on a swing bench

bride and groom at barn near sunset

Vendor

Venue: Events at East 96

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December 1

Blue Themed Summer Garden Wedding in Oregon

Today, we are so excited to be sharing this adorable garden wedding in Oregon. Kaylynn and Derrick are young lovebirds that came from Alaska to get married near family!

This quaint garden venue sits in the middle of a neighborhood, but you would never know it from the looks of things! They had perfect weather, some very stylish groomsmen in blue, and tons of laughter throughout their rustic wedding day. From the sweet garden gazebo to the chic wooden barn, there is so much to love about this venue. And their white wedding cake with beautiful sprigs of lavender will make you do a double take. This is a fun location for a relaxed summer wedding,.

Photography Credit: Joshua Rainey Photography

bride in white hold white flowers

groomsmen laughing in a garden

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bride in white hugging groom in blue in adorable garden wedding

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red head bride

ogren wedding in a barn

blue wedding reception with white summer flowers in vases

bridesmaid eating a strawberry

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bride catching flowers

pictures at a rustic wedding reception

cake with lavender flowers

rustic wedding cake with lavender sprigs

bride and groom holding cupcakes

newlyweds kissing on a country road

Vendors

Venue: Ogren Gardens

Dress Boutique: Adorned in Grace   (*Consignment shop that donates all proceeds to raise awareness and provide support and safe shelter for victims of human trafficking)

Second Shooter: Heartwood Films

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December 1

Evening Pink and Orange Tropical Wedding in Florida

Today, we are having so much fun with this tropical wedding! Filled with an abundance of pink, green, and orange florals, this lush wedding is hitting the spot for some summer inspiration. Hosted at The Bamboo Gallery in Florida, the exotic name almost speaks for itself.

These amazing couple made sure to include special details for their wedding day; from gold pineapples, painted leaves as tropical place cards, twinkly lights, and paper lanterns, Stella and Shamar enjoyed working with their planner to make a cohesive wedding theme come to life. Everything from the serene waterfall to the gorgeous palm trees helped elevate the experience for all of their sweet guests.

 

Photography Credit: Scribbled Moments Photography

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first dance under palm trees

groom eating white cake

end of the night wedding photography

Vendors

Venue: The Bamboo Gallery

Planner: Events On a Budget w/Tatiana Diaz

Flowers: Whole Foods

DJ/Music: Pariba Productions w/ Willie Irrizarry

Wedding Officiant: Ramiro Malagon

Catered food + Cake: S&J Catering

Bridal Hair & Makeup: Ultimate Bridal Beauty w/ Jaye Minton-Goldberg

Dress: ¬†David’s Bridal

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December 1

Laid Back DIY Wedding in the Los Angeles Hills

Today, we are so elated to be sharing this fun wedding in Los Angeles! If you are yearning for a summer wedding, these two lovebirds did a stellar job at creating a fun atmosphere well into the night. We loved Kyle and Natalia’s vintage wedding theme, and all of their fun DIY wedding decor details.

From the Bride:

The inspiration for our wedding was our hometown- Los Angeles. We knew early on in the wedding planning process that we would have an LA wedding. We met in Los Angeles ten years ago during our final semester in college. We’ve always viewed the city as an extension of our relationship, and wanted our friends and family to share in the closeness we felt to the city.

We were looking to find an outdoor venue that felt unique yet also represented our laid-back vibe. Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, a public park in Culver City, had just opened a new area, and we would be the first couple to get married there!

Seeing as our venue was a public park, it would truly need to be a DIY wedding. We brought in everything from the bathrooms to the blankets our guests sat on. We relied heavily on our incredibly talented friends and family to be part of our event for hair & makeup, flowers, decor projects, music, comedic toasts and even officiating. Having the involvement of those closest to us furthered the importance and intimacy of the event.

 

Photography Credit: Smashing Weddings

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los angeles Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook venue

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orange golf cart that says just married

bride and groom golden hour photography before sun sets

vintage brunette bride holding pink summer flower bouquet

groom in polka dot boho tie

food truck at LA wedding reception

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orange and white summer wedding cake

guests at outlook point in LA wedding reception

wedding venue in hills in the evening

dancing in la hills during evening summer wedding

culiver city wedding venue in hills

Vendors

Venue: Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
Bar: Barfly Bartending
Photo Booth: Cheesy Photobooths
Equipment Rentals: La Pinata Rentals
DJ/Music: Dart DJ
Bakery: Susie Cakes

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!

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August 9

Colorful Outdoor Wedding with a 50s Theme

Today, this colorful 50s themed wedding is rocking our world! From the polka dot dresses to catching a ride on the zoo carousel, this entire wedding day was filled with so much character. This is also the perfect inspiration for a Kate Spade wedding theme. We love all of the vibrant colors paired with classic black and white tones.

How Did the Proposal Happen?

It was a random Monday night, when Jeff called Joy into the kitchen to see a trick he had taught the dogs. Jeff asked her to hold 3 dog treats in her hand, and shut her eyes.

Joy was secretly hoping he had somehow taught Mike to stand on Louis’ back, the way that goats can sometimes be stacked, one up on top of the other. However, that is not the trick that Jeff had up his sleeve. After a few minutes, Joy looked down to find that each dog was sitting in front of her with a small cardboard sign hung around their neck. The signs read, “Will”, “You”, “Marry”….and then there was Jeff, down on one knee, holding a sign that read, “Me?” Joy said “Yes!” followed by, “Oh my god, we’re in sweatpants!!” They laughed and kissed each other before sharing the big news with all of their loved ones.

Photography Credit: Oldani Photography

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kissing and cutting a cake

carousel ride with a bride and groom

vanilla cupcake with colorful sprinkles

Vendors

Venue: The Culver Pavillion at the Muny

Florist: Flowerama

Food Catereing: Patty Long Catering

Cake: The Cakery Bakery

Transportation: BEST Transportation

 

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!

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