While perusing one of our favorite fashion sites, the ever-addictive Polyvore, we came across an ensemble with a fresh look we find perfect for summer bridesmaids. With the right coordinating accessories and perfect pair of shoes, a bright bridesmaid dress can go from simply chic to absolutely stunning. Isn’t this combination perfect?
Radiant hues combined with modern touches are ideal for a summer wedding. Shades of orange, fuchsia, yellow and green work well together to create a colorful and energetic ambiance. Anchor the bright colors with softer neturals like white and gray for an elegant balance.
May is quickly approaching which means that summer isn’t far behind! Summertime is all about bright, bold colors, floral detail and nature-inspired accents, and we have over 100 exclusive summer wedding invitations that are perfectly suited for warm-weathered occasions. Here are a few of our favorite summery designs that celebrate the season—which one do you like best?
Nothing sounds quite as refreshing on a warm summer day as a cool, citrus drink or a key lime pie. The delectable dessert was our inspiration for this bright, summer wedding mood board. Shades of lime green and lemon yellow look gorgeous when paired together in floral arrangements and dessert items.
Little details like your manicure aren’t life shattering issues on your wedding day, but you’ll probably appreciate that you paid attention to it when you look back at pictures and see the close up shots of your hands; holding your bouquet, exchanging rings, etc. For nails, if a classic french manicure isn’t your thing, opt for a perfectly pale pink hue that will compliment your dress, look soft and clean, and won’t be distracting. Save the bright, fun colors for your toes! Here are some of the top sheer pink toned nail polishes to consider. Once you find that perfect shade, take it with you to the nail salon when you go for your manicure so you’ll get the exact hue you want, and you’ll have the same color should you need any touch ups later.
Deborah Lippman Collection Prelude to a Kiss
OPI Hopelessly In Love
Whether you’re invited to a destination wedding in the sand or an extravagant nuptial affair, we have some stylish tips on what to wear to summer weddings at a variety of venues.
For a vineyard wedding, consider an ensemble in a stylish hue that would work for both indoors and outdoors. You might also want to keep a light shawl or wrap if it gets chilly later into the evening. Classic neutral accessories and simple jewelry will compliment a brighter or more embellished dress nicely.
For a summer beach wedding, try a light, chic sundress for daytime, or go with a long, flowy dress in a soft print for an evening reception. Choose something elegant without looking too formal for the venue. Delicate and understated jewelry and accessories are all you need to complete the relaxed, but stylish look.
For an outdoor garden wedding, try a dress that is fresh and summery, or a floral print that is elegant but not over the top, so you stay cool and comfortable. Light or bright colors will work in the sunny venue, and accessories can be playful but chic.
For a glamorous, evening black tie wedding, opt for a gown that is formal and sophisticated, accessorized with a dramatic statement jewelry piece.
Cool mint green, ivory, and antique brown set the perfect theme for a sophisticated summer anniversary party. Personalized invitations, favors, stemware, and even a custom photo anniversary greeting card for the couple, instantly add a thoughtful touch! Here are some ideas to inspire you.
L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Love Proclamation Anniversary Party Invitation, Ivory Floral Centerpiece, Modern Champagne Flute Set, Ceramic Cupcake stand, Cupcakes, Mint green Drapes, Glass Photo Coaster favors, Mint Chocolate Chip Meringues, Placesetting, Tiny Prints Our Years Photo Anniversary Greeting Card
Planning your honeymoon, or pre-wedding weekend trip for yourself or your wedding party? Whether it’s before or after all the wedding festivities, taking a mini vacation to relax and unwind will do wonders! We’ve come up with the top five getaways to escape to for a weekend. With a variety of activities to partake in, and the laid-back atmospheres, these hot spots are perfect for enjoying the warm summer weather! Plus these semi-local destinations make a weekend trip more possible than taking a trip across the world.
For a truly relaxing weekend, visit a charming spa or resort in the town of Calistoga, in California’s beautiful Napa Valley. Highlights include wine tasting, sophisticated dining, swimming in warm waters, and mud and mineral baths.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Cape Cod is the perfect calm, beach getaway. Beautiful views and clear waters lend to a variety of relaxing water activities. Highlights include whale-watching, dunes, trails, and some of the best seafood in the world.
The perfect setting for the outdoor enthusiast, with gorgeous weather and surroundings for everyone to enjoy! Highlights include festivals, theater, boating, fishing, swimming, and wineries.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Another great relaxing spa destination, Santa Fe’s history and culture adds to it’s natural beauty. Highlights include Southwestern dining, art, museums, and outdoor activities.
For a completely serene and zen weekend, the charming Spanish-style town of Ojai right outside of Los Angeles is the perfect option. Highlights include spas, galleries, festivals, wine bars, hiking and horseback riding.
Planning a summer wedding? An ice cream bar is a great idea to keep your guests cool as they dance the night away.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
- Check with a local ice cream shop to see if they can help cater your event
- Be sure to select a variety of classic (i.e. vanilla and chocolate) and non-traditional flavors, as well as your personal favorite
- If you want to keep a cohesive theme, choose flavors that match your color theme
- Sites like Wrap it With Us offer great ice cream bar supplies from scoopers to bowls and more
- Forget the silverware. Serve the ice cream with personalized ice cream cup spoons as shown below: