The sunshine and warmth given by a summer wedding are unparalleled in the versatility they give for your perfect summer wedding setting. Long days are great for a late afternoon wedding ceremony that culminates with the sun setting magnificently behind you on your wedding party. May through August is the number one most well-liked time of the year to marry and you should take full benefit of the season and all it has to present when planning your summer wedding.
Summer weddings are perfect for outdoor settings such as a beach, garden or beautiful yard. To add some light to an evening outdoor summer wedding, light some torches and place strings of lanterns hanging from trees. As far as wedding attire goes, the summer bride will discover that more than 75% of all available wedding gowns are sleeveless and/or strapless, making them perfect for the summer season. Look for lighter fabrics such as organdy, linen, crepe, georgette and lightweight silk.
For all the men in a summer wedding bridal party, a classic navy blazer with khaki slacks is perfect. For a more formal affair, perhaps consider morning suits or tuxedos depending on whether the affair will take place during the day or evening. A white dinner jacket is fabulous too and perhaps evens a bit more comfortable than a tuxedo. Almost anything goes when it comes to proper summer wedding attire.
Summer wedding decorations should reflect the joy and bounty of the season. You can use fresh fruits and vegetables to beautify your reception area. You may consider cumquats in flower arrangements and fill the room with bright and cheery blooms like roses, sunflowers, red and yellow calla lilies, dahlias, mums and zinnias (just to name a few). You can also make an airy summer look with typically white and light colored flowers such as roses, stephanotis, white phlox, hydrangea, white calla lilies, snowball mums and Shasta daisies.
For summer wedding tables, you can consider pairing your favorite flowers with seasonal fruits. Place lemons and limes in tall, clear topiaries and top with a loose floral arrangement. You can also make a lush garden look by planting bright pink hydrangeas in antique urns to flank your outside aisle. (You can plant them afterwards in your own garden.) Select bouquets for the bridesmaids that when placed all together, resemble the horizon at sunset.
Fill your summer wedding menu with the bounty of the season by serving fresh fruits such as watermelon and berries. Granitas and sorbets are refreshing desserts after a summer wedding fare of fresh seafood or even traditional barbecue for a more casual affair.
Summer wedding favors might include fruits of the season, such as pears or peaches. Small pots of flowers and seeds as well as beautiful wooden fans or crystal oysters with a pearl make the perfect wedding favors. You can make your summer wedding a joyous celebration under the sun, wherever it may shine for you and your spouse-to-be on this most special day of days. You can find more about summer wedding themes and other ideas for wonderful weddings from this wedding site.