5 Summer Wedding Trends We Love
From ombré bouquets to berry cakes, we're crushing on these festive warm-weather finds.
Hello, sunshine! Summer has officially arrived, and we couldn’t be more excited for three months of sandals, sangria, and warm, starry nights. Planning your wedding this season? Below, check out five of our favorite trends for sunny celebrations.
1) BOHEMIAN GOWNS
When things start to heat up, hemlines rise and necklines fall. We love bridal gowns with boho flair—billowy sleeves, cotton lace, crochet details, fringe—for outdoor weddings in the desert, mountains, or at the beach. Gown by Elizabeth Dye; shop the look at Harlow Brides.
2) BERRY CAKES
Take advantage of the season’s ripe, juicy fruit—raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries are tops on our list—and serve a berry and buttercream cake, like this triple-layer blueberry and coconut confection by Pippa Cakery. Photo by Jessica White Photography.
3) CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS
Raise a toast to your new relationship status with a glass of bubbly. For warm-weather fêtes, we love sipping on champagne, cava, prosecco, and sparkling rosé wines, or mix things up with a signature champagne cocktail featuring fresh fruit, herbs, or elderflower liqueur. Photo by Jessica Peterson Photography. Cocktails by Archive Rentals and Donna Urban Events.
4) OMBRÉ BOUQUETS
We love the soft, romantic style of this ombré-hued cascade bouquet by Decoration Inc. To keep the look current, stick with a tonal palette like these warm pink, coral, and peach hues. Photo by Britt and Peter Chudleigh.
5) HAND-PAINTED DETAILS
Similar to ombré styles, hand-painted details like this canvas watercolor backdrop are a pretty way to add color to your big day. We also love hand-painted paper goods, from invitations to menus to table numbers, and even hand-painted wedding cakes! Photo by Jessica Peterson Photography. Backdrop and table design by Michelle Leo Events.