Many couples opt to get married between May and August, so that they can have a beautiful outdoor summer wedding. The idea of a wedding full of sunshine and warmth, fragrant flowers and great weather overall can lift up everyone’s spirits. The most important element while picking summer wedding themes is to follow your heart. You always need to be aware of how you wish to picture your wedding day to be. Plus, there’s nothing wrong in asking for some help. And if you wish to take complete advantage of the season, we have different summer wedding themes for you to choose from and plan an unforgettable wedding.
Summer Wedding Themes and Ideas
Summer means the beautiful outdoors. Now that can be anything from an exotic location such as Hawaii to your backyard. Outdoor summer wedding themes require you to make some bold decisions. Wedding color combination, flower decorations, the bridal gown, food and pretty much anything you can think of that needs to be perfect for your wedding, need to compliment one another. Once you choose a theme, it will definitely be smooth sailing from there on. Here are some of our suggestions for your dream wedding.
Butterfly Wedding Theme
A lovely, romantic wedding theme can be inspired by the beautiful and graceful butterflies. Select wedding invitations with colorful and majestic butterflies on the card. Your wedding gown can have sewn applique butterflies, along with the bridesmaids dresses with smaller butterflies sewn on their sleeves, neckline or hem. As for the table decoration, you could place floating butterfly candles as your wedding centerpiece and keep cute butterfly name card holders on each table. You can also give butterfly-shaped cookies, floating candles and butterfly candies as a wedding favor. Even your wedding cake can be designed accordingly with gorgeous butterfly decoration over it. You can go with all-white or vibrant, color scheme for your butterfly theme, all you need to do is play around with the idea and think how to make it look unique.
Victorian Wedding Theme
If you see your wedding take place in a garden and add an old world charm to it, pick a Victorian garden theme. For a vintage Victorian wedding, you can choose colors like cream, blue, terracotta, ecru, pastel greens and yellow. Mix and match these colors or go with one of them to create the entire wedding decoration. You can add Victorian capes, cameo brooch on the neck, beaded clutch purses, lace handkerchiefs and bustles on the dresses, for the bride and her bridesmaids. Dress up the groom and the best man in morning coats with vests, folded cravat, and colored gloves. For the invitations, you can choose an image of a horse-drawn carriage which will give your guests an idea of how to dress for the occasion. Choose the venue, either a Victorian style mansion, church, or Inn with a view of a beautiful garden and long veranda. As for wedding favors, surprise your guests with scented oil bottles (rose, lilac or jasmine), cameo chocolates, Victorian fans or bookmarks and/or decorative teacup set. As one of the unique summer wedding themes, Victorian setting is a great choice where you can decorate with beautiful wedding flowers like roses, gardenias, pansies, orange blossoms, and lilies.
Rose Wedding Theme
No wedding theme for summer is complete without the mention of roses. The vibrant color and fragrance of roses has the ability to takeover the entire celebration. Here, you can also choose one, two or a rainbow of roses. A casual setting for all types of summer wedding themes can allow the decorations to include roses. You have many colors to choose from, such as red, pink, green, yellow, blue, and purple. Bridal gowns and bridesmaid’s dresses can have contrasting, yet flattering roses embroidered on them. Opt for pastels rather than bright colors here, so that nothing makes the entire look of the wedding too bold. Same goes for the invitations and decoration of your wedding, where the rainbow of roses can brighten up your celebration. As wedding favors, opt for love candles, rosebud-shaped chocolates and/or scented rose soap petals.