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Outdoor Summer Wedding Ideas

Summer is considered one of the most classic times of any of the seasons to plan a wedding. Giving way to an abundance amount of sunshine, warm air and the fresh beautiful colors mother nature displays for those who plan an outdoor event, with June being the most popular month for those planned wedding events. Whether it’s the beach, waterfalls, flowers, plants, lake, swans, ducks, or nature surrounded by mountains, summertime weddings can embrace a variety of ideas in a theme and or a desired location for that picturesque backdrop, creating a summer time wedding filled with memories to last a lifetime.

Beach and Ocean Weddings

Beach and ocean side weddings rank up there as one of the most thought of when it comes to deciding a location or even a beach themed wedding. The ocean makes a beautiful backdrop for a summer wedding, the tranquil of the ocean waves against the sandy shores is inviting to not only for the bride and groom but guests as well. If your heart desires the beach but restrictions are preventing a destination wedding, then bring the beach or seaside to you. Plan a beach themed wedding and create an atmosphere as soothing as the beach. Add some seaside decorations on your wedding reception tables, wedding cake, provide beach related items as wedding favors, select 1 or 2 tropical colors, coordinating with your wedding and décor.
  • Shell designed candles
  • Beach themed cake topper
  • Tiki Lamps (outdoor weddings)
  • Leis for the guests or wedding party
  • Plumeria Flowers
  • Orchids
  • Stargazer Lilies
  • Large conch Shells With tropical flowers for table centerpieces
  • Hawaiian Music
  • Floating Orchids

    Mountain Backdrop

    If you’re lucky and you live around or near mountainous areas, having an outdoor event with the breathtaking views of the mountain peaks, forested valleys abundant with wild flowers create for a stunning backdrop on a warm summer day. Early spring can be picturesque with the snow caps as a scenic background to recite wedding vows. If the wedding event is close to the ski slopes during the spring, book your wedding reception at a ski lodge for some skiing and fun celebrations. An evening wedding can be dreamy with the sun slowly setting behind the mountain peaks.

    Cozy Backyard Wedding

    The best part of having a summer wedding is you can use the outdoors. Backyard weddings seem to be a hit during the summer time and why wouldn’t they be. With the gorgeous foliage, surrounding trees and colorful flowers, these are just a tip of what many yards hold for a magical wedding. If you are looking to have a warm relaxing back yard gathering as you recite your wedding vows, think of a gazebo decorated with summer florals and decorative lights or a warm glow of paper lanterns for a romantic wedding and reception. Almost any backyard can be transformed into a wedding paradise. A trickling waterfall, a small pond with Koi, a flower garden, a floral or a greenery covered trellis as an archway into wedding bliss can make for a memorable ceremony event. Use lantern or butterfly designed luminaries to light up your wedding aisle to your gazebo or archway. Heart shaped sparklers are another idea to use for your runway lighting to the alter. For a romantic reception, decorate each of guest tables with an elegant crystal candelabra, or tea light centerpieces for a glow of ambiance and when the stars coming out to light up the outdoors dance floor, your backyard wedding celebration will be a night to remember.

    Fourth of July Wedding

    A great idea for a summertime wedding is to hold a Fourth of July wedding reception. What could be more romantic than the idea of fireworks bursting over your heads like your love for each other. Serve a traditional Fourth of July style meal during your wedding reception with classic grilling of ribs or steaks, and for a late night snack for guests, fire up the grill for a hotdog roast with all the fixins. A Fourth of July celebration could be held on a charter boat in the middle of the water, or rent an picnic area with pavilion area close to the firework activities.

    Summer weddings should be fun, bright & colorful. Have an choice of vibrant, exotic and gorgeous colors bring an inviting touch and a great feel to summer weddings. Many people love to go to just about any type of celebration, especially, when it is a wedding in the summertime. With its sunny days and pleasant weather, it is no wonder that so many engaged couples choose to get married during the summer months.