11 ideas for a summer wedding
1. Set the tone with an airy, blush ballgown
Pink tulle ball gown with beads and silk-taffeta details, $3,490, Watters BRIDES; watters.com.
2. Keep your girls cool in light fabrics like cotton and chiffon
Chiffon dress, $178, Donna Morgan Bridesmaids; donna-morgan.com. Eyelet dress, $25, the Children's Place; childrensplace.com.
3. Love this just-picked-from-the-garden look
Poppies, sweet peas, ranunculus, fritillaria, clematis, viburnum, calendula, and jasmine.
4. Thrill the crowd with an ice cream truck
At the rehearsal dinner, reception or even before the ceremony, give your guests a sweet treat.
5. Register for cheery tableware in your palette
Everyday will feel like your wedding day!
“Striped” dinner plate, $76 for two, and salad plate, $64 for two, Aedriel Originals; aedrieloriginals.com. Juice pitcher and cups, from $45 each, Two Tone Studios; twotonestudios.com. “Triangle Pattern” napkin, $50 for a set of four, Zazzle Inc.; zazzle.com.
6. How cute are these popsicle-shaped programs?
The double as fans!
Ceremony program, $600 for 100, Swiss Cottage Designs; swisscottagedesigns.com.
7. Sorbet-colored cake? Check.
Actual sorbet at the after-party? Double-check.
Cake, $9 per slice (serves 50), A White Cake; awhitecake.com. Cake stand, $132, Mud Australia; shophorne.com. Lemon sorbet topped with candied lemon peel and thyme, served in a scooped-out lemon “bowl.”
8. Mix & match reception details in different shapes & patterns
Clockwise from top left: Confetti, $5, Prost to the Host, and pom-pom, $6, PomLove; etsy.com. “Pyramid” coasters, $390 for 100, Ellie Snow for Bella Figura; bellafigura.com. Mini vases, $20 each, LibaStyle; libastyle.com.
9. Colorful malt balls served in a creative cup make adorable favors
Malt balls, $65 for five pounds, Sugarfina; sugarfina.com. Paper cup, $5 for 25, Pink Lemonade Party Shop; etsy.com.
10. Pretty floral scents and accents are totally in season
Vintage-glass-stone earrings, $263, Elizabeth Cole; elizabethcolejewelry.com. Agent Provocateur Petale Noir eau de parfum, $87. Chiffon flower clip, $30, Bloom Bazaar; bloombazaar.com.