Most wedding cakes are chocolate, vanilla or perhaps lemon. Summer offers so many flavors that many of us remember enjoying as children. What about a strawberry shortcake wedding cake, or maybe orange, reminiscent of a creamsicle? You could also ask your baker about key lime- or other citrus-flavored icing. Serving ice cream confections is another option.
Summer has a flavor of music all its own, and your wedding is a great time to play some great music! Try anything by the Beach Boys, or maybe “Summer of 69” by Bryan Adams, or Kid Rock’s, “All Summer Long.” If you’re having an evening wedding, consider some salsa or other sultry music. Talk to your wedding DJ for great suggestions and to talk about your one-of-a-kind playlist!
Summer offers an excellent array of wildflowers to choose from; talk to your florist about what options are available. You could also use seasonal fruit, such as watermelons, cherries or sweet berries for edible centerpieces.
It’s hot and things are relaxed; don’t be afraid to host a beach wedding, a Hawaiian luau or a wedding theme based on your honeymoon destination. You can go all out and actually have a pig roast and wear grass skirts, or have a traditional reception with the addition of pineapples and perhaps leis. Have as much fun as you want to with it!
If you like colors such as fuschia, bright orange or lime green, feel free to incorporate them into your summer wedding. Choose shades that you might see in a sunset, in a field of bright wildflowers or during an evening bonfire. You can also think about your theme; beach parties and themes centered on tropical vacation destinations often feature colors in eye-popping shades.