Wedding Bells: 10 Summer Wedding Trends

For today’s edition of Wedding Bells, Lauren’s friend Jess of Carats & Cake shares ten of the summer’s trendiest (and prettiest!) ways to say “I do”. Enjoy!

Wedding Bells: 10 Summer Wedding Trends
Hi LC Readers! It’s Jess with Carats & Cake again. As you might have guessed, we think the best part about summer happens to be all the weddings (it is wedding season, after all). And with fall just around the corner, we thought we would highlight some of our favorite things about summer weddings as shown by our fabulous couples on Carats & Cake. See below for some of our summer wedding trends and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below…
Wedding Bells: 10 Summer Wedding Trends

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1. Barefoot Brides.
Having a beach wedding? Trade your shoes for the sand beneath your toes. Being barefoot is the way to go and it will ensure you are ready to dance the night way.
Wedding Bells: 10 Summer Wedding Trends

Photo: Ira Lippke Studios
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2. Summer Cocktails.
Take your mixology to the next level with refreshing summer cocktails. Have your seasonal drink of choice waiting for guests post-ceremony to get the party started.
Wedding Bells: 10 Summer Wedding Trends

Photo: Jan Garcia
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3. Sunset Ceremonies.

There is no better backdrop than nature to say, “I do.” Use summer’s best asset and be sure to time your ceremony just right.
Wedding Bells: 10 Summer Wedding Trends

Photo: Jan Garcia
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4. Indoor Furniture Outdoors.
Summer’s warm weather calls for al fresco living rooms. Bring the couches and club chairs outside.
Wedding Bells: 10 Summer Wedding Trends

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5. Flower Crowns.
Summer weddings are the perfect opportunity to skip the traditional veil. Instead, go for a flower crown to channel a more laid back style on your big day.
Wedding Bells: 10 Summer Wedding Trends

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6. Open-Air Tents.

The best way to have a seemingly outdoor wedding without worrying about the weather is by setting up a dramatic open-air tent. It will allow you the flexibility of celebrating outside, come rain or shine.
Wedding Bells: 10 Summer Wedding Trends

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7. Farm Tables.
Relive childhood memories of picnics and summer camp by having your guests dine together at long narrow tables.

Wedding Bells: 10 Summer Wedding Trends

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8. Dance Parties Under the Stars.

The best part of a warm weather wedding? The ability to boogie with the Big Dipper sparkling above you.
Wedding Bells: 10 Summer Wedding Trends

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9. Gourmet S’mores.

Incorporate one of this season’s most signature desserts by serving gourmet s’mores. Nothing tastes more like summer than graham crackers, chocolate and fire-roasted marshmallows.
Wedding Bells: 10 Summer Wedding Trends

Photo: Samuel Lippke Studios
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10. Sparkling Send-Offs.

Use your friends and family to create your own mini firework display as you head off to your happily ever after.

Do you have a favorite summer wedding trend? Which of the photos above is your favorite?

Sound off in the comments below!

Jess

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