When you wedding blog for a living, you come across about a million and one fun ideas on a daily basis. It’s true. And with summer wedding season in official full swing, it seemed there was no better time to sit down and share some of our absolute favorites. Ideas for summer brides — or frankly, any wedding lover –to swoon. So let’s wrap up the chitty chat and get straight to the goods, shall we? Our ten top details for warm-weathered nuptials…

One. Nothing gussies up your trip down the aisle like a gorgeous pot of poppy florals. Choose a hue that works with your palette, and let these potted pretties decorate your ceremony, serve as centerpieces or even give away to guests as favors!

Two. Beat the heat with fans or umbrellas to keeps guest cool and comfy during your outdoor affair. Place one on each chair or have them waiting for guests at the entrance of your ceremony.

Three. Refreshing cocktails greeting your guests are sure to be an instant hit and a fun way to add a splash of personality to your cocktail hour. Some warm-weathered beverages that we can’t get enough of? Margaritas and scrumptious Mojitos.

Four. Set-up a shaded spot for your guests to lounge and sip on those yummy aforementioned cocktails. A small tent, umbrellas or an outdoor patio will do the trick.

Five. You know what we love? Wedding sunglasses, that’s what! Pass sunnies out to all your loved ones so they can get their summer receptioning on in style.

Six. Summer is the perfect, PERFECT time to infuse your day with color. Think bright hues and fun fabrics decorating the reception tables. Speaking of which, how amazing is this tablescape? We love that Ikat runner so much, we could marry it.

Seven. Think outside the box for wedding day details and set your sites on fruit. It runs a plenty in the summer months and let’s face it, a juicy peach used as a seating card is just that…peachy.

Eight. Go bright or go home is our summer wedding motto. Flowers are blooming and they come in many a pretty color. Have fun mixing big blooms and different hues. You can’t go wrong with pretty shades of yellow and coral.

Nine. There’s nothing like sparkling lanterns to light the dinner table. Hanging unique shape lanterns at different levels are a fun way to spice up the traditional alfresco meal.

Ten. We definitely all scream for ice cream and it goes without saying that the warmer temperatures deserve a little sweat treat cool down. For go the crudités and pass ice cream cones at the cocktail hour or better yet, serve a late night sundae bar. Your guests and their tummies will thank you.

Photography Credits: One: Jose Villa Photography | Two: Theo Milo Photography | Three: Hazelnut Photography | Four: Brosnan Photographic | Five: Bryce Covey Photography | Six: Jose Villa Photography | Seven: Emily Scannell Photography | Eight: KT Merry Photography | Nine: Elizabeth Messina | Ten: Erich McVey Photography

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