Beat the Summer Heat
Beat the Summer Heat
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Tropical Refreshments

Nothing tastes as good cooling you down as a tropical refreshment. These Pina Coladas fit the bill and make for the prettiest signature cocktails.

Photography BY Laura Ivanova Photography / Floral Design BY Maya Floral
Easy Breezy

When choosing a gown, opt for airy fabrics like tulle that let the breeze in

Photography BY KT Merry Photography
Knot that Top

The perfect accompaniment to a gorgeous breezy gown is a top knot. The higher the bun, the better with this style ladies.

Photography BY KT Merry
Al Fresco Footwear

Sandals are a must when trying to beat the summer heat. From guests to Brides, this open air sandal works like a charm.

Photography BY Jen Huang / Shoes BY Sergio Zelcer / Venue BY Huron SubStation
Parasol Party

Perfect for a sunny ceremony or cocktail hour shenanigans, these paper parasols offer a shady spot to keep cool.

Photography BY Josh Gruetzmacher Photography / Assistant Photographer BY Marvin Tsai / Floral Design + Decor BY Diana Hernandez Event Designs
Lounging in Style

For something a little more modern, try these awesome lounges on for size. Sprinkled around the cocktail area, they're sure to be a hit with guests.

Photography BY Trent Bailey Photography / Event Planning BY Loli Events / Floral Design BY Amagansett Flowers by Beth
Bevies on Ice

Anything and everything cool does the trick when it's blazing hot outside so stick those lemonades or our favorite, Izze sodas, on ice.

Photography BY Katie Stoops Photography / Catering BY Kangaroo Boxing Club In DC
Lighten Up

Choose lighter colors AND fabrics that reflect the light.

Photography BY Jessica Lorren Photography
Casual Cool

Forgo the heavy formal wear and bust out your favorite summer dress.

Photography BY Weddings by Sasha
Your future's so bright...

We can't think of a better wedding favor than a bright pair of sunnies.

photography BY Jillian Mitchell Photography
For a sunny ceremony

And for a fun twist on the sunglass favor, place them at guest's seats for a sunny ceremony.

Photography BY Bryce Covey Photography / Wedding Planning BY Firefly Events / Event Planning BY ASOS
Heat be Gone

A quick way to muster up a breeze is with these pretty paper fans in vibrant hues

Photography BY Jose Villa Photography / Event Design and Planning BY Beth Helmstetter Events / Floral Design BY Holly Flora
Fan Programs

Take the wedding fan one step further and turn it into programs that guests can use to beat the heat Southern belle style.

Photography BY Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding Photography
A Shady Perch

Offer up some comfy and shady spots for guests to take a breather from the sun.

Photography BY Anne Robert Photography / Event Planning BY Simply Chic Events / Floral Design BY Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD
Keep 'em Hydrated

Water is a must on a hot summer day. And as much as it pains us to say, those afore mentioned pina coladas don't count. Gussy up your agua with yummy strawberries and basil. yum!

Photography BY Emily Scannell / Catering BY The Green Grocer / Coordinator BY Kelly Cloney
Watermelon on a stick

We love any and all food on a stick but a little slice of watermelon? We say that's pretty genius and summer wedding friendly.

Photography BY Caroline Tran / Design & Styling BY Ngoc Nguyen Lay
Misting Stations

Place a few misting stations at the reception a la Parker Palm Springs

Photography BY Docuvitae / Event Planning + Design BY Bash, Please / Floral Design BY Brown Paper Design
Let them eat Ice Cream

Forgo the heavy cake and instead let your guests indulge in a frosty ice cream snack. Believe us, they'll thank you.

Photography BY Ashley Goodwin Photography