For their July nuptials at 501 Union, this perfect pair wanted to celebrate America’s birthday in a fresh new way. Events By Melissa McNeeley utilized coral and navy accents and seasonal staples to set the scene. From quintessential summer foods a la Betty Brooklyn to 74 Events kicking off the festivities with party crackers, every detail Lindsay Hite snapped was elegant yet celebratory and it’s all here!

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From the beautiful Bride… For our July 3rd wedding, we wanted to evoke the feeling of the 4th of July without American Flags and presidential portraits. We chose our colors, navy, coral and ivory as a play on red, white and blue. We also wanted to focus on the idea of celebrating Americana and summer, so we incorporated little details like baseball and backyard games as well as quintessential summer foods like watermelon, lemonade and pie (who doesn’t love pie?).

For favors, we did sparklers and matchbooks which both hit the 4th of July theme, as well as a traditional wedding favor with the matchbooks, something that has been a family tradition. The key was to use all these details in a way that still felt elegant and celebratory, which we accomplished with the help of our awesome vendors. Some of our favorite elements were the party crackers to kick the night off, ombre centerpieces and table numbers made to look like baseball pennants.

Photography: Readyluck | Event Planning: Events By Melissa McNeeley | Floral Design: Mimosa Floral Design Studio | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Catering: Betty Brooklyn Catering Co. | Hair And Makeup: SB Beauty | DJ: 74 Events | Bridal Boutique: Mark Ingram Atelier | Ceremony And Reception: 501 Union | Design Consultant, Graphic Design & Signage: Sharp Shooter Signs

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