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Summer Wedding Colors

Accent your wedding or summer event with warm vibrant colors such as red, coral, yellow, orange, mustard yellow and fuchsia! Majority of the products featured on our inspiration board can be found in all of the colors in our suggested summer color palette!

Summer Wedding Colors Inspiration Board

Inspiration Board Items:
•    2 Piece Favor Boxes
•    Vintage Paper Straws (Polka Dot, Stripe and Chevron)
•    Scalloped Parasol
•    Folding Paper Fans
•    Sandalwood Fans
•    Chevron 6.5″ Natural Wooden Fork DIY Kit
•    Round Paper Lanterns (Most Colors Available in 8″ to 24″)

Americana Wedding: Fourth of July Decoration Ideas

Summer is the most popular season for weddings, did you know that? Planning a Fourth of July wedding is a great way to invite all your friends and family together to share in your big day. Root beer floats, July 4th parade and festive sparklers are only some of our favorite ways to spend the day. Now you can add tying the knot to the list! Incorporate a red, white and blue wedding color palette into your décor for a patriotic celebration. Combine any of these colorful wedding ideas to create your own combination of red, white and blue décor!

{Red, White and Blue: Metal Favor Bucket, Star Shaped Rose Petals, Bulk Candy Supplies, Paper Drinking Straws,  Red Table Linens, Tissue Paper Pom Poms,  Cupcake Wrappers, Decorative Washi Tape}

Dinner Is Served

If you’re setting the table with red, white and blue start with red table linens. The red will be an accent color for white decorations. Use a white overlay with blue centerpiece vases to create a patriotic table theme.  For an outdoor wedding, alternate between red, white and blue tissue paper pom poms with white paper string lanterns. You’ll have a festive summer wedding lit up by paper lanterns and outdoor lighting. Your centerpiece should be bold and fun. If you want floral centerpiece arrangements, plant galvanized pails with white hydrangeas and stick a few Miniature American flags and pinwheels into the soil. Pinwheels are the staple of any summer picnic, plus kids love playing with them.

Raise Your Glass

Instead of a full-service bar, host a beverage bar to let guests make their own spritzers. Some drink ideas might include mocktails, root beer floats and cherry sodas. All you need are flavored syrups, soda and a few bowls of cherries, strawberries and blueberries. Cherry and blueberry syrups are a must have for a flavored cocktail drink. Top of each drink with a few handfuls of fresh fruit and a paper drinking straw. For a playful wedding dessert, set out a bucket of vanilla ice cream to make root beer floats. There’s nothing better than a root beer float during a fireworks show!

Edible Favors Ideas

Summer wedding favors can be really easy. All you need are favor bags, bulk candy and a personalized label. Fill each bag with your favorite summer candy such as salt water taffy, lollipops or bubblegum. If you really want to have a festive dessert buffet set up a candied apple station and cotton candy machine. Don’t forget a cupcake decorating table and cake pop stand. Your dessert activities will give the children something to do while the adults visit. Plus, you can offer favor bags for guests to take home their favorite edible favor. By serving edible favors you’ll combine your wedding dessert and favors together to save you money!

A July Fourth wedding is a great way to celebrate a military wedding. Light up your own festivities with wedding sparklers as a going away send off. By combining your wedding with a holiday you’ll save guests from having to take extra time off and assure everyone a fun holiday weekend. After you’ve exchanged vows and cut the cake, gather all your friends and family around a bonfire to roast s’mores and watch the holiday fireworks.

 

Popular Summer Colors: Fuchsia, Yellow, Tangerine & Pink

The toasty sun makes for a beautiful outdoor wedding backdrop to any bride and groom tying the knot. Summer weddings are the most popular weddings due to the variety of venues available, seasonal themes and bright wedding colors. Popular summer colors vary each year and 2012 wedding colors are truly vibrant. A few of our favorite summer wedding colors popular and trendy right now: fuchsia, tangerine, coral and yellow. We’d swoon to see these combined into one beautiful wedding color scheme.

Choosing your wedding colors doesn’t have to be a big decision. First, decide if your venue or theme already has a specific color theme. If your venue has a lot of green or white, decorate with complementary colors to green and white. We can always find inspiration and ideas from nature and venues. Once you’ve considered your venue you’ll be able to decide which colors work well with your theme and style.

Second, these beautiful wedding colors can be combined with other complementary tones. Arranging multiple shades of the same color is a huge trend for weddings right now. Pinks, blues and purples are best choices for variety.

Coral & Moss

{Table Runner, Green Tablecloths, Green Candle Votives, Coral Table Numbers}

Let these nature colors speak for themselves at your wedding reception. Decorate with natural coral accents and moss greenery. These brand new candle votives would be perfect with a green table cloth. The trick: alternate between coral table runners and green table décor for beautiful complementary colored table decorations.

Tangerine & Teal

{Teal Favor Boxes, Tangerine Tissue Paper Pom Poms, Silk Petals Chair Sashes}

Bright pops of colors and whimsical accents can transform a tangerine and teal color scheme into a beautiful wedding. These bold colors aren’t just for carnival and circus themed parties. Floral print bridesmaid dresses and pinwheel table decorations will make this wedding a hit. Hang plenty of sweet tangerine tissue paper pom poms with teal paper lanterns for a multi-dimensional wedding display.

Fuchsia & Purple

{Flower Cake Topper, Purple Velvet Favor Bags, Purple Crystal Chandelier, Floral Wreath}

Various shades of the same color are very in right now. Decorate your wedding reception with an assortment of pink, fuchsia and purple wedding decorations. This feminine color theme creates a romantic wedding theme, especially with stunning modern chandeliers or floral wreaths. Create a beautiful dessert table with plenty of pink and purple snacks, centered with a purple and pink wedding cake and cake topper.

Yellow & Blue

{Yellow Big Balloons, Paper Parasol, Blue Charger Plates, Blue Cupcake Wrappers}

The ultimate sunny wedding color: yellow! Let the sunshine in with a blue and yellow color combination. Bright big balloons with paper garlands will accent any outdoor beach wedding. The blue of the ocean can be yours with table decorations and charger plates.

Don’t forget the time honored classic red, white and blue for a patriotic Fourth of July wedding. The possibilities are endless when you have a summer wedding. Whether you’re on the beach or in the backyard, any of these beautiful color themes will create the picturesque wedding of your dreams.

Summer 2012 Beach Wedding Ideas + Driftwood Garland

Driftwood AlterPhoto Courtesy of From 1.bp.blogspot.com

Are you looking for inspiration for a beach wedding? I know, around here we’re transitioning out of Summer and into Fall but it’s a good idea to start now if you’re planning for a summer 2012 wedding. I have the perfect idea for decorating an outdoor area or beach alter. How chic and creative would it be to decorate your special ceremony site with these Driftwood Garland? You can easily drape your ceremony alter with these garland or Seashell Garland. If you follow our blog regularly you might remember our inspiration moodboard we did a couple months back featuring our Driftwood Garland. I’ve found more ways to decorate with it and tell me what you think!

Beach Inspiration Board Beach Wedding Photography courtesy of beachbutlerz.wordpress.com and aperfectcelebration.com.

All products available at Koyal Wholesale.

Driftwood Centerpiece from 100LayerCakePhoto Courtesy of 100LayerCake

Driftwood Centerpieces from StyleMePrettyPhoto Courtesy of StyleMePretty

If you’re a DIY bride, you might enjoy creating your own Driftwood centerpieces. Simply use Driftwood and your flower arrangements to create a beachy theme centerpiece display. Combine tall vases and floating candles to add light and height to your arrangement. I love these color scheme because you can use it to create a summer beach wedding or a breezy Cape Cod nautical theme. Continue your beach wedding theme by decoupaging driftwood pieces to our brand new Large Block Letters.

Want to incorporate more seashells? Try our Driftwood Garland & Seashell Cluster. This hanging garlands can easily be draped on the back of your bride and groom chair or along your aisle for aisle markers. How cute would these be with white small flowers? Combined with our Raffia Fans for guests to fan themselves from the heat of your love! Need more inspiration? Take a look at our Pinterest “Beach Wedding” Pinboard and be sure to follow us for new beachy products!

How To Create Your Own Garden Wedding

Photograph by Jill Thomas

1. Incorporate the Great Outdoors: Use what your Mama [Earth] gave you! The bonus to having a wedding outdoors is the abundance of plants and flowers at your disposal. Decorate to match your surroundings, if you have trees overhead hanging paper lanterns is an affordable way to add color. Using garland and other paper goods will help create a romantic vintage vibe without the heavy costs of antique decorations. Keep it simple and minimalistic by using succulents and other native plants from your area as this also cuts down on expensive florist costs. If you’re looking to add more natural decorations to your tables try using natural branches, moss and flowers.

2. Add Fruit and Vegetables: Nothing says garden more than fruit and vegetable decorations. My cousin used vegetables as her table centerpieces and each name tag was given a coordinating vegetable- this way guests knew where to sit without the formal place setting cards. Fruit add a “Life is Sweet” vibe without the sugar rush of a candy bar. Just remember to separate decorations from food!

3. Location, Location, Location: Pick a location that offers both a ceremony and reception area. This will cut down on your transportation costs and double your savings on decorations. Your aisle markers and ceremony decorations can be transferred to your reception area for extra savings. A lot of outdoor parks offer discounts when you book the location for longer as they’d rather book one longer event than multiple brides with twice as much clean up! Your guests will appreciate only having to navigate to one location and you’ll spend more time socializing than driving.

Photo courtesy of weddingreceptiondecoratingideas.net

4. Turn On the Lights! If you’re planning your wedding for sunset you’ll have a beautiful backdrop to exchange vows but you’ll have to make plans for once the sun goes down. Some places include the decoration lights and set up in their rental agreement if they’re already installed but most require you to make your own arrangements. Paper bag lights have always been popular along walkways but if you’re in a dry climate you’ll most likely be asked to use battery operated lights for fire safety reasons. A great alternative for bushes or trees is LED curtain lighting, you can string them from the trees or bunch them to wrap them for a larger area. Either option you choose your guests will appreciate being able to see where they’re walking and you’ll be able to party longer into the night!

5. Chalk It Up: When the wind picks up at night the last thing you want are the menus and table settings flying away. A simple solution is to save money on printing and use a chalkboard. It’s a trendy look right now and you can customize any message. Chalkboard paint is available at hardware stores to turn any frame or vase into a message board. Label your food tables with a menu so that guests won’t have to keep track of their personal copies.

6. Stay Hydrated: Nothing ruins the mood like dehydration and heat stroke. It’s important for your guests to quench the thirst. Keep in mind alcohol is dehydrating so you need to off set an beer or wine with other non-alcoholic options. Lemonade, Ice Tea and Punch are great options and using plastic drinkware assures them they won’t have to track down there cup to have another drink.

7. Pack a Bag Lunch: If you’re having a garden wedding on a hot July afternoon, sure to plan your meals accordingly. Your meals have to take into consideration the heat and humidity outdoors. Stick with finger food so guests won’t have to carry around full plates of appetizers. Anything edible that fits on to the size of a paper napkin is ideal. These personalized paper napkins are a great grab and eat option for guests. Bottom line: Keep your food simple and outdoor oriented. If you want to serve steak and fish, try mini steak sandwiches and fish fry served in cone wraps.

Image Courtesy of WeddingList-s.com

 

8. Play around: Downtime between the ceremony and reception should be fun and inviting. Your guests should want to stick around for food and entertainment. Offer a photo booth or Polaroid cameras are a fun playful way for guests to pass the time. If you’re going with a carnival or vintage theme there are many garden games that you can incorporate into your activities. Bocce ball, horseshoes and croquet will entertain your guests and keep them distracted long enough for you and your groom to steal away time as a newly married couple.

9. Be Thrifty: Don’t feel obligated to spend money on antique items just to create a garden theme. Your local thrift stores will have plenty of items that can be repainted to match your wedding colors. Personally I’m using antique found plates for my guests. Complete with crisp table linen and galvanized buckets and your outdoor look is vintage and whimsical without the boutique costs. Just remember to secure your tablecloths with plastic tablecloth pins so your guests aren’t constantly having to fight with windy weather. Don’t spend the money on renting chair covers and sashes from a rental company if you can purchase them instead; you’ll be able to sell them or reuse them afterwards and recoup your costs.

10. Weather-Proof! There’s nothing more hectic than trying to crowd 150 guests into a house or gazebo (can you picture it?) if it starts to rain. Plan ahead for rain by securing a tent or emergency wedding insurance. You can easily cancel a tent if you’re not using it rather than trying to call around at the last minute. Another forgotten weather problem: the Sun. Shield your guests from harmful UV rays by offering them fun parasols to lounge under during the ceremony and cocktail party. The vibrant colored parasols look great in photographs and your guests will appreciate having some shade.

Incorporate your personality and style into your outdoor wedding, it will create more meaningful photographs and your guests will always cherish and remember being a part of it. Show off your spark and end your ceremony with a bang by lighting of wedding sparklers!

A Green Scene: Planning an Outdoor Garden Wedding

A lush green garden, the scent of flowers on a cool breeze, the sun shining down on a couple standing under a beautiful arbor – it’s the ultimate wedding dream for many. But if you’re one of those who would love to have an outdoor wedding in a garden, there are several things you should keep in mind, like the weather, the decoration, and the setup. An outdoor wedding demands a whole different kind of plan, and it’s one that needs to be flexible as well as practical.

1. Setting the Date. Although it’s impossible to predict the weather far in advance, try to choose a time of year when the days tend to be sunny and rain-free, but not unbearably hot.

2. Developing a Plan B. A garden is lovely – except when it starts to bucket down with rain. Always have an alternative place to shift the ceremony and/or reception in case there is bad weather.

3. Deciding on a Tent and Lighting. You don’t have to have a marquee, but you should consider how you will light the event and whether you’ll need extra electrical connections.

4. Choosing a Theme and Color Scheme. Take your inspiration from the beauty of Nature and pick a floral theme, a ‘green’ palette or a rustic country theme.

5. Designing the Décor. The main advantage of holding your wedding outdoors is that Mother Nature will provide you with a beautiful backdrop. But you’ll have to decide what extra decorations, floral arrangements and tables and chairs you need.

Depending on the garden you choose, you can opt for any number of themes. Your own or your parents’ garden is always a lovely, homely choice, and you can build on that theme with rustic-inspired decorations. Hang Glass Lanterns, filling them alternately with candles and full-blown flowers. Try grouping together colored Glass Votive Holders for a really simple but pretty centerpiece. And fill jam jars or Glass Pitchers with hand cut seasonal flowers for a home-made look!

Images from Elizabeth Anne DesignsElizabeth Anne DesignsKoyal Wholesale Pink Scalloped Shaped Paper ParasolElizabeth Anne DesignsKoyal Wholesale Turquoise Damask Table RunnerKoyal Wholesale Hanging Moroccan LanternKoyal Wholesale Turquoise Votive Candle HoldersElizabeth Anne DesignsElizabeth Anne Designs

Flowers are a popular theme at weddings. One of the best contrasts with the green of a garden wedding is pretty, delicate pink. Forget cliché roses – choose the flamboyant peony as the symbol for your wedding, and fill the centerpieces, bouquets and aisle decorations with these dramatic blooms. You can extend the floral theme to smaller details like the place card holders and bottle openers, even the Favor Boxes, Invitations and Wine Bottle Labels.

Images from 100 Layer Cake, Koyal Wholesale Flower Place Card Holders, Kelly Oshiro Events100 Layer Cake, Koyal Wholesale Flower Bottle Stopper, Style Me Pretty, Koyal Wholesale Personalized Wine Bottle Labels

A really beautiful theme that is easy to create is the vintage garden tea party. Use lots of authentically old pieces like the gorgeous distressed dresser in the picture below, used to display the cake. Have your bridal party dress in twenties or fifties style outfits, invest in some retro Hair Accessories, and go wild with long beaded necklaces, feathers and cocktail rings. Other great ideas: an old-fashioned White Birdcage to hold the place cards, Vintage Crystal Drop Candleholders in the center of each table, and a Personalized Aisle Runner with a traditional scroll to walk in on.

Images from Style Me Pretty, Koyal Wholesale Personalized Aisle Runner, Koyal Wholesale White Birdcage Card HolderStyle Me Pretty, Style Me Pretty, Koyal Wholesale Miniature Teacup and TealightsStyle Me Pretty

Feeling inspired? Great. But while you’re planning your fairytale garden wedding, don’t forget to consider these essential points.

  • Summer days can be very hot, so plan to rent free-standing fans or provide guests with Hand Fans.
  • Your menu needs to be practical – don’t order things that will melt after five minutes in the sun!
  • If you’re getting married during the popular summer holidays, book everything way in advance.
  • Open grounds are susceptible to gusty winds, so avoid having open flame lamps or candles.
  • Think about whether you will need to guard against mosquitoes, bees or other insects.
  • If you’re getting married at home, work out how much parking will be available for guests.
  • Decide how you will get an electrical supply for sound systems, fans etc.
  • Work out what lighting will be needed – Paper Lanterns, Spotlights or String Lights.
  • And always, ALWAYS have a backup plan in case it rains!

Fresh and Fruity Summer Wedding Ideas

So what if it’s freezing out there? We’re dreaming of sunshine, lazy days, and… a gorgeous summer wedding! If you’re tying the knot this summer, why not take advantage of the mild weather by holding an outdoor wedding? We think a lush green garden warmed by the afternoon sun is just about the most perfect place to get married. The sun peeking through the trees, the sound of birdsong, and the smell of fresh-mown grass in the air – can’t you just picture it?

This season we’re using delicious summer fruits as the inspiration for our wedding themes. Think luscious raspberries, tart strawberries and handfuls of juicy blueberries. What could be more fun than a wedding on a fruit farm, where the guests can pick their own dessert? Lay the tables with sweet rustic patchwork tablecloths and top with simple floral arrangements in jam jars. Hang strings of paper lanterns from the trees for a touch of whimsical charm. The colors are fabulous – deep reds, offset by shades of blue. Serve your guests with fruity treats like cupcakes, and for a sweet afterthought, how about sending them home with a tiny personalized jar of strawberry jam. It’s all about spreading the love, after all!

Images from Ritzybee, Style Me Pretty, Koyal Wholesale Personalized Strawberry Jam, Style Me Pretty, Style Me Pretty, Ritzybee

From country charm to city chic, the summer fruit theme is also perfect for a more sophisticated event. How about an elegant peaches and cream wedding? The color palette is very classic – ivory and silver and shades of soft peach, creating a subtle yet glamorous backdrop for your big day. The ideal venue is a stately mansion, or imposing public space like a concert hall or even library. Fill the rooms with floral arrangements, using fresh peaches as accents, and lots of full-blown roses. On the tables, give each guest a memento of your wedding in a sweet peach organza pouch, and keep bowls of peaches everywhere for people to help themselves. Your guests will never have seen anything quite so beautiful or so elegant!

Images from Santa Barbara Chic, Style Me Pretty, Koyal Wholesale Organza Peach Favor Pouches, Style Me Pretty, Style Me Pretty, Style Me Pretty

Citrus fruits flood the fruit stalls in summer, so why not use them as the inspiration for your summer wedding? A lemon and lime theme is fresh, colourful, and ultra-cool for a hot summer event. Think crisp white tablecloths, gorgeous yellow and fresh green accents, and bridesmaids dressed in pretty pale lemon with green sashes. You can even integrate lemons and limes into the bouquets they carry! Serve citrus inspired food and drink – lemon tarts and lime pie, with a stand for old-fashioned home-made lemonade. Extend the theme to the cake with pretty yellow and green floral decorations, and finish it off with a sweet personalized cake topper with your names engraved on it. It’s the ultimate in summer wedding prettiness…

Images from Koyal Wholesale Personalized Cake Topper, Style Me Pretty, Style Me Pretty, Junebug Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Junebug Weddings, Santa Barbara Chic, Style Me Pretty