Just like wedding cakes, summer is so, so sweet. It’s only natural that summer wedding cakes may be the sweetest and most stunning of all! We are drooling over the beauties in 29 Summer Wedding Cakes That We’re Sweet On featured on Martha Stewart Weddings. These wedding cakes truly celebrate the summer season with inspiration from colorful sunsets to ocean waters to fresh fruit and much, much more. One swoon-worthy summer cake after another!
Summer equals pool parties in our minds, and perhaps you’re looking to take your pool party to the next level. All the inspiration you need is found in Now This Is How You Throw A Chic Pool Party on Style Me Pretty Living. Think gorgeous tables, upscale cocktails and a delicious menu, all set against the backdrop of the pretty pool. We love the elegant vibe matched with fun pool floats! It all sounds so lovely. This won’t be your average pool party. Just add your friends, and consider it a pool party to remember.
P.S. Take special notice of the bright summer flowers. They are awesome inspiration for summer bridal showers, bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners and weddings!
Summer brides-to-be are fortunate to have an abundance of gorgeous, seasonal flowers to choose from for their weddings. Perhaps just as important is there are a number of flowers to stay away from for summer weddings due to the excessive heat. Flowers to Use and to Avoid for a Summer Wedding on Martha Stewart Weddings has all the details a summer bride-to-be needs. Here’s a handy guide of which lovely flowers flourish in summer like roses and sunflowers, which sweet flowers can’t take the heat like peonies and hydrangea, and plenty of tips for getting the most out of your wedding blooms. Don’t worry if you happen to have your heart set on a flower that doesn’t fare well in the summer heat because there is advice for making any flower work even in hot temperatures. This quick read is essential for summer brides-to-be as with a little preparation the flowers will shine as bright as the sun at a summer wedding!
For more summer wedding inspiration, we invite you to enjoy our Pinterest and Instagram accounts!
Celebrate your summer wedding with rosé! We love the innovate ways of incorporating rosé into your big day featured in 24 Rosé Recipes to Drink (or Eat) at Your Summer Wedding on Martha Stewart Weddings. Here the beloved blush wine is the showstopper in cocktails, finger foods and desserts like rosé floats, rosé gelatin and many more tempting options. Your wedding guests will enjoy drinking and eating popular, refreshing rosé in unexpected ways. Hint: there are a few rosé punch recipes that are perfect for bridal showers, bachelorette parties or Sunday brunch. Cheers to celebrations elevated with rosé!
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Memorial Day unofficially kicked off summer and, naturally, we have summer weddings in our minds. Summer weddings are delightful, but they often include a hot sun and even hotter guests. How do you keep your guests nice and cool at a summer wedding? Amy, along with other wedding industry experts, offers her wise advice in Creative (and Delicious) Ways to Keep Your Guests Hydrated on Brides. It includes unique food, drink and other options ideal for warm months. Consider these great tips your fun how to guide to keeping your guests comfortable at your summer wedding! Our tip was to serve a light lemon sorbet during your cocktail hour when temperatures rise, like our clients did at their Fort Mason wedding. Delicious, and adorable too!
We always recommend a professional wedding photographer and wedding videographer document your big day. Perhaps you may want to consider a live wedding artist as well. For more details, check out Artists Capture Your Wedding On Site and On Canvas on The New York Times. A wedding artist attends your wedding, captures a special moment, and presents you with a gorgeous painting of your wedding. What a special keepsake of your wedding! Not to mention the live artistry adds another unique element to your wedding for you and your guests to enjoy. There are many live artistic avenues to explore- a painting in oil, a painting in watercolor, or a sketch in digital form- to name a few. All leave the newlyweds with a custom piece of art to remember their wedding. Live artistry is taking weddings to a new, beautiful level!
We’ll be honest, we could look at wedding dresses all day, every day. So we’re loving 54 Classic Wedding Dresses, Reinvented on New York Magazine. Here the best of the best wedding dresses from the spring/summer bridal shows are recapped for our viewing pleasure. The wedding dresses are traditional, yet fused with modern touches. It’s all about classic being reinvented for the modern bride. They had us at feathers, ruffles and airy sleeves! Take a peek and pick your favorite wedding dress.
It’s no secret that we are fans of the gorgeous engagement and wedding ring boxes by The Mrs. Box as we included one of their ring boxes in our Lavender Wedding Inspiration Shoot. These velvet beauties are the loveliest spot to rest your engagement or wedding ring. Just when we thought a good thing couldn’t get better, we are excited that the The Mrs. Box introduced a double ring box collection to house both your engagement and wedding rings in one pretty spot. Now your engagement ring and wedding ring don’t have to battle it out to see which one gets the lovely ring box! The double ring boxes offer married ladies everywhere the perfect spot for storing both their rings in style. Currently available in five exquisite velvet colors, there are four more glorious colors coming soon. Add a custom monogram and you’re all set. Treat yourself, or gift one to the bride-to-be in your life!