Warm Weather Weddings

Planning a summer wedding? Here are some great tips on hosting an elegant affair with a decidedly laid back vibe. After all, weddings are celebrations – and celebrations should be fun.

SummerWeddingColorsBrightly-colored roses create the perfect tropical bouquet, and you can’t go wrong with shades of yellow
and coral. Have fun mixing big blooms and different hues. Summer fruits like peaches and plums make
delightful seating cards. If you opt for more subdued shades for your dresses, be sure to pair them with
boldly colored shoes. Stuart Weitzman and Aldo have a full spectrum of summery shades.

SummerWeddingReceptionIf your wedding and/or reception is outdoors, be sure to provide shade for your guests. A small tent,
parasols or adorable garden umbrellas from Anthropologie will do the trick. Lawn games will
keep guests entertained and the mood light during cocktail hour. Sears and Brookstone are great
sources for croquet sets, bocce balls and other options.


SummerWeddingBitesKeep your cocktails cool and refreshing. Margaritas and mojitos are sure to be a hit – especially with cute striped
straws from Crate and Barrel. Sur La Table also has a wide selection of fun serving pieces for casual finger
foods that will remind guests of the ballpark or beach. And it wouldn’t be summer without ice cream – so
serve ice cream cones at the cocktail hour or set up a late night sundae bar.

Congratulations to all the happy couples tying the knot this summer. Of course, you don’t have to get married to try some of these fun entertaining tips – most will work for any occasion or celebration.

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