Is your heart set on planning a gorgeous summer wedding? Whether it’s your favorite time of year, or simply when you have the most time off to enjoy your honeymoon, many couples choose to walk down the aisle during the hot summer months. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to create a summer-inspired celebration, perfect for couples planning June, July or August wedding days!
Incorporate Summer Flowers and Foods
One simple way to celebrate summer is by using seasonal flowers and foods in your décor and menu. Sunflowers are just one example of the many summer blooms that look right at home at both rustic and bohemian-inspired weddings. We also love when brides incorporate succulents into their bouquet and centerpiece designs. Plus, potted plants make great cardholders for the wedding day, which double as take-home gifts for guests.
- When it comes to summer foods, think about a seasonally-inspired salad for a starter course. We love the addition of heirloom tomatoes, arugala and locally-grown cucumbers to jazz up simple salads. (Anytime you can incorporate flavors local to your venue area, it’s a great idea!)
- Consider offering guests a choice between seasonally-inspired strawberry vinaigrette dressing or an avocado ranch, perfect for southwestern fare. Eggplant, zucchini and okra are other summer faves, which make great side dishes or inspired main courses for your vegetarian guests. Plus, a plant-based menu can help keep things light, perfect for hot summer nights.
- Fruit-infused signature cocktails are another delightful addition to a summer wedding. Strawberries, blackberries, cherries, plums, peaches and apricots are all in season over the summer, and make great additions to both drink and dessert menus!
- From cobblers and pies to parfaits or sundae bars, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of all that is in season over the summer. You could even ask your cake artist to use a fruit-based jam or cream to fill your cake with seasonal flair and flavor!
Still Searching for Your Dream Venue?
Looking to wed somewhere near Austin, Texas? If so, Texas Old Town could be right for you. TOT has four separate and unique venue spaces. Call Texas Old Town today for more information at 512.396.1800!