Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!
There’s always a debate about whether or not a holiday weekend is a good time for a wedding…on one hand, out-of-town guests can take advantage of the long weekend without using precious vacation days; on the other hand, airfare can be a bit elevated around big summer holidays like 4th of July and Labor Day.
After weighing the pros and cons, if you do decide to have a holiday weekend wedding, here’s a little inspiration. I imagine a small wedding on (or around) the 4th of July…laid-back and fun with lots of charming details. Rather than using a red, white and blue palette, an ode to the holiday could be found in details like hamburger slider appetizers, apple pie desserts and fireworks at the end of the night.
Featured Design: Carolina wedding invitation
row 1: Martha Stewart, Carrie Patterson Photography
row 2: Stephanie Williams, Aruna B. Photography via Green Wedding Shoes, Sweet Paul
row 3: Martha Stewart, What We’re Eating, Jupiter Images, Jeff Tisman via Brooklyn Bride
row 4: Tec Petaja, Jupiter Images
Here’s a little sweet inspiration for a colorful, young, fun and completely indulgent wedding! Why not channel a little childhood fun with an old-fashion candy shoppe theme for the reception…include decorative flags, lots of stripes and a sugary sweet color palette…and of course, no candy coated wedding would be complete without an Amy Atlas (or at least Amy-inspired) dessert buffet!
Featured Design: Love Logo #2 wedding invitation
row 1: Rebecca Thuss
row 2: Rebecca Thuss, Leo Patrone Photography
row 3: Sweet Paul, Johnathan Canlas, J. Crew
row 4: Amy Atlas
Here’s a little more destination wedding inspiration…this time it’s the palm trees, pineapples and plumeria of Hawaii. Rather than the monochromatic tones of our Tropical Elegance board, this destination wedding would be filled with color.
Featured Design: Alani wedding invitation
row 1: Brides, Photography by Leah
row 2: Tec Petaja, Photography by Leah
row 3: Jupiter Images, Photography by Leah
row 4: Photography by Leah
I love the idea of combining refined elegance with the laid-back feel of a destination wedding. Seashell chandeliers hanging from trees, large conch shells and silver spheres used as decoration and a monochromatic palette of white and ivory with touches of sea breeze blue would all work well together to add a certain refinement to a beach wedding in paradise.
Featured Design: Emma wedding invitation
row 1: Joe Mikos Photographers
row 2: Cappy Hotchkiss, Leigh Miller Photography
row 3: Leigh Miller Photography
row 4: Elizabeth Messina, Leigh Miller Photography
row 5: Brides UK, Leigh Miller Photography