Citrus hues are not only perfect for sunny summer affairs, but they’re also great for couples looking for something out-of-the-box for their bold summer wedding. “Our couples are choosing yummy orange and raspberry tones more than ever,” say the pros from CCL Weddings & Events. “Many of the venues we have the honor of working with have a white base. Incorporating vibrant colors in such a clean space makes a statement, and it also creates a cheerful, fun and quirky ambiance for you and your guests,” they add.
Archive Rentals tells us that it’s possible to incorporate unique pops of color while still maintaining a classic feel: “The trick is pairing it with minimal textures and keeping it simple.” Limit your color palette to no more than three complementary hues to avoid overload. Here are 28 ways to add a little zing to your bold summer wedding day!
This boho-chic bouquet consists of parrot tulips, lisianthus, and roses, combined with loads of greenery and filler (including stock, Queen Anne’s Lace, dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus). Kumquats are an unexpected, bright addition to a jasmine and peony bouquet.
Flower Girl Accessories
Deck out your darling flower girl in an eye-catching floral crown or clip.
How dreamy is this watercolor-inspired invite? Set the tone for your celebration with stationery featuring a bold font and a colored border. Go for the gusto with an illustrated vineyard motif, matching stamps, and a patterned envelope liner, or pick just one element to jazz up your invites.
Getting married outdoors? For a tangy twist, line the aisle with lemons. A ceremony arch that’s ripe with fruit perfectly complements a vineyard setting.
Affix printable cards to oranges using pushpins to create a delightful (and budget-friendly) escort card display. Display fruit bowls of varying heights with garden-gorgeous pomanders made from greenery. Breathe fresh life into a standard all-white tent with multicolored centerpieces, patterned linens, and ribbon ties at each post.
White porcelain vases, jugs, and pedestals pop against these floral arrangements and fizzy sodas for a tablescape that’s stunning to behold. Mix-and-match centerpieces and fruit-topped pedestals are perfect for a whimsical bash. A peony at each place setting, along with table arrangements grouped by color, makes for a wow-worthy first impression. If you prefer tall centerpieces, this lush version with lemon and sorbet-colored ranunculus and tulips will certainly make a statement.
Quench guests’ thirst by having servers pass out refreshing lemonade and pink lemonade before the ceremony. Ask the mixologist at your venue to incorporate seasonal ingredients and to put their own twist on classic drinks that guests already know and love, like this Orange Crush Bellini concoction. Don’t forget to include a fun garnish!
How cool is this quirky variation on the ubiquitous ombré cake? The inspiration for this dessert display was the orange grove setting — the vendors wanted the setup to feel welcoming in its natural environment.