Summer lovin’ is in the air and wedding season has arrived! The summer is a lovely time for a wedding. There are many elements that can help you orchestrate your flawless day, but we have narrowed it down to five key elements.
A summertime wedding gives you the opportunity to use colours that are much bolder and brighter than you would use in a fall or winter wedding. It is a time to experiment with different colour schemes. Depending on how bold you want to be, consider some of the following pairings for wedding ideas:
Adding bright bursts to a mix of the colours that Mother Nature has to offer is a great way to take advantage of the season’s lush hues. Think different shades of green and pink for a natural, romantic look. Blood orange, sea blues, and yellows combine all of the hues of a sunset on the beach, and will give your wedding venue a nautical look. Silver, cream, and pinks are a perfect look if you’re looking for something more classic. Add pinkish tones (think peach and blush) as an accent to your neutral colours. Combine several different pastel colours (yes, more than one!) to add a whimsical element to your wedding.
Embrace the Outdoors
Lush trees and grass and late sunsets provide the perfect scenery for your wedding photos. Choose a wedding venue that is near natural settings for your photos. The St. Elias Centre is conveniently located near ideal outdoor locations such as Hog’s Back Park, the Rideau River, and Mooney’s Bay.
When the humidity picks up, it can be hard to keep a centrepiece looking fresh throughout the entire day. Terrarium centrepieces are a great way to prevent your centrepieces from looking sad and wilted in the summer heat.
Keep the beverages light and seasonal. Refreshing cocktail drinks with mint, lime, and frozen fruit are bound to impress your guests. Think mojitos, margaritas, lemonade mixes, and punch. Any of these cocktails can be made as virgin drinks if you’re looking to save money on the alcohol. If you’re looking for something within a budget, consider offering wine and beer instead. Sangria with fruit slices and frozen berries also makes for a great fruity alternative.
Be creative with your food options. After a night of dancing, your guests will appreciate a summer themed snack: ice cream, gelato, and frozen yogurt are all great options that everyone will love. The St. Elias Centre also has incredible food, and is prepared to assist with the catering of your wedding.
Play close attention to these key elements, and you can have a flawless and unforgettable summer wedding.