Summer is the most popular time for weddings, so why not embrace the warmth and fun of the season to make it one people will remember forever? Here are five fun new ideas for your summer celebration:
Create Natural Centerpieces
Making natural centerpieces consisting of fruit is a fun fresh summer idea that will turn heads. Have your florist use hollowed-out watermelons as a centerpiece container for a casual look that’s fun and seasonal. Another way to incorporate natural elements in your centerpieces is to go green with your containers. Use wooden vases or pedestals with grass or moss to give centerpieces a natural feel.
Get Creative with Desserts
Get inspired by the summer pastimes and flavours you loved as a kid. For a nostalgic snack, hire an ice cream truck to arrive out front of your venue and serve some childhood favourites. If you are dead-set on having a cake, how about getting one that is infused with summertime fruit flavours like lemon, key lime, or orange vanilla? You could use a strawberry shortcake-style wedding cake topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
Incorporate Summertime Music
To really embrace the summer season, think about alternative music styles. Create a laid-back vibe during your cocktail hour and dinner with a singer accompanied with a ukulele. For the reception, heat up the evening with the sultry sounds of a classic swing band. The St. Elias Centre is capable of hosting any kind of musical request for your cocktail hour, reception, or ceremony.
Send Unexpected Invitations
Break free from the normal, boring invite by getting them fabric-printed, along with your programs and escort cards. This would create a laid-back feel perfect for the summertime. You could also try reversing the usual invitation colour scheme. Think of a great background and print colour combination, like fuchsia and cream, and switch them around. This is a great way to grab your guests’ attention while they open their invitation.
Serve Wine Smoothies
A wine smoothie consists of a fruity wine, like rosé, blended with ice and fruits of your choice. They are garnished with a couple of berries or fruit slices. They are cold, frosty and pack less of an alcoholic punch than margaritas. Wine smoothies are perfect for your cocktail hour and as a signature drink for the evening. They make for a refreshing and unexpected signature sip.
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