With the weeks of Chicago summer fleeting and fall creeping in, we can’t help but stop and think about some of our favorite summertime wedding trends we’ve seen this season. Not sure if it’s the heat of the weekend or the summertime rays, but we just can’t get enough of these five things.
Mason jars. These glass beauties make the perfect partner for summertime weddings. They are a great way to showcase a signature cocktail or fruit infused water and add an extra ounce of décor if your drink matches your wedding color scheme. Mason jars can be ordered from most restaurant supply stores, but we’ve also seen tons at flea markets and garage sales. And for an extra punch of fun, add an old fashioned swirly straw. Can a drink get any better?
Yellow. Nothing says summer like the color yellow. And this summer, we’ve loved the color pair with just about everything. Yellow and teal, yellow and coral, yellow and navy; its hard to go wrong, really. And because yellow is such a contagious color, a little goes a long way!
Sparklers. Maybe we’re still reeling from the 4th of July, or maybe we’re just suckers for anything shiny, but a sparkler exit is still one of our wedding favorites. We often hear couples asking about the perfect sparkler length, and we’re fans of the 14 inch sparkler. Long enough to last for a prolonged exit, but not so long that they feel overwhelming or scary.
Multicolored bridesmaid dresses. Like bridesmaids everywhere, we love letting bridesmaids choose their own dresses, but having each bridesmaid choose a different color, creates a fabulous summertime effect. Even if you might not expect the colors to go together in normal settings, having them sprinkled throughout attendants creates a fun and lighthearted effect, perfect for summer.
Ice cold treats. This summer, we’ve seen an emergence of frozen treats throughout weddings. Ice cream bars and popsicle stands have caught our attention as the perfect summer wedding addition. As the dance floor gets going and guests heat up, be ready to cool them down with the perfect summer frozen treat. Talk with your reception vendor about options for incorporating ice cold treats into your reception. Wedding Dessert Options.