It’s time for summer weddings.
Unlike winter with its palette of greys and white, summer is a riot of colors. One great way to get inspired on the “look” you want for your wedding is to think about the colors of the season. Everyone knows that spring is all pastels and fall is all deep, rusty colors but summer can go a few different ways. Here are three completely different color inspirations for your summer wedding.
Keep it hot!
Bright sunny colors keep the heat turned up! Think about the bright oranges and reds of the farmer’s market; the deep, rosy pink and green of a juicy watermelon; the brilliant yellows of a sunflower. If you put them all together you get the lush colors of summer: bright, sunny and exuberant. This is not a color palette that lends itself to a very formal look; summer is too hot for that. This look is more of a bold explosion of fun! If this look were a city, it would be Miami or New Delhi.
Flower choices include: Roses, Gerber daisies, Zinnia, Marigold, Sunflowers, Bird of Paradise, lilies.
Cool it Down
Just like crisp white linens blowing lazily in the breeze, white flowers have an air of coolness about them. An all white look can have a certain easygoing elegance. Keep all your wedding centerpieces open and airy and they will be like a breath of fresh air on a stifling August afternoon. Use vintage silver containers to give it the refined upscale look of a classic southern wedding.
Flower choices include: Hydrangea, Astilbe, Queen Anne’s lace, Baby’s Breath, Spray roses, Garden roses, and Stock.
Head to the shore.
Pale blues, greens and sandy beige; beach colors epitomize summer. You can either take this look all the way with props like starfish, shells and beach glass or simply echo the colors for a more subtle look. Everything should be light and flowery with no hard edges or angles. Keep your colors pale and sun bleached for a cool refreshing summer wedding reception.
Flower choices include: Delphinium, Larkspur, Bachelor buttons, Blue hydrangea, Beige roses, Grasses, Some ferns, Succulents.
We hope this has given you some inspiration for your Long Island wedding. Whenever you get stuck, looking around at what Mother Nature is doing is always a good place to start. After all, she has been doing it literally forever.