Summer Wedding Ideas to Make Your Day a Breeze

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It’s officially summer! There’s nothing like celebrating the season than with a warm-weather wedding. At Wayfarers, it’s never looked more beautiful: the ocean blue and blooms create a lush paradise perfect for an outdoor wedding. From florals to food, we’ve curated trends and tricks to nail a summer wedding with ease and finesse.

 

 

 

 

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Photo | @gantes.co

Take Your Ceremony Outside

Ditch the indoor wedding chapel and take your wedding ceremony to the great outdoors. Wayfarers Chapel gives you the traditional chapel ceremony, but elevates the experience with sun-soaked glass chapel walls and surrounding trees that give the feeling of being outside. Surrounded by ocean views, rolling greens and a flourishing rose garden, the venue creates the perfect summer scene.

 

 

 

 

Photo | Make Me Digital

Tailored Invites

Whether you’re headed to the California Coast or a tropical beach in Bali, use inspiration from your wedding destination to design your invitations. Play up the palm trees, bright florals and oceanic elements to convey the feeling of summer.

 

 

 

 

Aspen Dinner Plate

Photo | Crate & Barrel

Chic Color Palette

Keep it neutral with white, cream and camel and add pops of color such as turquoise, poppy or mustard. These light and bright tones will uplift the space to create a breezy, beautiful atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

Photo | Kevin Chin

Casual Rehearsal Dinner

Rather than a buttoned-up rehearsal dinner, opt for a pool or beach party to bring family and friends together before the big day. Sometimes a relaxed atmosphere and your loved ones is all you need!

 

 

 

 

Photo | Fondly Forever Photography

Organic Tablescapes

Think bright and simple with your centerpieces. Whether you opt for organic greens or fresh citrus to adorn your tables, your decor will give a nod to the summer season.

 

 

 

 

wedding reception

Photo | Signature Maui

Romantic Lighting

Dining al fresco under the stars is the epitome of summer! Hang twinkle lights above the reception seating to create a magical ambience.

 

 

 

 

##Serve Prosecco with Popsicles
Add a popsicle to each glass of Prosecco for the perfect summer drink. Make it 'grammable by filling each pop with edible flowers.

Photo | Christy Wilson Photography

Signature Cocktails

Give your guests a taste of summer with thirst-quenching sips like sangria, prosecco or rosé. Make it interactive by offering fun add-ons, like wine-soaked salt or edible flowers for garnish.

 

 

 

 

Join us today on Hadley Court as international tastemaker Lynda Quintero-Davids shares her summer entertaining tips, recipes, barcart and trayscape ideas!

Photo | Hadley Court

Refreshing Fare

The summer season is not the time for hearty, heavy cuisine. Choose lighter options for your guests to enjoy, such as fresh salads, grilled fish or chicken and  seasonal fruit and vegetables.

 

 

 

 

Surfboard wedding seating chart - Anna Kim Photography

Photo | Anna Kim Photography

Surf’s Up

Surfboards have been creeping into home decor as a California-cool statement made chic. Feature one at your wedding, where guests can snap a photo for Instagram and even sign it as an unconventional guest book.

 

 

 

 

macrame badminton net and vintage rackets

Photo | Nouba

Wedding Games

With dancing typically being the #1 wedding activity, offer more fun for guests to enjoy. Embrace the spirit of summer and set out bocce ball, corn hole or badminton.

 

 

Which summer wedding idea will you try? Tag us in your summer wedding photos on Instagram at @wayfarers_chapel