If your wedding is inspired by simpler times, fun, and the essence of summer, consider adding a fun wedding cocktail into the mix. These work particularly well if you are hosting a wedding with no children, otherwise, be sure to mark alcoholic and non-alcoholic items very clearly! Either way these summer wedding cocktails are great fun! Also great for outdoor weddings in the heat of summer.
Summer Wedding Cocktails
From Southern Living, this is one heck of a yummy treat. Bubbly frozen fruit popsicles with a splash of Presecco. Be sure to use fresh fruit (preferably local), and this is a sure winner. I am already dreaming of raspberries blackberries, cherries, and strawberries for all of you Oregon brides.
This is a great DIY wedding idea. Make your own otter pops as specialty cocktails inside or on the side. The sky is the limit with this one. Found from The Scent of Green Bananas.
Snow cones? Yes, please. Beer snow cones? Bigger yes. For all of those beer lovers in Oregon, try beer snow cones for your wedding reception. Use any beer. If you want to add a little more refreshment, try combining a lighter beer and lemonade to make the snow cones. be sure to test out the combo before you serve it to wedding guests! This is from Zank You Weddings.
Even though I am not getting married, I plan on trying all three of these fabulous summer wedding cocktails. My back patio is waiting.
Blush is a popular wedding color this year, and in my opinion one of the most romantic and/or whimsical colors you can choose for your wedding. I am inundated every day with blush wedding ideas; and because even I love the color, I thought it would be fun to show a few of them off. Blush can be a part of almost any combination of wedding colors, and can add a subtle softness and romance.
The Latest Blush Wedding Ideas
My favorite is the driftwood centerpiece. I also love the pastel shades in the wedding cake. Found this little shot of inspiration on The Sweet Occasion. Photo credits, from top left: Love Me Do Photography via Ruffled / KT Merry via Style Me Pretty / Ozzy Garcia/Amber Glanville Photography via Bow Ties and Bliss / Delphine Manivet / Lane Dittoe via Style Me Pretty / KT Merry via Style Me Pretty.
This came from Ruffled. A finger corsage? This is surely something new. What do you think? I still haven’t made up my mind…seems itchy.
I had to throw in a pretty blush wedding dress. Found this on Wedding Dress Bee. It’s on sale right now, check it out!
LOVE THIS! So cute. What a great wedding idea. From A Practical Wedding. Dye flour with food coloring and make a trail to the wedding path. Flour won’t harm anything and can be any color you want!
What do you think of these blush wedding ideas? Share your favorite on Pinterest!
The sun is finally shining in Portland and I have been really inspired by the new wedding color palettes for the 2013 wedding season. Everything seems fresh, new, and crisp! If you are still choosing your wedding colors, be sure to check out the Art Of Weddings Guide to Choosing Wedding Colors – Part One. Choosing the wedding colors can really be one of the hardest parts of the wedding planning process, and I always encourage brides not to rush into the decision and to really see everything that is out there. And that is where I come in…here are some of the latest color inspirations I have found…
Fresh Wedding Colors for 2013
Adding gold into a mint wedding palette makes mint seem almost royal. This is a fabulous color palette. It is cool, but with depth and vibrancy. Found this on Wedding Chicks. Photographed by Heather Roth Fine Art Photography | Mint Cake Photographed by Birds of a Feather Photography | Gold Shoes from This is Glamorous | Bouquet photographed by Jen Huang Photography and designed by Poppies And Posies Events.
Shades of yellow are really popular wedding colors this year! This is bright, fun, and sweet. The link said this was from Wedding Part Gallery, but the link did not work.
This is my favorite combination of the day! These sweet pastels are fresh, crisp, but with a true romance feeling. This offers a perfect wedding color palette to do so many fun things. Found on The Sweet Occasion. Photo credits, from top: Kellie Kano via Elizabeth Anne Designs / Jose Villa via 100 Layer Cake / Elizabeth Messina via The Bride’s Cafe.
This is somewhat like the one above, with a little more contrast and brightness to it. Adding in the lime and clementine flair offers a little more personality. This is fresh like a summer smoothie! Also found on The Sweet Occasion. Photos, from top: Vicky Starz Photography via Style Me Pretty / Jessica May Photography via Style Me Pretty / The Kitchy Kitchen.
Did you find something wonderful? What are your favorite wedding colors? Share them with us.
At least once a week I pop over to Etsy to see what is trending in the wedding world. Whether it is fashion, wedding decor, or some other amazement, I always report back my findings to brides and potential brides of the world. Today, I’ve found some unique Etsy wedding decor. I tried to find things we aren’t seeing in the mainstream wedding barrage…truly unique wedding decor. You be the judge!
Unique Etsy Wedding Decor
Love these. Wedding decor clothespins. Can be used for so many different things. A set of 12 for only $6.50 from Gonna Get Hitched.
These fit right in with popular wedding color schemes for 2013. They are a fresh take on all the wedding mason jar stuff! They are painted a pretty gold on the inside. The three mason jars shown are just $21.00 from BeachBlues.
I haven’t seen a lot of butterfly wedding decor out there lately, but these are lovely! I would use these in my house after the wedding! A set of 30 butterflies for $45.00 from BugsLoft.
Whimsical flower lights on a string! Don’t overlook a little mood lighting for your wedding decor. From MarwinCraft, these are a steal at only $16.50 for 12-13 feet!
Find some Etsy wedding decor you need? We hope so! Tell us what you bought, and if it lived up to your expectations! We love hearing from brides.