A summer wedding is the perfect occasion to embrace a bold and vibrant colour palette. Bright joyful shades like hot pink, fiery coral and zesty orange paired with fresh greens and teal evoke the celebratory feel of a Mexican summer fiesta and are great for bringing a party vibe to your special day. But how do you embrace a fun festive feel in a tasteful way? Read on for our top tips to create a bright and stylish summer wedding.
Mexican Summer Wedding Inspiration
What colours spring to mind when you think of summer? For us, it’s all about the warm shades of a blazing sunset to lift the spirits and warm the soul. A bold pink David Austin rose like Miranda, complimented by the softer pink tones of Constance and Keira is a great place to start your summer wedding inspiration; the bountiful petals and delectable scents evoke the feel of lush abundance that we all associate with summer. Pink symbolises friendship, affection, harmony and compassion, making it the perfect colour choice for your wedding flower.
Pink Wedding Flowers
Give your pink roses an exotic spin by pairing with unique and interesting flower varieties in tonal shades, such as blushing bride protea (Serruria Florida); pink nerine (Nerine bowdenii), pink pepperberries (Schinus molle) and butterfly ranunculus. Consider adding little touches of contrasting bright blue to break up the sunset hues, such as African lily (Agapanthus), cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) and love-in-a-mist (Nigella).
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
A dramatic pink rose-filled floral arch is the perfect backdrop to a summer wedding, creating a dreamy focal point for your ceremony and the perfect spot for guests to take photos throughout the reception too. If budget allows, consider extending the floral arch into the aisle to create a beautifully fragrant walkway for you and your guests. Chat to your florist about ways to repurpose the aisle arrangements for your reception so you can continue to enjoy the flowers throughout the day.
Summer Wedding Centrepieces
We love the idea of creating an immersive dining experience for wedding guests to really celebrate the summer theme. Alongside your flowers, get creative and add unexpected items to your table centrepieces for more colour and contrast, such as chillies, citrus fruits, cacti and succulents. Look out for complementary coloured accessories too, like candles, napkins, chargers and glassware in vibrant shades, plus terracotta pottery and gold flatware to add extra warmth and themed vibe to the tablescape.
Mexican Summer Wedding Reception
Run with the bright and bold colour theme throughout your wedding, including your invitation suite and on-the-day stationery and give a summery spin to your catering. Serve refreshing tequila-based cocktails like mojitos, margarita or palomas, and offer elevated Mexican favourites as canapés like mini tacos and quesadillas, grilled corn and chile rellenos (stuffed chillies). It’s so nice to surprise guests with an alternative to traditionally formal wedding catering and sure to get everyone in the mood to party and dance the night away.
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