They carry all of the intrigue of the season: the long, balmy days under sunny skies, the multitude of floral possibilities, the atmosphere of ocean. Summer wedding accessories spread the warmth and enchantment of summer throughout your celebration.
If you choose to have your summer wedding outdoors among nature's delights, then a great deal of your decorating has been accomplished already. The beach, a lovely garden, or even backyards, offer a plethora of natural accessories and rich, unmatched colors. However there are always special ways to enrich the mood with accessories.
Summer blooms make marvelous accessories and can be selected specifically to blend (or contrast) with your existing color scheme. Consider some of the following flowers for inclusion as summer wedding accessories:
- Baby's breath, the traditional bouquet enhancer, is in full bloom from May through August and is lovely both on its own or interspersed with other blooms.
- The daisy, a classic wedding flower, flourishes from May through July. This beautiful bloom symbolizes purity and optimism and spreads the mood of summer.
- Dahlias bloom all summer long and will enrich any summer party with their variety of rich colors and aromas.
- Chrysanthemums, the long time favorite for bridal bouquets and centerpieces, are hardy throughout the summer. Their beauty is dramatic and their wide range of colors will fit into many different color schemes.
Since summer weddings are full of brightness and energy, decorations and accessories should also carry an aesthetic vitality. Hand held fans carry the dual purpose of beautifying your space and keeping your guests cool. Specialized fans can be ordered with your names and the date of your wedding. Flip flops can be distributed for cool and comfortable feet, and miniature, decorative pails can be filled with sand, shells, or even flowers for a beachy effect.
Place bowls of exotic summer fruit on each table, or simply place one large and decorative fruit bowl on a buffet table. Summer fruits are delectable and colorful and will provide a most appreciated treat for guests! Serve tropical drinks or smoothies. They not only symbolize the good times of summer, but are delicious and visually stimulating as well.
If you are celebrating outdoors, include decorative citronella candles with your other special lighting choices. They will help reduce mosquitoes, while providing a nice summery aroma.
Whether you are indoors or outdoors, sun shielding, brightly colored umbrellas will produce a wonderful feeling of summer. Inflatable beach toys and decorative palm trees also carry that festive feeling of summer while providing color and mood enhancement. Don?t forget those beach chairs! Even indoors, they can provide a nostalgic feeling of summertime festivity.
Suntan lotion, sunglasses and visors are all summer accessories that can be distributed as wedding favors or simply made into fun decorations. Floral arrangements can have a bottle of sunscreen right in the middle of the blooms. An array of trendy sunglasses can be placed on a buffet table or hung from fishing line and displayed over a bar area or cake table. Have band members wear visors or island-themed clothing.
If it means summer to you, then incorporate it into your wedding. Accessories give you the freedom to express yourself and mold your wedding to create the mood you most want. Enjoy the unique brilliance of a summer wedding enhanced with accessories to make your day one of a kind!