Summer/Fall Wedding Ideas

Yesterday, we shared some fabulous winter/spring wedding ideas and inspiration, including tips from Kat Schmoyer of Dear Sweetheart Events. Today, we’re back with some equally beautiful summer/fall wedding ideas!

Our summer inspiration board includes bright colors, and even a little nod to Pantone’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid, a chalkboard-like Save the Date (my favorite!), a fabulous bow tie for the groom, and stunning shoes for the bride. And don’t forget that you’re going to want to keep your guests cool and comfortable during those sizzling hot summer days. Looking for a cute little DIY to add? How about a chalkboard mason jar candle centerpiece? :)



Bridesmaid/Bouquet: photo by Katie Hall Photography via Style Me Pretty, Chalkboard-like Save the Date: Simply Designed, Groom: photo by Fete Photography via Wedding Chicks,

Shoes: photo by Ashley Kelemen Photography via Ruffled, Seating Chart: photo by Sweet Marie Photography via Fab You Bliss, Drink: A Cup of Mai

Summer Wedding Planning Tip: 3 little words: Remember Your Guests. Brides, summertime equals HOT! So, if you’re planning an outdoor wedding (ceremony, reception, or both), keep that in mind. Try to find a shaded ceremony location (or one that would allow for really amazing umbrellas) to keep guests cool; offer your guests fans & bug spray to help beat the elements; and even think about the time of day your wedding will take place (7pm is normally significantly cooler than 2pm). Both you AND your guests will appreciate those thoughtful touches! – Kat Schmoyer, Dear Sweetheart Events

Our fall inspiration board includes vibrant colors of orange, red and green, reminiscent of brilliant Northern fall leaves. Included is a colorful bridesmaid dress, a dapper groom (can you tell we have a thing for gingham bow ties?), a mason jar for drinks, sparkly orange wedding invitations, and who wouldn’t love an apple cider drink station! Perfect for the cute mason jar, which you could also give away as a favor!



Bridesmaid/Bouquet: photo by Eric Kelley Photography via Southern Weddings, Groom: photo by Troy Grover Photographers via Style Me Pretty, Fabric Wrapped Mason Jar Drink: photo by Chupp Photography via Heart Love Weddings,

Birch Straws: photo by Troy Grover Photographers via Style Me Pretty, Sparkly Orange Invitation: April Lynn Designs, Apple Cider Drink Station: Abby Grace Photography 

Fall Wedding Planning Tip: Just because you’re getting married in October doesn’t mean you have to use bright orange pumpkins & fall foliage. A color palette of soft neutral hues would look stunning paired with the color of the leaves; or using a jewel tone like rich purple or bold blue can add an extra pop to the typical fall décor. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box with your color choices, and use things like hot apple cider, pumpkin pie or white pumpkins to remind guests it’s really October!! – Kat Schmoyer, Dear Sweetheart Events

Which one is your favorite? I really can’t decide! Can I choose them all? :)

A big hug goes to Kat from Dear Sweetheart Events for all of her fabulous tips! We are so honored that Dear Sweetheart Events is a Heart Love Weddings preferred vendor. You’re going to love her!

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  1. says

    I’m obsessed with BOTH bowties and those adorable mason jar drinks!! And that fall bouquet? Love it!! Thanks so much for letting me be apart of the post :) xo!!

  2. says

    Thank you so much for including our Chalkboard Save the Date. It is one of our favorites from our 2014 collection. I love the colors that you paired it with, AND the bow tie!!! Love bow ties :)

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