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5 Summer Wedding Trends We Love

From watercolor décor details to berry cakes, we're crushing on these festive warm-weather finds.

Hello, sunshine! Summer has officially arrived, and we couldn’t be more excited for three months of sandals, sangria, and warm, starry nights. Planning your wedding this season? Below, check out five of our favorite trends for sunny celebrations.

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1) BOHEMIAN GOWNS

When things start to heat up, hemlines rise and necklines fall. We love bridal gowns with boho flair—billowy sleeves, cotton lace, crochet details, fringe—for outdoor weddings in the desert, mountains, or at the beach. Gown by Portland bridal designer Elizabeth Dye

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2) BERRY CAKES

Take advantage of the season’s ripe, juicy fruit—raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries are tops on our list—and serve a berry and buttercream confection, like this tiered naked cake topped with blueberries by Honeycrumb Cake Studio.

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3) CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS

Raise a toast to your new relationship status with a glass of bubbly. For warm-weather fêtes, we love sipping on champagne, cava, prosecco, and sparkling rosé wines, or mix things up with a signature champagne cocktail featuring fresh fruit, herbs, or elderflower liqueur. Bonus points if you toss in festive floral ice cubes like these by McKenzie Powell Designs.

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4) OMBRÉ BOUQUETS

We love the soft, romantic style of this ombré-hued cascade bouquet by Decoration Inc. To keep the look current, stick with a tonal palette like these warm pink, coral, and peach hues. Photo by Britt and Peter Chudleigh

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5) WATERCOLOR DETAILS

Similar to ombré styles, watercolor details like those found in this cool-blue tablescape by Valley & Co Events are a pretty way to add soft color to your big day. We also love watercolor paper goods, from invitations to menus to table numbers, and even watercolor wedding cakes! 

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