View as: List Masonry

5 DIY Summer Wedding Trends to Love

Wedding Design

You might want to set some time aside, because we’ve got a doozy of a shoot for you all today! It includes not one, not two, but FIVE different looks to fall in love with. French Knot Studios and Izzy Hudgins Photography put together a variety of wedding scenes, each with its own theme, invitation suite from Wedding Paper Divas, and wedding cake. Let’s jump on in!

DIY Summer - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

Look #1, Nature Romance: With the lacey laser cut pattern of these invites, the doily and spray paint trick was easily inspired. The archway of foraged branches and paper flowers brings the outdoors in. With classic bouquets of garden roses and dusty miller, the soft taupe of the bridesmaid dress is a lovely compliment. We also added a mother of the bride in steely blue with her own little posey of flowers. Sugar flowers adorn a classic white tiered cake.

Trend we love: romantic greenery, leafy swags and drippy vines. See DIY Paper Wisteria Backdrop to complete the look.

DIY Summer- photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

DIY Summer - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

rose bouquet - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

DIY Summer - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

simple wedding cake - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

Look #2, Fresh Citrus: The invites modern take on floral print is great for spring or summer. We envisioned the whole affair to be outdoors and casual, so the kraft paper envelopes sets the tone. Our bride is decked in a pale aqua and gold brocade cocktail dress with a gauzy ball skirt over it. This gives her the option to lose the bulky skirt for the reception and even (dare I say it) wear the sweet aqua number again! We always love hair flowers and a wild, colorful bouquet. The rolling cooler adds to the easy, breezy feeling of this wedding inspiration. Signature cocktail: Petal Pusher. Mix equal parts french lemonade with rosé wine (we love Cote de Roses for the rose shaped bottle), then add a splash of Elderflower Cordial. Serve cold. Pastry chef, Natasha Gaskill of A Squad Bakeshop took the cutest pattern of fox faces and printed it on wafer paper using edible ink. She then topped it with a sugar peony.

Trend we love: citrus color palettes, floral and tribal patterns. See DIY Paper Punch Backdrop to complete the look.

fresh wedding bouquet - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

fresh wedding invitations in yellow - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

wedding drink recipe - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

soft bridal look - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

aqua and yellow wedding cake - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

Look #3, Watercolor Whimsy: Our bride’s blue and turquoise hair goes perfectly with the frilly look. Snow on the Mountain, parrot tulips, and luxe Free Spirit roses adorn the chairs and bouquet. We love bold make up at weddings, and grooms don’t need a suit to look great while still staying comfortable. Laser cut chair signs were treated with an ombré paint technique.

Trend we love: painterly, watercolor, oil painting inspired decor. See DIY Marbled Placemats to complete the look.

whimsical wedding invitations - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

orange and aquamint bouquet - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

floral chair decor with sign - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

DIY Summer - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

simple romantic wedding cake - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

Look #4, Literary Glam : This is another take on a classic/traditional wedding with a deeper color palette for added drama, like our favorite romance novels. The drape of sheer navy fabric in the branches creates a soft backdrop for a ceremony or photobooth. Subtle book details pop up in the page lined envelopes and “book of love” photo booth props. The reception table could continue the theme with a runner of pages from a favorite love story. The navy bridesmaid dress and marsala accents in the bouquets make a beautiful palette for fall or winter weddings, or black tie evening affairs at anytime of year. Our brides pale fawn hued gown needs little accessory besides a gold birdcage veil and bold lip. The cake is wrapped with a cloisonné print.

Trend we love: dark hues and moody tones, Art Deco glam and metallics. See DIY Tassel Backdrop to complete the look.

navy and copper wedding invitations - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

navy bridesmaid dress - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

DIY Summer - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

wrapped wedding cake - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

Look #5, Modern Tropics: Our final look is lush, bold, and sleek. The striped gown is traditional in shape, but modern in pattern. For the backdrop, we simply hung a variety of tropical foliage from colorful embroidery floss. More leaves appear in our bouquet with parrot tulips, a bird of paradise, and exotic proteas. We wanted a bridesmaid in vivid pattern, though this can be tricky to pull off if you have a fleet of bridesmaids it make a great statement if you have only 1-3 gals. We wanted the reception table and chairs to disappear from our tropical palette, so naturally, ghost was the way to go. Miniature works of art by Beth Allen Art are great for escort or place cards.

Trend we love: tropical, fruits, bold flowers and leaves. See DIY Pipe Planter Favors to complete the look.

tropical inspired wedding invitations - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

tropical wedding bouquet - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

DIY Summer - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

leafy backdrop - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

inspiring summer wedding looks - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

tropical art inspired wedding cake - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

inspiring summer wedding looks - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

mini paintings - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/inspiring-summer-wedding-looks

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Izzy Hudgins

Event Design and Flowers:

French Knot Studios

Dresses:

BleuBelle Bridal

Hair and Makeup:

Jordan Sprinkle for B Street Salon

Nails:

Jamberry

Bow Tie:

Relish

Wedding Cakes:

A Squad Bakeshop

Lollipops:

Leccare Lollipops

Furniture:

24e Design Co.

Lasercut Signs:

Nic.Roc. Designs

Mini Paintings:

Beth Allen Art

Wedding Invitations:

Wedding Paper Divas (+ DIY)

Venue:

Jepson Center

Photos by:

Izzy Hudgins

You might also like

Seattle Watercolor Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

There are a few reasons why I love summertime, but this styled shoot from Samantha McFarlen, Bloomed Out Floral Design, and Champagne Wedding Coordination does a better job of summing up those reasons than I ever could. With a darling popsicle truck, bright colors, and some watercolor details, this shoot is getting me ready for the days of warmer weather ahead!

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

From the photographer, Samantha McFarlen: Summer beauty is captured in every frame at this gorgeous Seattle waterfront wedding venue! With the splashes of watercolor, aztec hints, lush florals & greenery, and the summer heat, these vibes can surely make every heart smile. If the Café Vitta Latte or Blueberry Lemonade Ice-Pops didn’t hit the spot, then the Grapefruit Rosemary Moscow Mule was sure to do the trick! The real showstopper was the attire – the modern cut bridal dress featuring the high neckline gave the keyhole open back a more dramatic reaction. And how perfect were those matching ombre bridesmaid’s dresses?! No detail went unnoticed, and guests even got to take home mini succulents as wedding favors! Calling this day a win-win, friends. Be sure to check out all of the vendors involved in creating this boho-chic masterpiece.

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

wedding bouquet with purple - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

modern bridesmaid makeup - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

bouquet with tulips and anemone - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

glitter dipped feathers - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

colorful tablescape - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

wedding tablescape - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

pink and gold cake - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

seating chart - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Samantha McFarlen

Florist:

Bloomed Out Floral Design

Wedding Coordinator:

Champagne Wedding Coordination

Venue:

Ballard Bay Club

Bride + Bridesmaid Dresses:

Calla Bridal

Hair + Makeup:

Urbanista Weddings

Groom's Attire:

Handsome Menswear

Wedding Cake:

Stone Layne

Popsicle Cart:

Six Strawberries

Rentals:

Borrowed And Blue Event Rentals, Rented Elegance, AA Party

Succulent Favors:

Coloring Nature

Wedding Stationery:

Wildheart Paper

Photos by:

Samantha McFarlen

You might also like

Intimate and Personal Wedding at MyMoon

Elegant Weddings

I don’t know what it is about hanging flower decorations, but I never seem to tire of them. They make a winning ceremony backdrop, and we love how they were implemented for today’s wedding at MyMoon from Rebecca Yale Photography and Designs by Ahn! Jannie and Ivan’s day was full of personal details perfectly suited to this self-titled opposites-attract couple.

intimate and personal wedding at MyMoon - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

From the bride, Jannie: Ivan and I first met at a Summer job in 2003. We were really good friends for about 4 years before we started dating in 2007. I hear a lot of people say “I married my best friend” but it really hits home for us because we were truly just best friends before we even considered dating. Having that foundation really helped us get this far. Another thing I hear a lot is that opposites attract. Ivan’s quiet and quite honestly a bit of a dork – haha. I’m the opposite. I’m very vocal and very outgoing. Sort of a introvert/extrovert situation here, but I think we complement each other and help each other learn and grow. In the beginning of 2013 he went on a 6 month assignment in India for work. Halfway through, we had planned to meet in Japan for a vacation. During a visit to Japan’s annual winter light show called Nabano no Sato, where millions of LED lights cover the whole park, he surprised me with the ring. The location and atmosphere was perfect.

rustic wedding invitations - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

ivory boutonnieres - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

wedding rings - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

grooms boutonniere - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

pastel wedding bouquet - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

hanging flower decor - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

ceremony chairs - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

wedding ceremony - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

ceremony recessional - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

pastel blue bridesmaid dresses - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

Planning for the wedding very nearly drove the both of us bonkers. We were looking to purchase a home and planning the wedding at the same time which was probably not the smartest thing to do, but I’d like to think of it as us trying to be overachievers. Overall, I think we went through what most couples go through. We cried over our lost weekends, had little voices nagging at us all hours of the day about what still needs to be done, sleepless nights, and feeling the need to bury our heads in the ground. It was quite the experience with lots of ups and downs, but we survived it. The night was amazing. Being surrounded by all our friends and family and having the time of our lives. What we went through leading up to it, it was all worth it. We went from acquaintances, buddies, best friends, girlfriend/boyfriend, and then finally this last title, husband and wife. Still feels a bit foreign on my tongue (or typing it). I may still stumble over the word “husband,” but I have no trouble calling him what he will always be to me: “my best friend.”

guest book sign - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

wedding favors - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

feather escort cards - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

paper goods - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

rustic wedding table - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

book centerpieces - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

cake table - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

ombre wedding cake - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

cake table - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

wooden cake topper - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From the bride, Rebecca Yale Photography: Jannie and Ivan’s wedding was a lovely intimate affair at My Moon Restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Jannie and Ivan were the masters of DIY and brought together so many personal touches like the feathered escort cards Jannie made herself to the hundreds of books stacked on the tables as centerpieces, which Jannie got from the publishing house she works at. The morning started off with a beautiful tea ceremony at an air bnb rental (which is such a great idea for a getting ready space) then off to Prospect Park for portraits and then a beautiful outdoor Ceremony at My Moon followed by dinner and dancing inside the restaurant.

Wedding Vendors

Photographer:

Rebecca Yale Photography

Floral Design:

Designs by Ahn

Venue:

My Moon

Wedding Dress:

Oleg Cassini

Hair + Make Up:

Makeup by Coco

Bridesmaid Dresses:

Donna Morgan

Groom + Groomsmen Attire:

Vera Wang

Dessert:

Sweet Buttons

Bubble Tea:

Celebritea Cafe

DJ:

Kurt Borst

Wedding Invitations:

Minted

You might also like