5 DIY Summer Wedding Trends to Love
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks so much for the post! We had a blast putting all of this pretty together.