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Sizzling Summer Wedding Trends for 2017

Summer’s here and wedding season is in full swing! But just because it’s a popular time to tie the knot doesn’t mean brides aren’t doing all they can to make sure their big day stands out in the crowd. From naked cakes to ceremonies in the round, 2017 is anything but traditional. Ready to be inspired? Check out some of our favorite summer wedding trends below!

Summer Wedding Trends for 2017

Bold Colors

Move over pastels, your time is through. This year is all about big, bold color palettes. And Pantone’s color of the year, Greenery, is the perfect compliment to any summer wedding. For a whimsical, earthy feel, swap tired floral arrangements for bouquets of ferns and eucalyptus. Bridesmaids turn into woodland fairies in flowing gowns and flower crowns. And how could anyone resist that gorgeous velvet ring box!?

summer wedding inspiration

Off the Shoulder Wedding Dresses

Summer 2017 is all about a timeless silhouette. More brides are embracing off the shoulder wedding dresses for a look that is classic, romantic and sensual.

summer wedding trends - off the shoulder dress
Laura Brain Videography

Naked Cakes

A summer wedding trend as delicious as it is beautiful! We simply adore the look of these stripped down cakes. So forgo the fondant and pile on the berries, less is absolutely more!

summer wedding trends - cake
Belinda McCarthy Photography

Non-Traditional Bridal Parties

Gender shouldn’t be your deciding factor when choosing your bridal party. Whether you go with the all inclusive bride tribe or designate a best woman or man of honor, make sure you have exactly who you want standing next to you at the end of the aisle.

summer wedding trends
The Knot

Ceremony in the Round

This summer, couples are branching out from the traditional ceremony layout for a full circle of guests around the altar. This new arrangement is so cozy and intimate, you’re literally surrounded by love!

summer wedding trend - 2017
Eric Kelley Photography

Unique Entertainment

A wedding band or DJ is just not going to cut it for summer 2017 brides. This summer is about spectacle and experience, and the reception is no exception. Palm readers, acrobats, and caricaturists are just a few ways summer brides are taking their after party to the next level. And how incredible is this live wedding painting by Joan Zylkin?!

summer wedding painting
Images by Berit

Fun and Games

Summer is all about fun…and lawn games! Outdoor receptions create the perfect space for giant jenga, bocce ball, and ladder golf. Bonus points if your corn hole boards double as your guest book!

summer wedding - guest book

Finger Food

Sliders, soup shooters, cake on a stick – summer wedding food is meant to be enjoyed in bite sized portions. This is the perfect option for the foodie couple who wants to share all of the treats they love. Pair classic treats with local specialties for a wide range of options. And how cute are these mini tacos served in a lime?!

 

summer wedding trend - finger food
Peter Callahan Catering

Are you using any of the above ideas in your wedding? Share them with us! We love to see what creative things our brides come up with! And don’t forget your custom stationery from Marrygrams! With original designs printed on our gorgeous shimmer stock, we never go out of style. Get your programs, favor tags, menus, and cards here!