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Summertime means weddings and obviously, there’s a lot to plan and so many options to consider, but it doesn’t mean that you must stick with traditional wedding traditions. There are plenty of cool and trendy ideas to create a fabulous summer celebration, so as you rack your brain for ideas, why not consider these 5 unique summer wedding trends.

1 Gather everyone under the sun

Nobody wants to stay all cooped up during summer. In fact, the one thing that makes summer weddings so exciting is the fun of getting outside under the warm sun. Nevertheless, unlike the classic summer themes such as a beach or garden, why not add a personal twist? Consider your favourite summer hangout, whether that’s a cabin in the woods or a converted rustic barn. Personalise your theme and bring everyone out in the warm weather to celebrate your big day.

2 Bring in those wildflowers

Usually, people love to use flowers that blossom in the spring for every wedding. Though these flowers are unquestionably dazzling, they may not be seasonally appropriate and cost-effective when it comes to a summer wedding.

Turn towards eco-friendlier decorations and choose wildflowers over the traditional choices. The wildflowers when packed together into a brightly coloured bunches pack a decorative punch. And what’s more, a wild-looking bouquet bursting with colour always looks stunning in the hands of a bride.

3 The summer wedding cake

White wedding cakes are pretty much popular for every season. But, with cake bakers now offering a wide array of delectable flavours and fillings, it would be a shame to not pick a seasonal selection.

Think of the summer flavours you enjoyed the most as a child and use them to inspire your choice. Go for a strawberry shortcake-style cake filled with whipped cream, or a vanilla cake with orange buttercream. Don’t limit your choice to cake and consider other desserts too. Use seasonal fruits to dress up a stunning tiered pavlova or hire an ice-cream truck to offer quirky summertime favourite.

4 Dresses that dance with the wind

Summers in some regions of the world, especially the Midwest are hot and humid. Thus, no bride or bridesmaid would want to be smothered by a silk and satin dress during a July wedding. Thanks to the designers, there are some beautiful styles of wedding dress in light, airy fabrics which offer a lesser restricting fit.

These flowing dresses are often made in soft pastel colours including light pink, lemon, and baby blue.

5 Ditch those round tables

Round tables and formal dining wear are all traditional styles that are way too common in the world. How about spicing up your summer wedding by incorporating the outdoor picnic theme?

You could arrange a buffet with food carts lined along the banquet server. Seat guests at long rectangular tables to give the wedding a more social and family style quality.

As you are making your final decisions, you would find plenty of these trends being exercised during this wedding season. Keep a close eye on wedding magazines and social media to find all the trends that you like and incorporate them in to your wedding plans. Enjoy the summer sun as you float down your outdoor aisle like a summer princess.