A palette of pastels for a summer wedding? Why not! Beat the heat with sweet colors. That’s the idea behind this inspiration post that shows how to take a cool break from the usual hot hues of summer. Bring the sugary charm of pink, yellow, and mint green (plus touches of sky blue and lavender) to both your wedding ceremony and reception. Look out below…for pure pastel heaven!
Bring Sweet Pastels to Your Summer Wedding
With colors like these, the natural inspiration would be florals and confections. So set the sweet mood as early as your wedding invitation—abloom with flowers in a soft watercolor style. Then, have your bridesmaids surround you with a muted rainbow of pastel dresses at the ceremony.
At the reception, use actual sweet treats to showcase the palette. Think multi-colored macarons (the link below has the recipe!), a gorgeous pastel tiered cake, and that classic childhood treat, marshmallows! Not only delicious but fabulous as favors and as part of the decor, too.
And speaking of decorations, how perfectly whimsical and playful would bunches of pastel balloons be—whether tied around the venue or held by the flower girl in place of a flower basket! While on the guest tables, mason jars painted in sugary tones could hold anything from straws to cutlery to flowers to sparklers for the couple’s send-off.
Balloons – Agnes Lopez Photography, via One Wed
Painted mason jars – Beach Blues on etsy
Cake – Sugar Ruffles
Marshmallows – via Byrdie.com (attributed to Pinterest)
Macarons – Tesco Real Food
Invitation suite – Sugar Pixels Design on etsy
Bridesmaids – Karena Dixon Photography, via Southern Weddings