2013 Summer Wedding Style: Fun in the Sun


Summer is the perfect season to stray from traditional wedding settings and attire by moving the ceremony outdoors . With the warm weather, lush green grass and the opportunity to get creative, outdoor weddings are making a statement in a big way.

Even if the bride decides to incorporate a glam wedding gown into her outdoor vows as this bride did, the key is to dress the bridal party and groomsmen down a bit to keep all eyes on the bride.

This bride keeps her dress classic but simple with a mermaid style strapless fit, lace detail and an embellished bust line. The crisp, clean white is ideal to keep all eyes on the bride by making her stand out against the colorful outdoor setting.

Being outdoors provides the perfect opportunity for the groomsmen to add a pop of bright color to their attire as well! The orange-coral color added to this wedding complements the scenery and provides break in the white detail of the bride and the white summer dresses of her flower girls. Not to mention coral is a must-have shade for this summer!

A fresh sundress is key for the bridesmaids in a summertime wedding, and using a solid color with lace detail keeps the attention on the bride while adding to the summer feel of the occasion. Small details, such as adding an orange ribbon belt as this party did to match the groomsmen, provide unity among the entire wedding party.


Rising temperatures may play a vital role in a summer wedding, so an updo is a must for the bride. Pull the hair up in some loose curls with an statement hair clip a to achieve an elegant yet simple style. It is generally best to keep the bride’s makeup basic and not too heavy by choosing one feature to really bring out, perhaps with a rich plum lip color as this bride did. Add a bold black liquid liner to the top lids with just a brush of light pink shadow, a sweep of blush across the cheek bones, and this fresh-faced bride was ready to say, “I do.”

So whether you are planning an elaborate wedding or simple ceremony, take the summertime as an opportunity to get creative with your big day! Allow some casual dress, or add a pop of bright color to stand out against the natural scenery. The idea of adhering to a traditional wedding is long gone, so have some fun with settings, attire and accessories.

Photos by Kristin Gallagher

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