The pops of colour in this wedding inspiration are just what you need for a bright and sunny wedding day. And if you have rain, these hues will bring light into your venue! From the bride’s exceptional headpiece to the pretty invites, you’ll adore the ideas given here.
Colour Palettes for a Summer Citrus Wedding
When it comes to choosing colours for a summer wedding, always remember that your colour palette should reflect the aesthetics and spirit of the bright, sunny season. For such colour schemes, hues inspired by sunny vibes are a great choice. To reflect the energy and mood, incorporate cheery colours like fuchsia pink, bright yellow, citrusy orange, and exhilarating light blue. Since many summer weddings take place at outdoor venues, loaded with natural beauty, neutral colours like green, mauve, and beige can be top picks for artsy and casual weddings.
However, if you are looking for a classic summer wedding, then there is nothing more elegant than a colour scheme that contains timeless tones of lilac, pale butter yellow, powder pink, navy blue, and cream. These colour schemes are especially appropriate when your wedding venue is either a garden or a rooftop terrace.
Ceremony Decor for a Summer Citrus Wedding
For a tropical summer affair, a classic citrus theme is perfect! It may be an old-fashioned theme but there are modern ways to incorporate citrus fruit into your wedding decor to make it look stylish. To make the venue look colourful and cheerful, you can start by creating a flower arch for your wedding venue entrance, adding adorable, little citrus fruits to it. You can tie olive branches and citrus fruit to the back of your stark white chairs and line up your aisle with tall, white candles and funky citrus.
Craft some fruity chandeliers with oranges and lush green leaves to spruce up your summer wedding decor, and line up your wedding dance floor with small mason jars filled with fresh white daisies and juicy citrus choices!
Table Setting Style for a Summer Citrus Wedding
Your wedding table can be made extra gorgeous with the addition of citrus here and there. First of all, you would need some stunning centrepieces, preferably in contrasting colours like those used in this board: bottle green and transparent. For the dining table, use a lighter colour spread; baby blue, for example, and keep it minimalistic yet colourful by placing a big, striking flower bouquet in the middle. Use plain white crockery and add a citrus fruit next to each plate!
A cake table should always be eye-catching to the guests and get well-deserved attention. Spread out a butter yellow tablescape on your cake table and get your hands on transparent glass vases of different shapes and sizes to fill them with fresh, yellow primrose.
Wedding Cake Ideas for a Summer Citrus Wedding
When life gives you lemons, use them to spruce up your wedding cake! Limes, alongside citrus, are a beautiful addition to your wedding cake. Red blood oranges, grapefruits, and even kumquats can be added to make your sweet treat colourful, tasty, and vibrant. If you love these juicy and tangy fresh produces then why not make a splash by bringing citrus to your wedding cake?
Go for a lovely classic white cake and decorate it with pastel pink flowers and orange borders, sitting atop separate tiers, to get the guests to talk a storm about how stylish and flavourful your wedding cake was! If you wish to add a bit more colour, as shown in this board, you can also choose a powder blue fondant for the bottom tier of the cake!
Wedding Invitations for a Summer Citrus Wedding
Whenever you think about citrus weddings the first thing that comes to your mind is bright splashes of colour and bold details, and this is exactly what this bride opted for in her wedding invitations. These minimalistic hand-crafted wedding invitations are a dazzling blend of spunky orange, lush green, and fuchsia pink with a plain white base infused with bold geometric patterns.
Vibrant and vivid wedding invitations are always a perfect option for tropical weddings. And to make them look even more appealing, choose to incorporate watercolours on the front and craft a small paper pocket, inside your wedding invite, to add a citrus candy for your beloved guests!
Food for a Summer Citrus Wedding
What says summer better than a tall, cold glass of freshly squeezed citrus juice? Add finely-sliced citruses to your refreshing drinks. Be sure to have sushi as well as a salad bar and capture, fresh summertime flavours with some lobster rolls and grilled beef steak.
For desserts, serve mini-ice-cream cones and lemon tarts for a balanced sweet and sour flavour. To make your summer affair extra sweet, you can also have a chocolate fountain not only to attract your guests but also because it poses as a royal décor item!
Bouquets and Boutonnieres for a Summer Citrus Wedding
Because our bride is all about a cool and fresh vibe for her summer wedding, why not go for a vibrant look of citrus wedding flowers to brighten up the summer smiles. To create a harmonious look for your wedding bouquet, mix it up! Go for elegant shades of white, dusty rose, bright orange, blush pink, and pale green foliage. Add baby citruses to complement the overall theme.
Grooms can incorporate citrus accents in their boutonnieres paired with fresh white flowers. For the floral decorations, pastels and intense greens are good choices, especially when perched atop a tall, elegant vase.
Wedding Dresses and Accessories for a Summer Citrus Wedding
Say yes to the elegant and evergreen white wedding dress for the chic, sunrise citrus-infused style wedding. The bride in this board is wearing a gorgeous full-length, white sequined wedding dress. A light fabric makes the wedding dress look airier. And to compliment her minimal attire, she has coupled it with stylish and trendy pieces of jewellery: a blue cocktail ring.
To look like a darling, create a headpiece made out of fresh in-season flowers and let it make you feel like a summer princess. Add a touch of sparkle by clasping some gold bracelets around your wrist. There are a million ways to incorporate citrus into your entire wedding theme so even if you go for a plain white dress, you can always add a pop of colour by choosing the right accessories.
Wedding Photography for a Summer Citrus Wedding
Your wedding pictures can preserve your precious moments like no other thing and make for great memories. It is up to your photographer to capture awesome moments but you are also responsible for how the photographs turn out. To turn up the magic, make sure to ask for candid pictures and have a solo photoshoot to enjoy every element of your wedding.
Because summer weddings are mostly held outdoors, it's easier to capture the natural beauty of your surroundings alongside bright smiles. Get loads of portraits in the natural sunlight and click the key details of your big day to add to your wedding album.
Portrait Props for a Summer Citrus Wedding
Who doesn't enjoy a good and fun photo shoot with customised props? Props not only add colour but also a burst of life to your wedding ceremony space and make the scene look complete. Beyond the natural textural boost and splashes of colour, customised portrait props can make for great add-ons for photoshoots. You can make personalised tags for the bride and groom as well as for the guests and place them neatly on their dinner plates.
For a summer affair, you can create a basket of props for your guests containing funky sunglasses, hats, and umbrellas. If you want to go big, choose glass lanterns, fairy lights, funky smoke bombs, and fresh flowers for a phenomenal fun time!
playful summer citrus wedding
Summer is almost here and there is no better way to kick off wedding season than with a playful and colourful citrus themed inspiration shoot from Ling Wang Photography. Conceptualized and brought to life by Ashley on Two Be Wed, this Houston, Texas editorial feels like a ray of sunshine!
Colour was the anchor for our design and we paired it with a clean and minimal yet bold and refreshing take on summer. Little pops of citrus detail in the floral designs and invitation suit gave it that extra elemental ‘zing’ to stand on its own. We surprised ourselves with touches of geometric elements – colourful patterns woven into the invitation suite, white lattice chargers and overlapping chairs in stark white. Our bride was playful and fresh in the sequin studded Gemma gown from BHLDN and bold statement pieces from local jewelry designer, Kendra Scott.”
Credits: Photography: Ling Wang Photography // Event Planning & Styling: Two Be Wed // Floral Design: Maxit Flower Design // Paper Goods: Nib and Pixel // Wedding Dress: BHLDN // Cake: Buttercup Bakery Houston // Linens and Coverings: Over The Top Linen // Makeup: Sunkissed and Madeup // Jewelry: Kendra Scott // Wardrobe Stylist: Allann Campbell Wardrobe Design // Model: Taylor Hilton // Reception Venue: The Grove Restaurant in Houston, Texas