Sheridan wrote in about her “early-summer outdoor wedding. I am going for a very natural, casual, whimsical feel.” She mentioned wooden picnic tables, a white gazebo, and distinctive colors I knew I could run with: “pink, purple, yellow—very bright.” Here are a few ideas for Sheridan’s celebration:
With its basis in the truth that plants are at their most beautiful and most affordable in season, RealSimple’s Flower Finder offers suggestions based on your time of year, color preference, and desired bloom size.
For paper lanterns in every shade from moss to blueberry, stop by Luna Bazaar. A mix of fuchsia, lemonade, and plum could be perfect to add a splash of your wedding colors to that gazebo.
All jokes about the Royal Wedding Donut aside, the donut seems to have joined the cupcake in dessert prowess. They’re just as fun, and in many cases, they’re more affordable. Check out this adorable donut and coffee bar—sub in lemonade for coffee if it’s too hot or the wrong time of day for coffee, though I have many friends who would be quick to tell me there’s no such thing.
Speaking of lemonade, why not have a drink that goes with your color scheme?
A couple of glass drink dispensers are not only functional, they can add to the casual feel of your celebration. They’re not always cheap if you buy them new—I’ve found them at second-hand shops—but since they’re reusable, they’re more earth-friendly, and sometimes more budget-friendly, than buying individual glass bottles. This one had useful handles and a vintage look.
I hope some of those give you some wedding inspiration! Have a wonderful celebration, Sheridan!
Want a few ideas for your own wedding? Drop me a line.