4th of July Weddings: Hot or Not?
In 2017 July 4th is on a Monday which means - yep - everyone is celebrating that first weekend in July. It also means your family and friends are all going to be gathered together. Well that's highly convenient...FOR YOUR WEDDING!
It's so easy to be dissuaded from an Independence Day themed wedding because let's just be honest and say we've seen some atrocities. Americana isn't for everyone, but there are a few great reasons to utilize this patriotic holiday not only to bring your family and friends together, but to enjoy all the styling options that are possible!
You're an all-american girl-next-door so shake off thought of awkward american flag table cloths and take a peek at this red, white, and blue theme that might convince you to celebrate your marriage and American!
1. Use various shades of red and blue
Look for navy, deep red, light blues, creams, and tans. They're complimentary to pretty much any venue, and they'give you a great foundation for your tablescapes. Bring in golds and bronze rather than silver to keep the feeling ritz instead of chintzy.
Lila Wilson Weddings
2. Forgo any and all flags...except maybe these:
DO NOT use flags in your decor. Instead, hide a few star spangled banners in hidden places for a cheeky reminder here and there.
The Midwest Bride
3. Naked berry cakes are HOT
Delicious? Check mark. Cost effective? Check mark. Totally in season? Check mark. Breathtaking? Check mark. Subtly red, white, and blue? Check mark.
4. You don't have to wear stark white
Wear a creamy, frothy gown or even rock a pink frock. Don't worry about showing your patriotism in your look - your details are taking care of that and this your wedding day so wear whatever you want!
Style Me Pretty - Hayley Paige
5. One word: SPARKLERS
Because look at this.
6. It's in the details
Invites, bouquets, and subtle details are the perfect wait to hint at the fact that it's not just your wedding day but also America's birthday!
Elizabeth Anne Designs
Catch all the lights from the sparkles to the fireworks to the rope lights and candles with jewelry that says, celebrate!
The Joss Earrings: Fresh Water Pearls and Swarovski Crystalsin gorgeous Gold Plate says "elegant". The Interesting sweeps and swirls, though, say, "Let's have a party!"