There's no shortage of sunshine here in this pastel oasis. Secure the venue of your mid-summer night dreams equipt with a fairytale -esque water fountain, wispy trees, and neverending flower patches. Ditch the traditional tiered cake and opt for delicate macaroons paired with honeysuckle lemonade. Make your way to the dance floor as golden hour hits and twirl your way through the flickering sun until the clock strikes twelve.
We’re in the midst of summer and that means, lightweight, airy, simply built dresses made to keep you calm cool and collected. Well, as collected as possible on your big day. Mywony brings us another gem in the form of soft tulle, natural silk, and creamy French lace. The May gown embodies the essence of summertime and delivers the effortless garden party vibes you’re after.
Hopefully, your cocktail hour is located near a body of water because your guests will want to watch the waves with this tropical drink in hand. It doesn’t get much easier (and tastier) than this simple blend of rum and mango nectar. Add in a little sweetness and bring together the flavors with muddled mint leaves. Sit, sip, and feel refreshed.
1 tsp sugar
5 mint leaves
½ lime, juiced
2 oz rum
4 oz mango nectar
In a glass, add sugar, mint leaves, lime juice, and rum. Muddle your mixture together until the sugar starts to dissolve. Fill the glass with ice, top off with mango nectar and stir to combine. Garnish with lime wedge and sprig of mint if desired.
Cue the vintage vibes and start drawing inspiration from your grandmother's own wedding day decor. Sift through an old photo album take those old traditions for a spin. We love incorporating old glass bottles of all shapes and sizes into your decor. Repurpose an eclectic blend of warm-toned treasures to create unique centerpieces and scatter some dainty dried flowers across each table for a timely touch.
Handmade in Australia, the iconic Alexandra Rose gown was designed to celebrate the female figure and make every woman feel confident on her wedding day. The ivory lace fabric wraps around each curve, reaches high up to the neck, then opens up into a low back. Designed to dance in, this stretchy fabric feels like Spanx disguised as a wedding dress. Trust us, you’re not going to want to take it off, even after the party is over.
Sweet and simple elderflower syrup mixed with the bold rush of fresh squeezed blood orange juice takes your average gin drink and kicks it up a few notches. A couple of drops of our loyal friend, St. Germain, makes this drink a little too easy to go down. Not to mention, your guests will love to watch the bartender pour bright red OJ on top and make colorful clouds inside each glass.
¾ oz St. Germain (elderflower liqueur)
½ oz lime juice
2 ½ oz blood orange juice
In a glass, combine gin, St. Germain, lime juice, and ginger ale. Top glass with ice. Slowly pour in blood orange juice. Garnish with orange slices and lemon thyme sprigs. Serve immediately and drink up!
A color packed wedding palette can be hard to pull off, but we’ve found the secret to success. Bring pieces from the garden to your wedding venue with technicolored flower pots, flowy garland, and soft blush hues. Keep the background a clean slate, white is our go-to, but you could try any muted color. Serve up some sweet summer cocktails decorated with tiny edible flower petals and sip away in a dreamy patch of sunshine.
Are you ready to really glow up for your wedding? We’ve got you covered. Well, partially. Leanna Marshall created the Granderson gown with an ocean goddess like you in mind. Long sleeves, perfect for the afternoon sea breeze, are coated in ornate gray beading with an embellished bodice and hem. A simple row of white satin buttons cinches together down the back and along the inside of its scalloped sleeves. Quick, toss your heels to the side and make your way down the beach before the sun goes down.