17 Ideas for a Breezy Summer Wedding in Austin – Brodie Homestead
You know, it’s not hard to see why in Austin, summer wedding locations are so popular among the brides. Bright flowers, delicious cocktails, ice cream, sundresses, sunny weather…can you blame them? If you are one such bride looking for a little inspiration for drinks, menu, or even flowers, we have something for you.
People love indulging in gelato in the hot summer afternoons. For your guests, you can set up a gelato bar with a selection of different flavors.
Bet you didn’t see this coming. Set up a custom made cart (or bar) for offering snow cups to your wedding guests. It’s fun, it’s unexpected, and it will help them cool off.
During the cocktail hour, serve your guests light snacks accompanied with a selection of Champagne, beer, and wine. Don’t forget you signature cocktail; since its summer, you can choose something cooling like melon-rum drink. For snacks, mini shrimp rolls with a salad of lemon zest, radish, and fresh dill sound delicious.
Escort Card ideas
Add color to the entryway by installing a board for pinning up the colorful escort cards. You can tie assortment of colorful ribbons, garlands, or fabric to make the escort cards vibrant.
Plan fun games like croquet, or corn hole, during the cocktail hour to entertain your guests.
To make sure your guests don’t get dehydrated, set up carts and bars that offer water. To give it a delicious twist, choose fresh fruit-infused, lemon-infused, and mint-infused water.
Since you will be providing your guests with a program, put it into a cute bag and add a pouch of lavender plus a wooden fan (for instance), to help them beat the heat.
Want to make a special getaway? Ditch the car and think a tandem bicycle.
To decorate the reception area, you can hang vintage adornments from the ceiling like brass domes, or crackle-glass globes.
Raise your hand if you agree that freezing soda is the ultimate summer drink. Refresh your guests with sizzling flavors of ice-cold soda.
During your cocktail hour, you can set out a lavish selection of cold cheese, and fresh fruit.
Set up a make-your-own mimosa bar or better yet, a cart. Decorate it with ribbons that match your wedding palette colors.
Thinking how to choose a unique summer menu? Include fresh items like a salad of watermelon, shaved fennel, roasted walnuts, arugula, orange slices, with vinaigrette made of barrel-aged red wine. Yum! You can also serve grilled vegetables sprinkled with lemon zest and oregano.
How about beautiful parasols for guests to protect themselves from the heat? These can also double up as favors.
You scream, we scream…PJs apart, these frosty treats are best way to delight your guests. Serve classic flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry – prepared from wholly organic ingredients! You can also choose summery fruity flavors like mango, pineapple, and guava.
Simple is best
Love minimalism? How about decorating the back of chairs with air plants instead of the flowery bouquets? Air plants give a simple yet elegant touch that’s just perfect for the summers.
For the centerpieces, fresh peaches are a great idea. Peaches can add color and fragrance to the décor with minimum effort.