Summer Sunshine Wedding Theme

Summer Sunshine Theme

The summer sunshine wedding theme incorporates all the best things about summer - the long lazy days of sunshine, bright colours, sea breezes, sunflowers, steel drums and warm summer evenings spent with friends and family. This is a semi formal take on a beach wedding theme. Here is how to put it together:


This wedding theme calls for an informal but sexy gown. Something that shows off a little skin and your incredible tan! Look for an off shoulder beach wedding dress or a dress with a low cut back.

For the men how about a pair of camel coloured long or three quarter pants and a crisp white shirt.


Summer Sunshine Hair Your summer sunshine wedding theme requires a casual and fun beach wedding hairstyle. Opt for an informal plait decorated with one of your wedding flowers or perhaps some classy dreadlocks. These Rastafarian locks are artificial and is first sprayed with a coloured paint suitable for hair. It is then draped over the head and pinned to a chignon low in your neck. Crystal beads adds a touch of glamour.


Beach Wedding Invitation Send your guests invitations to your summer sunshine wedding that will hint to them of a relaxed get together filled with fun and laughter. Nothing too stiff and formal. For this theme anything that has a summer feel will do well. Try the following example:

Sunny Days Invitation icon - These vivid orange and pink sunburst designs highlight your wording on this bright white, non-folding invitation. The cheerful colors and fun designs create the perfect introduction for your Summer Sunshine theme wedding.

Beach Ceremony:

Beach Wedding Ceremony For your summer sunshine wedding theme there is no better flower than the sunflower for your decorations and bouquet. For the ceremony, have an informal arch or gazebo made from bamboo and line your isle with sunflowers. If you want to provide seating for your guests, but think that chairs will be too formal, then opt for benches or even hay bales.

Welcome Drinks: There is nothing more refreshing than a rum mojito or a vodka and ginger cocktail for your guests as they arrive at the reception site. Also make sure you supply some bottled water.

Reception D├ęcor Ideas:

The summer sunshine wedding theme incorporates bright sunset colours like yellow, red, pink and orange.

Ideally your reception should be on the actual beach or somewhere outdoors to lend the feeling of a summer dinner under the stars. Cover long tables with a canvas material that will withstand some breezes, and will add a casual feel. If you are not using a tent of some sorts then provide the necessary shade with some cream canvas umbrellas palm leaf umbrellas. Use informal seating such as cane stools, benches or hay bales.

Use striking summer colours in your flowers. Team miniature sunflowers with red and yellow gerberas in an informal posy. Decorate with some raffia.

Music Ideas:

For a truly summer feel hire a steel drum band if you can. They can play during the ceremony and to entertain your guests during the cocktail hour. A few reggae songs will also fit very well.

Menu Ideas:

For your summer sunshine wedding theme menu try Mediterranean platters filled with roasted vegetables, cold meats and fresh Italian breads. This should be easy to cater for since nothing is really served warm, and the platters make for a very social meal. Just make sure there is enough space on your tables to accommodate your platters and decorations.


For some summery favors try one of the following:

Beach Wedding Favours

These mini tin beach pail candles have a sunny summery theme painted on them. Follow this link for more information on the Beach Tin Pail Candle

Beach Wedding Favours

These cute little woven beach bags are the perfect containers for your wedding favours. Follow this link on these Mini Woven Beach Bags

Beach Wedding Favours

If you are able to use sunflowers in your summer sunshine beach wedding theme then these Sunflower Favor Tinswill fit in perfectly.

Beach Wedding Favours

These natural sinamay woven tote bags are a bold and fun way to present your favors. As featured in Martha Stewart Weddings in a stylish outdoor ceremony, these favor bags are perfect for beach weddings. Click here to order your Sinamay Woven Tote Bags.

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