The Magic of a Late Summer Florida Wedding

Summer weddings are popular for a reason. Whether you’re using the sunny forecast as an excuse to get married outdoors (Fort Lauderdale Beach wedding, anyone?), for the chance to wear your favorite accessories (sunglasses or sun hats?), or to plan your wedding banquet, the hottest months have a lot to love about them when it comes to planning a wedding reception in Florida.

There are almost limitless ways to sprinkle seasonal details into a ceremony, cocktail party, or reception. That may mean selecting a wedding hall near water, adding summer fare to your menu or mixing in some cool seasonal gear for guests and bridal party members to incorporate into their fashions.

And remember to keep your guests’ comfort in mind with everything from helping them to beat the heat, and keeping mosquitos at bay, to avoiding other summertime irritations.

Here are some ways to bring out the summer in your Fort Lauderdale Beach wedding:

Citrus Accents

—Greenery, citrus fruits, and flowers make signage and tables pop.

Gift Bags

—Help guests to your Fort Lauderdale Beach wedding get in the spirit of the event and season with gifts that’ll help them enjoy the warmer weather.

Summer Menu

—Serve your guests classic summer menu items like a light, refreshing salad of seasonal vegetables. And for dessert, try an orange sorbet served with sparkling wine and biscotti.

Buffet Table

—An al fresco spread gives a picnic vibe to any summer wedding.

Seasonal Cocktails

—Serving lighter libations is key to an extra-refreshing cocktail hour at your Fort Lauderdale Beach wedding. Floating a few petals in each glass is always a pretty touch. And frozen drinks sing summer.

Mimosa and Bellini Bar

—Fruity beverage bars are a hot trend and bring a brunchy feel to the Fort Lauderdale Beach wedding festivities.

Oyster Bar

—Even if Aunt Adelaide calls them “ersters.”

Cheese Spread

—Light and tasty at the same time, a lavish cheese spread, along with breadsticks and fruit makes a nice seasonal addition during cocktail hour.

S’mores Bar

—The classic summer camp dessert, served up in a stylish way.

Dessert Table

—A casual spread is made for a summertime affair, and frozen desserts are especially “parfait,” like limoncello snow-cones, gelato, and sorbet (sherbet).

Fragrant Bouquets

—A summery bouquet can feature lots of beautiful seasonal choices, including dahlias, roses, veronica, seeded eucalyptus, lavender, peonies, sunflowers, peach ranunculus, pink, red and white garden roses, deep purple cosmos, white andromeda, maidenhair fern, white clematis and many others.

Flower Crown

—A lush bridal crown filled with peonies, roses, and other seasonal flora makes a beautiful seasonal accent for the bride at your Fort Lauderdale Beach wedding.

Colorful Attire

—Bright colors work great with the season.

Bicycle Exit

—Instead of the usual limo, after the reception, make your getaway on a tandem bicycle.

Broward County, Florida is the perfect region to plan a summer wedding. Broward’s first city, Dania Beach, is part of Greater Fort Lauderdale, and ground zero for culture, arts, and the celebration of sun and sand. In Dania Beach are located the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, the Design Center of the Americas, the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts, and The Gallery of Amazing Things, all within driving and walking distance of Broward’s 23 miles of sparkling sand beaches and individual beach communities.

The event coordinators and staff at The Gallery of Amazing Things invite you to explore the endless possibilities for your Fort Lauderdale Beach wedding, in summer or at any time of the year. Call us today to schedule a tour.

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