Thursday, June 15, 2017

9 Of Our Favorite Summer Wedding Ideas

Summer is officially here next week, which means it's time for summer wedding season at our scenic wedding venue near Knoxville. We've seen quite a few creative couples tie the knot over the years at Country Jewell, and today we're sharing 10 of our favorite ideas for a summer wedding.  

Keeping Your Cool
The weather really starts heating up once summer is here, so keeping your guests cool is an important thing to plan for. Wedding programs printed on fans is an excellent way to keep them comfortable during an outdoor ceremony. They can provide a nice breeze for themselves while staying informed about important wedding details.   

Bringing the Outdoors Inside
When it really gets hot outside, you'll probably be spending a lot of time inside our air-conditioned wedding barn once the party gets started. Bring some of the outdoor beauty in with you by incorporating it into your centerpieces and other wedding decor. Vases filled with seasonal wildflowers are an easy way to do this. Another way is to use colors that seem to say "Summer is here!" 

Sunny Colors
Bright, sunny, summery colors bring the same optimistic cheer to your wedding as a bright, sunny, summery day. Take inspiration from all of the beautiful plants in bloom outdoors, like the gorgeous greens of the trees and the rainbow of colors found on the flowers. The sun's yellow and orange shades make for a lovely color scheme, and those deep blue skies and fluffy white clouds decorating your view are another incredible place to borrow color ideas. 

Fruity Decor
Use some of the refreshing fruits that are in season this time of year to not only add flavor to your menu, but also to decorate your reception. A mason jar full of sliced lemons and limes bring lovely, fresh color to a table, and you can add sprigs of baby's breath coming out of the top for added flair. Centerpieces can also pull double duty if you make an arrangement of fruit for appetizers at the center of every table. It will look pretty, and your guests can have a snack while waiting for dinner to start.  

Outdoor Activities
Take advantage of the wonderful weather and offer a few activities for your guests to take part in outside. Lawn games are always lots of fun, and there's plenty of room at Country Jewell to set a few of these up. You can even find a spot on our grounds with some beautiful landscaping for a background and set up an area for guests to take fun photos.  

Refreshing Drinks
The beverages you serve for a summer wedding should be ice cold and refreshing. Containers filled with tea and lemonade where guests can help themselves is a great way to keep drinks available to them at all times. You can rent a frozen drink machine to serve icy, blended beverages. Add frozen chunks of fruit to punch bowls to keep them cold but not watered down. Last but not least, at a summer wedding is it very important that you make sure water is easily accessible to guests at all times.   

Naked Cakes
Keeping your cake inside our Tennessee wedding barn will keep any icing from melting in the heat. Another alternative to a cake covered in buttercream icing or fondant is to choose a "naked" wedding cake. Rather than frosting the outside, instead the baker only frosts between the cake layers and decorates the outside with flowers and fruits. It's a lighter dessert, and it is an especially wonderful look for a rustic wedding.  

Sundae Bars
Summer and ice cream go hand in hand. Offer your guests a cool dessert alternative by having a table full of sundae toppings and few of your favorite ice cream flavors. 

Sparkler Sendoffs
Another great outdoor activity that you can add to your wedding is an exciting sparkler exit. It's fun for the guests, it's a blast to run through that tunnel of light, and the pictures that your photographer will get from it are simply amazing. 

Summer is an amazing time for a wedding, especially at our breathtaking, scenic wedding venue near Knoxville. You've got the rolling landscapes and fresh Smoky Mountain air outside plus the rustic charm of our wedding chapel and event barn inside. If you are looking for the perfect place to get married, take a look at Country Jewell. We know you're going to love it here as much as we do! 

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Heiskell, TN 37754

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