July Weddings Made Beautiful by Nature
Summer is a season that just keeps on giving. Longer days, endless blue skies and colorful blooms make it a perfect time to get married. A summer wedding offers double the spaces for your ceremony than its frigid winter counterpart. You can move your nuptials outdoors — just think of all of those gardens, courtyards, lakesides and beautiful tents waiting for you! A July wedding is less expected, more reliably warm and less rainy than one in old standby June. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite July weddings that make exquisite use of the season’s organic beauty.
Bliss Weddings & Events curated a vision of organic beauty for this couple’s special day. Guests celebrated in a beautiful tent under a custom installation of hanging greenery and white flowers from HMR Designs. Gorgeous summer florals in bright colors were carried through to the details including the custom bench cushions. A four-course farm-to-table meal featured a chic hand-painted menu from EJD Design. Jennifer Lynn Photography captured stunning images of this garden wedding held at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
This floral farm wedding makes us thankful for the bounty of summer. Bliss Weddings & Events created a gorgeous celebratory setting in Galena, IL. Quirky country details like a fresh lemonade and juice bar, stylish outdoor lounge furniture, and a giant white tent set the formal rustic tone. Garden Party Florist tied the whole event together with draped garlands and table bouquets. The lush scenery, lit-from-within tent, and even the colorful sunset were captured by Booth Photographics. Content guests dined on fresh bites from Food For Thought and finished off the meal with a slice of beautiful but delicious cake from Sugar Fixe Patisserie.
Rows of dense summer green trees lined this romantic wedding ceremony in the heart of the Chicago Botanic Garden. The enchanting celebration was put together by Clementine Custom Events, who incorporated white and gold tones throughout the ceremony and reception. Peonies and pink and white roses from HMR Designs were abundant, further expressing nature’s influence over this celebration. Soft details at the reception tables like clear glass votives and blush napkins created a serene scene. Three Nails Photography captured the lovely event, including its fun-loving guests dancing the night away.
This Andrea Eppolito-designed wedding combined beauty and whimsy into one memorable celebration. The bride allowed Eppolito the creative freedom to execute wow moments like a floating wedding cake, stunning settings like seating areas in 20-foot birdcages and glamorous touches like feathered invitations. DBD Vegas adorned the chic “cages” with crystal chandeliers and draped white florals and greenery. Meanwhile, Hayley Shandro photography captured every beautiful angle of the Four Seasons Vegas event, including the glass bridge spanning its pool. Guests enjoyed watching mermaids swim past the wedding cake while they danced under string lights.
Classic Country Club
A classic white and silver country club wedding was just right for this classic couple. Held at the Mirasol Country Club in Palm Beach Garden, Florida, the celebration incorporated crystal elements and lush white florals from decor company Renny & Reed. Event planner Posh Parties curated a luxe event with lucite cane chairs and gray raw silk linens lit by dreamy candlelight from flickering glass votives. Photographer Kat Braman had no shortage of picture-perfect scenes and subjects — and expertly captured every stunning detail and smiling face.
This luxe wedding was perfectly set at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The ballroom’s ornate barreled ceiling and period details set the scene for a stunning reveal for every entering guest. Clementine Custom Events planned a chic ceremony and reception featuring lovely pink, white and gold details. Guests danced the night away to the Don Cagen Orchestra on a fun glowing dance floor that shifted color throughout the evening. The pulsing energy, smiling faces and tender moments were beautifully captured late into the evening by Jason Kaczorowski Photography — until the final sweet dance.
Lush Courtyard Wedding
This happy couple prioritized being able to slow down and soak in every moment — but that doesn’t mean they slouched in the design department. This LK Events-planned celebration featured a lush courtyard ceremony followed by a fun reception at City Winery Chicago. Atmosphere Events Group created a dramatic lighting scheme that bathed the chic raw space in dreamy blue. Greenery and pale blooms from Fleur Inc. filled the tables. Rebecca Marie Photography perfectly captured every special moment and sweet glance as well as guests packing the dance floor to the The Chicago Players’ party-ready tunes.
Perfect Mountain Wedding
This rustic mountain wedding made beautiful use of nature’s gifts with an outdoor ceremony boasting miles of rolling hill views. Event Planner Melissa Fancy curated a stylish reception in light tones of cream and pink. Luxe tabletops were adorned with pastel blooms and monochromatic ivory candles, while wood-beamed ceilings and an elk statue served as reminders of the celebration’s countryside location.
This wedding ceremony featured a unique arched floral and greenery wall and side panels that coordinated perfectly with the Chicago Botanic Garden’s lush setting. Guests tossed petals to celebrate the union then headed to the elegant reception planned by Kara Superfine Events. The cohesive feel of the event is due to the seamless teamwork between the decor professionals at HMR Designs and the invitation designers at Clementine Ink + Paper. They curated a classic tone with navy blue and white theming; invitation liners coordinated with the table design and the couple’s custom logo pulled the elements together. The evening ended with the newly-married couple surrounded by family and friends holding sparklers, lighting up the summer night sky.
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