Outdoor Summer Wedding Inspiration

Summer is my favorite season and so of course I’ve fallen in love with these sweet summer wedding concepts by Ashlyn and Heather of Carter & Cook Event Co. I think the palette is a so fun and there are so many great ideas that would be easy to incorporate into your day. Love how they incorporated cantaloupe into the day! Hopefully it will help inspire those of you planning a summer wedding next year. Oh, and the lovely couple – Ryan and Katie Scott – they are a real life couple who were sweet enough to model for the photo shoot. You can tell by the photos that Jessica Claire captured that they are truly in love ! And just wait until you see her GORGEOUS shoes! LOVE them.

Our summertime themed shoot was inspired by the carefree days of summer. Camping, gingham, popsicles, lots of bright color and texture played into the workshop theme.

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Hannah with Modern Bouquet always does an incredible job bringing our vision to reality. The whimsical florals were such an elegant touch to the table. She also hand made a rustic chandelier for the ceremony area that was hung from an arch, that came from Found Rentals.

rustic wedding ceremony

We knew right away we wanted to incorporate the natural setting of the workshop. Because of the rustic outdoorsy environment, we decided to bring in Jeni from Found and use her amazing collection of furniture. She is incredible to work with and has such a fantastic selection of pieces.

outdoor wedding ceremony

Anytime we get the chance to create a an element of design that may be hung over a tablescape – we take advantage! We attached various styles of rope to the Oak Tree, along with the left over fabric to create an eclectic and fun looking rope chandelier.

outdoor wedding reception

Our goal was to take the rustic atmosphere & theme but create an elegant space. We love the idea of mixing textures and patterns. Gingham and vintage floral prints began to paint a vision. We made a custom peach and tangerine floral printed table runner and navy gingham napkins. Posh Paperie created adorable place card flags that were secured in fresh pieces of summer fruit – cantaloupe! All the wedding signs were a beautiful combination of the two patterns. In order to off set the rustic environment, we used navy blue fine china, and then spray painted plastic plates as homemade chargers. A less expensive way to add color and another fun element to your table.

cantaloupe wedding decor

outdoor summer wedding reception

A small campfire area made up of various lanterns was created & included benches, a hammock, peanuts to snack on and a even a game of Bingo.

outdoor wedding reception bingo

bride sweater

outdoor wedding reception

bride in sweater wedding

little wedding cakes

Melody, from Sweet & Saucy Shop created a cake table with 3 alternating sizes of cake, two of which had toasted marshmallow frosting! We designed a hand dyed tulle curtain backdrop for our cake table. The lighting created a beautiful focal point.

wedding cake table

wedding portraits jessica claire

Thanks to everyone involved for sharing your talents with us – so much inspiration here!

Vendor Team:

Event Design/Styling: Carter & Cook Event Co.
Furniture Rentals: Found Rentals
Hair Pieces & Shoe Clips: Rachel Larraine
Hair: The Mermaid Salon, Kim Lilly
Make up: Color4Casting, Jessica Arredondo
Photography: Jessica Claire
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  1. Thanks for the feature Jen! I knew I had to get in on the shoot with these talented ladies…they did a fabulous job!

  2. Such a gorgeous shoot!! Love all the great vendors & so much fun inspiration!

  3. I’m definitely bookmarking that bouquet! Another gorgeous feature!


  4. OMG – this is just gorgeous!!! Fabulous inspiration and amazing details!! Love it all…especically her bouquet!!


  5. Love the cantelope! So unique! Also loving her cardigan. :) Lovely

  6. I love love love the aqua cake stand! Does anyone know where I can purchase it?

  7. You always have the most gorgeous shoots on here!! Love her headpeice & all the amazing details! Kudos to Jessica Claire ;D

  8. Hi Jessica,
    I did the desserts for the shoot & my store actually sells the cake stands as well. Just go to my website and send us an email letting us know that you want one & we’ll send you over the pricing & sizes.

  9. thanks again Jen for the feature! xo

  10. The ladies did such a fab job, I was so impressed by their creativity, and it made modeling for Jessica that much easier with such a fun setting to play in. :) Love the feature, and love the ladies that put this together! :)

  11. Beautiful rustic details and a truly gorgeaous couple…

  12. Absolutely gorgeous, all of it. Love the colors and textures and flowers. beautiful guys.

  13. Oh, please tell me where I can find that gorgeous dress! This was so inspiring to me and I absolutely love it!


  15. Where is the dress from? Love it and this whole set up.

  16. Could you please tell me where I can find the teal wedding cake stand you used? We need a 14 inch stand. This one looks perfect and the perfect color we need! Thank you!!

  17. Do you still sell the teal cake stand? We need it to be 14 inches. Please let me know ASAP and the price also. Thanks so much!!


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