During June I started to look into 4th of July weddings. I realized there was one basic style for 4th of July wedding inspiration. This may be fine for some people but for me it was a sign I needed to give my brides another option! I wanted to provide a minimalist, patriotic option. So I decided to put together a styled shoot at the perfect Venue for this, The Keeler Property.
I went about this by first looking into what other people were doing based on Pinterest. First off, we need to understand that Pinterest pushes posts that have been popular for a long time. You’re not going to see the latest trends on Pinterest. Therefore when I was looking many things I saw were no longer trendy and fun. For instance there were a lot of Mason jar and burlap decor ideas.
The biggest thing that stuck out to me was everyone wanted to cram red, white and blue in every aspect of their wedding. What I advice is to pick one thing you want each color in instead of everything red, white and blue on everything.
In some cases you can put all three colors together but I would avoid that to give your wedding a classy feel. For example, instead of making your cake red, white and blue add red to a traditional white fondant cake. In this instance it is a bonus because you get red and white together.
If you really want all three colors together somewhere add some cupcakes to your dessert table with blueberries and raspberries on top!
For your bouquets instead of doing red, white and blue you could have the bride carry a blue and white bouquet while the bridesmaids carry red bouquets. Have the groom match the blue bouquet and groomsmen match the bridesmaid.
With the groomsmen and bridesmaids in blue they will complete the whole color palette in photos.
Your reception space can be patriotic without feeling like an American flag production company threw up on it. What I recommend is to do white table cloths (unless there are farm tables then PLEASE don’t cover them) and do blue bouquets or red ones or alternate!
If you’re on a budget and have a small guest count you can always use the bridal parties bouquets on the tables!
Because I really wanted to cater to the military couples in this shoot I brought in some traditional military life items like suitcases and an old phone. The idea was to create a nostalgic old, military feel you see in movies.
Obviously this isn’t a must but you’re allowed to have some fun when you decorate your wedding!
Having a lounge is a perfect way to get people out of their seats at reception tables which will encourage more people to get up and party!