10 Refreshing Ideas For Summer Weddings

10 Refreshing Ideas For Summer Weddings

Summer has never been this sweet! From decadent desserts to blissful beverages, there are countless icy drinks and desserts trending right now. Their bright colors will catch your eye, their chilled temps will keep you cool, and their sweet finish will give you your sugar fix! Whether it’s a classic ice cream cone or a new take on an old summer favorite, you simply have to check out these refreshing ideas:

1. Over-The-Top Milkshakes
Excuse the drool – these shakes are giving us serious cravings! Messy? Yes. Decadent? Absolutely. Worth the calories? Without a doubt!Dessert by Brooklyn Farmacy; Photo by Cynthia Chung

Dessert by Black Tap NYC

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2. Darling Beverage Servers
Fill a beverage server to the brim with sweet tea, lemonade, or infused water to keep your guests hydrated all day long. Photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography

Photo by Nick Radford Photography; Catering by Pacific Harvest Catering

Photo by Angie Silvy; Event by Colin Cowie Celebrations

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3. Vibrant Popsicles
This sweet treat can be made into an ombré design, served like a margarita, or dipped in champagne adding a little extra “pop” to your fizz! Can’t beat that with a stick.Recipe by Tutti Dolci

Courtesy of Bakers Royale

Courtesy of Yummi Design

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4. Farm-Fresh Fruits
Enjoy the best summer has to offer with delicious fresh fruit. Best of all, cones of berries and watermelon popsicles prevent sticky fingers! Photo by Caroline Tran

5. Sassy & Sweet Shaved Ice
These tart, shaved ice cups and cones can be made in advance or personalized for each guest. We love the idea of a shaved ice bar with a variety of flavored syrups. Photo by Sandy Tam Photography; Dessert by Sweet Ice Snow Cones

Recipe by Sugar and Charm

Recipe by The Noshery

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6. Beer Me!
When it’s hot outside, sometimes the only thing you want is an ice-cold beer. Consider having beers on tap or a variety on ice for your guests.Photo by The Melideos

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7. Tropical Cocktails
From piña coladas to tequila sunrises, a fruity drink is a summer classic. Bold colors make these cocktails pop against a simple bar or neutral décor. Photo by The Bird & the Bear Photography & Films

Photo by Jodi McDonald Photography 

Recipe by Thirsty For Tea

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8. The Cutest Cones
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! These miniature cones are just too cute for words.Photo by Emilia Jane Photography

Photo by Colin Miller; Event by Colin Cowie Celebrations

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9. Elegant Ice Sculptures
Whether it’s a champagne luge or mimosa waterfall, ice sculptures can be a fun and elegant addition to any party. Photo by Colin Miller; Event by Colin Cowie Celebrations

Photo by Paul Johnson Photography

10. Adorable Ice Cream Sandwiches
Who doesn’t enjoy an ice cream sandwich? The cookie and ice cream combinations can be tailored to kids’ tastes with sprinkles or a more adult palettes like key lime pie. Recipe by Paint The Gown Red

Recipe by Girl Inspired

Recipe by Tutti Dolci

-Aliana Heffernan

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