With clear skies, sunny days, and gorgeous views nearly everywhere you turn, there’s nothing quite as sweet as summertime in Savannah. It’s truly no wonder why the warmer months are such a popular time to say “I do!” here in the Hostess City. The longer summer days allow for more sunlight to illuminate your wedding photos and you’ll find this season offers a wider variety of beautiful, bright florals to choose from. Whether you choose to celebrate during the warmth of the day or as the evening stars come out, your summer nuptials will surely radiate Southern charm.
If you dream of a classic, Southern, summertime wedding, these are some of our favorite trends we’re loving this season.
Small, Intimate Weddings
Even as COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted throughout the country, many brides and grooms are opting for smaller, more intimate weddings with only their closest family and friends — and for good reason! Not only is having a smaller guest list a great choice for budget-conscious couples, but hosting a smaller, more intimate affair will likely make you feel more relaxed on your big day. Plus, you’ll both get to spend more meaningful quality time with each of your guests, celebrating the happiest day of your lives with the people you love the most.
If you and your beloved have a certain wedding date in mind that happens to fall on a weekday, don’t fret! More couples than ever are choosing to recite their vows during the week, breaking from the tradition of a conventional weekend wedding. With the popularity of weekend weddings, the costs of venues, vendors, and other wedding-related expenses will be significantly higher on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, so choosing a weekday wedding will almost certainly guarantee added savings. Embracing a weekday wedding also allows couples to get married on holidays or special dates that are meaningful to them, making for wonderful and uniquely themed weddings!
Short & Sweet Engagements
Even though the average length of engagements in the U.S. is 12 to 18 months, there’s no set time frame you have to follow when it comes to preparing for your dream wedding. Many couples are skipping sending out “Save the Dates” months in advance and instead enjoying a short and sweet engagement. Couples who choose to wait less time to say “I Do” usually spend less time wrapped up in the minor details, ultimately making the planning process much more proficient. Another plus: your newly-engaged glow will carry you from the moment he pops the question all the way to the altar.
Outdoor Weddings that Embrace Natural Beauty
Having an outdoor wedding is an easy choice when the surrounding scenery is as magnificent as it is at Red Gate Farms. With sprawling, ancient oaks draped with Spanish moss, sweeping paddocks, and glistening ponds, the natural beauty of this historic estate speaks for itself. With a timeless, rustic elegance and gorgeous backdrops at every turn, your guests will surely be swooning as they dance the night away under a starlit sky.
Vibrant Jewel-Toned Hues
Look to the elegance of the natural world for inspiration by incorporating rich jewel-toned hues into your celebration. From bouquets to bridesmaid dresses, jewel tones such as ruby, emerald, sapphire, and more add a touch of luxury and drama to your big day. These vibrant, eye-catching colors add a special dynamic to a classically timeless occasion. For brides who love all things vintage, these dreamy hues will give your celebration an aura of endless romance.
Colorful Suits for the Groom
To all of the handsome, daring grooms out there: don’t be afraid to add a pop of color to your wedding day style! Traditionally, grooms and groomsmen choose to wear suits in variations of grey and black. Lately, however, we’ve been loving when our grooms opt for brightly-colored custom tailored suits with hues of blue, green, and more. By having your groomsmen in matching suits and by wearing coordinating ties and boutonnières, you can keep your favorite group of guys looking sharp and seamless.
Cupcakes & Petite Confections
You don’t have to have a large, multi-tier cake in order to appease a sweet tooth. With smaller wedding cakes and tiny, hand-held confections, you have the freedom to choose multiple flavors and can even incorporate more of your unique wedding style and color palette. Cupcakes and cookies also make amazing wedding favors, allowing your guests to take home a sweet treat to remember your special day.
Twinkling Fairy Lights
For a setting that truly sparkles, stringing delicate fairy lights overhead is a unique way to illuminate your celebration. These tiny glittering lights, mimicking a sky full of stars, create a whimsical and romantic atmosphere. As dynamic as they are beautiful, there are several ways to incorporate fairy lights into your wedding and you can change the feel by layering strands or by mixing in different bulb sizes. Whichever way you choose, your night is sure to be dazzling.
No matter what you have envisioned for your big day, Red Gate Farms would love to help make your dream wedding a reality. With four enchanting wedding venues situated in Savannah’s charming countryside, Red Gate Farms is the ideal location for life’s biggest celebrations during any season. Contact us today to learn more about our venues or to schedule a tour!