A bright and rustic summer wedding by Anne Marie Akins photography

Gorgeous sweet and rustic summer wedding. Love this romantic photo!

Here’s a surprise — it’s the last day of April, and Memorial Day (aka summer) is right around the corner. You can bet we’ve been gearing up for wedding season for months now, but that doesn’t make us any less excited to start sharing some awesome summer wedding goodness! Like today’s beautiful sweet and rustic summer wedding by Ann Marie Akins Photography — it’s filled with gorgeous, bright wildflowers, a stunning rustic ceremony and lots of love and laughter. What more can you ask for?

The bride and groom, Evelyn and Dakota, are full of smiles, cute kisses and they both have simple but elegant style — basically, everything you could ask for from a summer bride and groom! Read on to see more stunning details from their big day. Everything from the ceremony arch to their romantic first dance photos are sure to leave you breathless…

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Gorgeous and simple wedding ring sent

Gorgeous bride getting ready photo

Lovely bride hairstyle milkmaid braids

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Bright wildflowers wedding bouquet

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Lovely summer wedding first look

Lovely summer wedding first look

Lovely summer wedding first look

Lovely summer wildflower bouquet

Beautiful romantic summer wedding bride and groom photo

Beautiful bridesmaids in purple

Beautiful bridesmaids in purple

Cute groomsmen in suits. Perfection!

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Beautiful romantic summer wedding bride and groom photo

Simple rustic summer wedding invitation

Rustic summer wedding ceremony arch

Outdoor rustic summer wedding ceremony

Outdoor rustic summer wedding ceremony

Outdoor rustic summer wedding ceremony

Summer wedding ceremony bridesmaids photo

Summer wedding ceremony. Lovely photo!

Lovely rustic outdoor wedding

Lovely rustic outdoor wedding

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Simple but pretty wedding escort cards

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Beautiful rustic wedding centerpiece basket

Simple but pretty summer outdoor wedding bar

Gorgeous and simple dessert wedding table

Delicious strawberry cupcakes for a wedding

Sweet photo of the bride and groom at the reception

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The first dance — total wedding bliss

Sweet cake photo bride and groom

Lovely reception photo after the cake cutting

A fun getaway with streamers. Perfect and simple!

A fun getaway with streamers. Perfect and simple!

How sweet is that getaway? I love how they replaced the traditional sparkler look with streamers for an extra touch of rustic whimsy. Congrats to Evelyn and Dakota — your wedding day was truly lovely!

Readers, let us know what your favorite part of this gorgeous rustic summer wedding in the comments!

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Photography: Anne Marie Akins Photography | Venue: Women’s Club of Portsmouth | Event Coordinator: Dear Sweetheart Events