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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A sweet park engagement with balloons by Dawn Alexandra Photography

Gorgeous park engagement photos with balloons. Love their outfits!

There’s nothing like seeing some adorable engagement photos to cheer you up from those mid-week blues, and this super-sweet park engagement by Dawn Alexandra Photography is sure to do the trick! The bride and groom, Julienne and Chris, are in the running for cutest couple of the year on the Wedding Party blog — they look so supremely happy in their engagement session at Felicia Park in San Diego. To add a little extra whimsy to the mix, they added a fun bunch of white balloons, since Chris used white balloons in his proposal to Julienne (and you know we’re LOVING balloons for weddings lately.)

Read on to see more beautiful park engagement photos after the jump!

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5 summer wedding color ideas inspired by this season’s hottest flowers

summer wedding arch

Michelle Lange via Style Me Pretty

Deciding on a color scheme for your wedding can determine everything from the color of your groom’s suit, to the napkins your guests place on their laps. Timeless summer wedding color ideas are always simple and natural, which is why I’m pulling my favorite summer color combinations from flowers enjoying their season during the summer months.

From gorgeous, eccentric proteas to romantic garden roses, read on to see some of this summer’s prettiest wedding color combos and the flowers that inspired them!

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A sweet handmade wedding by Shane & Lauren Photography

Gorgeous bride and groom wedding day portrait. Her makeup is perfect!

There’s nothing beautiful than a wedding day that the bride, groom and their families truly poured their heart and soul into. Today’s sweet handmade wedding is a perfect example of how the support of friends and family can help to make the couple’s wedding day vision a reality! The bride, Bre, enlisted the help of loved ones create the gold wine bottle centerpieces, accented by flowers sourced and designed by a family friend. The reception’s unique wedding seating chart is also a sweet DIY wedding detail that I know all you brides will ooh and aah over — so be sure not to miss it!

Read on to see more gorgeous photos of Nathan and Bre’s big day, captured by the talented team at Shane and Lauren Photography.

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