It’s the beginning of July, which means it’s almost time again to say “Happy Birthday, America!”. We love celebrating Fourth of July, and not just because it’s a great time to have some fun in the sun with family and friends, or because we get to experience breathtaking fireworks displays, but because we get to celebrate the USA for being a land of freedom and opportunity that allows so many people to pursue their dreams. We’re definitely grateful for that!
To help get into the spirit of Independence Day, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite ideas for patriotic, Fourth of July weddings. Check them out below:
Classic Invitations with Red, White and Blue Details
Give your guests a taste of the patriotic mood of your Fourth of July wedding with invitations that incorporate red, white, and blue details. And it doesn’t have to be over the top to get your point across! These invitations incorporate the patriotic color palette in a subtle, refined way that still perfectly matches the spirit of the season.
Photo: Jose Villa
Giant Flag Backdrop
One thing that is definitely necessary for a proper Fourth of July wedding is the flag! The American flag is an iconic symbol of patriotism and can also serve as a superb backdrop for some gorgeous wedding photos. Bonus points if it’s hung across a charming, white farmhouse!
Photo: Annie McElwain
Spirited Socks and Accessories
Add a bit of the American flair to your groomsmen’s getups with vibrant, American flag socks that will add a bit of fun to the wedding party without being too over-the-top! You can also add other subtle, patriotic accessories to your bridesmaids or groomsmen like red, white and blue flowers, ties, ribbons, nail polish, etc. to play into the Fourth of July theme.
Photo: Woodland Fields
Patriotic Party Food
Continue the red, white and blue color scheme with your food and desserts, like these fruit tarts that include blueberries and raspberries that nor only match America’s iconic colors, but will also taste delicious and refreshing- perfect for a summer soiree! You can also create colorful cocktails to match the theme, or even host a wedding cookout to follow one of the most popular Fourth of July traditions- grilling outside among family and friends!
Photo: Rebecca Yale Photography & Command Performance Catering
Let the Sparks Fly
Fireworks are one of the most well-known and well-celebrated traditions of Fourth of July, with cities putting on spectacular shows and people setting off their own small fireworks and sparklers at home. Bring that same joyous fun to your own wedding by ending the night with some sparks. Whether you stage your own small fireworks display, or have your guests usher you out in the twinkling light of a hundred sparklers, fireworks are sure to create a magical moment (and not to mention some beautiful photos like this one!).
Something New Boutique bride Ava and new hubby Khorsand ended their night with some fireworks magic!