Summer means WEDDINGS here at Sleepy Ridge, and we have already had tons of them this season! We’re looking forward to another busy month of July. Over the past couple of months, we couldn’t help but notice some strong summer-wedding trends. If you are looking for some great decor inspiration, consider some of these tried-and-true ideas from our weddings here!

1. Chevron Patterns: Chevron has exploded in popularity this year because it is so dynamic! It is a fun pattern that can be used in any color for any wedding. Chevron adds a bit of modern flair with its geometric pattern. Check out this chevron table runner from one of our summer weddings last week.

2. Bright Colors: Our summer weddings have utilized bright colors using various hues of green and bold jewel tones such as emerald, which is the color for 2013. Using vibrant colors can act as a natural electricity rather than lots of bright lighting. These electric weddings incorporate beautiful linens that pop and flowers that contrast the linens to really act as a centerpiece of color.

3. Candles: Candles add light and romance to every wedding! We have noticed many brides who have incorporated candles into their centerpieces. Whether it’s a single, center candle or a few tea-lights, the golden light reflects beautifully throughout the room and adds a bit of elegance.