Bright Wedding Ideas in a Summer Sorbet Palette

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We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the summer wedding season than with a splash of colour! A beautiful hinterland retreat plays host to bright ideas in strawberry, orange and lemon, with highlights including acrylic stationery, a flower-filled ceremony and relaxed outdoor reception – not to mention a pretty mimosa bar to help kick off the party! 

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Sweet Ceremony

Statement waratah, orchids, daffodils, ranunculus and tulips are just some of the divine blooms decorating a white wooden arbour for this garden ceremony. A bright boutonniere pops against the groom’s navy suit, matching the bride’s generous bouquet – bonus points for adding a sweet smelling rose or two!

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Mimosa Bar

A drinks station as pretty as this one will have your guests lining up! Bottles of orange, cranberry and blackcurrant juices, fresh fruits, sorbet and champagne are mimosa staples – present on a vintage dresser styled with boxed florals for a truly enticing display.

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Get the Look

This flawless makeup look holds its own, with bold liner, fluttery lashes, subtle blush and fuschia lip perfectly matched to a featured flower. Paired with soft, loose waves and a lace halter neck gown for the ceremony, our bride debuts a stunning second look for the reception, wearing a side chignon with pinned blooms and a romantic, tulle skirted gown.

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Lounge Suite

Love a romantic corner? This soft grey linen lounge suite offers a perfect retreat and great photo ops! We also love this simple but striking cake – smooth white double tiered fondant, with hand painted sugar leaves and cascading fresh floral detail.

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Reception Style

Ceramic planters filled with mixed blooms run the length of a white wooden trestle to create this stunning centrepiece. Subtle gold accents add a little luxury and tie the look together – think candle holders, cutlery, gold-rimmed champagne flutes, charger plates and “Mr” and “Mrs” chair signs.

Modern acrylic place cards and menus featuring bold brush strokes provide a pretty link to the invitation suite, and the bridal table arbour creates a beautiful focal point, featuring a flower garland woven with festoon bulbs.

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This beautiful shoot first appeared in our free online wedding magazine – don’t miss all of the other stunning features! And for more inspiration, take a scroll through our collection of bright wedding ideas.

Bright Wedding Ideas | Lyndal Carmichael Photography

Location: Queensland | Photography: Lyndal Carmichael Photography | Concept & Model Styling: The Wedding Playbook | Venue: Summergrove Estate | Styling, Furniture & Lighting: Ivy & Bleu Events | Flowers: New England Flower Co. | Cake: Sweet Ruby Cakes | Stationery: Nu Creative | Gowns: Made With Love | Hair & Makeup: Harpier | Accessories: Molten Store | Suit: Black Jacket Suiting | Models: Kirsty Macleod & Kieran Pugh