10 Fabulous Summer Wedding Ideas

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I know it’s currently freezing in Ireland, but lots of couples are planning a gorgeous summer wedding. So what better time to dream about the hot sun, than now! We’ve put together a list of 10 fabulous summer wedding ideas that you and your guests will love. Sweet ways to keep everyone cool and some stunning photo opportunities for everyone to enjoy too.


Put up a big stretched tent

Algarve Marquees specialises in large South African stretched tents. Finding shade during a short but hot beach wedding ceremony is very difficult and until now nobody has come up with a solution. Most structures are either too time-consuming to erect, need licenses, or are just not suitable for the beach. Algarve Marquees are now offering this quick to set up, lightweight structure, perfect for shading your guests during a hot ceremony summer ceremony.

Host an outdoor dinner

I’m a little obsessed with making the most of a beautiful summer breeze. That’s why I love the idea of a summer wedding dinner being hosted outside in picnic-style!

Andrea Cittadini | Castello di Montignano


Handheld umbrellas

Add handheld umbrellas and parasols to the mix! These will keep guests cool but also function as a cute prop or accessory. Available at Wedding Belles.

Available at Wedding Belles


Add ice cream to the menu

Add some fun and colour to your special day and treat your guests to a soft whipped ‘Irish’ ice cream! Smith’s Ice Cream is the largest mobile ice cream van businesses in Ireland.


Serve your favourite cocktails

T2 Coffee Van is a super cute 1976 Type 2 Volkswagen Camper Van, converted into a fully equipped Espresso Bar. They may specialise in coffee, but Leo, the owner is also a mixologist and offers incredible cocktails!


Say ‘I Do’ outdoors

One of my favorite things about hosting a summer wedding is getting to enjoy the beautiful blue skies. Why not make the most of the stunning weather by having your ceremony outside and enjoying the fresh air!

Lyrath Estate Hotel | MG Photography


Fans as wedding programmes

Keep your guests cool and informed by turning your wedding programmes into fans. I just love cute little details like this!

Lindsay Hackney


Serve drinks creatively

If you are hosting a summer wedding, it’s important to keep everybody hydrated. So be prepared to have all your favourite drinks on ice and ready to go!



Put out fun lawn games

A summer wedding would be incomplete without some kind of outdoor entertainment. I couldn’t think of anything more fun than interactive lawn games for everybody to play together.

Jonathan Ong


Be entertained by a ukulele trio

That’s right, I’m talking about UKEBOX, a fabulous ukulele trio. This unique idea will bring something very special to your big day and have your guests in awe! Create amazing memories as this trio will have your guests singing along from the moment the music starts.


Serve your favourite summer treats

Can you think of a more iconic summer fruit? I can’t! Serve watermelon wedges on sticks to help your guests keep cool.

Caroline Tran Photography