Independence Day is not only an important event in the history of the United States, but it is also a celebration of new beginnings. What a perfect date to choose for starting a new journey with the love of your life! Here are our favorite ideas for a 4th of July themed wedding:
1) Have a sparkler photo shoot!
Ask your photographer to do a special photo session during the reception. Or enlist the help of guests by taking photos with a digital camera set to “night-scene.” Nothing says 4th of July like fireworks!
2) Red, white, and blue florals
This beautiful rose bouquet offers just one example of how you could incorporate the All-American 4th of July theme into the flowers at your wedding. An elegant mixture of red, white, and blue roses, lilies, orchids, or even sage adds whimsy to your venue. Consider incorporating this theme in the aisle decorations and centerpieces, as well.
3) Celebrate every detail!
Aside from flowers, the decor of your wedding is all about adding those details that will really make the 4th of July theme pop. From the centerpieces to the small decorations, keep harmony between all the decor to match the theme. Use
4) Celebrate with your names in lights!
Adding red and blue uplighting is an easy way to transform the look of an entire room to match this USA themed wedding. For an extra wow factor, couple it with a custom monogram projector. Create your own design with you and your fiancé’s names and the date of the wedding for a customized look to remember.
5) Celebrate the sweetness of love!
The wedding cake might be the most delicious part of the ceremony, but it is also an important piece to the theme of the wedding. An Independence Day inspired wedding cake is just what you need for the ultimate American wedding.
6) Celebrate the freedom to play with your food!
Bring out the chef in your guests by having a “build-your-own” food stand as part of the buffet at your wedding. Simply lay out the ingredients for some of your favorite American treats. For example: this build-your-own s’mores station complete with marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers. You could add caramel sauce, butterscotch chips, or anything else you can think of!
7) Celebrate a hot summer day!
Make the drinks yourself and share with your guests this delicious DIY sangria inspired by the American Flag. The recipe calls for 2 bottles dry white wine, 1 cup triple sec, ½ cup berry-flavored vodka, ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, ½ cup simple syrup, 1 cup blueberries, 1 ½ cups hulled and sliced strawberries, 1 cup raspberries, 1 ½ cups pineapple chunks (use star shaped cookie cutter to cut out patriotic star shapes). Mix it all together in a pitcher and you’re done!