As summer draws near and the weather begins to warm up, many brides and grooms begin to long for an outdoor wedding that provides the elegance and ambience desired for their special day. While beautiful, alfresco weddings are nothing if not unpredictable. Although most brides fear for rain on their wedding day, warm and humid weather can be just as alarming. As prenuptial excitement gives way to worries about the spring and summer heat, more and more couples are looking for ways to keep their guests cool during outdoor events. From parasols that provide shade to ceremony programs shaped like fans, there are many options available to brides and grooms that desire a picturesque outdoor wedding ceremony in the sometimes-blazing heat of the spring and summer months.
Take a look at the pretty handheld fans, parasols, and umbrellas below, and see if you're inspired to add some gentle breezes to your own outdoor ceremony. For more inspiration, view our ceremony décor and favors & gifts photo galleries to view the unique methods real couples are using to help their loved ones beat the heat.
Photo by Braedon Photography
Photo by Elizabeth Messina
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Photo by Carla Ten Eyck Photography
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Photo by Joe Buissink Photography
Opening photo by Samuel Lippke Studios