Some of my favorite memories are centered around July 4th – an adventure to see the fireworks in Washington, DC, sitting on the roof of my cousin’s car while catching a fireworks show in Indianapolis, BBQs, decorating my bike for the annual parade on Kiawah, and of course wearing red, white, and blue. As any good holiday should, I created an inspiration board centered around it! Rather than collecting inspiration for a wedding, I thought I would focus on another event: an engagement party.
I imagine this celebration in honor of the bride and groom taking place in a family member’s backyard. Flags, patriotic colors, and a dash of patterns are definitely on the agenda. Plus, a backyard gathering wouldn’t be complete without a classic BBQ. My favorite detail? The boxes of berries. Use them as escort cards so guests can find their seat when they arrive, or offer them to guests as favors before they leave. Don’t forget about your dog – he definitely needs a festive bow tie!
Photos: Row 1: Gingham & Utensils – Southern Weddings, 2. Tablescape – Southern Weddings, 3. Berry Escort Cards – Every Last Detail // Row 2: Vintage Stamps – Southern Weddings, Bride & Groom – Style Me Pretty, Sliders – Grey Likes Weddings // Row 3: Bow Tie Wearing Dog – Inspired By This, Croquet – Southern Weddings, Bridesmaid – Southern Weddings
Summer engagement season is in full swing, and I definitely would love to see both events combined! PS: You can definitely use this inspiration for a classic red, white, and blue July 4th wedding too!
I hope you have a wonderful July 4th!
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Guess which picture is my favorite? The dog with the bow tie, of course!