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Doesn't a love as colorful as yours deserve a wedding day to match? Come summertime, we get a little obsessed with sunny hues, pops of unexpected color, and bright blooms. Sure, you can serve a pretty-in-hot-pink wedding cake anytime of the year, but when the sun is shining just as brightly as the hue, it somehow makes it all taste just a little bit sweeter. That's why we've officially fallen head over heels in love with this pretty and punchy wedding color palette — inspired by the exotic Bahia, Brazil! — for summer nuptials and destination "I dos." What are you waiting for, summertime brides? How could you say no to a color palette as red hot as your romance?
The stunning Brazilian state of Bahia is the door to jewel-toned cities, cobblestone streets, old-world buildings, heart-pumping festivals, and paradise beaches — perfect for a destination wedding, or just for endless inspiration for tropical-themed hometown celebration We're stealing the romantic region's tropical hues for a wedding theme that's too swoon-worthy to resist.
Summery wedding invitations in bright shades of orange and pink should be the first thing on your to-do list. Your guests will be dreaming of ocean breezes and fabulous fiestas before they even send in their RSVPs.
An easy breezy white dress, adorned with an bold and beautiful pattern is a must for your 'maids to both keep them cool under the summer sun as well as incorporate your Bahia theme into their wedding day wear. When it's your turn to walk down the aisle, grasp a bold bouquet of tropical-hued blooms that'll look as bright and happy as you feel.
As the sun begins to set, dine on boldly patterned and crazy colorful dinnerware and then slice into a wedding cake decorated with even more brilliant blooms for another tropical pop of bold color. Now this is what we call, as they say in Brazil, a festa!
Bouquet, $250, Denise Fasanello Flowers; 2. Dress, $265, Parker; 3. DIY escort cards template, available at Confetti Pop; 4. "Bahia" plates, starting at $170 each, Alberto Pinto available at Michael C. Fina; 6. "Esperanza" wedding invitations, $1,600 for 100, Bella Figura