Planning a summer celebration? Celebrate the season's incredible bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables by incorporating them into your wedding reception menu. Here are six of our favorite summer-inspired wedding menu ideas.
Prosecco & Popsicles (above): Help guests cool off during cocktail hour by adding berry popsicles to glasses of chilled prosecco or champagne.
Photo: [Lauren Kinsey](http://www.laurenkinsey.com/)
Shrimp Gazpacho: A chilled soup like tomato gazpacho (added bonus: shrimp!) served in a shot glass is a guaranteed cocktail-hour crowd pleaser.
Photo: [Caroline Tran](http://carolinetran.net/)
Frozen Watermelon Slices: During cocktail hour, have servers pass out slices of frozen watermelon skewered on a stick.
Photo: [Rebecca Arthurs](http://rebecca-arthurs.com/)
Caprese Salad: You can't go wrong with a quintessentially summer salad—the caprese, with slices of ripe tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.
Photo: [Julie Mikos Photographer](http://www.juliemikos.com/)
Poke & Seaweed Salad: If your guests have a more adventurous palette, serve up small plates of poke (a raw fish salad in Hawaiian cuisine) and seaweed salad.
Photo: [Jessica Burke Photography](http://www.jessicaburke.com/)
Strawberry Shortcake: Nothing screams summer more than strawberry shortcake! We love this version served in individual mason jars.