In our book, nothing says summer quite like the Fourth of July. The poolside parties, coordinated wardrobes, and the day in the sun—we say yes to all, even if your wedding does fall on the holiday weekend. In that case (and even if not), it’s time to embrace the tried-and-true color scheme and give your guests a holiday to remember.
Whether red, white, and blue are your favorite colors or not, we’ve searched the web—and our favorite Instagram accounts—for Independence Day inspiration for you. From berry-colored signature cocktails in gold-rimmed glasses to a lush bouquet that’s flowing with blue and red silk ribbons, there’s a way to do the Fourth your own way. And we have to say, these colors must be in style this year because finding inspiration was oh-so-easy.
In this gallery, you’ll find all the patriotic inspiration you need, but don’t think it’s going to scream Independence Day (but you should totally scream that—a few times over). Instead, these 13 wedding ideas are more of a trendy take on the holiday’s iconic décor (think drip cakes, low dining tables with blue cushions, hanging installations, and more). You may see stars and you may see stripes, but there’s no overload of all that here. Because, let’s be honest, your wedding day is not your average BBQ. So, you better fire up your grills and Pinterest boards because here’s the trendiest wedding décor in red, white, and blue.
Brighten Up a Cake
This semi-naked cake is all the more beautiful with the addition of red and white roses.
Red, White, and Blue...Chairs
To re-create this party, all you need is industrial red chairs, navy tablecloths, and crisp white table runners. Oh, and the white umbrellas add the perfect backyard-inspired touch.
Upgrade your signature cocktail with a red-colored base, blackberries, and our very favorite: edible flowers.
Say Yes to Roses
Everything's coming down roses. This hanging installation makes such a statement thanks to the single, monochrome bloom used (a romantic red rose, obvi). And how about that two-tired centerpiece? Yes, and yes.
A Blue Cake
Now, this is what we call a trendy cake. The paint-like base adds the festive touch while the figs up top keep it organically trendy. Oh, and about that drip. Love.
Say It With Lounge Furniture
We love so many things about this low-key dining set up. For one, that it's done in all shades of blue. And two, that it features some of the hottest ideas in wedding trends—namely, cactus plants and copper-toned tableware. And finally, raise your hand if this photo makes you want to host an intimate affair (we're raising ours).
Patriotic Floral Arrangements
Adding silk ribbons to a bouquet always creates a romantic touch. And in deep reds and blues, it's also kind of sexy, too. We especially love this bouquet thanks to the deep, deep red flowers that coordinate with a red, white, and blue flower palette without going overboard.
Berries Make the Cake
We are all about fruit toppings on cakes. It's so natural and fresh—and seriously, who doesn't want to eat the cake in this photo?
Embrace a Patriotic Color Scheme
For her Hawaiian wedding, this bride embraced color with hanging installations and table decor (red flower arrangements, blue glassware) that felt totally 4th of July-worthy.
The Paper Suite Gets the Fourth of July Treatment
This wedding invitation suite is proof that you can treat color in two ways on paper. One, you can use it as the accent for some added pop—think an emblem at the top, a border around the sides, or the font that accentuates your names. Or you can use edge-to-edge color as a beautiful backdrop, as shown in the beautiful blue-and-white products. Each is equally as gorgeous—and legible.
The Tablescape Gets Patriotic
These deep-blue pottery-like plates are everything. We'll take them on our registry—and all the copper chargers, candlesticks, and drinking mugs, too.
Muted Tones Are a Yes
Say yes to muted tones. We're obsessed with the beautifully painted flowers that crawl up the side of this two-tiered fondant cake. Again, it's festive without screaming red, white, and blue.
Get a Little Extra
No getaway ride is complete without a little something extra. For a 4th of July wedding, an American flag is a must—and the red vintage boat is optional but highly encouraged.