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5 Signs You're A Summer Bride


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Planning a wedding is a deeply personal journey; choosing the perfect season can set the tone for your big day. If you’re leaning towards a sun-soaked celebration, you might just be a summer bride! At Ivory & Main, we specialize in making every bride, especially our plus-size beauties, feel extraordinary. Here are five signs that you’re meant to say “I do” during the warm, vibrant summer months.


1. You Dream of Outdoor Celebrations

Sign: You envision your ceremony under the open sky, with nature as your backdrop.


Summer is the quintessential season for outdoor weddings. If you’re picturing a garden bursting with blooms, a beach with waves gently lapping the shore, or a scenic vineyard bathed in sunlight, you’re likely a summer bride. The long days and mild nights offer endless possibilities for outdoor ceremonies and receptions.


Ivory & Main Tip: Opt for a dress that’s as breezy and beautiful as your venue. Lightweight fabrics like chiffon, tulle, and organza keep you cool while looking effortlessly elegant. Our collection at Ivory & Main features stunning plus-size gowns perfect for outdoor summer weddings.


2. You Love Bright, Bold Colors

Sign: You’re drawn to vibrant hues and lively color palettes.


Summer weddings are perfect for embracing bold and bright colors. Whether it’s a palette of hot pinks, tropical oranges, and sunny yellows, or the serene blues and greens of the ocean, summer offers the perfect canvas for vibrant celebrations.


Ivory & Main Tip: Complement your colorful theme with a dress that features subtle hints of color, like pastel embroidery or a colored sash. Our bridal stylists can help you find the perfect gown that ties your vision together beautifully and we can even add custom details for you at our Custom Design Studio.


3. You’re a Fan of Seasonal Flowers and Fresh Decor

Sign: You want to incorporate the season’s freshest blooms and natural elements into your decor.


Summer offers an abundance of beautiful flowers and lush greenery. If you’re excited about using peonies, sunflowers, dahlias, and other seasonal favorites in your bouquets and centerpieces, you’re definitely thinking like a summer bride. Fresh decor extends to fruits and foliage, adding a natural, vibrant feel to your wedding.


Ivory & Main Tip: Consider a floral crown or a dress with floral lace details to complement your botanical theme. Our gowns with intricate lacework can echo the natural beauty of your summer wedding decor.


4. You’re Excited About Seasonal Food and Drinks

Sign: You can’t wait to serve fresh, seasonal dishes and refreshing drinks at your reception.


Summer is the ideal season for enjoying the bounty of fresh produce, light and flavorful dishes, and cooling beverages. Think of serving a menu filled with fresh salads, grilled seafood, and fruity desserts. Signature cocktails like mojitos, sangrias, and iced teas can keep your guests refreshed and delighted.


Ivory & Main Tip: Choose a dress that allows you to move and celebrate comfortably. A flowing A-line or empire waist gown can be perfect for dancing the night away under the summer stars.


5. You Love Warm Weather and Sunshine

Sign: You thrive in warm temperatures and sunny days.


If you love the feel of the sun on your skin and the long, light-filled days, summer is your perfect season. The warmth and brightness of summer can infuse your wedding with an atmosphere of joy and celebration, mirroring your sunny disposition.


Ivory & Main Tip: Look for a gown that is designed to keep you cool and comfortable, like off-the-shoulder styles or dresses with illusion necklines. Our selection includes beautiful plus-size gowns that are as radiant as a summer day.


So, Are You a Summer Bride?

Being a summer bride means embracing the beauty, warmth, and vibrancy of the season. If these signs resonate with you, then it’s time to start planning your perfect summer wedding. At Ivory & Main, we are here to ensure that every plus-size bride finds a dress that makes her feel stunning and special. Schedule an appointment with us today and let us help you find the gown that will make your summer wedding dreams come true.


Book an appointment with our stylists at Ivory & Main right here on our website or give us a call at 631-760-7082. 


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