Red, white, and blue is a classic and patriotic color combination that will never go out of style. The color trio can even anchor your wedding if you’re hosting it over the Fourth of July Weekend. Whether you’re looking to tie the knot on the Fourth or want to add in some patriotic flare, looking for inspiration from Independence Day is never a bad idea. Adopting its bold color pattern and incorporating stars and stripes into every element is one of the many ideas for a patriotic-themed wedding.
Use Flags to Decorate
Flags are a staple for any Fourth of July celebration, so they should be front and center at your wedding. You and your spouse can pose for photos underneath a giant American flag. If you don’t have access or the budget for a larger-than-life flag, layer smaller ones for a quilt-like effect. Nothing is more patriotic than using American flags to decorate.
Red, White, and Blue Wardrobe and Accessories
Add a hint of patriotism to your big day by including pops of red, white, and blue into your wardrobe and accessories. The bride can wear bright red heels or paint their nails navy blue, while the groom can don a patriotic bow tie! Match creamy white and burgundy bouquets to a navy blue bridesmaid dress, or treat the groomsmen to a stars-and-stripes pair of socks.
Wedding Cake and Other Festive Desserts
Wedding cakes are a staple, but they often all look the same. Make a patriotic statement with yours by having a red velvet cake covered in deep blue fondant, topped with red and white roses. Your guests will love it and keep coming back for another slice. Outside of the wedding cake, raspberry and blueberry tarts are one way to work the Fourth of July into your dessert table. You can also serve chocolate chip cookies with red, white, blue chips or festive cake pops.
Decorate to Match the Holiday
When decorating the venue for a Fourth of July wedding, you have to go big. Start with the tables. A navy tablecloth paired with a white runner and red chairs will look crisp and clean! Top off the table with a beautiful red and white flower centerpiece with tiny American flags sticking out.
Upgrade your favorite cocktail with a red-colored base, juicy blackberries, and edible flowers. These festive cocktails are refreshing, photogenic, and patriotic, leaving your guests wanting more after each sip. For beer drinkers, some of the best Fourth of July beers include Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company, The Veteran from Veteran Beer Company, and Sam Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company.
Plan Your Fourth of July Wedding at Windows on the Water
When planning a wedding over the Fourth of July Weekend, look no further than Windows on the Water. Our venue is spread across 86 acres of lush forestry and lake-side views and will provide the perfect backdrop for an outdoor patriotic wedding! Beyond the natural landscape, we offer an extensive selection of cuisine that you and your guests are sure to love. To learn more about our services, give us a call at (609) 208-9475 or complete our contact form today. We can’t wait to make your dream wedding a reality.