Sunny skies, green grass, and warm weather await for your summer wedding! When you are choosing bridesmaid dresses for summer, keep in mind the climate you live in and the outdoor spaces at your venue. Choose colors that express your love of summer like a deep terracotta orange, a sandy beige, or a french lilac purple. Choose fabrics that are cool, breathable, and lightweight.
Samantha Leigh Studios Photography | Cinnamon Bridesmaid Dresses
Favorite June Wedding Color
The first full month of summer is June! Celebrate the new season with fresh and fun colors. Some flowers should still be in bloom from spring so use that inspiration in your wedding!
Lilac Bridesmaid Dresses for a Light Purple Wedding
Lilac is the perfect pastel bridesmaid dress color for a June wedding. Lilacs may even still be blooming as they typically bloom between April and June. These purple bridesmaid dresses are the perfect balance of feminine and ethereal.
Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid’s Dresses in French Lilac | Hunter Berry Photography
For inspiration, look no further than Hannah and Spencer’s wedding. Their bridesmaids wore Kennedy Blue bridesmaid’s dresses in French Lilac. Their bridesmaids are wearing Cameron, Alison, Milly, and Jade styles of wedding dresses. The Kennedy Blue’s Cameron style bridesmaid dress is one of our absolute favorite styles because the embroidered lace on top adds a texture contrast to the dress.
Best New Wedding Color for July Weddings
Independence Day, summer vacation, and rising temperatures make July one of the most fun summer months! July can be a great month to host a wedding, especially if you want part of your wedding to be outdoors in sunny weather.
Olive Green Bridesmaid Dresses for an Earthy Wedding
Take some inspiration from the lush greenery of July by choosing an earthy bridesmaid dress color like olive green. This color is versatile. Olive green bridesmaid dresses go great as a backdrop for brighter bolder colors but they also could pair well with most neutrals.
August Wedding Colors for an End-of-Summer Wedding
August marks the beginning of the end of summer. Remember to choose fabrics and styles that will be comfortable for your bridesmaids in this hot month.
Neutral Wedding Colors: Fawn and Latte
Summer means spending plenty of time lying in the sand on the beach. We love the idea of using sandy neutral tones for August Wedding colors. Two of our favorite neutral colors for August are Fawn and Latte.
Taylor and Ryan chose Kennedy Blue bridesmaid dresses in Fawn for their neutral-inspired wedding. Fawn was the perfect color to pair with the deep greens of the plants featured at their wedding venue in Buffalo, NY.
Kennedy Blue Bridesmaids Dresses in Fawn | Seventh Arrow Studios Photography
David and Sara’s wedding featured Latte colored bridesmaid’s dresses. We absolutely adore the way they used so many different neutral colors for their wedding decor, attire, and floral arrangements.
Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses in Latte | Danielle Hickman Photography
Summer Wedding Colors for 2023
You can choose just about any color scheme for a summer wedding. Most of your summer wedding photos will be taken outside so choose colors that will complement outdoor spaces. Are you taking photos near a barn? Along a forest path? In a field of flowers? Below are some of our favorite summer wedding colors for 2023.
Rustic Summer Wedding Colors
Our favorite colors to go bold without going bright are shades of rust red and terracotta orange. You wouldn’t want your bridesmaids to show up dressed like a bright orange traffic cone, but if you love warm colors, a shade of burnt orange could be perfect. Two of our favorite shades for rustic summer weddings are Cinnamon and Spice.
Cinnamon Bridesmaid Dresses
Cinnamon is a beautiful deep reddish orange color. It adds an incredible pop of color to weddings. Consider pairing Cinnamon bridesmaid dresses with a white roses and neutral toned accessories.
Kennedy Blue Elizabeth in Cinnamon | Samantha Leigh Studios Photography
Spice Bridesmaid Dresses
Spice things up with one of our most unique color options. This color is a more subtle version of terracotta. Spice is a great option for summer bridesmaid dresses because it’s the perfect balance between a neutral and a color.
Kennedy Blue Erica in Spice | Willow + Rose Photography
Earth Tone Wedding Colors for Summer
Earth tones are some of the most soothing colors on the planet. Moss greens, sandy beiges, clay oranges, and earthy browns are all great examples of wedding-friendly earth tones. If you haven’t noticed already, we are in love with neutrals for summer 2023 wedding colors. We love the idea of earthy light brown or beige bridesmaid dresses. Latte is an incredible neutral bridesmaid dress color that we highly recommend!
Black Wedding Theme for Formal Summer Weddings
Okay, we know women wearing black to a wedding is controversial, but black might be the unexpectedly perfect color for summer bridesmaid dresses. Black satin bridesmaid dresses are lightweight and airy enough for summer weather. Black is a classic color that never goes out of style, is flattering on everybody, and is an elegant choice for a formal wedding.
Sweet Cinnamon Rose Summer Wedding Theme
Not to choose favorites, but Cinnamon Rose might be the best summer wedding bridesmaid dress color. Want to choose a color that’s feminine without going full pink or purple? Cinnamon rose is your best bet. We love this toned down, earthy rose color.
Get Started Choosing Your Bridesmaid Dresses for Summer!
The best way to get started choosing bridesmaid dresses for your summer wedding is to order fabric swatches! Order a set of bridesmaid dress color swatches so that you can see the colors in person on the type of fabric you want.
Another way to get started choosing colors is to ask your bridesmaids’ opinions. They may have a fun idea that you didn’t think of and you’ll also get to hear which colors they might hate or love wearing. Don’t feel obligated to take one of your bridesmaid’s suggestions but it could be a great brainstorming activity for you. At the end of the day it’s your wedding, so choose colors that you love and that go with the theme, decor, and aesthetic you want for your wedding.
Let us know which summer bridesmaid dress color is your favorite!