Ideas For June Wedding Themes
A June wedding is very popular in Canada—the days are warm, the long hours of sunlight enchanting, and the flowers are all in full bloom. One of the most popular wedding themes for June is the flower wedding theme. With local grown flowers being plentiful and cost effective, they are a great choice for those who want to leave a low carbon footprint with their June wedding theme.
Think summer to get ideas for your June wedding theme. Cottage. Outdoors. Flowers. BBQ. Picnic. Birds. Butterflies. Camping. Boating. Sailing. Beaches. You can take any of these ideas, and turn it into a great June wedding theme. Then, there are locations to give you a great idea for your wedding theme—the cottage, the park, public gardens, outdoor spaces at art galleries, race tracks, or the family farm. These can also inspire you to choose the right theme for you.
For example, let’s take camping as an activity that both you and your fiance love. How do you create an elegant, beautiful wedding with a camping theme? Well, your ceremony can have all the style and elegance that you desire. Then, your reception can relax a bit to express your personality a little more. Start with colour. Summer has a wide array of colours and your flowers are the perfect way to express that. Keep your ‘camping’ theme to smaller elements—like your wedding invitations or your wedding favours. Choosing a location by the river at a canoe club, or yacht club will help you develop the theme. If you have a family cottage, or a friend or relative that has a cottage, maybe you could hold the wedding reception there. Imagine an elegant wedding ceremony, followed by a casual reception by the lake at a cottage. Nothing is more Canadian than that!
A garden theme is a popular choice, and what better place to hold your reception than in a garden! Whether you choose a public garden, a conservatory, a botanical garden, or the yard of a relative that is bursting with flowers, you will have a great location from which to launch your June wedding theme. Decorations are easy—flowers! Watering cans or metal pots bursting with floral displays, or even growing plants are a fun choice. They can be given away to the ‘longest married couple’ at each table during the reception.
Let’s say you want to go with a ladybug theme (symbolizes luck), or a dragonfly theme (symbolizes maturity, power and poise), or a butterfly theme (symbolizes freedom). There are many different ways in which to incorporate the theme. Use the colours of the ladybug in your flowers. Use the ornamental dragonfly collection to have a coordinating element in your ceremony and reception. And of course, butterflies are very popular and have many decorative elements from table cards to stationary to wine bottle stoppers to cake sets and so much more. The key is to have the theme as a subtle element woven throughout your decorations and flowers—in the colours, in wedding favors and in your invitations.
The western theme is very popular in rural communities, and decorating in a country style will help bring the theme to life. Whether you pick glasses in the shape of cowboy boots, a cake topper where the groom wears a cowboy hat, or a more playful item like cow candles to light up your dessert table, there are many choices available for you. I like the whimsical cowgirl lassoing the groom cake topper–sure to bring a smile to the faces of your guests. Western boot magnets make a great wedding favor as does the western print beer stein.
The best places to bring your theme into your decor is to incorporate your theme’s colours into your flowers, napkins, etc. If you don’t have a specific colour in your chosen theme, then use the theme in your wedding invitations, candles and candle holders, cake topper, and wedding favors. Remember that many wedding favors can be used as decorations instead of wedding favors—for example, instead of giving butterfly candle votives as a wedding favour, you can use them to decorate your reception tables, your dessert table, or your guest book table.
Remember flowers and candles are classic decorative elements and don’t need to follow any theme if you don’t want them too. In fact, flowers and candles can become your theme. If you are going for a eco-friendly, low carbon footprint, you might choose to light your entire reception with candlelight. Of course, a lot will depend upon your reception site, and how much natural light comes in, and the time of day, but it can be done. If you are going eco-friendly, and low carbon, consider acoustic music instead of electrically powered music. Consider local produce, local flowers and local supplies instead of imported flowers, for example. Whatever theme you choose, enjoy our many ideas of June wedding themes on our site.