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5 South Florida Summer Wedding Trends

Another summer swinging by. This season was hot and full of gorgeous wedding trends! From bright floral arrangements to tropical themes the wedding world went over the top this summer. If you are planning your wedding for next summer, this winter or just starting to get ideas we have got the five major trends that ruled this South Florida summer. The bright summer sun gleaming and sweltering heat meant a lot of sunset and evening ceremonies. As always in South Florida venues by the water were the most popular including golf clubs, resorts, and prime hotels. Another, incredibly popular summer trend for South Florida weddings was colorful themes. Gone are the days of pale and muted weddings. Further enhancing the South Florida feel are beach celebrations for weddings. This summer featured quite a few beach parties and even some sandy ceremonies. Finally, a huge trend this summer was lighter food. Accordingly, to the hot summer weather couples are choosing to serve lighter food for their guests. From getting rid of sit down meals altogether and opting for a more foodie vibe to offering fresh fruit and cold dishes the weather is taken into account. While traditionally many weddings did not leave room for these trends the greatest trend in the wedding industry now is unique authenticity. This is why we are seeing more color, from themes to jewelry, and unique celebration choices. Let us take a look at these top 5 trends of South Florida summer weddings and which pieces of wedding jewelry complement them!

1. Sunset Ceremony

First are the sunset ceremonies. The South Florida sunshine can mean an incredible amount of heat and particularly for more formal celebrations that can be an issue. For fully indoor weddings the time of day is really of no concern. However, for those couples wanting to take advantage of the incredible weather and make sure that their guests are comfortable the time of day is crucial. This is why we have seen a growing trend in sunset ceremonies. First, they provide gorgeous photo opportunities and a break from the heat. Particularly for water and beachfront ceremonies scheduling them for the sunset hour has been a winner this summer. Here is a few lovely jewelry pieces ideal for a tropical sunset ceremony.

CHOPARD HAPPY SUN 18K ROSE GOLD AND DIAMOND CHARM BRACELET

First is an 18k rose gold and diamond charm bracelet as bright as the sunset on your wedding day. Fun and featuring unique charms this gorgeous Chopard bracelet will remind you of your special ceremony for decades to come. Refined enough for your wedding this piece of jewelry easily transitions into daily wear.

CHOPARD HAPPY SUN 207469 MOTHER OF PEARL DIAL DIAMOND WATCH

Another Chopard piece, this happy sun mother of pearl dial diamond watch is elegant and unique. From the same collection as the bracelet above this watch features a white crocodile strap.

18K TWO TONE 0.40CTW DIAMOND SUN MOON & STAR EARRINGS

Next are these two tone 0.4ct diamond sun moon and star earrings. Reminding you not only of the sunset ceremony these unique intricate earrings bring the evening lights with the moon and star decorative accents.

GIA CERTIFIED PLATINUM FANCY YELLOW DIAMOND CHANDELIER EARRINGS

Finally a platinum fancy yellow diamond set of chandelier earrings that twinkle with the same golden orange glow of that sunset ceremony. The mix of lighter and darker yellow diamonds have that setting sun feel while the brilliant diamonds bring out their sparkle.

2. Waterfront Venue

Additionally, to the sunset ceremonies, we discussed above the waterfront venues have continued to be extremely popular during this summer. While these venues have always been popular for South Florida weddings the summer months make them particularly covetable. The waves and the breeze cool down the wedding while the reflections on the water make for spectacular views. It is these deep crystal blues that inspired our selection of jewelry for waterfront summer weddings. Here are a few of our favorites for brides and grooms to wear on their special day.

ROLEX 18039 PRESIDENTIAL 18K TAHITIAN MOTHER OF PEARL DIAL WATCH

First is a classic Rolex timepiece featuring am 18k Tahitian mother of pearl dial. The glint of the hour markers is nothing less than emerald cut and round brilliant cut diamonds. This unique jewel watch also has an 18k white gold diamond bezel rounding it out.

ROLEX 116681 YACHT-MASTER II 18K TWO-TONE MENS WATCH

Another Rolex reminiscent of a waterfront occasion is this Yachtmaster II 18k two-tone men’s watch. For gentlemen to remember their special day this Rolex is the most powerfully precise timepiece available.

CULTURED FRESHWATER PEARL NECKLACE 14KT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND BALL CLASP

Next is a classic pearl necklace in a traditional string with 14kt white gold and diamond ball clasp. These cultured freshwater pearls are ideal for any neckline and bring to mind the glint of waves out on the open water.

18K YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND CLUSTER EARRINGS WITH SOUTH SEA PEARL DROPS

Another pearl and diamond beauty these 18k yellow gold cluster earrings feature south seas pearl drops. These earrings are refined and intricately set.

ROLEX DATEJUST 16234 MOTHER OF PEARL DIAMOND DIAL MENS WATCH

Finally, the mother of pearl style is not just for ladies. This men’s Rolex also features a mother of pearl dial and diamond bezel. Furthermore, these mother of pearl dial Rolexes can be worn in conjunction by the bride and the groom.

3. Colorful Themes

Next is one of the biggest changes in the wedding world. More and more we are seeing brides and grooms choosing colorful themes for their weddings. Particularly during the summer months, it is common to see celebrations including anything from pastel tones to bright summer shades. In South Florida, the weddings tended to not only be more colorful this summer but to also include several colors. From floral bridesmaid dresses to colorful arrangements throughout the joy came through in full bloom. In keeping with this beautiful trend, we have a few summer bloom colorful jewelry pieces to suggest. Here are some of our favorites inspired by this year’s colorful weddings in South Florida.

SEAMAN SCHEPPS JADE AND LAPIS EAR CLIPS 18K YELLOW GOLD

First, are these colorful Seaman Schepps jade and lapis lazuli ear clips with 18k yellow gold. These earrings are unique and colorful. However, the design is quite traditional and as sleek and modern. The mix of these two styles make these earrings an instant favorite.

18K YELLOW GOLD 10MM BLACK SOUTH SEA PEARLS NECKLACE

Next, a stunning classic single string of pearls but with a twist. While this 18k yellow gold 10mm South Sea pearl necklace is a classic timeless design it is also keeping with the times with a colorful twist. This necklace features black pearls, unique and spectacular.

18K YELLOW GOLD PEARL, AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND CUFFLINKS

Next, this set of 18k yellow gold pearl and diamond cufflinks bring just a bright sparkle of color with aquamarine stones set in the center. For an elegant ceremony these cufflinks are sure to make any gentleman’s suit stand out.

14K YELLOW GOLD LAPIS LAZULI CUFFLINKS

Next, bright blue and gorgeously set in 14k yellow gold these cufflinks are colorful but discreet. Also, these cufflinks play up a man’s suit for the big day.

CARTIER TRI COLOR MENS WEDDING BAND RING

Another iconic jewelry designer Cartier. This tri color men’s wedding band is part of the collection beloved the world over.

14K YELLOW GOLD JADE EMERALD AND DIAMOND PIN

Finally, a playful and lightly colorful pin. This 14k yellow gold and jade, emerald and diamond accent piece has swooping swirling designs and a central diamond.

4. Beach Celebration

Another trend this summer was beach celebrations. Granted these are generally popular in South Florida, during the summer months they peaked. Especially complementary to sunset weddings beach celebrations include gorgeous lighting schemes and have almost no space boundaries. Enjoy your musical selection along with the waves of the ocean and check out these jewelry pieces ideal for a beach party.

VAN CLEEF VINTAGE ALHAMBRA YELLOW GOLD PAVE DIAMOND LARGE EARCLIPS

MIKIMOTO AKOYA 6.5-7MM AKOYA PEARL 18″ NECKLACE

Next, is a Mikimoto Akoya akoya pearl 18 inch necklace. Further enhancing this gorgeous pearl necklace is a delicately designed clasp pictured above.

18K YELLOW GOLD BAROQUE SOUTH SEA PEARL AND DIAMOND PIN

Next, an incredible 18k yellow gold baroque South Sea pearl and diamond pin. This intricately crafted pin can be worn on a veil, as part of a hair ensemble or pinned to a gown.

ROLEX SUBMARINER 16803 CHAMPAGNE SERTI DIAL TT MENS WATCH

Finally, a submariner Rolex with champagne serti dial. This piece is an icon of the maritime and coastal beach inspired lifestyle.

5. Lighter Food

Finally the weddings this summer have taken a lighter approach when it comes to food. With the warm weather sometimes developing into intense heat bridal parties are now enjoying cooler and lighter meals. Some couples have chosen to scrap the idea of a sit-down meal altogether while others have opted for unique cool summer dishes like cold soups, ceviches, and fresh fruits. At events featuring small bites rather than sit down meals the cocktail vibe rules. A very foodie and specialty tasting type of menu these small bites took the summer by storm. Apart from being more appropriate for the weather this trend also leads to a more active type of celebration. Additionally, the color parade continues with vibrant fruits and fresh dishes of every color. Some weddings even featured tropical fruit arrangements and wove the summer foods into the wedding theme. Here are some tropical jewelry pieces that pair well with the tropical food menu of this South Florida summer trend.

18K YELLOW GOLD PALM TREE CUFFLINKS

First, palm trees. An icon of South Florida and absolutely indicated for weddings taking a more modern summer tone. These gold cufflinks are for the grooms that prefer an understated yet original style.

VINTAGE 18K YELLOW GOLD, AMETHYST AND RUBY COCKTAIL RING

Next, this is a piece that truly brings that cocktail feeling to any ceremony. This 18k yellow gold, amethyst and ruby cocktail ring embraces several of this summer’s South Florida wedding trends. Accordingly, this colorful and unique ring sets a tone like no other.

14K WHITE GOLD AND COLORED DIAMOND COCKTAIL RING

Another cocktail ring is this precious 14k white gold and colored diamond ring. Masculine and fun this piece keeps things modern with a cocktail vibe. 18K YELLOW GOLD 1.2CTW DIAMOND, RUBIES, GREEN TOURMALINE AND CARNELIAN INTAGLIO EARRINGS Next, are 18k yellow gold 1.2ct diamond, rubies, green tourmaline and Carnelian intaglio earrings. Colorful and featuring slight delicate intaglio designs these are perfect for a more modern wedding that still has tradition built in. EMERALD AND DIAMOND HALO STYLE RING Finally, another halo style ring this emerald and diamond beauty is both colorful and modern.

Final Thoughts

Overall wedding trends are changing up the tradition. From the dresses to the color schemes brides are breaking away more and more from the traditional beige and white wedding. Whether it is the food, location or statement jewelry brides and grooms are making their weddings personalized to their style. Authenticity is taking over and it could not be more gorgeous. After all, your wedding must be one thing and one thing only and that is exactly how you want it to be. We offer a wide range of jewelry pieces along with the option to craft custom jewelry so we can make your wedding dreams a reality. As a family operated business we pride ourselves in providing superior service and the highest quality products. For the past 3 decades we have served South Florida, helping couples bring their wedding dreams to life. We hope to continue providing our clients with fine jewelry and timepieces as much for their weddings as for their commemorations for the next 3 decades as well. We hope you will join us at one of our conveniently located and gorgeously designed showrooms to view our collection and see how we can help bring your dreams to life.

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