Summer is the most popular season for weddings because of great weather to spend time outdoors. But the problem is that great weather can be very hot, and the sunlight may be excessive, which causes different problems with makeup, hair and just feeling hot – I’m talking not only about the couple but also about the guests, too. To help your guests feeling cool and refreshed you can place fans all around, put sunscreen, sunglasses and paper fans everywhere but there’s one more great idea – refresh them with cold cocktails and food!
Think over serving smart desserts that will help your guests stay refreshed and feel comfortable. These can be sorbet, ice cream, popsicles, tasty ice cubes and shavings and fresh fruit and berries. You can serve some of them or all of them, and it’s ideal not only for a summer wedding but also for a beach or tropical one. Today I’d like to share some ideas of these desserts and the best ways to serve them so that every guest enjoyed.
Everybody loves ice cream! You can choose all kinds of ice cream and create a whole ice cream station with cones, sprinkles, syrups, nuts and so on, such a station will be very popular! Serve ice cream sandwiches and sundaes, and there’s a new hot idea – an ice cream taco. Such a crazy piece will excite both kids and adults, and it’s very cooling.
strawberry ice cream served topped with raspberries and flowers
pastel ice cream cones serves on a board
ice cream taco with sprinkles is adorable and refreshing
sangria snow cone with a blackberry for refreshing
black raspberry ice cream served on a wooden stand and fresh grapes
Sorbet or sherbet is a frozen dessert made from sweetened water with flavoring, it has a long and interesting history, and today it’s a very popular and trendy type of dessert and it’s very refreshing! Plus, it’s very healthy due to its contents. It can be served in glass bowls, in fruit halves and topped with flowers or herbs. One more cool idea is serving sorbet floats in champagne, it will definitely delight your guests, it’s a cocktail and a refreshing dessert in one.
pink champagne sorbet makes the perfect bubbly ending to a wedding meal
blackberry cabernet sorbet on lemon halves and with blooms
little scoops of citrus sorbet
lemon raspberry sorbet floats
raspberry sorbet in lemon bowls is a great idea
Popsicles of all kinds are super adorable for summer and any other hot weather weddings, and you can make lots of them yourself, you can serve different types and create kids and adult’s versions. Opt for refreshing ones – champagne, mojito or margarita ones or choose fresh fruits and berries to incorporate: mangos, kiwis, strawberries, watermelons, raspberries. A cute idea is popsicles with edible flowers inside, it’s great also for bridal showers. Popsicles may be also served in champagne just like sorbet, it will make them even cooler.
berry popsicles in a box and fresh raspberries
berry popsicles with champagne
blueberry mojito popsicles refresh very well
champagne popsicles with berries and edible flowers
floral popsicles are romantic and cute
mango popsicles look nice and taste amazing
pink grapefruit popsicles served on a mirrored tray
popsicles with colourful edible flowers make a cool summer treat
rosewater and raspberry popsicle with rose champagne
serve popsicle spritzers during your wedding cocktail hour for a fun and cool treat
strawberry and champagne popsicles
strawberry and cream popsicles are ideal for summer
This is a very healthy type of dessert, which is lightweight and won’t get spoilt even on a hot day outside. Create a fresh fruit and berry bar with all kinds of them, or they can be served on skewers, in glasses and topped with whipped cream. Serve them in ice cream cones, cut out some creative shapes with cookie cutters, make tartlets or mini cheesecakes with berries and fruit.
delight your guests with Mickey shaped watermelons and berries
fresh berries and fruit station is perfect for any summer celebration
fresh fruit and berries in ice cream cones
fresh fruit skewers are yummy and juicy
fruit and berry skewers on wooden blocks
glasses with fruits and berries and whipped cream on top
tartlets filled with fruit and sprinkled with sugar