top of page

3 Summer Wedding Tips From This Intimate Outdoor Wedding at Farmstead in St. Helena

Summer weddings are popular for a reason - the warm weather, beautiful scenery, and longer days make for a perfect backdrop to celebrate your wedding. We loved this day at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch in St. Helena for those exact reasons!

Here are some tips to help you plan a gorgeous summer wedding:

  1. Choose the right location: Summer is the perfect time for outdoor weddings, but you'll want to choose a location that provides shade or has structures such as covered patios or gazebos that can provide some relief from the sun.

  2. Time your ceremony wisely: Avoid the midday heat by scheduling your ceremony for late afternoon or early evening. This will also provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos during the golden hour.

  3. Have fun with your menu: Summer is the perfect time for fresh and light dishes, we are lucky enough to have incredibly fresh food here in California. Incorporate seasonal fruits and vegetables into your menu, and serve a refreshing salad or chilled soup as a starter. Farmstead is an incredible restaurant so their wedding menus are delicious! You can also consider serving refreshing summer cocktails like mojitos and margaritas.

Check out the images below for more inspiration for your summer wedding. Thank you to the vendor team for making it a great day!

Planning: @joyfullygathered

Venue + Catering: @longmeadowranch

Photo: @adrianaklas

Video: @stillwater_weddingfilms

Floral: @flowergirlem

Entertainment: @verducciep

Hair: @tayhernehair

Makeup: @elonachap

If you are recently engaged, contact us to talk more about your wedding day.


bottom of page