Have a Summer Garden Wedding at Strawberry Creek Ranch 9N!

The summer months of June and August are the most popular times of the year to get married, and for good reason! Summertime typically allows more flexibility for brides and grooms who have busy work schedules. If your guest list includes families with school-aged children, summer is a great time to have a wedding so the children can participate in the festivities.

Summer weddings are inspired by beach, garden, nature and outdoor themes. If you are thinking about having an outdoor wedding, come take a tour of the ranch to see the meandering river and reflecting pond that add to the natural beauty at Strawberry Creek Ranch 9N. With panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, it will be the perfect backdrop to your wedding photos and venue.

The summer season’s flowers have much to offer in terms of décor for your wedding day. Flower crowns are popular during the summer, especially designs featuring eucalyptus and pastel petals. In-bloom summer buds include zinnias, dahlias, peonies, and garden roses. If you are dreaming of a garden wedding, think about draping lilac, thick branches, and lush greenery over a doorway to create a floral portal into your wedding ceremony site.

Consider featuring summer favorites in your wedding menu that embrace the season’s flavors and help your guests cool down. During cocktail hour, serve cool food like fruit skewers, shrimp cocktail, crisp vegetables, and frozen watermelon slices. Signature drinks can include a fruity gin bar, his-and-hers cocktails garnished with fresh fruit and edible flower petal ice cubes, and water infused with cucumber, lemon, and mint. For your wedding dessert, feature summer sweets such as a naked wedding cake, ice cream sandwiches, or a peach blueberry cobbler.

If you have dreamed of having an outdoor summer wedding, make sure you have a plan B in case weather rolls in on your special day. Strawberry Creek Ranch 9N has a 36 foot by 80 foot event tent that can be your perfect plan B. Make sure to coordinate with your wedding photographer to have your wedding pictures taken in the morning or evening to avoid the summer glare at noon. Since summertime can be hot, summer wedding attire should be made of light, breathable fabrics. Wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses made of cotton organdy, chiffon, or crepe or voile over silk are light and beautiful.

Strawberry Creek Ranch 9N is the perfect mountain destination to host a summer wedding in the great outdoors. Give Rami Carter, the onsite wedding planner, a call today at (970) 531-2479 to go over wedding ideas and ceremony and reception sites for your summer wedding in the Colorado Rocky Mountains!

See below for photos taken by Daniel K Photography: