Raspberry Wedding Ideas

Summertime and the living is easy, especially when it comes to perusing the farmer’s market, enjoying frozen treats, relaxing at BBQs and picnics and relishing in the bounty of fresh summer crops. Raspberries are a summer fruit –usually in season between June and August– that are delicious, bright and best enjoyed fresh. Raspberries can be found in many summer-themed desserts and cocktails, but they can also be enjoyed as fresh favors, decorations and pops of color for your wedding.

If you love raspberries as much as we do – read on for oodles of ways to use this delicious (and gorgeous!) fruit in your wedding!

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

Raspberries, and raspberry liquors, add a fruity, pink color to drinks and guests will appreciate a garnish or two to freshen up their cocktail. Raspberry liquor goes well with punch, soda and even beer (try the Southern speciality of raspberries, vodka, beer and lemonade mixed together).

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

Add a pop of red berry color to your cake, cupcakes and desserts.  Try a traditional white cake with raspberries or a sponge cake with fresh berries and sauce.

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

Use raspberry preserves and jam to make these linzer cookies that would be great for weddings or holidays. Cut them into romantic, hearts or flower shapes and lightly powder them with icing sugar.

raspberry linzer cookies

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

“Spread the love” by making your own raspberry jam favors. Buy berries in bulk during the summer and freeze them for canning projects. Then add a custom label and fabric topper to the jar, so everyone can enjoy a sweet homemade touch. Jam also lasts for years, so you can make it up to a year ahead of time and guests will still have a lasting keepsake. Learn how to make raspberry jam favours here.

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding   Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

Guests will enjoy a simple, fresh fruit favors gift they will want to take home and enjoy or snack on throughout the night. You could even spend a fun afternoon raspberry and berry picking with your friends or husband-to-be to gather fruit for the wedding. Wrap raspberries in kraft paper or patterned fabric bags or pouches. These DIY cupcake liners could also be used to hold fruit.

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

Old fashioned raspberry candies also make fun favors!

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

For a rustic, natural look, try a paper or wooden box wrapped in twine or ribbon for the candies.

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

More and more brides are incorporating fresh herbs and even fruits into their bouquets and flower arrangements. Raspberries also come in yellow and green colours, like this stunning purple and green raspberry bouquet. After all, using blooms in season, even fruits, is always the best option for your budget.

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

Colorful fruit goes perfectly with a summer theme. You may have seen plenty of  inspiration involving patriotic colors recently with red, white, blue and bright colors to celebrate the holidays.

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

Get inspired by the stunning colors of raspberries by incorporating it into your color scheme. Match it with brown, black, white, teal or pale green for a modern look. You could even try raspberry colored shoes and accessories. It’s not quite as soft as pink or as striking as red, but it has its own beautiful and bold shade that you will fall in love with for your wedding.

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

Incorporating Raspberries into your Summer Wedding

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  1. Posted by Scarlett Witt on July 15th, 2012 at 4:00pm

    Thanks so much for sharing. The photos are beautiful and such cute ideas as well!
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