Happy Fourth of July week, brides! The midsummer holiday is one of the most popular wedding weeks of the year, and for good reason! Gathering your friends and family together for an al fresco celebration of your love is the perfect way to say I do! Planning a Fourth of July 2019 wedding? Here’s how to do the holiday weekend wedding right – without going overboard.

Incorporate stars or stripes into your wedding dress

We can customize your wedding gown with stars or stripes for a fashion forward wedding dress. Take cues from Anomalie bride Kathryn’s dress, above, with her starry lace design. Or peek at Chelsea’s super sparkly, star-studded gown we created in this post!

Alternatively, a striped organza wedding gown would be a cheeky wink at Old Glory. Click here to start your custom wedding gown with Anomalie!

Custom wedding dress with stars from Anomalie

Chloe Murdoch Photography

Subtle color or nautical elements

Picking either a red and white theme or a blue and white one is a simple nod to the holiday without over the top patriotism! Either of these palettes would be beautiful, from the coast to the heartland. Nautical elements, featured in Anomalie Bride Sabrina’s wedding, are a classic way to include white and blue into your day.

Photos with smoke bombs

We see this trend quite a bit and think it translates perfectly to fun, festive bridal party portraits! Pick a deeper navy or darker red to avoid the bright, primary color look while still infusing a little Americana into your day. Or, go light and bright like Anomalie bride Elena, above!

Wedding smoke bomb photo

Photo 1: Michelle Chu, Photo 2: Adri Mendez Photography

Sweet cherry pie for dessert

Skip the wedding cake and go for all American pie instead. Try a catered pie-themed dessert bar, mini pies in mason jars, or even enlist family members to bake some of grandma’s standby berry pie recipes.

Sparkler wedding exits

There’s something about a sparkler exit that makes nearly every wedding photographer jump for joy. These photos are guaranteed to be some of your favorites from the big day. Anomalie bride Kathryn’s custom gown shines by the light of sparklers in her exit photos!

wedding reception sparkler exit

Photo: Dana Cubbage Weddings

Fireworks at the end of the night

It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without fireworks! Anomalie Bride Rebekah and Jacquie, below, paired their custom wedding gowns with a custom fireworks show to go out with a bang! Treat your guests to a grand finale fireworks show and they’ll populate your wedding hashtag with tons of festive Fourth of July photos!

Wedding Reception fireworks

Photo 1: Eduardo de la Peña, Photo 2: Kortney Boyett Photo

Stylist Tip: Blue shoes would make the perfect something blue for a Fourth of July Bride! Have you checked out our Anomalie x M. Gemi collection yet? Get $50 off wedding shoes (including blue ones!) here with code “ANOMALIE”.