A Festive 4th of July Outdoor Engagement Party

“Red, white and you! There are major patriotic vibes happening at this outdoor engagement party on IBT today. This couple wanted their celebration to be reflective of the special family memories close to their hearts, specifically those of their favorite summer holiday. The occasion called for two decorated photo walls and was brought to life with bright flowers, a deliciously fresh menu, and an American classic: a snow cone machine! All of these personal details made the engagement party on the 4th of July a night the bride and groom will never forget. “ - Inspired by This

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Our goal was to create a romantic and intimate engagement party that captures the nostalgia of hometown summers but with ever-so subtle hints of stars and stripes. From a “Sip and Be Seeded” garden escort wall, to lush and colorful place card holders, this party is filled with elegant details that showcase the beauty that blooms with summer.

For us, the 4th of July is best spent with loved ones, savoring memories of old while creating new ones to cherish, and a photo backdrop wall featuring an assortment of heirloom baskets that had been passed down to the bride & groom was the perfect way to capture them. Eyelet lace and woven charger plates helped set the scene for a gorgeous tablescape that was the home to not one, but two stunning centerpieces with a variety of florals in refreshing hues. -Cassandra

Fourth of July Wedding and Engagement Party Inspiration by Cassandra Clair of Event Prep and Amanda Collins Photography
Fourth of July Wedding and Engagement Party Inspiration by Cassandra Clair of Event Prep and Amanda Collins Photography

Guests were able to find their place at the table by first stopping at our “Sip and Be Seeded” Escort Wall. Baskets filled with fresh blooms were attached to a wooden wall and the table number assignments were beautifully displayed amongst the flowers. Guests were able to grab a packet of flowers as a keepsake and a SIPP soda for a fresh beverage. This wall was one of our favorite displays to create to date and we love how summery it feels.

Fourth of July and Summer Wedding Inspiration from Event Prep and Amanda Collins Photography
Fourth of July Wedding and Engagement Party Inspiration by Cassandra Clair of Event Prep and Amanda Collins Photography
Fourth of July Wedding and Engagement Party Inspiration by Cassandra Clair of Event Prep and Amanda Collins Photography
Fourth of July Wedding and Engagement Party Inspiration by Cassandra Clair of Event Prep and Amanda Collins Photography
Fourth of July Wedding and Engagement Party Inspiration by Cassandra Clair of Event Prep and Amanda Collins Photography
Fourth of July Wedding and Engagement Party Inspiration by Cassandra Clair of Event Prep and Amanda Collins Photography
Fourth of July Wedding and Engagement Party Inspiration by Cassandra Clair of Event Prep and Amanda Collins Photography

As a subtle nod to the Fourth of July holiday we created individual “Stars & Stripes” place card holders. Calligraphy place cards with delicate stars next to the guest’s name with placed inside miniature striped vases. The flowers added in a beautiful pop of color against the neutral table linens.

Fourth of July Wedding and Engagement Party Inspiration by Cassandra Clair of Event Prep and Amanda Collins Photography
Fourth of July Wedding and Engagement Party Inspiration by Cassandra Clair of Event Prep and Amanda Collins Photography
Fourth of July Wedding and Engagement Party Inspiration by Cassandra Clair of Event Prep and Amanda Collins Photography / Escort Card Walls and Backdrop Ideas

When you’re hosting an outdoor celebration at a private residence a backdrop wall can add a bit of privacy, as well as serve as an adorable photo backdrop for your guests! We created this display by attached old baskets and trays and including a sunburst mirror with a custom “You Feel Like Summertime” vinyl decal.

Fourth of July Wedding and Engagement Party Inspiration by Cassandra Clair of Event Prep and Amanda Collins Photography
Fourth of July Wedding and Engagement Party Inspiration by Cassandra Clair of Event Prep and Amanda Collins Photography
Fourth of July Wedding and Engagement Party Inspiration by Cassandra Clair of Event Prep and Amanda Collins Photography

We hope you enjoyed this celebration and have had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend with your family and friends!

This Fourth of July Engagement Party & Summer Wedding Inspiration was made available by the collaboration of the incredible team below. Many thanks goes out to these talented women who helped me bring this patriotic party to life.

Photography: Amanda Collins

Florals: Bartz Viviano

Stationery: Uppercase Designs

With love,

Cassandra

Event Design & Styling: Event Prep