A bright and rustic summer wedding by Anne Marie Akins photography
by Stephanie

Gorgeous sweet and rustic summer wedding. Love this romantic photo!
Gorgeous sweet and rustic summer wedding. Love this romantic photo!

Here's a surprise — it's the last day of April, and Memorial Day (aka summer) is right around the corner. You can bet we've been gearing up for wedding season for months now, but that doesn't make us any less excited to start sharing some awesome summer wedding goodness! Like today's beautiful sweet and rustic summer wedding by Ann Marie Akins Photography — it's filled with gorgeous, bright wildflowers, a stunning rustic ceremony and lots of love and laughter. What more can you ask for?

The bride and groom, Evelyn and Dakota, are full of smiles, cute kisses and they both have simple but elegant style — basically, everything you could ask for from a summer bride and groom! Read on to see more stunning details from their big day. Everything from the ceremony arch to their romantic first dance photos are sure to leave you breathless...

wedding dress and teal shoes anne marie akins photography
wedding dress and teal shoes anne marie akins photography
Gorgeous and simple wedding ring sent
Gorgeous and simple wedding ring sent
Gorgeous bride getting ready photo
Gorgeous bride getting ready photo
Lovely bride hairstyle milkmaid braids
Lovely bride hairstyle milkmaid braids
groom in a navy suit anne marie akins photography
groom in a navy suit anne marie akins photography
Bright wildflowers wedding bouquet
Bright wildflowers wedding bouquet
bride and groom wedding photos anne marie akins photography
bride and groom wedding photos anne marie akins photography
Lovely summer wedding first look
Lovely summer wedding first look
Lovely summer wedding first look
Lovely summer wedding first look
Lovely summer wedding first look
Lovely summer wedding first look
Lovely summer wildflower bouquet
Lovely summer wildflower bouquet
Beautiful romantic summer wedding bride and groom photo
Beautiful romantic summer wedding bride and groom photo
Beautiful bridesmaids in purple
Beautiful bridesmaids in purple
Beautiful bridesmaids in purple
Beautiful bridesmaids in purple
Cute groomsmen in suits. Perfection!
Cute groomsmen in suits. Perfection!
bride and groom wedding photo anne marie akins photography
bride and groom wedding photo anne marie akins photography
Beautiful romantic summer wedding bride and groom photo
Beautiful romantic summer wedding bride and groom photo
Simple rustic summer wedding invitation
Simple rustic summer wedding invitation
Rustic summer wedding ceremony arch
Rustic summer wedding ceremony arch
Outdoor rustic summer wedding ceremony
Outdoor rustic summer wedding ceremony
Outdoor rustic summer wedding ceremony
Outdoor rustic summer wedding ceremony
Outdoor rustic summer wedding ceremony
Outdoor rustic summer wedding ceremony
Summer wedding ceremony bridesmaids photo
Summer wedding ceremony bridesmaids photo
Summer wedding ceremony. Lovely photo!
Summer wedding ceremony. Lovely photo!
Lovely rustic outdoor wedding
Lovely rustic outdoor wedding
Lovely rustic outdoor wedding
Lovely rustic outdoor wedding
View More: http://annamarieakins.pass.us/dakota-and-evelyn--wedding
View More: http://annamarieakins.pass.us/dakota-and-evelyn--wedding
Simple but pretty wedding escort cards
Simple but pretty wedding escort cards
rustic summer wedding reception anne marie akins photography
rustic summer wedding reception anne marie akins photography
Beautiful rustic wedding centerpiece basket
Beautiful rustic wedding centerpiece basket
Simple but pretty summer outdoor wedding bar
Simple but pretty summer outdoor wedding bar
Gorgeous and simple dessert wedding table
Gorgeous and simple dessert wedding table
Delicious strawberry cupcakes for a wedding
Delicious strawberry cupcakes for a wedding
Sweet photo of the bride and groom at the reception
Sweet photo of the bride and groom at the reception
sweet first dance photos anne marie akins photography
sweet first dance photos anne marie akins photography
The first dance — total wedding bliss
The first dance — total wedding bliss
Sweet cake photo bride and groom
Sweet cake photo bride and groom
Lovely reception photo after the cake cutting
Lovely reception photo after the cake cutting
A fun getaway with streamers. Perfect and simple!
A fun getaway with streamers. Perfect and simple!
A fun getaway with streamers. Perfect and simple!
A fun getaway with streamers. Perfect and simple!

How sweet is that getaway? I love how they replaced the traditional sparkler look with streamers for an extra touch of rustic whimsy. Congrats to Evelyn and Dakota — your wedding day was truly lovely!

Readers, let us know what your favorite part of this gorgeous rustic summer wedding in the comments!

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Photography: Anne Marie Akins Photography | Venue: Women's Club of Portsmouth | Event Coordinator: Dear Sweetheart Events