Summertime brings sunshine, endless blue skies, and most importantly — the height of wedding season. There are plenty of reasons why summer weddings are eternally popular: reliably-sunny weather, inspiring summer color palettes, and lush summer wedding centerpieces.
With no shortage of blooms or foliage, summertime wows with fresh, seasonal décor. Summer centerpieces range from bright floral blooms to lavish organic greenery. We’ve searched through thousands of real wedding photos on PartySlate to find our favorite summer wedding centerpiece ideas.
Whether you’re looking to brighten your tablescape with pops of gold or cool off with tranquil blue hues, you’ll find the best summer wedding inspiration — along with the vendors who know how to pull off the look.
1. Make it Colorful and Eclectic
Summer is the time for bright colors and varied designs. From multi-hued florals to bright beach cabanas, summer décor is meant to pop against bright blue skies and lush green backdrops.
Bring a playful summer vibe to your wedding centerpieces with a colorful and eclectic style. In addition to bright summer blooms, use colorful candles and pottery to accent your tablescape. We also love how floral linen extends a fresh floral theme to every corner of your wedding reception table.
Bright Table Décor
Colorful Summer Blooms
Fresh Floral Patterns
2. Cool Off With Tranquil Blue Hues
Keep the hotter temperatures at bay with a tranquil blue wedding color palette. Blue florals are a rarity in nature, making them all the more stunning on your tablescape. Some of our favorite blue blooms include hydrangea, blue delphinium, sea holly, and cornflower.
We also appreciate how blue glassware contrasts with warmer floral hues, evoking a summer scene in all its glory. For a more classic look, consider muted blue table linen with neutral florals and tableware.
Beautiful Blue Décor Elements
3. Brighten Your Tablescape With Golds and Yellows
There’s so much to love about summer. After months of dreary winter skies, and just-as-dreary spring rains, the sun finally comes out to stay. Best of all, the daylight hours increase, so sun-drenched celebrations stretch on long after evening.
Keep the sunshine at the forefront of your wedding reception with yellow summer wedding centerpieces . We love how a few golden blooms brighten any tablescape — while also complementing a variety of color palettes. For a wedding aesthetic that completely embraces a sunshine vibe, use fresh lemon décor as well as blooms.
Fresh Lemon Décor
Sunny Floral Touches
4. Opt for an Organic Vibe
Sunny days lead to lavish growth and vegetation. Wildflowers wander into tended gardens. Sprigs of grass find their way into sidewalk gaps.
Utilize berries, moss, or wildflowers to lend an organic vibe to your celebration. We love how you can maintain classic appeal with select floral accents. For a more whimsical look, lean toward everything from mushroom accents to felled wood.
A Bed of Moss
A Dash of Wildflowers
5. Go With Lush Greenery
Envision a summer day, and you’re likely to imagine bright green lawns and treetops covered in emerald green leaves. Foliage is a summer staple — and a unique summer décor element.
No longer relegated as a filler, foliage wows on its own. Bring a fresh twist to your wedding reception tables with greenery table runners, real tree centerpieces, and sleek topiary designs. Believe us, weddings without flowers are trending — and it’s easy to see why.
A Forest Canopy
A Twist With Topiary
Greenery Table Runners
7. Soften the Scene With Dreamy Details
Is there anything more romantic than twilight? Evoke a dreamy summer evening with softer details.
Go beyond traditional wedding centerpieces with wedding ceiling décor. Wedding drapery, as well as billowy seating, lends an ethereal touch to any tablescape. We also appreciate how textured table linen and clusters of white florals add additional romance.
Dreamy White Blooms
8. Take it Tropical
Who needs the four seasons when you can experience the tropics all year round? Tropical centerpieces for weddings have us dreaming of summer months that never fade.
Cue the tropical wedding vibes with wicker details surrounded by bright tropical blooms. Some of our favorite tropical florals include orchids, birds-of-paradise, and protea blooms. Of course, greenery can happily steal the spotlight. Create a dramatic effect with towering palm leaves and lavish fronds.
Palms and Fronds
9. Use Your Tablescape as a Floral Vessel
Have you checked out the latest wedding trends for 2022? We predicted couples would forgo the vase and choose to cover their entire table with florals. But truth be told, we hope this trend continues for many summers to come.
We love how an abundance of florals captures the lush bounty of summer. This unique trend is perfect for king’s tables as well as traditional reception tables in the round. Best of all, you can include many variety of blooms when you cover your table from end to end.
Elegant Kings Table
Traditional Tables in the Round
People Also Ask…
Where can I find a wedding florist for my summer wedding centerpieces?
Choosing your summer wedding centerpieces (and wedding florals in general) is one of the most enjoyable tasks on a wedding to-do list. Use PartySlate’s curated venue directory to find a wedding florist that can bring your unique vision to life.
Make sure to share your favorite summer wedding centerpiece ideas from this article with your design team. Moreover, check out our Best Wedding Centerpieces [Guide] for even more centerpiece inspiration.
Where can I find a wedding venue for my summer wedding?
Wedding venues book up fast. Head to PartySlate’s curated venue directory to find the perfect venue for your summer soirée. Use the filters to narrow your search by location, guest count, amenities, and more. You can even search for summer-specific venue types like rooftops, outdoor venues, vineyards, and yachts.
Make sure to click into a venue’s PartySlate profile page to see real wedding albums from celebrations held at the event space. You can also use the directory to reach out directly to a preferred venue.
Lastly, check out PartySlate’s top recommendations for some of our outdoor wedding venues across the country:
Where can I find more inspiration for my summer wedding?
The editorial team searches through hundreds of real wedding albums each week to find our favorite ideas. We look for upcoming trends as well as timeless inspiration that never goes out of style. Click on the following to start planning your dream wedding. Whether you’re a bohemian at heart or classic and refined, you’ll find everything you need to bring your wedding vision to life.