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Bright and colorful floral summer wedding centerpieces | PartySlate

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

Summer wedding table with bright pink flowers and pastel blue tallow candles | PartySlate
photographer: Mary Costa | Fierce Productions | Inessa Nichols Design See More
Summer wedding with blue table vases | PartySlate
photographer: Julia Franzosa Photography | NSWE Events See More

Colorful Summer Blooms

Summer wedding with sea foam napkins and bright florals | PartySlate
photographer: Tim Halberg Photography | Off the Beaten Path | Bloom Agape See More
Summer tented wedding reception with warm-hued florals | PartySlate
photographer: Rachel Havel Photography | Keely Thorne Events | Bows and Arrows Flowers See More
Summer indoor wedding with bright colorful flower centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Kent Drake Photography | Christina Currie Events, Inc. | Anthony Gowder Designs See More

Fresh Floral Patterns

Kings table with pink floral linen and elevated greenery | PartySlate
photographer: Jen Fariello | A Fine Fête | Elegance & Simplicity, Inc. See More
Colorful and bright floral wedding table linen | PartySlate
photographer: Tim Halberg Photography | Off the Beaten Path | Bloom Agape See More

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. 

Blue-Hued Blooms

Outdoor summer wedding with blue floral centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Dana Zarin Photography | Sage Catering | A Garden Party See More
Tented wedding with string lights and blue floral centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Pogo Photograhy | Jaclyn Watson Events See More

Beautiful Blue Décor Elements

Indoor wedding with gray-blue table linen | PartySlate
photographer: Wild Whim Design & Photography | Knight’s Catering & Events | Bright Event Rentals See More
Colorful flower summer wedding centerpieces with bright blue goblets | PartySlate
photographer: Paul Barnett Photography | Hire Elegance | Flowers Annette Gomez See More
Al fresco wedding with blue linen and white florals | PartySlate
photographer: Stanlo Photography | Valia Rose Events | Wildflowers Bahamas See More

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

Centerpiece of bowl of lemons with greenery | PartySlate
photographer: BrancoPrata | Evoke Design & Creative See More
Summer wedding reception with lemon centerpieces, blue linen, and tree tops | PartySlate
photographer: Lauren Gabrielle | A Charming Fête | Molly Taylor & Company See More

Sunny Floral Touches

Summer wedding centerpiece with white and yellow flowers | PartySlate
photographer: Lynette Boyle Photography | Madix & Co. | This Humble Abode See More
Summer wedding with yellow and pink flower centerpiece | PartySlate
photographer: Mariah Smith Photography | Calistoga Ranch | M Design See More
Summer wedding with bright yellow flower centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: NJM Photography | Legendary Events See More

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.

Berry Accents

Summer wedding centerpiece with pink flowers and blue berries | PartySlate
photographer: Laurentina Photo | Honey & Lavender Events | Open Blooms See More

A Bed of Moss

Organic moss centerpieces with wooden arrow table number | PartySlate
photographer: Kelly Brown Photography | LRE Catering | Bright Event Rentals
Wedding centerpieces with driftwood, moss, and orange blooms | PartySlate
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Summer wedding with wooden tables and log centerpieces covered in moss | PartySlate
photographer: Michael Tallman | Jaclyn Watson Events See More

A Dash of Wildflowers

Summer wedding with burgundy wildflower centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Nathalie Cheng Photography | L’Relyea Events | Hawthorn Flower Studio See More
Outdoor wedding with wildflower table runner | PartySlate
photographer: Rochelle Wilhelms Photography | Strelitzia Flower Company See More

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

Summer tented wedding with chandeliers and tree centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Savanna Brown | Jaclyn Watson Events | Topnotch Resort See More
Summer wedding with tree top centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Berit Bizjak Photography | Kraft Events | Party Rental Ltd. See More

A Twist With Topiary

Tented wedding with topiary centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Susan Stripling Photography | Lauren Perry Events, LLC See More

Greenery Table Runners

Rustic wedding with greenery table runner | PartySlate
photographer: Into Dust Photography | Sublime Stems See More
Summer wedding centerpiece greenery table runner | PartySlate
photographer: Scott Jones Photography | Nisa Lee Events | Bedford Village Flower Shoppe See More
Greenery tablerunner with white blooms for wedding | PartySlate
photographer: Flavio Bandiera Photography | LLG Events | David Kimmel Design See More

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. 

Billowy Drapery

Elegant summer wedding with white ethereal ceiling drapery | PartySlate
photographer: VANESSA JOY PHOTOGRAPHY | Starlight Music See More
Wedding with elevated greenery and white chairs covered in fringe | PartySlate
photographer: Lauren Kearns Photography | Peonies to Paint Chips See More
Romantic summer wedding with white drapery | PartySlate
photographer: Audra Wrisley Photography | Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore | Quest Drape See More

Dreamy White Blooms

Summer wedding with white floral centerpiece | PartySlate
photographer: Mackensey Alexander | Tara Skinner Weddings & Events | August Floral & Event Design See More

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.

Wicker Details

Tropical wicker wedding centerpiece with protea flower | PartySlate
photographer: Hunter Ryan Photo | Chic Bahamas Weddings and Events See More
Tropical wicker basket centerpiece surrounded by bright tropical flowers | PartySlate
photographer: EvanR Photography | Parrish Designs of London See More

Palms and Fronds

Giant tropical leaf centerpieces at wedding | PartySlate
photographer: Cristina Isabel Rivera | STYLE Catering, Inc. | Andres Aguilar Designs See More
Tropical palm frond centerpieces for wedding | PartySlate
photographer: Jose Ruiz Photography | Blue Thistle Productions | Ana Cintron See More

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

Wedding kings table with vase-less wedding centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Wedding by Toh | Wedding Story Writer | Sofia’s Flowers & Events See More

Traditional Tables in the Round

Outdoor summer wedding with tables as floral vessels | PartySlate
photographer: Fred Marcus Studio | Guerdy Design | Birch Event Design See More
Wedding table as floral and greenery vessel | PartySlate
photographer: The Portos | Pejy Kash Events | Cerka Creative See More
Wedding with cloche jar centerpieces, tree tops, and lavish greenery | PartySlate
photographer: Afrik Armando | Pejy Kash Events | Ivie Joy Floral Arts See More

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.