From color palettes to centerpieces to cakes, get tons of inspiration for a summer wedding. Having a beach wedding? Check out 50 more ideas just for you!
A simple bouquet of sunflowers makes a bold impact.
Photo Credit: Wren Photography
Brightly-colored roses create the perfect tropical bouquet.
Photo Credit: Fotowerks Custom Photography
With a brooch bouquet, you won’t have to worry about your flowers wilting.
Photo Credit: William Innes Photography
Bring a beachy vibe to a landlocked wedding with this coral-inspired wildflower bouquet.
Photo Credit: Kathleen Hertel Photography
Wrap your bouquet with a nautical ribbon.
Photo Credit: Alea Lovely Fine Art Photographer
This bright bouquet of gerbera daisies will make you smile.
Photo Credit: Andrew Clark Photography
A boutonnière of spray garden roses and dusty miller gives off a vintage feel.
Photo Credit: Dixie Pixel Photography
Choose hardy flowers for your boutonnière so that it won’t wilt as the day progresses.
Photo Credit: Figlewicz Photography
Keep cool in a tea-length dress.
Photo Credit: Jessamyn Harris
Yellow is a cheerful choice for summer. Let your ‘maids each choose their own dress in this happy color.
Photo Credit: Daniel Kim Photography
Patterned bridesmaids’ dresses are fresh and fun for summer.
Sunflower-printed bridesmaids dresses are a delightful pick for summer weddings.
Photo Credit: Orange Photographie
Gray and yellow is a chic palette for summer.
Photo Credit: Rochelle Mort Photography
We love how these bridesmaids’ bouquets coordinate perfectly with their printed dresses.
Photo Credit: Vitalic Photo
We love this bright shade paired with natural-hued wedges. Bonus: with wedges, your girls won’t have to worry about their stilettos sinking into the grass as they walk down the aisle.
Photo Credit: JoPhoto
Jazz up inexpensive flip flops with sweet bows in your wedding colors.
Photo Credit: Snappy Shots by Bev
Fun sunglasses are a must!
Photo Credit: Belkis Cruz Photography
A navy and white striped tie adds a nautical touch.
Bright blue ties and yellow boutonnières pop against tan suits.
Photo Credit: Casey Durgin Photography
Dress your men in easy-breezy shorts and lightweight button-downs. Have the groomsmen wear shorts that match the bridesmaids' dresses, and let the groom stand out in white!
For a lightened-up yet still formal look, try white or ivory tux jackets.
Photo Credit: Rich Kessler Photography
Your ring bearer will be a lot happier if you don’t force him into a hot suit.
Photo Credit: Photo Love
Incorporate your favorite summer activity, like this baseball-inspired ring pillow.
Photo Credit: Nashville Wedding Photographer Derek Lee
These panel programs spread out to create fans.
Attach programs that double as fans to each seat — that way, you can ensure that no guest will be without a cooling device.
Photo Credit: Sherman Chu
Provide chilled bottled water for your guests at the ceremony.
Photo Credit: Brett and Jessica
If you’re getting married in the great outdoors, bug spray is a must!
Provide parasols for your guests to shade themselves during the ceremony.
Want an outdoor ceremony but don’t want to sacrifice the dramatic moment when the doors are thrown open and everyone sees you for the first time in your gown? Bring the doors outside!
Oversized umbrellas will keep your guests out of the sun's harsh rays.
Photo Credit: Memoire Studio
Have your guests blow bubbles as you leave the ceremony.
Photo Credit: Poem84
Dress up the area above your aisle for even more eye candy.
Photo Credit: John Labbe / Wedding Planner: Preston Bailey
Wind your way down the aisle with this spiral setup.
Photo Credit: Blenda Montoro Photography
Dress up your ceremony arch with kites and windmills.
Photo Credit: Ashley Rose Photography
3-D hibiscus flower outlines give off a tropical vibe.
Photo Credit: Disney Fine Art Photo & Video
Punch up the aisle with a simple sunflower at each row.
Take a ride in a golf cart!
Relax in open-air transportation, like a trolley.
Photo Credit: Azelle Photography
Cotton candy will have your guests feeling nostalgic for summer carnivals.
Photo Credit: Heather Fitch Photography
Keep your guests hydrated in style with fruit-infused water.
Photo Credit: David Schwartz Photography
Tropical drinks are a must.
Photo Credit: Leigh Skaggs Photography
Alcohol-infused popsicles are a fun choice for your cocktail hour.
Photo Credit: Mr. Haack
Create a colorful soda bar for the kids and non-drinkers.
Photo Credit: Dana Grant Photography
Display bottles of soda in a boat filled with ice.
Photo Credit: Melissa Schollaert Photography on The Bride's Cafe via Lover.ly
Ice cream isn’t the only thing that can be served in a cone — pass trays of tuna tartar in waffle cones.
Photo Credit: Shoreshotz Weddings
Serve up filet mignon sliders for an upscale take on classic barbecue fare.
Photo Credit: Craig Paulson Photography
It’s your wedding day – enjoy an ice cream cone!
Photo Credit: J. Larose Studios
A layered dessert inspired by push-up popsicles, a childhood favorite.
For an outdoor reception, place a primping station near the porta potties.
These lanterns aren't just pretty; they also help repel bugs.
Photo courtesy of ThermaCELL
String lanterns from the trees — they'll help keep the bugs away from your guests.
Photo Credit: Santana Photography
A clear tent gives you the best of both worlds — you’re protected from the elements while still dining and dancing under the stars.
Photo Credit: Annie X Photographie
Set up lawn games for some down-home fun at a backyard wedding.
Photo Credit: Young Hearts Photography
When the sun goes down, light up some fire pits to create a rustic backyard vibe.
Photo Credit: Christian Oth Studio
Inspired by baseball tickets, each table is named after a ballpark.
Photo Credit: Rachael Foster Photography
Take advantage of the season's best fruit for delicious edible escort cards.
Photo Credit: BerryTree Photography on Chancey Charm Weddings via Lover.ly
Make your escort cards work double duty by also providing a refreshing treat.
Photo Credit: Ira Lippke Studios
Mini arrangements of sunflowers in mason jars, accented with burlap, create the perfect rustic table setting.
Use contrasting colors in your centerpiece to really make it pop.
Photo Credit: Diane Askew Photography
Partially-submerged gerbera daises accented by blue vase gems.
Photo Credit: Stephanie Brauer Photography
This simple yet elegant centerpiece will hold strong throughout the night.
Photo Credit: Ashley + David Photography
Add a nautical touch with rope-wrapped centerpieces.
Photo Credit: Jack Deutsch © The Stonesong Press, LLC.
Place your flowers in upcycled wine crates for a lovely vintage vibe.
Photo Credit: Ken Kienow
Use the season's best produce in your décor.
Photo Credit: Jasmine Star on Inspired By This via Lover.ly
Instead of oversized floral arrangements, place a mini cake on each table.
Photo Credit: Lola Rose Photography
Worried about your flowers wilting? Use floating candles for your centerpieces instead.
Photo Credit: Inspired By This via Lover.ly
Having an outdoor cocktail hour doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfy furniture.
Photo courtesy of Canvas & Canopy Events by Cortnie
Represent your favorite summer activity on your chair décor.
The black and white dance floor transforms a backyard into an elegant, glamorous location for a wedding reception.
Photo Credit: Abby Jiu Photography
Make a plain tent more interesting with colorful side panels.
Photo Credit: Gertrude & Mabel Photography
Light up the night with strands of café lights.
Garden-glam centerpieces with family photos displayed in reclaimed windows.
String chandeliers and twinkle lights above the dance floor.
Photo Credit: Picotte Photography
Dress up your tent with draped fabric and chandeliers.
Bright paper lanterns are a fun way to light up your reception.
Hang small arrangements of cheery flowers, like sunflowers, behind the head table.
Dress up your tables with hibiscus table runners.
Channel a picnic vibe with benches for seating.
Photo Credit: The Nichols on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly
Oversized balloons add a whimsical touch.
Photo Credit: Ellie Grover on Grey Likes Weddings via Lover.ly
Make a beautiful outdoor space look more luxurious with elegant chandeliers hanging from the trees.
Photo Credit: Aaron Delesie
Add a beachy vibe with this soft color palette and laid-back furniture.
Photo Credit: Liz Banfield Photography
A fun gray and yellow cake with chevron and plenty of texture.
Accent a simple cake with tropical flowers.
Photo Credit: Life's Highlights
A chocolate cake accented with sunflower and topped with lovebirds.
With a naked wedding cake, you don’t have to worry about the frosting melting during an outdoor reception.
A sweet strawberry-themed cake, complete with a basket of strawberries on the top, trimmed with rich white-chocolate strawberries and delicate strawberry blossoms.
Photo Credit: Choco Studio
Not a fan of cake? Serve a tier of pies instead featuring the season's best fruit.
Photo Credit: Jose Villa
A tower of cake pops will stand up to the heat on even the hottest of days.
Photo Credit: Sweet Lauren Cakes
Give each of your bridesmaids a beach tote as her thank-you gift.
Photo Credit: In His Image Film & Photo
Give out sunglasses personalized with your names and wedding date in your wedding colors.
Photo Credit: William Walker Photography
Your guests will recall happy memories of your wedding every time they use these beer koozies, customized with a beautiful photo of your favorite beach.
Send your guests home with a delicious, personalized frozen treat.
Photo courtesy of eCreamery
So sweet and simple.
Photo Credit: Tracy Moore Photography
A sweet, romantic photo idea.
Photo Credit: Allyson Wiley Photography
Have some fun with sparklers.
Photo Credit: Heidi Rae Photography for Ron Parks Photography
Or take it up a notch with this fiery idea, accomplished with flaming steel wool!
Photo Credit: Nathan Desch
Take advantage of the warm weather to gather all of your loved ones in a fun group photo.
Photo Credit: Inspire Photography
Head over to the marina to capture some sweet photos on the dock.
Kick back in a hammock for a quiet moment together.
Photo Credit: Sweet Little Photographs
For a dramatic sendoff, release lanterns into the night sky.
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