X 100 Ideas for Summer Weddings 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! By: Kristen O’Gorman Klein Enter Slideshow Bouquets Bouquets -139182 A simple bouquet of sunflowers makes a bold impact. Photo Credit: Wren Photography BouquetsBring a beachy vibe to a landlocked wedding with this coral-inspired wildflower bouquet. Photo Credit: Kathleen Hertel Photography BoutonnièresA boutonnière of spray garden roses and dusty miller gives off a vintage feel. Photo Credit: Dixie Pixel Photography BoutonnièresChoose hardy flowers for your boutonnière so that it won’t wilt as the day progresses. Photo Credit: Figlewicz Photography Bridesmaids’ DressesYellow is a cheerful choice for summer. Let your ‘maids each choose their own dress in this happy color. Photo Credit: Daniel Kim Photography Bridesmaids’ DressesPatterned bridesmaids’ dresses are fresh and fun for summer. Photo Credit: Wren Photography Bridesmaids’ DressesSunflower-printed bridesmaids dresses are a delightful pick for summer weddings. Photo Credit: Orange Photographie Bridesmaids’ DressesWe love how these bridesmaids’ bouquets coordinate perfectly with their printed dresses. Photo Credit: Vitalic Photo Bridesmaids’ DressesWe 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 Bridesmaids’ AccessoriesJazz up inexpensive flip flops with sweet bows in your wedding colors. Photo Credit: Snappy Shots by Bev Attire for GroomsmenBright blue ties and yellow boutonnières pop against tan suits. Photo Credit: Casey Durgin Photography Attire for GroomsmenDress 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! Photo Credit: Daniel Kim Photography Attire for GroomsmenFor a lightened-up yet still formal look, try white or ivory tux jackets. Photo Credit: Rich Kessler Photography Ring BearersYour ring bearer will be a lot happier if you don’t force him into a hot suit. Photo Credit: Photo Love Ring BearersIncorporate your favorite summer activity, like this baseball-inspired ring pillow. Photo Credit: Nashville Wedding Photographer Derek Lee Ceremony IdeasAttach 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 Ceremony IdeasProvide chilled bottled water for your guests at the ceremony. Photo Credit: Brett and Jessica Ceremony IdeasProvide parasols for your guests to shade themselves during the ceremony. Photo Credit: Orange Photographie Ceremony IdeasWant 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! Photo Credit: Wren Photography Ceremony IdeasOversized umbrellas will keep your guests out of the sun’s harsh rays. Photo Credit: Memoire Studio Ceremony IdeasHave your guests blow bubbles as you leave the ceremony. Photo Credit: Poem84 Ceremony DécorDress up the area above your aisle for even more eye candy. Photo Credit: John Labbe / Wedding Planner: Preston Bailey TransportationRelax in open-air transportation, like a trolley. Photo Credit: Azelle Photography Food & DrinksCotton candy will have your guests feeling nostalgic for summer carnivals. Photo Credit: Heather Fitch Photography Food & DrinksAlcohol-infused popsicles are a fun choice for your cocktail hour. Photo Credit: Mr. Haack Food & DrinksIce 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 Food & DrinksServe up filet mignon sliders for an upscale take on classic barbecue fare. Photo Credit: Craig Paulson Photography Food & DrinksIt’s your wedding day – enjoy an ice cream cone! Photo Credit: J. Larose Studios Food & DrinksA layered dessert inspired by push-up popsicles, a childhood favorite. Photo Credit: Shoreshotz Weddings Reception IdeasString lanterns from the trees — they’ll help keep the bugs away from your guests. Photo Credit: Santana Photography Reception IdeasA 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 Reception IdeasWhen the sun goes down, light up some fire pits to create a rustic backyard vibe. Photo Credit: Christian Oth Studio Escort CardsMake your escort cards work double duty by also providing a refreshing treat. Photo Credit: Ira Lippke Studios CenterpiecesMini arrangements of sunflowers in mason jars, accented with burlap, create the perfect rustic table setting. Photo Credit: Wren Photography CenterpiecesUse contrasting colors in your centerpiece to really make it pop. Photo Credit: Diane Askew Photography CenterpiecesAdd a nautical touch with rope-wrapped centerpieces. Photo Credit: Jack Deutsch © The Stonesong Press, LLC. CenterpiecesPlace your flowers in upcycled wine crates for a lovely vintage vibe. Photo Credit: Ken Kienow CenterpiecesInstead of oversized floral arrangements, place a mini cake on each table. Photo Credit: Lola Rose Photography CenterpiecesWorried about your flowers wilting? Use floating candles for your centerpieces instead. Photo Credit: Inspired By This via Lover.ly Reception DécorThe black and white dance floor transforms a backyard into an elegant, glamorous location for a wedding reception. Photo Credit: Abby Jiu Photography Reception DécorLight up the night with strands of café lights. Photo Credit: Jessamyn Harris Reception DécorGarden-glam centerpieces with family photos displayed in reclaimed windows. Photo Credit: Rochelle Mort Photography Reception DécorString chandeliers and twinkle lights above the dance floor. Photo Credit: Picotte Photography Reception DécorHang small arrangements of cheery flowers, like sunflowers, behind the head table. Photo Credit: Wren Photography Reception DécorMake a beautiful outdoor space look more luxurious with elegant chandeliers hanging from the trees. Photo Credit: Aaron Delesie Reception DécorAdd a beachy vibe with this soft color palette and laid-back furniture. Photo Credit: Liz Banfield Photography Wedding CakesAccent a simple cake with tropical flowers. Photo Credit: Life’s Highlights Wedding CakesA chocolate cake accented with sunflower and topped with lovebirds. Photo Credit: Wren Photography Wedding CakesWith a naked wedding cake, you don’t have to worry about the frosting melting during an outdoor reception. Photo Credit: Alea Lovely Fine Art Photographer Wedding CakesA 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 Wedding CakesNot a fan of cake? Serve a tier of pies instead featuring the season’s best fruit. Photo Credit: Jose Villa Wedding CakesA tower of cake pops will stand up to the heat on even the hottest of days. Photo Credit: Sweet Lauren Cakes FavorsGive out sunglasses personalized with your names and wedding date in your wedding colors. Photo Credit: William Walker Photography FavorsYour guests will recall happy memories of your wedding every time they use these beer koozies, customized with a beautiful photo of your favorite beach. Photo Credit: Life’s Highlights FavorsSend your guests home with a delicious, personalized frozen treat. Photo courtesy of eCreamery Must-Have PhotosOr take it up a notch with this fiery idea, accomplished with flaming steel wool! Photo Credit: Nathan Desch Must-Have PhotosTake advantage of the warm weather to gather all of your loved ones in a fun group photo. Photo Credit: Inspire Photography Sendoff IdeasFor a dramatic sendoff, release lanterns into the night sky. Photo Credit: JoPhoto

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