If you've been dreaming about a summer wedding, we have the best ideas to help you plan the ultimate summer celebration. Find tips and tricks for pulling off the perfect outdoor event and other advice for a summer reception and ceremony. Also, check out warm-weather décor and theme ideas, colors, invitations, cakes, and favors that will put a summery spin on the big day.
DIY Wedding Favor Ideas for a Summer Wedding
The evening wouldn’t be complete without a few thoughtful thank-yous for guests that celebrate the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementGallery
A Whimsical Malibu Wedding Inspired by the Greatest Love Stories
Love story details, a one-of-a-kind ring bearer, and a Ferris wheel made this wedding one for the books.
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Summer Wedding Reception Ideas
Plan the perfect summer reception with these seasonal ideas for centerpieces, menus, dessert buffets, venues, and entertainment.
50 Summer Wedding Ideas You'll Want to StealWhether you're planning a beachside or outdoor wedding or a warm-weather indoor celebration, we've pulled together some of our favorite summer ideas.
13 Summer Wedding Photography Tips You Will Want to Read Before Your Big DayWhether you are tying the knot by the sea or dancing as newlyweds under the stars, your summer wedding is one beautiful photo opp after the next. Make the most of the moments with this advice from Carats & Cake’s Jess Levin and inspiration from some of the industry’s finest talents.
DIY Summer Wedding Ideas
Celebrate the season with these DIY summer weddning projects that will customize your celebration, including, recipes, clip art, and how-tos.
Frozen Summer Wedding Desserts
Sweet and refreshing recipes for ice cream, sorbet, and granita. Perfect for serving alongside your wedding cake.
Summer Wedding Flower Ideas You've Never Seen BeforeEnjoy the bounty of summer with these seasonal centerpieces, bouquets, and more.
Unique Wedding Favors We Loved From Summer Celebrations
50 Best Shoes for a Bride to Wear to a Summer WeddingTying the knot in a beach or in a ballroom this season? We’ve got you covered with footwear that will suit your celebration.
A Playful Summer Wedding on Shelter Island, New YorkRachel and Andrew's big day was a carefree summer affair detailed with vintage touches, bright floral arrangements, and live bluegrass music.Gallery
A Fairytale Garden Wedding in the Bride's Grandma's Backyard
This Secret Garden soirée was a nod to family traditions, jazzed up with a few modern, eclectic touches.Gallery
A Romantic California Wedding with Vintage Touches & Incredible Florals
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A Summer Camp-Inspired Wedding by Lake Tahoe
Check out this fun-loving couple's take on a one-of-a-kind summer celebration.Gallery
This Dreamy Wedding in France Was a Family Affair
This celebration featured a cathedral, a château, and a whole lot of love.Gallery
An Elegant Wedding with Sweet Floral Details in Colorado
An all-white color palette rounded out this summer celebration in Beaver Creek.Gallery
This Beautiful Wedding in Canada Featured One Epic Cake
... plus floral and family-centric details.Gallery
Our 20 Most-Liked Wedding Photos of the Year on Instagram
Warning—you will be inspired after viewing these images.Gallery
A Fashionable Wedding in Upstate New York
Old-World romance met of-the-moment fashions and contemporary cool at this super-chic wedding.Gallery
A Colorful, Traditional Cambodian and Chinese Wedding in Oregon
Seven outfits, seven ceremonies, and lots of love.Gallery
An Elevated Countryside Wedding in Wyoming
Local vendors, a spectacular location, and moose details all came together in this wonderfully Wyoming wedding.Gallery
This Classic Wedding in Italy Began With An Unforgettable Entrance
... and ended with one enormous cake!Gallery
This California Wedding Was Inspired By the Beyoncé Lyrics "I Love You Like XO"
We love it like XO.Gallery
An Eclectic, Outdoor Wedding in the Escondido Mountains
It was a bohemian fairytale, complete with a storybook setting, an abundance of toadstools, and a very happy ending.Gallery
A Boho Wedding on a Private Island in Connecticut
Leather, lace, gold, and indigo fused at this summery soirée.Gallery
A Stylish Summer Wedding by the Water in Michigan
This effortless at-home celebration was elevated with beautiful blooms, touches of gold, and fantastic fireworks.AdvertisementAdvertisementGallery
A Classic Wedding in London with an All-White Color Palette
This wedding combined old and new while nodding to the elegant glitz and glam of times past.Gallery
A Blue-and-White Wedding on the Eastern Shore
Cheerful details abound at this Maryland celebration.Gallery
A Fruit-Filled, Floral California Wedding
Red peonies popped at this multicultural celebration.Gallery
This Romantic Italian Wedding Features a Historic Venue—and One Amazing View
The locale of this celebration dates back to the 12th century.See More