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 Stylish Summer Wedding by the Water in Michigan
This effortless at-home celebration was elevated with beautiful blooms, touches of gold, and fantastic fireworks.
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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 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.Gallery
A Summery, Lakeside Wedding in Michigan
This boho-preppy soirée was all shades of lovely.Gallery
A Rainy, New York Castle Wedding with a Fairy Tale Ending
A near-hurricane couldn't keep this Secret Garden-inspired wedding from being a beautiful affair.Gallery
An Ethereal Wedding in the Woods of California
Neutrals, nature, and nothing but love made this an event to remember.Gallery
A Modern, Orange-and-Blue Wedding in Italy
Two Southerners jetted off to the Tuscan countryside for an intimate, modern, and musical celebration.Gallery
A Timeless New England Wedding at a Newport Mansion
With elegant touches of green, gray, and gold, this Boston-based couple had a classic celebration by the sea in Rhode Island.Gallery
A Moroccan-Themed Wedding in The Adirondacks
Extravagant florals and antique touches completed this exotic celebration 18 years in the making.Gallery
A Lemon-Themed Wedding Celebration in St. Louis
After getting hitched in Florida, this pair marked the occasion with a citrusy soirée.Gallery
A Parisian, Ballet-Inspired Wedding in D.C.
This soiree in our nation's capitol celebrated all things French.Gallery
A Whimsical Wedding at an Upstate New York Mansion
Inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream, this couple headed to the Hudson Valley to bring their fairytale to life.Gallery
A Romantic Backyard Wedding in Salt Lake City
Five words: there was a Ferris wheel!Gallery
A Chinese-Inspired Wedding with Bohemian Touches
This couple mixed Western and Eastern culture to create a wedding in the woods true to them.AdvertisementAdvertisementGallery
This Blue-and-White Wedding in Connecticut Was Inspired by a China Pattern
These college sweethearts reworked a classic china pattern into a symbol of their modern love.Gallery
A Classic Boston Public Library Wedding
Northern and Southern traditions, a timeless color palette, and library-themed details abound at this Massachusetts soirée.Gallery
A Rustic, Easygoing Wedding in the Catskills
A Brooklyn-based couple finds their piece of paradise in Handsome Hollow.