Summer-Inspired Wedding Flowers for Every Part of Your Big Day
The freshest blooms, the prettiest colors, and the most unique shapes and textures—the summer season's flowers have so much to offer. Especially since these in-bloom buds, like zinnias, dahlias, peonies, garden roses, and more, are seriously next-level. The best part? Whether you use individual summer varieties on their own or combine them together, you'll always end up with a statement-making spray. The season is that good.
Let's say you're looking to kick it up a notch and go beyond classic centerpieces, bouquets, and floral arches. That's where we come in. While we're all for more traditional arrangements—your big day needs them, after all!—we're even more intrigued by all of the different ways you can incorporate summer's bounty into virtually any aspect of your warm-weather fête. Ahead, you'll find all of the arrangement types you've already accounted for alongside several ideas you never knew you wanted (or needed!). After you've clicked through, you'll likely want to add bar flowers, floral chandeliers, ceremony aisle blooms, doorway sprays, and even individual chair arrangements to your list.
Want to stick to the basics? We found upgraded ideas for those must-haves, too. From peony-studded bouquets with serious volume to garland-inspired centerpieces, there's a display here you're sure to love. You just can't go wrong with these gorgeous, modern picks, which all come from real celebrations. Whether you're planning a traditional big day with all of those by-the-book floral displays or erring on the explorative side, these summer-inspired floral details are exactly what your seasonal wedding needs.
Two peonies, blush ranunculus, and astrantia (all in-season blooms!) made up this small, but statement-making clutch from Wild Green Yonder.
Speaking of storybook, this pink-hued peony, spray rose, and hydrangea centerpiece by Big Day Design created fairy-tale vibes. Blush taper candles were the finishing touches.
Ivy gave this chair's wreath—which marked the bride's place setting—subtle summery vibes.
This bride's Denise Fasanello Flowers bouquet was as summer-appropriate in color palette (bright pinks, yellows, oranges, and greens!) as it was in blooms (peonies, jasmine, and clematis!).
Tropical Ceremony Arch
Presented in vintage gold vessels, these New Creations Flower Co. rose bunches made a bookshelf-style signature cocktail bar that much more unique.
Greenery Table Garland
Stately planters filled with peonies, spray roses, hydrangea, and blue thistle marked this ceremony aisle's entry point and directed hot guests towards woven fans.
Tropical flowers and leaves (including those found in the Hawaiian lei!) hung down from each four-poster reception table's rafters. Below, palm leaves, anemones, and ranunculus (arranged by Wild Heart Flowers) rose up to meet the dangling garlands.
Dramatic Chair Display
An oversized king protea peeked out of this chair arrangement's bed of leafy greens—a welcome addition to the mother of the bride's ceremony seat.
Acrylic Boxed Blooms
Lucite boxes only enhanced the saturated hues of this Events by Nouveau display's blood-orange orchids and fuchsia and peach ranunculus.
Beauty in the Making needed just a few peonies to shape this major bouquet—the blooms were that big. Ruby red ranunculus and silver dollar eucalyptus filled in the negative space and also added volume.
The same rules applied to these "baby" buds. Flowerwild employed tiny gold vessels to hold just one of these exotic blooms (how cool are their centers?) at a time—but the drama factor was certainly intact.
Rust-colored leaves gave an otherwise neutral arrangement—featuring fern leaves, peonies, spray roses, and jasmine—a slightly rustic touch.
Potted carnations and lavender plants by JL Designs & Events defined this couple's rose petal-covered ceremony aisle. The creamy florals on the ground referenced the white lanterns up above, unifying the entire look.
For a late-afternoon farm feast, Jennie Love of Philadelphia's Love 'n Fresh Flowers filled terra-cotta vases of various shapes and sizes with just-picked dahlias, hydrangeas, zinnias, lisianthus, and scabiosa. The tone was one of earthy elegance—plus a touch of whimsy, thanks to the cluster of green baby currant tomatoes that graces each place setting.