14 Perfect Ideas For A Mediterranean Wedding Theme

Get ready to be transported to stunning picturesque landscapes and sun-kissed beaches with our top selection of ideas for a Mediterranean wedding theme.

With its stunning coastal setting, warm weather, and rich cultural history, a Mediterranean-inspired wedding promises to be a celebration full of romance, charm, and beauty. From zesty citrus details and bright blue patterns to delicious cuisine and beautiful locations, there are ideas to suit everyone. So prepare to say ‘I do’ surrounded by beautiful decorative elements that show off the vibrancy, rustic charm, and beautiful elegance of this dreamy region.

Keep reading below to get inspired with our favorite ideas for a Mediterranean wedding theme.

1. Terracotta Tones

Terracotta tones are a warm and earthy color that can add a touch of rustic elegance to your wedding decor. These warm shades of orange and red are especially fitting for outdoor weddings or for those who want to add a bohemian vibe to their big day. To balance out the boldness of the terracotta tones, consider pairing them with neutral colors like white, beige, or pale pink.

Photography: HannaMonika | Venue: AgrecoFarms | Florals: Oneiranthi | Lighting: Ultra Special Events
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Photography: George Pahountis
ideas for a mediterranean wedding theme
Photography: LA76 Photography | Design & Planning: Marianna Idirin | Florals: Pina Cate

2. Teal Blue & Olive Green

Choose this fresh color scheme that reminds your guests of blissful Mediterranean sea shades. Teal and olive tones are a gorgeous way to incorporate a Mediterranean theme into your special day. Add sprigs of greenery for an organic feel, and touches of gold for extra luxe.

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Photography: Gianluca Adovasio | Design & Planning: De Plan V
teal and olive wedding decor
Photography: Sotiris Tsakanikas | Event Styling & Design: Tie the Knot Santorini
teal wedding cake
Photography: Studio 29 | Florals: AlfaFlowershop

3. Bougainvillea Installations

A bougainvillea installation is a stunning addition to your wedding reception. This vibrant and colorful flowering plant can be used to create a dramatic focal point, adding a touch of nature and beauty to your special day. Bougainvillea can be arranged in a variety of ways, such as hanging installations and flower walls.

bougainvillea floral installation
Photo: Nicole Leever | Floral Styling: Shindig Chic
hanging flowers wedding reception
Photo: Irene Mc | Planning & Styling: Think Happy Events |
ideas for a Mediterranean theme wedding
Photo: The Arroyos | Planning & Design: Prim Event Studio | Floral Design: Amanda Vidmar Design

4. Fresh Fruit

Incorporating fresh fruit into your wedding decor adds a touch of natural beauty and a Mediterranean flavor to your special day. Fresh fruit can be used as part of your centerpieces, as a backdrop, or even as a unique and playful element in your food and beverage presentation. Just make sure to choose seasonal and high-quality fruit for a beautiful and tasty display.

fresh fruit wedding decoration
Photography: Sara D’Ambra
fruit wedding favors
Photography: Ruth Eileen

5. Wooden Details

Create the ultimate rustic Mediterranean vibe with perfectly placed wooden and wicker details. Use this material for a gorgeous lighting display or seating complimented by fresh white decor. Also, consider incorporating a mix of dried flowers and bright blooms for a gorgeous Mediterranean oasis.

ideas for a mediterranean wedding theme
Photo: Oscar Guillen | Venue: Marques de Montemolar | Planning & Design: Paloma Cruz | Floral Design: Atelier de la Flor | Rentals: Kava

6. Patterned Tiles

Using pattern tiles for your Mediterranean wedding adds a unique and authentic touch to your special day. The intricate designs and vibrant colors of these tiles can be used as decor elements, such as table numbers and seating charts. Consider incorporating traditional patterns, such as the “azulejo” from Portugal or the “mosaico” from Spain, to fully embrace the Mediterranean theme.

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Photography: BrittRene
Mediterranean wedding theme decor
Photography: Jose Villa
tile wedding invitations
Photography: 5ive5ifteen Photo Company | Invitations: Paper & Poste

7. Citrus Elements

Ensure your special day exudes a fresh and vibrant feel with citrus elements. Lemons and oranges can be used in a variety of ways, such as in floral arrangements, place settings, centerpieces, and favors. The bright yellow and orange colors will also add a pop of color and evoke feelings of warmth and sunshine, perfect for a Mediterranean-inspired wedding. It’s also a simple and cost-effective way to infuse the Mediterranean vibe into your special day!

lemon wedding decoration
Photography: Asfis Photography
limoncello wedding favors
Photography: Anya Kernes

8. Colored Glass

Incorporate a whimsical flair throughout your Mediterranean theme with colored glass. This popular trend is perfect for creative couples who want unique pops of color. You can mix it up with different shades for an eclectic and boho vibe and use colors that are reminiscent of the Mediterranean such as bright blue, fresh green, bold saffron, and tickled pink.

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Photography: Claudia Gerhard
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Photography: Ulmer Studios | Styling & Floral Design: Cedarwood Weddings
colored glass place settings
Photography: Kina Wicks | Planning & Design: A Splendid Occasion

9. Bright Mediterranean Cocktails

Bright and colorful cocktails can add a playful touch to your wedding reception and help create a festive atmosphere. Consider serving signature cocktails with vibrant hues that match your wedding theme. Opt for Mediterranean classics such as Aperol Spritz, Bellini, and Sangria. Not only do they look attractive, but they can also be a fun way for guests to try something new and memorable.

Mediterranean theme wedding drinks
Photography: Emily Wren
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Photography: The Edges

10. Olive Branches

Enhance the Mediterranean atmosphere of your wedding with this characteristic element. Olive branches are a classic symbol of peace and prosperity, making them a perfect addition to your wedding decoration. You can use olive branches in your floral arrangements, bouquets, and centerpieces, and as simple green accents throughout your decor. To incorporate the olive theme into your reception, consider using high-quality, premium olive oil brands as party favors.

olive branch seat decoration
Photo: Meg Smith
ideas for a Mediterranean wedding theme
Photo: Hanna Monika | Flowers & Decor: Oneiranthi

11. Grazing Tables

One of the most characteristic ideas for a Mediterranean wedding theme has to be grazing tables. Include cured meats, such as prosciutto, salami, and chorizo with accompaniments such as cheeses, olives, and local bread. Grazing tables are a great way to encourage guests to mingle and interact with each other while enjoying the flavors of the Mediterranean.

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Photo: The Enlight Project | Grazing Table: The Graze Girls

12. Outdoor Wedding

Having an outdoor wedding is a gorgeous way to embrace a Mediterranean theme. Whether you’re celebrating in a gorgeous villa, countryside farmhouse, or in your own backyard, the alfresco option gives your celebration beautiful natural lighting, more space, and a perfectly natural ambiance to exchange your vows.

outdoor wedding reception
Photo: Laura Jaume
outdoor wedding ceremony
Photo: Photos by MB

13. Alternative Desserts

Mediterranean cuisine offers a variety of sweet treats that make perfect alternative desserts for your wedding. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, consider serving traditional Mediterranean delights such as Millefoglie, cannoli, profiteroles, churros, and local fruit parfaits. These alternative desserts will add a unique touch to your reception and allow guests to sample the sweet flavors of the Mediterranean.

millefoglie wedding cake
Photo: Purewhite | Dessert: Galateo Ricevimenti

14. Blue and Yellow

Reflect the gorgeous sea and warm sunshine by using a blue and yellow color scheme for your special day. It’s a playful way to incorporate two of the most symbolic Mediterranean elements. These bright primary colors can be used in a variety of ways such as with your table decoration, bridesmaid dresses, invitations, or even the installations for your reception.

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Photo: Roberta Facchini | Floral Styling: Wild About
blue and yellow ceremony arch
Photo: Elias Kordelakos | Flowers: Betty Flowers

Make your wedding vision come to life with these gorgeous ideas for a Mediterranean wedding theme. Head to WedBoard for tips and advice to help you plan your destination wedding. Explore stunning wedding venues across Italy and connect with talented vendors for your special day abroad! You’ll find more inspiration for different themes as well as other aspects of your special day including, 24 Italian-inspired Wedding Decor Ideas, Top Italy Wedding Venues To Suit Your Style, and 16 Most Beautiful Wedding Ideas For Summer.

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