22 Stunning Summer Wedding Centerpieces

Are you planning to tie the knot during the warm weather season?  Then we’ve got you covered with 22 stunning summer wedding centerpieces that you’ll love! Centerpieces are one of the most important decor elements. So bring the beauty and splendor of nature during these brighter months to your reception. Uncover the fun in florals and use this season’s stand-out blooms. For example, roses, sunflowers, hydrangeas, peonies and lillies… just to name a few! Or embrace splashes of color with beautifully bold palettes. Remember summer is all about fun in the sun and making memories with friends and family. So give your wedding decor a bright, happy, playful touch to reflect this.

Whether you prefer extravagant and elegant arrangements or subtle and small details placed throughout your event, our list of summer wedding centerpieces is sure to inspire!


1. Wildflowers

Add an ultra-natural touch to your summer wedding centerpieces with wildflowers. They’re inexpensive, easy to find, and versatile. If you don’t have much time or don’t want to spend a lot of money on your centerpiece, then this rustic choice is perfect. They also work well for nuptials with limited space. For instance, consider adding depth by filling a large vase with different types of wildflowers.

wildflower centerpiece
Photography: Charlotte Palazzo | Styling: T.Ink | Flowers: Smokebush Floral | Venue: Heaton House Farm
wildflowers wedding centerpiece
Photography: Lena Mirisola | Design & Planning: Contagious Events, LLC | Florals: Flou(-e)r | Tabletop Rentals: Party Rental LTD

2. Lilies

Lilies are one of the most popular flower choices for weddings. This bloom has a long history in weddings, as it symbolizes love and happiness. For a modern twist, calla Lilies and oversized palms are ideal for an ethereal aesthetic or you can combine these stunning florals with orchids for an elegant touch. The versatility of these flowers means that they can be used for a formal wedding style or a subtle and understated vibe.

wedding table decoration
Photography: Callie Hobbs
lilies wedding centerpiece
Photography: Diamond Cake Photography | Reception Venue: Shaw Conference Centre | Floral: The Wild Orchid

3. Pastel Florals

If you want a romantic, soft, and feminine look, pastels are the way to go. These pale tones are perfect for your summer wedding centerpieces. Use tall glass vases filled with flowers such as roses, tulips, or hydrangeas in shades of soft pink, light blue, or peach. You can include them to make a statement or for a delicate touch to complement any style.

pastel table decoration
Photography: Playful Soul | Planning & Design: Dee Lee Designs | Flowers: Shawna Yamamoto
summer wedding centerpieces
Photography: Blush Wedding | Planning: Filosophi Events | Decor Design: Koncept Event Design | Floral Design: Flowerz
pastel centerpiece inspiration
Photography: Adriana Klas | Floral Design: Le Bloomerie | Event Design: Olivia Grace Events

4. Fruit Accessories

Create a beautiful burst of color with vibrant summer fruits. Mix tropical and Mediterranean fruits to highlight the carefree summer feel. Or whisk your guests away to the Amalfi with citrus elements. Also, make sure to add flowers to compliment the tasty table centerpiece.

fruit wedding centerpiece
Photography: Lara Onac | Florist: Savia Bruta
citrus wedding centerpiece
Photography: Koby Brown | Venue: Villa Venere | Planner: Ema Giangreco | Flowers: Capri Flor
tropical wedding centerpiece
Photography: Kerry Jeanne

5. Anthuriums

Use one of this season’s trendiest flowers for your summer wedding centerpieces. The heart-shaped anthurium adds to the chic vibe of a modern wedding. It’s not the most traditional wedding bloom, so it gives your aesthetic an unexpected pop, while still being subtle and soft.

anthuriums wedding decor
Photography: Ashley Goodwin
anthurium table decor
Photography: Katya Avramenko

6. Peach Tones

Take inspiration from one of the season’s iconic fruits. The orange and pink infused shades are romantic, warm, and sweet, but they’re also vibrant and fun. Also, peach tones give your tablescape a light and airy feel. And they work well with rustic and wooden elements, or as an accent color against a neutral backdrop.

Photography: Jaimee Morse Photography | Design & Planning: AMC Weddings | Florals: Botanica Wedding Flowers 
peach and white centerpiece
Photography: Lauren R Swann
summer wedding centerpieces
Photography: Jaimee Morse

7. Muted Neutrals

When it comes to choosing summer wedding centerpieces, one of the most popular trends right now is muted neutrals. They provide a calm and peaceful aesthetic. Also, these tones don’t overpower other colorful blooms you might choose for your reception decor. For instance, try a mix of dried florals in small vases for a rustic feel or mix in white peonies for sophisticated style.

neutral wedding centerpiece
Photography: Rebecca Searle | Planner & Styling: Sophie Warren | Florals: Bohotanical | Glassware: Harriet’s Table
summer wedding centerpieces
Photography: Andrea Grzcic | Styling, Design & Flowers: Cvit Happens
muted neutral wedding decoration
Photography: Becky Wright | Concept: Emmie Parish Weddings | Table Accessories: Angels and Gypsies

8. Baby’s Breath

This delicate and airy flower highlights the laidback feel of a summer wedding. Baby’s breath is perfectly versatile as a filler amongst larger flowers for your centerpiece design, or simply by itself. Also, try mixing it with other small-sized blooms. For example, ranunculus or dahlias for an extra touch of color. You can even dye it to make your tables pop!

baby's breath centerpiece
Photography: Purple Tree Photography | Florals: Flowers Time 
rainbow baby's breath
Photography: Samantha Ong | Creative Director, Stylist & Planner: A Blush Moment

9. Peonies

Peonies are the ultimate summer flower. Their bright colors and delicate petals make them perfect for wedding centerpieces. Also, the classic blooms add a romantic and vintage aesthetic that pairs well with other summer favorites including hydrangeas and roses. The vibrant colors of peonies make them a great choice for brides looking for something bolder than pastels.

summer wedding centerpiece
Photography: Erin & Gabri Photography | Design & Planning: Design Anarchy Studio | Florals: Floralia
peonies floral arrangement
Photography: Jasmine Lee Photography | Planning: Engaged & Inspired | Florals: Floral Theory

10. Tropical-Inspired

Bring the exotic tropics into your special day! Tropical plants are a refreshing change from the standard summer themes. From coral and seashells to palm leaves, pineapples and coconuts, these tropical wedding centerpieces will add a touch of paradise to your reception. It’s perfect for an outdoor wedding! Or even an indoor wedding because it creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that makes everyone feel at ease. Create a soft tropical centerpiece with orchids, ranunculus, and scabiosa.

summer wedding centerpiece
Photography: Dmitri and Sandra Photography | Planning: Platinum Weddings and Events | Florals: Bella Bloom Maui | Tabletop Rentals: Set Maui
tropical wedding decor
Photography: Lifelong Photography | Floral, Design & Centerpiece: Cross Creek Ranch
summer wedding centerpieces
Photography: Brooke Images

11. Sunflowers

These bright and cheerful flowers are ideal for a summer wedding. Sunflowers are a fun way to add texture and color, while still being versatile. For instance, you can use them as a single bloom or mixed with a group of blooms to create a stunning display. They’re also one of the easiest flowers to grow and they have a long bloom time. So it’s a great choice if you’re on a budget.

sunflower centerpiece
Photography: Grace Elizabeth | Florist: Caroline Pikelis
summer wedding inspiration
Photography: The Lous | Venue: Larchfiel Estate | Flowers: R. Lamont Flowers Lisburn

12. Greenery

Bring the outdoors inside with greenery summer wedding centerpieces. You can use it to be as extravagant or simple as you like. You’ll be surprised by how many ways greenery can be used to add texture and depth. For example, you can use a small vase with herbs and branches or go for a tall and eye-catching feature. Let nature take center stage!

greenery wedding centerpiece
Photography: Anneli Marinovich | Styling & Floral: Flowers by Passion | Planning: Josh Tully Management | Venue: La Vue France
summer wedding centerpieces
Photography: Victoria Phipps

13. Roses

The ‘it’ flower for weddings truly blossoms in summer. Although roses are a quintessential classic, you can still give them a modern twist with sleek vases and mix in aesthetic greenery. Roses come in many different colors and sizes so it’s easy to find one to match your style. For example, choose vibrant fuchsia or pastel pink for a colorful display that will brighten up any room. The best part? They also smell amazing!

roses wedding centerpiece
Photography: Katelyn Mallett Photography | Planning & Florals: Jubilee Flower
Photography: Jessica Imrie Photography | Planning: Confetti and Co. | Tabletop Rentals: Simply Beautiful Decor
roses wedding inspiration
Photography: Jainé Kershner | Florist: Wedded Events | Venue: Park Chateau

14. Colored Candles

Highlight your centerpiece with some colored candles. Not only are candles a creative touch, but it’s also a great way to add a pop of color and draw attention to your table decor. You don’t have to limit your centerpiece to one candle, mix in different candles for multiple layers of color and texture.

colored candles
Photography: Chelsey Barhorst
candle wedding table decoration
Photography: Elisabeth Van Lent
summer wedding centerpiece
Photography: Styled and Snapped | Design & Rentals: The Copper Quail | Venue: The Venue Cattanooga

15. Daisies

Daisies are classic, cute, and easy flowers for your summer wedding centerpieces. They will look great combined with any color palette from pastel to bright and bold. The simplicity of this flower is ideal for a casual and budget-friendly style. But you can also mix it in with other blooms for the perfect summer arrangement.

daisies wedding centerpiece
Photography: Emily Koontz | Florals: Jessica Ormand Florals & Events
daisies wedding decoration
Photography: Samm Blake | Florals: Heart & Soil Flowers

16. Bright Blooms

Bright flowers make an impact on any wedding centerpiece. But they particularly bring out the beauty of nature in summer. Create an eye-catching arrangement with a mix of contrasting bold tones. For example, incorporate dahlias, tulips, roses, and marigolds. The striking colors evoke the playful happy summer vibes.

summer wedding centerpiece
Photography: Brogen Jessup | Planner: Laurel Street Events | Floral Design: Native Poppy
bright summer flowers
Photography: Passionate | Planning, Styling, Decor & Floral Design: My Fancy Wedding
bright flowers wedding
Photography: Lena Mirisola | Planning: Contagious Events | Floral Design: Flouer Specialty Events

17. White Classics

Pull off a stunning summer centerpiece with classic white flowers. Arrange hydrangeas and crisp white roses for a beautifully elegant aesthetic. If you prefer an undone secret garden vibe, then mix in some greenery and wooden elements.

white table decoration
Photography: Brooke Allison | Planning & Design: Jubilee Events | Flowers: Flowers by Justine | Styling: Beth Chapman
Photography: Ryan Ray Photography | Planning: LVL Weddings & Events | Florals: Oak And The Owl
summer wedding centerpieces
Photography: Set Free | Flowers: Floral Symphony

18. Potted Plants

Mimic a backyard with potted plants for summer wedding centerpieces. For example, find herbs or baby fruit trees at a local garden store that you can incorporate into your wedding. This idea creates a charming yet laid-back aesthetic for your table decor. Mix low and tall pots to add dimension or leverage asymmetric leaves for texture.

potted plants wedding centerpiece
Photography: Facibeni Fotografia | Florals: Florence Flowers | Venue: Quercia Al Poggio
potted plants wedding decor
Photography: Harwell Photography

19. Desert-Inspired

Create the ultimate earthy and summer vibe with a desert-inspired centerpiece. It’s a perfect idea for an outdoor wedding with a boho vibe. Include cacti and succulents and neutral tones for a truly unique focal point. As well as surprising your guests, these centerpieces are budget-friendly and versatile options that are easy to maintain.

desert inspired centerpiece
Photography: Marco Sanchez
summer wedding centerpiece
Photography: Maria Cordova

20. Tonal Flowers

Choose different tones of one color to make a statement with your centerpiece. Tonal flowers are such a great alternative to traditional floral arrangements. They highlight the vibrancy of summer without being overpowering. For example different tones of pink, purple, yellow, or orange work perfectly for this type of floral centerpiece.

tonal centerpiece
Photography: Samm Blake
pink tonal summer wedding centerpiece
Photography: Rebecca Carpenter
summer wedding centerpieces
Photography: Danielle Harris

21. Marigolds

There are so many reasons to choose marigolds for your summer wedding centerpieces! Marigolds are known to be a symbol of love, hope, and friendship. The brightness of these blooms adds a warm feeling to your summer nuptials, and their versatility adapts to any style. Marigolds are also easy and quick to grow so it’s a great choice if you need an inexpensive and quick option.

marigolds wedding centerpieces
Photography: Sposto Photography | Planning: JLM Events Co. | Florals: Bloom Babes 
marigold centerpiece
Photography: Cushla Beasly

22. Small and Delicate

Go for small and delicate details for your summer wedding centerpieces. Use bouquets of tiny flowers in vintage glasses for a simple yet charming aesthetic. You can even create delicate hand-crafted centerpieces for a special touch. Small details make all the difference!

Photography: Mary Costa
delicate wedding centerpiece
Photography: Amanda Eloise Photography | Planning: StR Events | Florals: Bear Roots Floral

Now that you’ve seen some of the most stunning summer wedding centerpieces out there, hopefully, you feel a little more inspired to plan your own! For more wedding decoration ideas head to WedBoard. You’ll find more inspiration for any season including 16 Most Beautiful Wedding Ideas for Summer, 14 Stunning Spring Wedding Bouquet Ideas, and 13 Elegant Wedding Cake Ideas for a Winter Wedding.

Featured image: Nikki’s Moments Photo & Film

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