wedding planning guide

wedding colors for summer

Vibrant colors make a splash at summer weddings. The sunny season’s gorgeous weather and brightly hued flowers and fruits are ready for picking for color inspiration. Take advantage of the natural colors of your outdoor venue or create a theme that celebrates your favorite part of summer. Whether you’re in a beautiful winery, taking in the views of a state park, or getting sand between your toes when you say your I dos, these wedding color combinations are sure to brighten spirits.

What’s the inspiration for your summer wedding?

June, July, August

Your inspiration Your venue Your colors
Vibrant flowers A park, art gallery, or botanical garden Fuchsia, orange, purple
Citrus fruits A beach or resort Lime green and yellow, or pink, yellow, and orange
Berries An orchard or back yard Dark red, deep purple, and pink
Tropical escapes The beach, an aquarium, a minimalist space decorated with palms Aqua, yellow, and pink, or emerald green, fuchsia, and slate
Sunsets A garden or beach with a prime sunset view or a winery Dark pink, orange, and gold
The desert A state or national park, poolside resort, conservatory or botanical garden Pale pink, green, and tan or tan, sage, and gold

Summer’s clear days, stunning sunsets, and warm nights open up the possibilities for venues for your event. You can transform a winery with a view or a gorgeous garden into your aisle, dining room, and dance floor. To create a defined look in an open outdoor space, choose one main color to tie everything together. Don’t be afraid to go bold! Incorporate it into the fabric accents on the altar, aisle, and chairs, the floral arrangements, table decor, and day-of stationery. Tip: Your programs can do double duty as fans for your guests with the addition of paint stir sticks.