43 Summer Wedding Centerpieces That Will Bring Sunshine to Your Tables

These colorful, lively arrangements capture the mood of the season.
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Maddy Sims
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Maddy Sims
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Updated Mar 09, 2023

Whether you're hosting a vineyard soiree or a rustic barn ceremony, summer weddings are simply magical. Plus, the warm weather and extra sunshine during the summer months give you so many different wedding flowers to choose from. We're sharing 43 stunning summer wedding centerpieces to show you all the different ways you can use the season's best flowers, from classic hydrangea arrangements to wildflower and greenery-filled designs. And while summer wedding table decorations may bring beachy themes and vibrant color palettes to mind, the possibilities don't end there. Check out our favorite summer centerpiece ideas—categorized by style and theme—to find the perfect arrangements for your special day. (And if you're still searching for a wedding florist, head to The Knot Marketplace to read reviews of pros near you.)

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The Best Flowers for Summer Wedding Centerpieces

Between the warm weather and extended daylight, the summer season is known for its abundance of flowers. Year-round staples like garden roses and carnations are popular summer wedding flowers, but you have even more options. Famous summertime blooms like hydrangeas, gardenias, freesias, orchids, dahlias, sunflowers and lilies are also great options. Your florist will help you determine which flowers are the best pick for your wedding budget and theme.

Elegant Summer Wedding Centerpieces

If you prefer a classic, timeless look when it comes to your wedding flower arrangements, you'll love these traditional designs.

1. Tall White and Green Wedding Centerpiece

For an extra-elegant summer tablescape, consider this neutral and tall floral bundle.

2. Elegant Orchid Wedding Centerpiece

Pair calla lilies with oversized palms for an elegant summer wedding centerpiece that's equal parts playful and sophisticated.

3. Dramatic Tall White Centerpiece

If you're looking for an extra-glamorous aesthetic, consider this tall white display.

4. Tall Wedding Centerpiece with Candles and Greenery

Take your wedding tablescape to the next level by placing tall centerpieces filled with greens and adding a glowing candle on top.

5. White Roses and Greenery Centerpiece

White and green is a color combo that never fails. We love this classic rose arrangement because it goes with any style, color scheme or setting.

6. Pastel Flowers and Greenery Centerpiece

A mixture of pastel-colored blooms is a sophisticated way to incorporate color into your summer wedding centerpieces.

7. Elegant Taper Candle Centerpiece

Use tall glass candle votives as a pretty, glowing centerpiece.

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8. Garden Rose Wedding Centerpiece

Pretty roses and greenery are always a stunning match. It'll look great for a romantic garden theme.

9. White and Blush Centerpiece

Add a touch of blush to a classic white bouquet for a sweet, simple centerpiece.

Rustic Summer Wedding Centerpieces

Emphasize a laid-back, rustic wedding theme with these centerpieces full of greenery and country-inspired details.

10. White Hydrangeas and Lemons Centerpiece

White hydrangeas are timeless and elegant. Add a playful touch by incorporating a seasonal fruit, like lemons. Place them in the vases and fill a basket with them.

11. Hanging Greenery Centerpiece with Matching Runner

Create an Instagrammable moment with table runners made of greens and matching hanging installations.

12. Greenery and Antique Silver Centerpiece

Mix greenery with metallic accents like these silver vases (leave them unpolished for a more rugged patina) to achieve a simple but sophisticated centerpiece.

13. Sunflower Centerpiece with Seaglass Table Number

Nothing says summertime like sunflowers. Place them in a pretty vase made of blue seaglass for a beachy and unique summer centerpiece.

14. Small Wedding Centerpiece with Bronze Accents

Accent a small floral arrangement with metallic accessories for a glamorous, eclectic tablescape.

15. Sweetheart Table with Hydrangeas and Greenery

Hydrangeas and greens are a classic for a reason. They look timeless and go with any kind of wedding.

16. Colorful Rustic Wedding Centerpiece

colorful glassware summer wedding centerpieces
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Pair bright blooms with colorful glassware for a fun and eclectic effect.

17. Boho Summer Wedding Centerpiece with Amber Glass

Bring the warmth of the sunshine to your tables with amber-colored glassware and pretty flowers.

18. Pink and Purple Centerpiece

Pretty pink dahlias and purple roses paired together look fresh and modern.

19. Mismatched Wine Bottle Centerpiece

Use wine bottles to hold your flowers for a unique tablescape.

20. Dried Wedding Centerpiece

Simple Summer Wedding Centerpieces

Stick to the basics for your centerpieces with these ideas that are perfect for a minimalist wedding.

21. Low White and Green Centerpiece

A low, simple arrangement is a sweet touch to your wedding tablescape.

22. White Hydrangea and Rose Centerpiece

Combined together, white hydrangeas and blush roses are always timeless and elegant.

23. Simple Greenery and Candle Centerpiece

Your centerpieces don't have to be made of florals. Case in point: this combination of green leaves and candles.

24. Eucalyptus Table Runner

A simple strand of greenery adds a touch of style to any tablescape.

25. Sword Fern Wedding Centerpiece

For a unique spin on greenery, consider using ferns insteas of eucalyptus. It will bring a woodland-inspired look to your tabletops.

26. Small Wedding Centerpiece with Mercury Glass

For a unique summer-themed centerpiece, place bright-colored flowers in pretty vintage glasses.

27. Wildflowers and Candles Wedding Centerpiece

Line the table with seasonal wildflowers and greenery for a no-fuss summer decor idea.

28. Minimalistic Summer Wedding Centerpiece

Sprinkle greens around your candle votives for a minimalistic, cool look.

29. Tall Greenery Branch Centerpiece

Place tall, fresh greenery branches in a fluted glass vase to add drama and wow factor.

Colorful Summer Wedding Centerpieces

Bright color palettes and unique flowers will transform your centerpieces into total conversation starters.

30. Protea and Orchid Wedding Centerpiece

Make a big statement without distracting from the rest of your decor. Place small groups of neon flowers in glass jars for a sweet, simple look.

31. Bright Peony and Tulip Centerpiece

Bold blooms look sophisticated when pulled from the same color family. Mix red, orange, yellow and pink flowers together for a punchy effect.

32. Tropical Anthurium Wedding Centerpiece

Pink anthuriums are a favorite for tropical summer themes. Pair them with greenery and metallic accents for a centerpiece that wows your guests.

33. Tall Purple Wedding Centerpiece

Bright-colored blooms and manzanita branches are a bohemian-meets-glam combo.

34. Colorful Wildflower Centerpiece

Complement a table runner made of greens with a small vase of colorful wildflowers. Pro tip: you can also use the vases as place cards for your guests.

35. Pink and Orange Summer Wedding Centerpiece

For a funky, summer-themed centerpiece, pair blush and orange together. It's playful and elegant.

36. Classic Peach and White Centerpiece

Celebrate the warm weather season with a festive arrangement. Combine white and peach blooms for a pretty summer centerpiece.

37. Pineapple Wedding Centerpiece

Place a golden pineapple next to a tall palm arrangement for a chic, playful tablescape.

38. Whimsical Orange Wedding Centerpiece

Bright-colored marigolds will bring sunshine right to your wedding tables.

39. Pink and Fuchsia Wedding Centerpiece

A bold, bright combination of pink blooms is sweet and sophisticated.

40. Moody Centerpiece with Blue Napkins

You don't have to stick to bright florals in the summertime. Sprinkle in a few dark-colored flowers for a moody summer centerpiece.

41. Peach and Blush Centerpiece

Incorporate seasonal fruit like peaches into your orange-colored centerpieces for a sweet way to pay homage to the warm weather.

42. Tall Pink and Gold Centerpiece

These colorful tall centerpieces are equal parts boho and glamorous.

43. Monstera Leaf and Succulent Wedding Centerpiece

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