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Wedding Pros Spill on Their Favorite Summer Wedding Themes


Summer wedding season is just around the corner! Wedding vendors everywhere are gearing up for weekends filled with happy couples, beautiful dresses, cake cuttings, and stunning table designs.

With all things summer weddings mind, we asked experienced wedding pros to tell us which summer wedding themes they love most.

From romantic vintage nuptials to whimsical weddings, catch their answers about summer wedding themes below!

Audrey Isaac, 100 Candles

“We are crazy about the whimsical, fairytale type summer wedding themes as couples want to evoke a light and airy feel for their wedding. Imagine LED string lights dripping from trees and soft candlelight flickering throughout the event space – whimsical weddings are about fun and playfulness, and we could not think of a better way to celebrate a marriage!”

Kylie Carlson, International Academy of Wedding & Event Planning

“There is nothing I enjoy more than a well done vintage summer wedding. From the delicate lace dresses to the pastel colors that give an ethereal feel to the day, and the perfectly mismatched furniture like tables, dining chairs and china that will take guests back in time, I just can’t seem to ever get enough!”

Photo Credit: Don Mears Photography

Fabrice Orlando, Cocoon Events Management Group

“We are seeing culture take center stage with our couples this season. Our Marrakech events are filled with unique pieces like intricate lanterns and rugs with ornate table designs that celebrate the space, the local food, and the couple.”

Kevin Dennis, Fantasy Sound Event Services

“Modern and industrial style weddings are very current, and we like the new age vibe that it gives to celebrations. It’s based in minimalism, where angles, lines, and shapes come together for a truly refreshing look. Better yet – it remains fully customizable to meet every couple’s needs and preferences. Metallic details and geometric accents are the perfect combination for a wedding and fits well into every aspect, from the venue itself to the style of the cake.”

Photo Credit: Mike B Photography

Megan Velez, Destination Weddings Travel Group

“We love the natural trend, with eco-friendly designs taking center stage in many destination weddings. Between wood fixtures, stone accents, and quartz details, natural decor really comes together for an ethereal and organic feel that is simply to die for. Paired with ghost chairs and romantic lighting, it’s a summer look you just can’t beat and one that brings the perfect vibe to any tropical locale.”

Kim Sayatovic, Belladeux Event Design

“Some of the best themes for summer are tying in experiential activities! Couples are offering fun cooling activities at their wedding reception. Think ice cream bar, or if you are in the South, a Sno-Ball bar. This is not only a great idea to keep the kids occupied but the adults can spice them up with some alcohol!

Additionally, décor colors are light and airy pastels paired with mixed metals or all white hues with pops of summer flowers. The idea is for things to feel cool and breezy so guests forget about the inevitable heat.”

Are you still trying to decide what type of wedding you want to have? Use these summer wedding theme favorites as inspiration to kick-start planning for your big day! You can’t go wrong with any of them.

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding PR and wedding marketing firm OFD Consulting. Ely is a sought-after speaker, adjunct professor in the field of public relations, and a self-professed royal wedding enthusiast. 

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