By Alyssa Clough

Published on May 13, 2016

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Photography by LOVE KATIE AND SARAH VIA HELLOMAY.COM.AU

Everything is better in the summer—including wedding Instagram opportunities. Keep reading to see 34 centerpieces and tablescapes to inspire your own (or at least a trip to your local florist). 

Here, we love how the greenery is tied to the floral arrangement, creating a garland effect. 

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Photography by SABRINA LIGHTBOURN VIA VOGUE

Every detail of this Harbour Island wedding was more perfect than anything we could ever dream. These palm trees serving as centerpieces isn’t even the half of it.

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Photography by GENEOH VIA STYLEMEPRETTY.COM

This black and white-themed, minimalist wedding opted for tall, matte black and white vases holding various types of greenery for a fresh, modern look.

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Photography by ELVIRA KALVISTE VIA VOGUE

This color and print obsessed couple kept their palette neutral with pops of vibrant, summer colors. Their centerpieces are a prime example. 

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Photography by LORI PALADINO PHOTOGRAPHY VIA STYLEMEPRETTY.COM

For a more formal affair, go bold with your centerpieces. We love how this couple went super tall with their white floral arrangement—but also added smaller vases at the base, too.

(P.S. One of our favorite colors for summer weddings is—you guessed it—white.)

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Photography by APRYL ANN PHOTOGRAPHY VIA STYLEMEPRETTY.COM

No, delicate string lights are not only for winter weddings! Take note how the gold, metallic accent color is expertly weaved throughout this tablescape. 

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Photography by MICHAEL + ANNA COSTA VIA STLYEMEPRETTY.COM

Does it get better than an ombre flower box? We don’t think so.

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Photography by ARIELLE DONESON PHOTOGRAPHY VIA STYLEMEPRETTY.COM

Baby’s breath, usually used as a filler of sorts for larger arrangements, takes center stage here in an elegant outdoor setting.

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Photography by CHELSEA BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY VIA THEKNOT.COM

Opt for a super simple centerpiece and use one single peony. It’s stunning enough on its own!

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Photography by ROCKER IN LOVE VIA THEKNOT.COM

Themed weddings are always fun—even with the centerpieces! This nautical-themed wedding could not be more perfect for summer.

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Photography by MATEI HORVATH PHOTOGRAPHY VIA VOGUE

Summer weddings (and centerpieces) can be darker and moody, too. This elegant table setting is made even more sultry with the addition of a bold vase filled with branches with tea candles and beads hanging off as accents. 

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Photography by ARIEL RENAE VIA GREENWEDDINGSHOES.COM

Sometimes, centerpieces are more about accenting the dishware than acting as the main event. This funky, neon Nashville wedding did just that, adding gold lanterns and tropical centerpieces to the tops of their tables. 

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Photography by PEACHES & MINT

Understated garland (okay, all garland) is a perfectly acceptable centerpiece. 

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Photography by LUCY CUNEO VIA VOGUE

This reception is next level glamorous—in a welcoming, garden party kind of way. If you can’t see, the trellises covered in greenery are in place so the hanging tea lights can serve as centerpieces and create a special ambiance. 

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Photography by JOIELALA PHOTOGRAPHIE VIA GREENWEDDINGSHOES.COM

Pair potted (and metallic painted!) cacti with air plants placed in various chalices and glasses.  

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Photography by WILD WHIM PHOTOGRAPHY VIA GREENWEDDINGSHOES.COM

Though yes, this tropical centerpiece is perfect, it’s important to look at the entire tablescape here. The green glasses complement the greenery in the arrangement, which all sit atop a sequined tablecloth. Talk about glam

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Photography by KRISTEN MARIE PARKER VIA GREENWEDDINGSHOES.COM

While this centerpiece errs on the side of tradition, we appreciate the pop of blue that the candlesticks bring to the table (literally). Let this serve as a reminder that your color isn’t at all limited to your centerpiece florals!

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Photography by LUNA PHOTO VIA GREENWEDDINGSHOES.COM

This blue and white wedding departed from their color scheme completely with these sweet cream and sherbert-colored florals. 

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Photography by CASSIDY CARSON VIA STYLEMEPRETTY.COM

Again, there’s nothing wrong with opting for a garland instead of a traditional floral centerpiece. This long tropical arrangement is so breathtaking, it’s not hard to see why the couple chose it. P.S. We won’t blame you if you pin every single image from this Brazil wedding.

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Photography by Danielle Poff Photography

Metallic pineapple? Check. Baby pineapple? Check. This centerpiece (and tablescape in general) is the queen of all things pineapple!

(Pst, there’s more where that came from. See more creative summer centerpiece ideas here!)

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Photography by I GOT YOU BABE WEDDINGS VIA HELLOMAY.COM.AU

Using florals in your centerpieces isn’t a requirement. This couple elegantly pulled off using succulents and wire copper candle holders. 

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Photography by THROUGH THE WOODS WE RAN VIA HELLOMAY.COM.AU

There’s no denying this looks is minimalist (and definitely budget-friendly), but it works! Simply collect your favorite florals, similar to those in your bouquet, and DIY your own collection of small vases. 

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Photography by REBECCA FISHMAN OF BIRDS OF A FEATHER VIA GREENWEDDINGSHOES.COM

There’s so much good stuff here it’s hard to focus on all the elements of the centerpiece! For starters, yes, that is a dinosaur. We also appreciate the mixed metals and bright and casual florals. 

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Photography by IVEY PICTURES VIA THEKNOT.COM

Flower boxes are great for weddings that have an outdoor component (aka most summer weddings!). We’re especially loving this arrangement of hydrangeas and orchids.

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Photography by NANCY RAY PHOTOGRAPHY VIA THEKNOT.COM

This elegant summer reception is elevated to even higher heights with the help of this gigantic pink floral centerpiece. 

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Photography by LAUREN FAIR PHOTOGRAPHY VIA GREENWEDDINGSHOES.COM

Potted plants and hot sauce? This couple (and their Anthropologie-inspired wedding) know what’s up!

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Photography by STEPHANIE DEE PHOTOGRAPHY VIA THEKNOT.COM

Colored vintage vases are trending, for good reason. It’s an easy way to bring bold, bright colors onto your table.

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Photography by WILD WHIM DESIGN + PHOTOGRAPHY GREENWEDDINGSHOES.COM

The sky is the limit when it comes to dreaming up your centerpieces. This couple brought an entire garden (moss included) onto their guests’ tables.

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Photography by YELIZ ATICI PHOTOGRAPHY VIA BRIDES.COM

Bring major color to your tablescape with brightly colored vases—and even brighter colored flowers.

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Photography by JO BARTHOLOMEW VIA NOUBA.COM.AU

Randomly vary your simple centerpieces by height, size, and type of flower for a casual, vintage-esque vibe.

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Photography by ONELOVE PHOTOGRAPHY VIA 100LAYERCAKE.COM

The textures (and colors, of course) are what make this particular arrangement of flowers stand out.

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Photography by GUI JORGE VIA NOUBA.COM.AU

Who doesn’t love a good pineapple centerpiece? We sure do—especially when the leafy top becomes a tropical floral arrangement.

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Photography by ILSE MOORE FOR GINGERALE PHOTOGRAPHY VIA SOUTHBOUNDBRIDE.COM

Make your centerpiece edible with season or brightly-hued tropical fruit. 

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Photography by BEN Q PHOTOGRAPHY VIA GREENWEDDINGSHOES.COM

Every detail of this boho Dallas wedding contributed to the overall theme and feel of the wedding, including the cheery floral centerpieces.

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Photography by MARY COSTA PHOTOGRAPHY VIA SUGARANDCLOTH.COM

Yes, that is a pineapple vase, and yes, we adore it.