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summer wedding themes

Summer Wedding Themes


There is no better time to get married than in the beautiful season of Summer. The skies are blue, the flowers are blooming and everyone is happy. Summer is the most popular time of the year to get married as the weather is sure to be stunning and most brides and grooms have more flexibility at this time of year. The summer months inspire beach, garden-party, tropical and other outdoor themes. There are so many beautiful wedding themes and style options you can create for a Summer wedding. Choosing a wedding in summer guarantees you will be warm, have a great choice of flowers and be able to celebrate long into the evening- perfect for those couples who love a party! With the weather (hopefully) on your side, the summer wedding season means lots of different outdoor celebrations are possible. Whatever your budget you’ll be inspired by our styling tips for your Summer wedding! Think bold and bright and lots of fun! Read on and check out our summer wedding themes.


Summer Wedding Themes and Style


Outdoor Summer weddings allow you to be really creative when decorating your venue, introducing bright colours into a wedding colour palette will help to enhance a summer theme. Think twinkling fairy lights at a garden wedding, glowing lanterns enhancing an ocean view, or colourful rows of paper pom poms hanging from trees overhead. All of these types of decorations will give your wedding a lovely summery whimsical feel.

If you aren’t sure where to start it might be a good idea to hire the help of an expert to help you plan and create your dream day! Sparklebox can do just that! It takes on average over 200 hours to plan a wedding. After all the research, phone calls, appointments, bookings, selections, tastings, spreadsheets, confirmations, rehearsals, you still have to have enough sanity, energy and excitement to enjoy your wedding day itself. Sparklebox understand this and their wedding planner will guide you from start to finish and make sure everything that’s important to you has been looked after. They are passionate about weddings and event styling and can help your dream Summer wedding come to life. Check out some of their stunning work, we just love the mix of colours and modern touches.

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In summer, factors like heat and humidity can pose a threat to summer wedding blooms. Hiring an experienced florist is key to ensuring your floral decor stays fresh and beautiful throughout your big day. We love Weekly blooms and think they create the most stunning wedding flowers from bouquets to an on trend flower bar they will have your wedding flowers looking on point this summer.

Go for bright and bold colours for summer. For your flowers, check out what flowers will be in bloom at your ceremony and reception site. Consider going for some bold versions of those hues. For an outdoor semiformal wedding, think violet, hot fuchsia, mango, magenta and green. For casual weddings, Sunflowers are a great option since you would really only need a few to create a vibrant pop of colour. To create a modern vibe, display green, orange, or even yellow blooms in mason jars. For an outdoor wedding, consider wooden containers filled with coloured locally grown flowers. During cocktail hour, daisies in mason jars will perk up the space. You could also look into potted centerpieces so guests can take them home as favours.

These beautiful flowers arrangements from Weekly blooms would be perfect for a Summer wedding, contact them today here.

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Peter Herd Floral Design have beautiful flower arrangements and Specialise in Weddings. They are a Newcastle based company servicing Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. They aspire to deliver fabulous flowers to their clients that are unique and exotic. Check out some of their stunning work and get inspired for your Summer wedding with these gorgeous floral style ideas.

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Summer weddings have something special because they get to use to their advantage the amazing weather and the multitude of colours that are available this time of the year. When it comes to decorations, there are so many things and options to choose from and this definitely doesn’t make the decision-making process easier. You could have stunning flowers decorating the tables or you could have a beach-inspired décor with a refreshing touch. Handmade decorations and simple decors can make a wedding feel more personal and add that special touch. We have picked out some of our favourites to help make it easy for you!

We love these cute designs from Whimsy Chuffed.

How cute is this Just Married banner?! This would be great for use during your wedding photography, or as decoration at your ceremony signing table or reception bridal table, dessert bar, wedding car, etc.  Each banner is approximately 4×4 inches in diameter and for only $29.95 its a bargain so you wont need to stress about going over your wedding budget!




We also love these ‘All you need is love’ balloon decorations. They come in gorgeous pastel colours which are perfect for a Summer wedding theme. With a pack of of six for just $7.95 you can be sure not to crack the budget. Each pack contains 3 metallic white balloons with the text “All you need is love” and 3 unprinted coloured balloons one of each colour – silver, mint green and pink, cute!




We also cant go past these cute party picks. Perfect for your wedding sweet treats! Select from ‘Mr & Mrs’ or these cute ‘I Do’ party picks. These beautiful party picks are the perfect way to add a vintage feel to your garden style Summer wedding. Each tag features the text ‘Mr & Mrs’ in a vintage typewriter style, printed on a cream coloured card stock with either a natural twine or pink coloured bow. There are 10 party picks per packet for just $10.95.

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Simply Sweet Soirees have beautiful wedding decorations that will make your wedding stand out from the rest. They are your one stop online boutique for party and wedding supplies with style. From beautiful handmade cake toppers and giant confetti filled balloons to fun food stands and stunning hanging decorations, you are sure to be inspired by the extensive range of mix and match wedding products available.

We love this gorgeous natural bamboo heart cake topper, its so stylish and simple and it would fit in great with a rustic wedding theme. Add some wow to your cake with these adorable Natural Heart Cake Toppers! Made from bamboo and designed to fit 6″ and 8″ cakes, they are perfect for your wedding cake and are only $32!


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These gorgeous LOVE Gold 100cm Megaloon Letter Sets are sure to WOW your guests at your wedding and are the perfect decoration for your Summer wedding. They come in gold and silver and are just so cute and fun how could you resist?! For just $54 you really cant go past adding these to your wedding decorations.

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In keeping with the Summer theme you have got to go with bright bold colours. We love these stunning hanging garlands in hot pink from Favor Lane. You could hang these in your outdoor Marquee for a tropical summer theme. For 20 tassels and just $42 its a bargain!



One of our favourite trends here at Party Affairs for Weddings is having a huge ‘LOVE’ sign. They look amazing and make for a super cute and fun photo prop for your guests while you are off getting your photos. Most we have seen are white but we are obsessed with this green succulent ‘LOVE’ sign from Olive Green Plant Prop. Its so lush and green and perfect for your summer wedding! Olive Green Plant & Prop are a hire company offering gorgeous greenery and on trend props to accompany them. Contact them here to hire some gorgeous greenery and props for your Summers wedding day!




Summer is the perfect time for an outdoor ceremony and reception. Take advantage of venues situated on or near the water. Riverside receptions, beach weddings and locations with a view all have instant atmosphere. Alternatively the grounds of an elegant home can be transformed into a stunning venue. A majestic marquee or grouped outdoor tables on lush lawns make a lovely garden wedding setting. Or to really embrace summer, host a wedding luncheon or summer evening affair poolside, complete with floating candles, sun umbrellas and modern decor.

For a stunning Marquee set up we recommend AVA Party Hire. They have all your outdoor wedding needs from marquees, chairs, tables, cutlery and crockery and catering equipment. If there’s something you’re looking for just ask and AVA Party Hire will be able to make your Summer dream wedding come to life!

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Surfcoast Party Hire provide quality wedding decor hire. From Marquees to chairs, tables, linen etc. Contact them today to start planning your wedding! Check out there beautiful Marquee and garden wedding set ups below, simply stunning!


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Summer is the perfect opportunity to get married by the beach. The water views make a stunning backdrop and it’s hard not to be relaxed and content by the sea. If your dream is to have a seaside wedding we recommend checking out Ocean View Events. Ocean View is a fully serviced private event space overlooking North Burleigh Beach.  Situated on the first floor of North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club on the beautiful Gold Coast with views to the south as far as Coolangatta and Snapper Rocks, it is the perfect venue for your Summer wedding. Check out their website for details and start planning your perfect beachside wedding.

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Crowne Plaza Terrigal is set on a wide sweeping bay, by a pristine surf beach, 90 minutes north of Sydney. It is the ideal location for a Summer wedding by the sea which features a breathtaking outlook over Terrigal Beach.. Crown Plaza Terrigal provide stunning venues, delicious cuisine and over 20 years of experience in weddings, making Crowne Plaza Terrigal the ideal venue for your special day. Their dedicated team will work alongside you or your planner to deliver a Wedding that is on-budget and beyond expectation. Contact them here to discuss your dream day!

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Lolly Buffets


Lolly Buffets are so on trend and are a wonderful and fun Summer wedding idea. Lolly Buffets are a must have for your desserts as they offer a sweet and memorable flair for the guests to enjoy. Laden with mouth watering desserts such as fruit and berry tarts, colourful cupcakes and sweet treats, it’s a delectable delight for the eyes and the appetite. Many weddings are adopting the dessert buffet in lieu of the traditional wedding cake or as an addition on the menu to add extra appeal to their reception. Whether featured in an inside venue or displayed outdoors, it is a Summer sweet feast for sure.

Check out these awesome Lolly Buffets from our Suppliers.

Divine Affairs can create an awesome Lolly Buffet for your wedding day. They take pleasure in looking after the smaller details for your event, whether it’s adding a sweet touch through a candy buffet or some selfie fun with their photo booth. Contact them today to start planning some sweet treats and Photo Booth fun for your wedding.


Tutti Frutti Lolly Buffets, based in Sydney, are so much fun! They are a continually growing business and specialise in Lolly Buffets and Event Styling. They will provide you with literally all the supplies needed to make your Lolly Bar absolutely perfect, including consultation, setup and pack-up! They believe weddings- big or small should be fun and celebrated with style, so they will work with you to create the most stunning centrepiece you could imagine. Visit their website or contact them to check out their Lolly Buffet packages.




Ribbon Whirls in Adelaide will add your own personal style to your Summer wedding with their custom Lolly Bars and Dessert Buffets. What’s incredible about Ribbon Whirls is that on top of their Lolly Bars, they can offer you custom stationery, invitation designs, wishing wells, guest sign in stations, bonbonniere and more so they really have your wedding covered!

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Love that Lolly Bar will personally style, customise and provide all the necessities for your dessert table. They even cater for all the desserts you desire for your table, from mini desserts, cake pops, cookies and cupcakes. In addition to these mini treats, Love That Lolly Bar also specialise in their signature Gorgeous Buttercream layer cake & the super popular Naked cakes, customised to suit your wedding theme.




Summer Cocktail Bar


A self-serve cocktail bar with a colorful display of bottles and garnishes gives a summer reception a stunning focal point and crowd pleasing element. As the weather is sure to be hot its a great idea to have a Summer cocktail bar. You could add fresh coconuts with bright coloured straws and have fresh lime and mint Moijtios. Your guests will love this as they try and cool down in the summer sun. Think lots of fresh fruit, cocktails sweetened with simple syrups and refreshing flavours. Mimosa’s, Bellini’s or Daiquiris are all popular choices and all look fabulously chic in pretty cocktail glasses. We love these two gorgeous designs from Wonderland Catering Creations and Moly Styling Mad.

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Hopefully, the examples we’ve presented here today can offer you some inspiration for a unique and dreamy summer wedding. Happy Planning! x