8 outdoor summer wedding receptions to wow your guests
Summer weddings are all about embracing the beauty of nature and celebrating late into the night under the stars with your favourite people. When it comes to your wedding reception, the options are endless to create gorgeous tablescapes that warmly welcome your guests and set the scene for this special occasion.
If you're in need of inspiration for your summer outdoor wedding reception, you've come to the right place. Italian wedding photographer and Fine Art Curation member Anna Gianfrate shares this collection of stunning flower-filled wedding receptions that we know you're going to adore. Get ready to pin!
White peony centerpieces
We love the simplicity of this tablescape at Villa Montanare in Tuscany. White peonies blown open in full bloom look stunning against the amber glassware, brown rattan chargers and dark wooden chairs. Taper candles and elegant cutlery bring a touch of luxe to this beautiful outdoor wedding reception in the Tuscan countryside.
Earth tone centerpieces with orange roses
We love the sharp contrast of bright tangerine against the crisp table linens and white fold out chairs, giving this rehearsal dinner the Carneros Resort in Napa, California a fresh modern feel. The orange color palette carries through to the seating plan, anchored with earthy tones of caramel, coffee and ochre in the beautiful floral display.
Ice-cream tone roses with sweetheart table
Your wedding color palette doesn't have to be bright to make an impact. The muted ice cream tones of these rose-filled centerpieces and pretty chair decorations perfectly complement the luxury ambience of Villa Mangiacane in Tuscany. Even the gelato cart is super chic! We'll take a double scoop of pistachio please.
Pink and blue outdoor wedding decor
Outdoor wedding receptions lend themselves to a more relaxed aesthetic so don't overthink it or worry about everything following a narrow color palette. We love the eclectic vibe of these floral designs, with the hot pink peonies tempered by the powder blue table linens and rattan chairs. It looks like the perfect setting for a fun celebratory meal with your favourite people.
Rustic wedding reception with succulents and herbs
Your wedding reception doesn't have to feature flowers to be fabulous. Herbs, plants and saplings in terracotta pots look stunning in this rustic wedding tablescape in the barns at Troutbeck in New York's Hudson Valley. T-lights in mercury glass votives and festoon lights strung from the rafters bring a gorgeous cozy glow to this beautiful setting.
Pink rose fairytale wedding reception
If you're looking for a romantic fairytale vibe, blousy roses in a pink ombre color palette are a great choice. We love how the pops of burgundy ranunculus and glossy green leaves provide contrast to the sugary pink. The floral print pink tablecloth is a fabulous touch too.
Lakeside wedding reception
When deciding on your wedding color palette, the natural surroundings at your venue are a good place to start. In this beautiful lakeside reception at Cedar Lakes Estate the soft earthy tones and soft blue floral table cloth blend beautifully with the lush surroundings of the Hudson Valley.