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It’s the final countdown for days of summer. And while the apple crisp macchiatos and pumpkin spice lattes have gotten a little too impatient with life “on deck,” we’re continuing to soak up all the vibrant colors + sunshine light that summer promises for every second this beautiful season offers. We’re finding it to be the challenge of all challenges to loosen our grip on colorful ceremony backdrops in particular. Especially when they pack a mesmerizing punch like the examples we’re sharing today! From ombre swirls of yarrow and spirea to dyed foliage and fluffy fillers, these kaleidoscopic floral designs are pretty impossible to beat.

Colorful Floral Arch Summer Wedding
Photo by Joel Serrato with planning + design by Brooke Keegan and florals by Leproux Co.

Gone are the days that couples are limited to traditional floral arches to frame them as they share their vows. We are head over heels for crazy + cool designs that mount florals as wavy pillars, asymmetrical frames, lush canopies and multi-level pedestals to boot. There’s something truly special about ultra mod color layering… and we’re forever begging for more.

Colorful Floral Arch Summer Wedding
Photo by Mary Costa with planning + design by Wild Heart Events and florals by Native Poppy
Colorful Floral Arch Summer Wedding
Photo by Jose Villa with planning + design by The Lake Como Wedding Planner and florals by Tulipina Design
Colorful Floral Arch Summer Wedding
Photo by Bei Na Wei
Colorful Floral Arch Summer Wedding
Photo by Sylvie Rosokoff with design + florals by Little Sister Creative

Colorful ceremony backdrops made their way to the top of every stoop style list during the pandemic – and for good reason! Nothing highlights a good NYC brownstone quite like mountainous clouds of eye-popping blooms.

Colorful Floral Arch Summer Wedding
Photo by Andreas x Nico with planning by Drorit Ratzker and florals by Pic & Petal
Colorful Floral Arch Summer Wedding
Photo by Nine One Four Photography & Film with planning + design by Heather Benge and florals by Intrigue Designs

Many of these colorful ceremony backdrops offer a wonderful look at transitional palettes for those summer-to-fall weddings where your heart still aches for pinks, lilacs and yellows but the season calls for some muddier, earth tones too.

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Colorful Floral Arch Summer Wedding
Photo by Rachel Havel with planning + design by Keely Thorne Events and florals by Bows & Arrows Flowers
Colorful Floral Arch Summer Wedding
Photo by Feather & Twine Photography with planning + design by Alex Moreau and florals by Remi + Gold
Colorful Floral Arch Summer Wedding
Photo by Aaron Delesie with planning + design by John Gandy Events and florals by Mindy Rice
Colorful Floral Arch Summer Wedding
Photo by Kurt Boomer with planning + design by Beth Helmstetter Events and florals by Holly Flora
Colorful Floral Arch Summer Wedding
Photo by Jose Villa with planning + design by Beth Helmstetter and florals by Poppy Design Co.

In summary, give us colorful ceremony backdrops like these forever. These gold medalists give us a renewed sense of joy every time we look at them, and we hope they’ve sparked some creativity for your own wedding design too! Pair these ideas with some of the design themes exampled in our recent roundup of bold summer wedding tables, and prepare to wow your guests at every turn. Let summer lovin’ mode commence eternally.

Cover photo by Rebecca Yale with planning + design by Amorology and florals by Native Poppy