Rainbow-bright blooms and leafy lushness are your best bets for a summer wedding. How to bask in the boldest hues? Take a crash course in color from flower whisperer Livia Cetti.

Hot Pink & Burgundy
Wedding centerpiece of dahlias, ranunculus, peonies, and Japanese maple-leaf foliage, $250. Seamed porcelain vases, from $200 each, Calvin Klein Home.

Vibe + Venue: "Sultry. Perfect for a formal evening in a gallery or white space. Make the arrangements tighter and swap the ceramic vessels for silver urns for a black-tie look."

Tablescape Tip: "Go for a spare place setting and modern tumblers instead of stem glasses. Bring the fuchsia into the menu card or the table number."

Palette Plan: "Build up to the vibrancy—use a paler version of this palette in the ceremony, amp it up at cocktails, and end with deep pink at dinner."

Similar Look, Different Flowers: "When peonies aren't in season, use all dahlias. Otherwise, look for garden roses, and replace the Japanese maple with smoke bush—both are available all year."

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