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.

Red & Green
Wedding centerpiece of anemones, ranunculus, and gooseberries, $300. Soapstone bowls, from $9 each, Canvas.

Vibe + Venue: "This arrangement is light and field-y, but if you remove the foliage and create dense little balls of these flowers, you suddenly have a very formal look."

Tablescape Tip: "Pair these with small bowls filled with floating anemones. Floating flowers are beautiful, especially at the escort-card table when people are looking down, searching for their names."

Palette Plan: "Choose a chartreuse rather than a dark, wintery green, so it doesn't feel Christmasy."

Similar Look, Different Flowers: "Dahlias in fall and tulips in spring. Garden roses and gerbera daisies are available year-round—the latter have black middles and are just as graphic as anemones. Tree peonies are gorgeous but expensive and only available for a week or two in May."

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