Bring the sun to your summer wedding with these behind-the-scene tips.

The Big Picture
Back, left to right: Etched fern hurricane, $59.95, Crate & Barrel, crateandbarrel.com. Yellow Anduze pots, 12 inches tall, 17 inches tall. Three-tier wire planter (painted buttermilk), about $385, from Campo de' Fiori, campodefiori.com.
Middle, left to right: Lulu amber ice bucket, $390, from William Yeoward Crystal, williamyeowardcrystal.com. "Susie" ruffle-edged plates, $8.95 each, from Crate & Barrel, crateandbarrel.com. Pavilion amber/clear pilsner glasses, $6 each, from Zrike Company, zrike.com.
Front, left to right: Oval platter in yellow, $24, from Fishs Eddy, fishseddy.com. Yellow-and-white-striped grosgrain ribbon, $5.85 per yard, from Mokuba, mokubany.com. Avelana napkin in daffodil with white embroidery, $3.95 each, Antigua yellow napkin, $2.95 each, Lamont lemonade napkin, $3.95, all from Crate & Barrel, crateandbarrel.com. Fabric, Gramercy "Craftsbury" cotton in buttercream, from F. Schumacher & Co., fschumacher.com. Trim, gold grosgrain ribbon, $8 per yard, from Mokuba, mokubany.com.