Some Like It Hot

Some of the most beautiful locations around the world are in tropical settings and as such, many of you may dream of a tropical beach themed wedding. Longing to have a destination wedding without the destination? Try a tropical themed wedding and bring the destination to you!

A mix of bright blossoms and tropical greens, creates a stunning arrangement.<br /> Image provided by Lois Mathews Design<br /> Photography by Kristina Chartier Photography

A mix of bright blossoms and tropical greens, creates a stunning arrangement.
Image provided by Lois Mathews Design
Photography by Kristina Chartier Photography

Blue acts as a counterpoint for a hot arrangement. Design by Organic Elements Photography by Bauman Photographers

Blue acts as a counterpoint for a hot arrangement. Design by Organic Elements Photography by Bauman Photographers

Kick Up The Color

When designing a tropical wedding, think color! Rich vibrant hues of blue, coral, green, red and orange add just the right touch to your décor.  Bird of paradise, red ginger, orchids and red anthuriums make bold statements as centerpieces or as your bridal bouquet. Adding hints of tropical fruits such as coconut, kiwi, plantains, and mango, give your centerpieces an extra touch of tropical living. Mini fish bowls filled with floating candles or colorful flowers can add a touch of classic elegance to your table. Feeling like a star? Incorporating starfish, coral, and seashells to your tabletop bring   a hint of the sea to your table. Brightly colored chairs, napkins and linens add just the right amount of joie de vivre to your festivities and help tie the room together.

Add A Taste Of The Tropics

As for the food, fish and seafood make great options for you and your guests. Craving more surf and turf for your guests? A combination of both beef or chicken and seafood always works to please a variety of palates and tastes. Mini crab cakes, shrimp cocktails, sushi, and fresh tropical fruit make great, easy to enjoy appetizers. Popular alcoholic and non-alcoholic tropical drinks to include are pina coladas, margaritas, fruit smoothies, and tropical mixed drinks with hints of mango, papaya and pineapple.

Feeling nostalgic? Try filling several mini-bottles with sand, seashells and a thank you message for your guests to commemorate your beautiful day. Doing this gives everyone the opportunity to take a piece of your personal paradise home.

When designing a tropical themed wedding, no color is too bold, no flower is too bright and no food is off limits. The bolder and more colorful…the better. Add a conga line and you’re all set for a fun night of celebration…island style.

Images provided by: Lois Mathews Design, Kristina Chartier Photography, Organic Elements Event Design, Bauman Photographers, A Good Affair Wedding and Event Production, KLK Photography

Hand woven baskets filled with pink and white orchids, fans and sun glasses put guests in a tropical state of mind. Design by A Good Affair Wedding and Event Production<br /> Photography by KLK Photography

Hand woven baskets filled with pink and white orchids, fans and sun glasses put guests in a tropical state of mind. Design by A Good Affair Wedding and Event Production
Photography by KLK Photography

Add a special touch to table assignments with a rush formed into a geometric shape and accompanied by a lovely orchid. Design by Lois Mathews Design Photography by Kristina Chartier Photography

Add a special touch to table assignments with a rush formed into a geometric shape and accompanied by a lovely orchid. Design by Lois Mathews Design Photography by Kristina Chartier Photography

Pair tall rushes with lush tropical blooms for a stately feel.<br /> Design by Lois Mathews Design<br /> Photography by Kristina Chartier Photography

Pair tall rushes with lush tropical blooms for a stately feel.
Design by Lois Mathews Design
Photography by Kristina Chartier Photography