Have you never considered a tropical theme for your wedding, thinking it could turn out more kitschy than classy? Well, you should see the oh so stylish trend for today’s weddings that can rightfully be called Tropical Glam! The lush natural elements of a beachside setting—exotic foliage, flowers and fruits plus wood and seashells—are combined with modern, metallic touches. The result? A “tropical isle” wedding with a tasteful, elegant flair. Prepare to fall in love with the inspiration we found!
Elegant Inspiration for a Tropical Wedding Theme
The selection of tropical-inspired wedding invitation suites (1) now available is quite amazing! Take your pick among those featuring iconic palm leaves in crisp, modern designs with trendy calligraphy. While for your bridal bouquet (4), gorgeous white orchids provide the ultimate exotic statement set amidst tropical greenery. You can also see more bouquet inspiration here.
Your themed wedding cake (6) can combine a sleek tiered form with one gilded layer and a large fern leaf as accent. While the same fern motif can be echoed in the reception tablescapes (3) graced by lush foliage centerpieces, white roses and mums in bamboo vases, and the surprise of lace runners and napkins paired with industrial-style metal plate chargers! Make use of tropical fruits like coconuts (8) and pineapples that provide rich textures and colors to your tablescapes.
For those well thought out details to round out the theme, think tropics-inspired signature cocktails like pineapple mojitos (5) to keep guests cool, as well as wedding favors with an authentic air like seashell trays (7) at each place setting holding tropical treats. And finally, what could be more fun and beach-themed than an actual surfboard (2) as a truly unique wedding guestbook!
So with these elegant ideas to inspire you, will you be catching the current wave of Tropical-themed Weddings?
For the details behind our featured finds, visit the links of these designers, stylists and suppliers:
1 – Invitation suite – Citrus Press
2 – Surfboard guestbook – Wendy Laurel, via Brides.com
3 – Tablescape – Steve Steinhardt Photography, via Magnolia Rouge
4 – Bridal bouquet – Wildheart, via LVL Weddings & Events
5 – Pineapple mojitos – KT Merry Photography/A Charleston Bride , via Southern Weddings
6 – Wedding cake – TJ PhotoNotions Photography/Cloud 9 Bakery Cafe, via Ruffled
7 – Shell favor tray – Bellenza
8 – Coconut centerpiece tutorial – Bellenza