We’re so smitten by the idea of a destination wedding in spectacular Kauai! Our recent post on the basics for planning your nuptials in this island paradise was just the beginning. Now, here’s even more swoon-worthy inspiration for the decorating elements you can incorporate into your wedding ceremony and reception—from the venue décor to invitations, entertainment, wedding cake, table settings, cocktails and favors. This promises to be one unique wedding that your guests are certain to remember forever!
Kauai-inspired Elements for a Tropical Beachfront Wedding
We hope you “take the plunge” and actually have your wedding in Kauai. But with these inspiring ideas for a tropical wedding, you can recreate the same magic at other beach locations as well!
Entice your guests with a colorful and lighthearted wedding invitation suite (3) featuring tropical touches like pineapples, beach flowers and palm trees. Of course, for a destination wedding, be sure to include full details for travel, accommodations, and on-site activities!
For your ceremony, take advantage of a breathtaking ocean view as the backdrop for your venue (1). Then the ceremony setup can be as simple as a rustic canopy draped with fabric, chairs set in rows on a grassy lawn decorated with a striking design created with tropical flowers, and hurricane lanterns as aisle décor.
At the reception is when you can really play up the bold, bright colors of the tropics. Think purple, fuchsia, orange and yellow! These can grace your tablescapes abloom with rows of vibrant orchid centerpieces (6) and a lovely 3-tiered wedding cake inspired by tropical florals (2).
Delight guests with beach-inspired wedding favors, such as trinket dishes handcrafted from seashells (7). You can present them first as place card holders filled with a tropical sweet. Plus cocktails like the Blue Hawaiian (4) that brings in the flavors and colors of a seaside paradise. And for a real thrill, include the spectacle of a fire dancer (5) as part of the program!
Are you completely won over now to a tropical destination wedding inspired by Kauai? Expect even more planning tips, ideas and inspiration in our upcoming posts!