10 Fresh Ideas for a Tropical Wedding

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

Tropical Wedding Decor

Whether you spend your time browsing Pinterest or Instagram for wedding inspiration, you probably have tons of tropical imagery taking over your feed right now. Everything from the striking tropical foliage to crystal-clear blue waters can be a jumping-off point for your wedding decor. So if you’re planning a destination wedding or a laid-back beach bash, here are a few of my recent favorites that have me itching to renew our vows (after just two years—it’s been long enough right?).

1. This image started my obsession with tropical weddings. Wouldn’t this pool area make the perfect cocktail hour or reception location? Photo by William Dangar on Flickr.

2. Send this palm-themed wedding suite by Love Lit Wedding Photography via 100 Layer Cake.

3. Serve your guests this gorgeous ocean-hued sunprint wedding cake via Once Wed.

4. Direct guests to their seats with these whimsical watercolor place cards via A Fabulous Fete.

5. Carry this exotic tropical bouquet by Amber Gress via Green Wedding Shoes.

Cobalt and Emerald Wedding

6. Keep your reception decor simple by using a single color, like this cobalt-blue table setting by Nate Broshot via 100 Layer Cake.

7. This is pretty much the perfect reception dress (or maybe something for your ‘maids?). Dress via Heist.

8. Get creative with your menu presentation and use coconuts as your salad bowls. Image by Reg Campbell W & E via Wedding Chicks.

9. Hang these tropical leaf pendants by Ali Harper via Once Wed.

10. Create a tropical ceremony backdrop that can double as a photo booth at the reception. Image by Ashley Kelemen Photography via 100 Layer Cake.

  1. These are some of my favorite colors. Love this combination…it’s fresh and it’s cool.
    I honestly love greens… oh so much!