Three Floral Ideas for Tropical Themed Weddings

As the weather is getting warmer, we are craving bright colors and blooming florals! There are plenty of ways to add some tropical flavor to your wedding without crossing the line into being cheesy or tacky. One of the best ways to accomplish this is through your floral decor! Florals are such a malleable piece of decor, and we are currently loving tropical inspired blooms! We have created a list of three different ways for you to add a refreshing look to your wedding!


1 ) Statement Flowers

Statement flowers such as king protea or anthuriums (also called lace leaf) make stunning focal pieces in bouquets. King protea bouquets are unforgettable and also look stunning in wedding portraits. To create a statement bouquet, focus on only one or two exotic flowers. Full foliage or complimenting blooms will perfectly accentuate the one or two statement flowers that you choose for the focal piece.

The king protea is the flower smack dab in the middle. Photograph: Paula Bartosiewicz Photography
The king protea is the flower smack dab in the middle. Gorgeous arrangement by Bella Lu Floral.  Photograph: Paula Bartosiewicz Photography


2 ) Fronds and large leaves

Place them everywhere! You can’t have too many palm fronds when you are shooting for a tropical aesthetic. Use them to line the aisle at your ceremony, by the alter, as accents on your table, or decoratively attached to a wall or accent board. We are obsessed with this styled wedding by Hey! Party Collective. They pulled off the perfect tropical-theme wedding without ever stepping into tacky decor. Their planning is also a testament to how versatile the venue Blanc Denver is! Blanc was transformed into a tropical dream! The decorative ceremony wheel created for this wedding is absolutely stunning.

Photograph: Our Love is Loud
Photograph: Our Love is Loud (Peep that darling flamingo in back!)


3 ) Fruit

Okay, okay, we know that fruit is not a flower. But it is an excellent addition to tropical-themed decor! Sliced open fruit can accentuate the colors of flower arrangements on the reception tables. You can slice papaya, citrus, melon, and anything that is bright and colorful! We love what Tropical Occasions did with this table arrangement! We can’t write a blog about tropical weddings without giving a shoutout to Tropical Occasions. Every wedding that they style is absolutely stunning.

We can just smell those florals and fruits through the photograph!
We can just smell those florals and fruits through the photograph!