There is something magical and extremely fun about all the textures and vibrant colors you get to use when planning a wedding with a tropical forest theme. With tropical birds and giant tree leaves and the way sunlight dapples and plays on the forest floor, it is just like a fairytale! Have we sold you on the concept yet? If not these next 7 ideas for your tropical forest wedding day definitely will.
DU Soirée and Sweet Events Photography teamed up with a team of very talented vendors to bring you this awe inspiring shoot. Be sure to catch every last detail of it in the full gallery.
1. Hers & His Style
From DU Soirée: The bride is in a wedding dress, that is a simple, elegant two piece, which features a detailed appliqued lace little ivory shift dress with a detachable tulle ball skirt with beaded lace appliqué at the waist, styled with tassel heels and hair with a braided plait with a fern crown. Her ears carry a simple and dainty set of gold drop earrings. Her look is completed with a bouquet of three blush proteas surrounded by ferns and roses tied together with beautifully hand dyed silks ribbons in shades of forest green and olive, carried over to feature also on the groom’s fedora hat.
The groom is dressed in a beautiful royal blue suit with a crisp white shirt offers the appropriate semi-formal look with a boldness with colour.
2. The Rings
Gorgeous handmade jewelry seal the occasion with a gorgeous ring in Peridot and Pink Sapphire set in yellow gold which will make any bride swoon. This balances a gorgeous statement piece for a groom’s wedding band, keeping it very organic with a yellow gold wide band with a hammered finish.
The shoot features a tropics inspired wedding stationery suite, including the invitation and on-the-day items, in a gorgeous blue and green combo. This suite was designed to showcase luscious greenery and plenty of ferns. A hand painted blue Macaw features in the stationery to capture the vibrance of a tropical affair - all romantically stylized, modern and fresh.
4. The Decor
In this shoot you will find floating macramé like chandeliers is created and styled to be filled with hues of pink blooms, lush greens and plenty of ferns. The chandeliers trailing tassels cascade along a stone stairway creates a romantic ceremonial space.
5. The Booze
No tropical inspired shoot will be complete without an interactively styled cocktail bar for guests to have fun. Keeping the green and organic theme running, cocktail recipes are all written on elephant ear leaves. Those not interested in being a cocktail maker, can have frozen cocktail froses, in flavours of grapefruit and feijoa, that guests can fill in beautiful quilted jars or for a spin on fun, guest can fill the half cut coconuts as they spoon them down with their vintage silver spoons.
Champagne saucers are filled with ice, as guests are free to drizzle cocktail liqueurs from the little medicinal bottles or even better toss in the floral ice cube, throw in the cocktail granita held in the banana leaf cone into a jar and add a splash of lemonade from this 1920's inspired gorgeous glass cut decanter. If cocktails are not their thing, there is some gorgeous New Zealand Rosé or Sauvignon Blanc kept cool in a deep silver champagne bowl, filled with floral ice cubes. After so much fun, all guests need is a much loved selfie # drunk in love. It is a sure way to keep the guests entertained.
With all this much fun, no wedding is complete without a cake and we have a stunning two tier cake with a white base to capture two beautifully hand painted macaws captured the accent hues of blue and fuchsia. To keep the organic forest theme running, ferns and leaves are styled into the cake to give a 3D affect, which are all perfectly placed on a marble topped cake stand with wooden pedestal base.
Guests get to be seated in an intimate eclectic seating table mixing the old with the new. Period colonial features are seen with the table, mix of chairs and glass wear, woven together with modern features of gold rimmed plates and marbled napkins. Place cards are tied to the napkins with little wordings of welcome in different dia