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How To Have A Warm And Cozy Modern Tropical Wedding

How To Have A Warm And Cozy Modern Tropical Wedding

A 1970’s California Hotel Bar redefined. That is the overall theme that this bright and bold bride and groom wanted for their special day. So when this posts sponsor, Big Fake Wedding rolled into Louisville, the talented local vendors relied on thoughtfully-paired bright colors, interesting textures, iconic cocktails, and modernized-retro fashion to create an event that perfectly captures this energetic couple. Keep scrolling to see more and don't forget to check out the full gallery for more images from  Gretchen Bell PhotographyField Photo, and  Southern Native Photography.

Big Fake Wedding

This is one of my very favorite examples of how vendors took a non-traditional inspiration board and totally nailed it while still representing their personal style well! The star of the show is the ceremony backdrop - drooling! The head table is another really cool detail and I love the bridesmaid bouquet alternative!

Wedding Style

modern tropical wedding couple style

a wedding couple in love sweet wedding couple photo idea

floral patterned tie for the groom

bride and her bridesmaid in coral

bridesmaid wreath alternative bouquet idea

wedding updo sweet wedding couple portrait idea


modern tropical themed wedding ceremony decor

tropical fall themed floral decor here comes the bride

exchanging vows wedding kiss


modern balloon and wicker throne lounge

retro modern chic lounge sweet wedding couple photo

retro record player

Reception Tables

modern tropical table decor

cute succulent table favor

modern wedding venue idea

gold and greenery wedding table idea

modern succulent table garland

tropical themed wedding centerpiece

coral floral and succulent centerpiece

succulent wedding table with a modern vibe

Sweetheart table

modern tropical themed wedding table

modern wedding menu love neon sign

modern tropical themed wedding sweetheart table

Cake Table

moss backdrop wedding cake table

romantic white and gold wedding cake

Reception Music & Exit

first dance

live wedding music live reception music live reception music

bride and groom wedding exit

glow stick wedding exit wedding kiss

glow stick wedding exit

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BandThe Company Band@thecompanybandlive
BartendingProof on Main@21chotels
BeautyKD Aesthetics@kd_aesthetics
Chocolate FountainThe Louisville Chocolate Fountain@louisvillechocolatefountain
Day-of-CoordinatorA Southern Engagement@asouthernengagement
Event CoordinatorBig Fake Wedding@thebigfakewedding
FavorsMalvi: Marshmallow Confections@malvimallow
FitnessHomeFit Personal Training@homefitpt
Floral & Event Designer: Ceremony Backdrop & Tables 1, 4Rose & Thistle@rose.and.thistle
Floral & Event Designer: Dessert Backdroplove+nest@kristin_lovenest
Floral & Event Designer: Head Table & Tables 3, 6Maddox + Rose@maddoxandrose
Floral & Event Designer: Personal Flowers & Tables 2, 5The Twisted Rose Flower Farm@the_twisted_rose_flower_farm
Floral & Event Designer: Registration Area & Tables 7, 8Bloomed Roots@bloomedroots
HairTaylor Bradshaw with J. Estell Salon
Hotel21c Museum Hotel Louisville@21chotels
InvitationsSwoop + Swirl Calligraphy@swoopandswirlcalligraphy
MakeupKayla Remmers Makeup Artist
Photo BoothMirrored Imagery@mirroredimageryky
PhotographersField Photo
Gretchen Bell Photography
Southern Native Photography
PopsiclesSteel City Pops@steelcitypops
RentalsReliable Rentals@reliablerentalsky
Wedding CakeOh So Fancy Cakes@ohsofancycakes
Wedding DressesElizabeth Crum Bridal@elizabethcrumbridal