Engaged? Start Here
Find a Couple Get Started

How To Have A Retro Chic + Tropical Wedding Day

tropical wedding ideas

The tropical color palette is one with so many fun and vibrant options to choose from, so the idea of incorporating them into your wedding day gives the whole day an exciting and carefree vibe! Then drop in a hint of the 60's and your color palette is about to explode! Kristen Weaver Photography along with A Girl and Her Glitter teamed up to bring you the probably the juiciest wedding ideas we have seen to date.

Keep scrolling to find out how to create your own retro chic and tropical wedding day! You can see these and many more ideas in the full gallery below!

modern tropical wedding ceremony decor

ginger floral arrangements

tropical halo wedding ceremony decor tropical wedding bouquet

modern wedding seating with tropical floor decals

Retro Chic + Tropical : Style

We developed the concept of a Fiji inspired shoot, which we affectionately named South Seas Surrender, along with designer Kristen Johnson, from A Girl and Her Glitter. The concept was to highlight the vivid colors and tropical atmosphere of a fashion inspired wedding.

Our "bride" wore a relaxed gown from resort designer Lela Rose provided by Solutions Bridal, and then switched to 2 bright dresses. Hair and makeup opted for a relaxed beachy wave with a salty texture and bronzed skin and eyes.

tropical wedding halo

glamorous wedding dress sweet and simple wedding dress

Retro Chic + Tropical : Decor

Adding to the overall style was a beautiful stationery suit with laser-cut wood escort-card names, vinyl hand-painted palm decals as aisle runners, and an incredible assortment of floral - from a tropical bouquet and centerpiece, bar accent and an amazing altar piece with "Hanging Sexys" (real name of the flower!)

tropical and modern wedding invitations laser cut wedding invitations

copper and green tropical wedding table

outdoor wedding table idea copper and tropical wedding table

copper charger and laser cut leaf wedding menu

Retro Chic + Tropical : Cakes

We brought in non-traditional elements, like multiple cakes in the flavors Grand Marnier and Orange Buttercream, Almond Raspberry and Amaretto; a fruit bar and flamingo cookies.

copper frosted wedding cake

wedding cakes mini wedding cake

Retro Chic + Tropical : Drinks

Our drink bar from Events on the Loose featured a retro blender and copper mules, and a mimosa bar (with cleverly named drinks: Pineapple of my eye, Peach Please, and our favorite - Rico Guava).

bottoms up wedding bar

wedding mimosa

make your own mimosa wedding bar

retro blender for your retro wedding bar

Moscow mules

tropical colored wedding dress fresh fruit wedding bar cute flamingo wedding cookies blown out wedding hair and retro makeup

Retro Chic + Tropical : Video

We're probably the most excited about the video - which videographer Jeffrey Stoner absolutely nailed! A cinematic voice-over gave our shoot the final touch of life that we were looking for.


View All Images
Continue to next story