This Side of Paradise: How to Plan a Colorful, Tropical, Modern Wedding

Anchor splashes of color and pops of pattern with bright flowers for a modern tropical theme.
From: Spring/Summer 2014 edition

(above) An elaborate table setting—highlighted with wooden lanterns from Midway Party Rental hung at varying heights, sheer white curtains and a rich spread of tropical flowers—will give your guests plenty to feast their eyes on.

Colorful wedding decor and flowers, photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography

(above) Smile wide! Soon you’ll be lounging with your new mister, sneaking kisses.

Colorful wedding decor and flowers, photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography

(above) From the first serving of salad to the last lick of something sweet, these wood veneer menus designed by A Milestone Paper Co. list every last bite.

How to host a colorful, tropical, modern wedding

(above left) Choose place setting décor that doubles as a keepsake favor, like this bright bloom and bud vase, so your friends and family can take them home and treasure memories of your big day.
(above right) Yum! A petite chocolate cake perfectly complements any dessert, from a traditional three-tier cake to a s’mores bar or tarts.

Colorful wedding decor and flowers, photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography

(above) To create these unique centerpieces, deBruyn Designs incorporated varieties of flowers native to both our North Star state and Africa.

This Side of Paradise: How to Plan a Colorful, Tropical, Modern Wedding

(above) On a day that’s generally reserved for white, don’t be shy about infusing a pop of color from head (your lipstick or hairpiece) to toe (shoes, nail polish) and everywhere in between (necklace, bouquet).

Colorful wedding decor and flowers, photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography

(above) Whether with a bow tie or boutonniere, engage your husband-to-be in the planning process by involving him in a few fashion decisions.

This Side of Paradise: How to Plan a Colorful, Tropical, Modern Wedding

(above left) Amp up appetites during the cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres such as these soup shooters from Premier Catering.
(above right) Fresh fruits and cheeses that look as good as they taste will bring a farm-to-table charm to your reception.

Colorful wedding decor and flowers, photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography

(above) Playful, colorful patterns on your invitations will be an unexpected arrival in your guests’ mailboxes, setting the tone for a one-of-a-kind affair.

Colorful wedding decor and flowers, photo by Brooke Michaelson Photography

(above) Cakes, cupcakes and more: You can have it all on your wedding day, especially when it comes to a treat-filled dessert table.

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Priscilla Bruce