A bride channeling Marilyn Monroe and a chic, intimate venue
This Side of Paradise: How to Plan a Colorful, Tropical, Modern Wedding
(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.
(above) Smile wide! Soon you’ll be lounging with your new mister, sneaking
(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.
(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.
(above) To create these unique centerpieces, deBruyn Designs incorporated
varieties of flowers native to both our North Star state and Africa.
(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).
(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.
(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.
(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
(above) Cakes, cupcakes and more: You can have it all on your wedding day,
especially when it comes to a treat-filled dessert table.