If you think you’ve seen tropical wedding inspiration before, think again! This elegant tropical wedding is crisp, clean, and has a color scheme inspired by coconuts; think woody browns, milky creams, and pure whites. Not to say we don’t love the bright and colorful tropical weddings, because boy, do we, but there is a time and place for that and a time and place for this. The inspiration shoot will give brides an elevated and subtle take on the popular theme that is totally achievable. Plus, it finishes on the best note with a super cool coconut wedding cake and mojitos for everyone!
The designer at Detailed Touch Events shares…
When creating this coconut inspired tropical wedding, I wanted to infuse coconuts with a classic, traditional wedding design. The florals and rentals were key in making this look original, clean and modern while still infusing the inspiration of coconuts. Sometimes clients have an amazing wedding design idea, but are not sure how to incorporate the idea without the wedding becoming a one note theme. The idea either becomes lost because it is not highlighted enough, or the design can become really theme driven and be too over the top. Most brides want a look that is timeless, but still original. We thought this was the perfect blend!
Choosing the tabletop rentals was my favorite part of this shoot! Theoni has the most perfect wooden chargers that are made out of sustainable mango wood and are finished off with a scalloped edge. These were a must to include and they were the foundation when picking out the other table elements. I layered the chargers with the rimless white ceramic plates that bring a touch of clean and modern onto the decorative chargers. To add dimension and visual interest to the look, I paired the redwood bread plate on top. The bright gold modern silverware was the perfect amount of “pop” on the table paired with the thin crystal glasses to represent that combination of classic and modern. The table was completed with clean, crisp linens from La Tavola.
Regarding the beautiful stationery, Copper Willow Paper Studio shares, Our design ideas led us from coconuts to the organic fibers of the natural plant and the husks of the fruit. We selected handmade papers and loose calligraphy but played with a more modern layout with clean type to keep the look fresh. We pulled in more natural elements with a birch veneer for the map insert and a liner with leaf and fiber inclusions.
The florist, Inessa Nichols says, Our inspiration was to design these florals organically with an overall polished edge using lush blooms and a touch of tropical leaves for a timeless chic and classic tablescape. Staying true to the seasonality of flowers, we used some of the best product available from our friends at Fifty Flowers with fresh spring blooms like Italian Clooney ranunculus, the most fragrant and long stemmed Japanese sweet peas, and one of my most favorite David Austin garden roses “Patience,” which has one of most intoxicating scents that fills a room and lasts. But no least, the star of the show, the Cattleya orchid, which always makes us think of daffodils and iris. We also created a super chic and easy backdrop using sword fern, brake fern, mini monstera leaves, asparagus fern and some spray painted foraged fan palms. Our florals were beautifully accompanied by some crisp white pillar candles and perfectly placed coconut pieces with loose ferns.
For the cake, Beverly’s Bakery says, To complement the coconut inspired design, we paired vanilla bean cake with a layer of raspberry compote and two layers of coconut-rum cream. The tart raspberries are a perfect foil to the nutty, liquor infused flavor of the fresh coconut and rum.
Floral Design: @inessanicholsdesign
Tabletop Rentals: @theonicollection