How To Create A Totally Tropical Wedding Theme

I must admit, a tropical wedding is probably one of my favourite themes out there. I love the bright, colourful shades and the sense of fun it brings. It’s perfect for a destination wedding, but is also a fab alternative if you want to bring the sunshine to your wedding day. Sit back, relax and read on to find out how to create this vibrant wedding theme. tropical wedding theme - Image Source - Photographer

Tropical Wedding Stationery

Let’s start things off with your wedding stationery. Colourful designs of hot pink and leafy green will set the scene. Think big, bold and beautiful – when it comes to this theme nothing is ever too elaborate, so you really can go all out with your theme. Why not include pink flamingo or pineapple motifs? They’ll look especially fab if you decide to use flamingo and pineapple details throughout your day. tropical wedding theme - Image Source - Photographer

Bride and Bridesmaids

You have a huge range of choice when it comes to picking bridesmaid dresses, and it’s best to pick out one colour to focus on. Either have all of your maids wearing bright shades, or all pastel. For your bridal outfit, consider wearing shoes that add a pop of colour to your look. Why not wear a tropical flower crown? Perfect for that bohemian beach feel. tropical wedding theme Ruffled - photo by Jessica Bordner Photography Image Source - Photographer

Exotic Blooms

Your bouquet needs to bright and full of colour. Mix hot pink flowers and eye-catching blooms with palm leaves. Opt for tropical flowers to really fit in with your theme – your florist will be able to recommend some gorgeous flowers that are in season. I particularly love pink Orchids, Hibiscus or King Protea. tropical wedding theme Ruffled - photo by Angelica Chang Photography Image Source - Photographer While we’re on the subject of flowers, I adore the thought of creating a tropical archway for your ceremony. Imagine saying ‘I Do’ underneath a beautiful mixture of palm trees and exotic blooms! Not only is this completely romantic, it’ll be the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs. tropical wedding theme - Image Source - Photographer

Delicious Cocktails

You can really have some fun with your wedding food and drinks. Opt for Pina Colada and Mojito cocktails with flamingo straws, with watermelon and pineapple fruit as mini canapés. Let’s not forget your wedding cake either. We’re talking something tall, elaborate and totally fabulous! A white cake adorned with tropical sugar flowers will look sensational, but so will a cake with hot pink ombré icing. A fun pineapple or flamingo cake topper is the perfect finishing touch. tropical wedding theme - Image Source - Photographer tropical wedding theme - Image Source - Photographer

Tropical Table Decor

Make sure your tables look as bright and as colourful as possible. Pineapple-themed props on each table will look fab, especially with pink or aqua table runners. Extravagant and exotic flowers will make fab table centrepieces, and they’ll add a splash of colour. There are so many tropical-themed accessories and decorations around at the moment so you’ll be spoilt for choice. tropical wedding theme - Image Source - Photographer A tropical wedding theme is guaranteed to transport both you and your wedding guests to an exotic paradise: whether you’ve jetted off to the Caribbean to tie the knot, or if you’re in rainy England! This is a seriously fun theme where you can get completely creative.

Keep Warm At English Summer Weddings

Summer weddings are the most popular time of year to tie the knot. But it doesn’t mean that you are guaranteed glorious sunshine. English weather is always unpredictable so it’s important you prepare! Take a look at our top ways to keep warm at English Summer weddings so you and your guests can relax and enjoy your special day. cosy blankets at summer weddings - Image Source - Photographer

Open Fire Pit

Everybody loves a good bonfire, so what better way to keep your guests warm than a romantic open fireplace. You may be really lucky if your wedding venue already has one, so be sure to ask if you can use it during the evening celebrations. If your wedding venue doesn’t (which will most likely be the case), ask if you could bring your own fire pit to make the cooler evenings more bearable. open fire pit at summer weddings - Image Source - Photographer You could hire some sofas or armchairs and create a cosy lounge area – which is especially perfect for the elder members of the family to relax away from the party. If you’re planning a country barn wedding, hay bays are the perfect choice for your chill-out area. open fire pit at summer weddings - Image Source - Photographer

Toasting Marshmallows

If you do choose to have an open fire pit during your evening reception, marshmallows are a must-have! Treat your guests to marshmallows as wedding favours – it’ll give them a subtle clue about the evening reception. Alternatively, you could have a marshmallow bar area, where guests can create their own marshmallow masterpiece! Buy an assortment of different marshmallow colours and shapes for a fun touch. toasting marshmallows summer weddings - Image Source - Photographer I also love the idea of warming hot chocolates and mini marshmallows in the evening. Keep it modern by serving in copper or silver mugs. Add a few flavoured syrups to the table and you’ve got your very own mini hot chocolate bar! A piping hot drink in the chilly evenings is always appreciated, and your guests will love the idea of it. toasting marshmallows at summer weddings - Image Source - Photographer

Cosy Blankets

Provide your guests with some cosy shawls and blankets. Dot around your wedding venue in baskets with some cute signage to match, so your guests know they can help themselves. Your guests will really appreciate the gesture, especially if you’re having an outdoor wedding reception. If your budget allows it, they could double up as luxury wedding favours. cosy blankets at summer weddings - Image Source - Photographer

Warming Food

Hiring a food van that serves delicious warm food! A wood-fired pizza van or rustic burger van is a great way of keeping your guests both warm and fed late in the evening. keep warm at summer weddings - Image Source - Photographer

Rainy Summer Weddings

Even if you’re having a wedding in the middle of Summer, there is always a slight chance of rain! Wedding wellies and umbrellas are becoming increasingly popular at festival-inspired, country and outdoor wedding celebrations. Not only do they keep you dry, they create some wonderful wedding photograph opportunities. Choose wellies that match your colour scheme for the bridal party and avoid a wedding washout. keep warm at summer weddings - - 1 Image Source - Photographer

Prepare Your Guests

The weather at Summer weddings can be unpredictable, so keep an eye on the forecast in the lead up to your big day. If it’s going to be chilly or raining prepare your guests in advance and suggest that they bring coats, jackets or umbrellas. If you’ve got a wedding website, be sure to update it with the weather forecast.

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Aisle Style

Accessories your bridal outfit so you stay warm as the evening draws in. A fab sequin jacket will look super glam while keeping you cosy, meaning you can dance the night away without worrying about being cold. keep warm at summer weddings - Image Source - Photographer A tweed suit will keep your groom looking stylish and feeling warm. Keep cool during the day with a crisp shirt and then add layers such as a waistcoat and jacket for the evening. keep warm at summer weddings - Image Source - Photographer English Summer weddings are beautiful. We hope you’re feeling inspired after reading our quick and simple ideas for keeping warm.

Top 10 Summer Wedding Decorations

Are you having a summer wedding? Here we are looking at our top 10 summer wedding decorations, we have centrepieces, bunting, hanging decorations, paper lanterns, directional signs & more. All these decorations can be bought online in our boutique, so if you like what you see pop to our shop using the links to read more about them.

Top 10 Summer Wedding Decorations

top 10 summer wedding decorations 1. Wedding confetti petals - provide your guests with delphinium petals in cones for them to shower you with after your wedding ceremony. Shop confetti cones here summer wedding decoration ideas confetti in cones 2. Summer centrepieces can be anything from a simple country jug filled with flowers to a more quirky blackboard bucket or milk churn. To add a bit of colour how about using coloured glass vases. Shop these centrepieces here: cream jug // milk churn // blackboard bucket // green bottles summer wedding decoration ideas centrepieces

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3. Bunting. Bunting looks fab hung up at summer weddings. Choose bunting to match your wedding colours or opt for a pretty floral fabric. We love this mint green paper bunting, more budget friendly than fabric bunting. Shop mint green paper bunting here summer wedding decoration ideas bunting 4. Hanging flowers in little vases can look lovely at a summer wedding, you could also add tea lights to these vases to add some candle light during the evening. Shop these hanging vases here. summer wedding decoration ideas hanging flower vases 5. Keep your wedding guests feeling cool on a hot summers day by offering them refreshing drinks. These drinks dispensers are a fab way to let guests help themselves. Shop drinks dispenser here summer wedding decoration ideas cool down offer guests drinks from dispensers 6. Pretty place card holders - we love these little bud vases that can double up as name card holders, add a tiny flower for all your guests. Shop these bud vase name card holders here summer wedding decoration ideas pretty place card holders

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7. Pretty up the outdoor areas of your venue with festival lighting. These strings of lights are fab, you can attach one length to another to make them as long as you need with only one plug socket. Shop globe string of lights here summer wedding decoration ideas globe festivaal lights hanging around venue 8. Hanging decorations. Pretty up trees with hanging hearts and other decorations. Shop these hanging lovebird hearts here summer wedding decoration ideas hanging decorations 9. Paper lanterns are a simple idea but can make a real statement if you hang a good number of them at different heights from the ceiling, mix in with some fairy lights for extra wow factor. Shop paper lanterns here summer wedding decoration ideas white paper lanterns

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10. Directional signs, use these signs to direct guests to different parts of your wedding... the ceremony, the drinks reception, the dance floor! Shop this directional sign here     summer wedding decoration ideas directional signs

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Pretty Chair Back Ideas For Summer Weddings

Today we are looking at pretty chair back ideas for Summer weddings. If you are getting married in the summer (or anytime of year) we love the idea of decorating chairs. These ideas are aimed at summer weddings but you could change the colours, flowers etc for a wedding in a different season. First of all which chairs are you going to decorate? This will depend on the overall look you want to achieve and of course your budget. It would be lovely to decorate every single chair with a garland of fresh flowers but to help with the budget it may be that you ask your florist to create wow factor chair garlands for the bride and groom's chairs and a foliage garland or single rose for the rest of the chairs. The bride and groom's chairs can be used for the ceremony and wedding breakfast. Maybe you are having an outdoor wedding ceremony and want to decorate all these chairs, adding ribbon in your wedding colours can look stunning, as can lace or hessian if this is more your style. For a more glamorous look sequin material or even material table runners could be draped over the backs of chairs. Signs can look fab too, especially "Mr" and "Mrs" or "Bride" and "Groom" hanging from the backs of chairs. Pretty chair back ideas for summer weddings Image source: 1 floral chair garland // 2 foliage chair garland with Mr and Mrs signs // 3 lace and rose chair backs // 4 wicker heart and rose chair backs // 5 hessian and lace chair backs // 6 flower garland for ceremony chairs // 7 sequin chair backs // 8 coloured ribbon wedding chair backs // 9 Mr and Mrs wooden signs for chairs // 10 rustic flower garland draped over chairs pin these images on pinterest chair back ideas for summer weddings - bride and groom ceremony chairs chair back ideas for summer weddings - hang pretty coloured ribbons from chairs   chair back ideas for summer weddings - mr and mrs wooden signs chair back ideas for summer weddings - relaxed rustic flower garland chair back ideas for summer weddings - willow hearts chair back ideas for summer weddings beautiful flower garlands of david austin roses chair back ideas for summer weddings foliage garland on bride and groom chairs chair back ideas for summer weddings foliage garland with mr and mrs signs chair back ideas for summer weddings sequin cloths lace and rose chair back ideas for summer weddings chair back ideas for summer weddings - hessian and lace with gypsophila

Biodegradable Confetti Petals – Summer Mix (Pink, Purple, Ivory)

Our biodegradable confetti petals are perfect for summer weddings. Leave baskets full of petals or confetti cones for guests to help themselves to after your wedding ceremony with a note saying 'hand picked petals help yourself'. Remember you don't have to supply each guest with throwing confetti, you can limit this to just the bridal party perhaps only or give petals out to ladies or one bag per couple / family. We love the confetti photos of couples being showered in confetti after their ceremony. If you are following the tradition of having confetti at your wedding, our summer mix confetti is perfect, with delphinium petals from pink, purple and ivory delphinium flowers grown in the English countryside.

Biodegradable Confetti Petals - Summer Mix (Pink, Purple, Ivory)

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  • We love natural petal confetti here at The Wedding of my Dreams, whether you choose to throw it over the bride and groom or sprinkle it over your tables or both.
  • This colour is our best selling petal confetti, perfect for summer weddings.
  • Our petals are grown in the English countryside, and looked after with care and attention.
  • Our summer mix is a combination of soft pink, ivory and purple delphinium petals which gives the summery look. As delphinium petals are small they gently float to the ground when thrown in the air giving that perfect confetti moment.
  • Available in large organza bags (approx 12 small hand fulls or enough for a generous covering over 3 - 4 large guest tables seating 10 people)
  • Also available in small organza bags (approx 1 small hand full for throwing)
  • Our petals are all biodegradable.
  • Price: small bag £1.50 // large bag £10.95
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