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How to Bring Lush Hawaiian Inspiration to Any Wedding Location

These tropical decoration ideas will make you feel the sand between your toes!

How to Bring Lush Hawaiian Inspiration to Any Wedding Location

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Photo: Steve Steinhardt

Hawaii is the ultimate dream location for any beach-loving bride. With its year-round warm, tropical climate and an endless number of picturesque locations to say "I do," how could you not fantasize about jetting off to "The Aloha State" for your wedding?

Though Hawaii accommodates intimate destination weddings perfectly, the logistics for larger weddings are more difficult due to travel expenses and the distance from the mainland. However, brides around the world can still incorporate a Hawaiian feel into their celebrations no matter where they are tying the knot. Bright tropical flowers, neutral fabrics, and ocean-inspired details convey a relaxed Hawaiian style – no travel required!

Below, we've compiled images from beautiful real weddings in Hawaii and highlighted the most gorgeous island-inspired features from each event. If you're one of the lucky couples saying "I do" in Hawaii, discover how other brides and grooms designed their celebrations by clicking here. And even if your wedding venue is back on the mainland, discover how you can incorporate fresh tropical style into your festivities! 

Ceremony
Candy-colored flowers and palm fronds give the ceremony a pop of color, while seashells and bamboo present a more casual ambience. Wooden chairs can be left unadorned, or wrapped with neutral or pastel linens for a beachy look. And while the ocean offers the most classic Hawaiian inspiration, remember that the islands also boast lush forests and waterfalls that can inspire your décor!
Photo by Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings

Photo by Steve Steinhardt

Photo by LiquidLightImages Photography

Details
Tiki torches, coconuts, and coral give just a hint of tropical flair! Just take care to keep these tropical touches to a minimum, so your wedding doesn't look like a theme party. Pair traditional Hawaiian motifs, like coral, with non-tropical elements and florals, such as peonies, in neutral colors to keep the décor from becoming a caricature.  

Photos by Steve Steinhardt

Photo by Steve Steinhardt


Photo by Michael Segal Photography

Reception
The key element of a tropical reception is natural light! Choose a tent with open sides or a ballroom draped in white fabric and bathed in soft lighting. Or, take the festivities outside and enjoy the warm night air. Keep the décor fresh and bright – this is not the occasion to select dark jewel tones and black accessories! Whether you choose bright or pastel flowers, pair them with neutral linens. This combination of colors creates a light, fresh atmosphere more appropriate for a tropical aesthetic.   

Photo by Michael Segal Photography

Photo by LiquidLightImages Photography

Photo by Michael Segal Photography

Cake
Two words: fresh flowers! Take advantage of the gorgeous Hawaiian flora and let blooms take center stage on your wedding cake. For a dash of sparkle, sprinkle tiny crystals amongst the petals. Send your guests off on a sweet note with cake flavors, like pineapple, coconut, and coffee, that reflect local Hawaiian cuisine.Photo by Michael Segal Photography


Photo by LiquidLightImages Photography

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