Aloha and a big thank you to The Art of Weddings for allowing Modern Weddings Hawaii to guest post on their beautiful blog! We thought we’d bring you some beach wedding ideas straight from our shores that you can incorporate into your wedding. Everyone adores a little bit of ‘beach!’
One trend we’re really loving right now is the single bloom bouquet. They are so simple and elegant, and work perfectly with tropical flowers (like the protea pictured) because tropical flowers can be quite large.
Bring the ocean to you at your wedding reception with light blue tones, rustic touches, and of course, seashells!
Another thing we love at beach weddings is color! Add pops of color to your white and beige color scheme to bring a tropical yet still elegant vibe to your big day.
As far as bridal style goes, when getting married on the beach you want to take the wind into consideration so we recommend an easy, breezy and beautiful ‘beachy braid.’
Talk to your photographer for some great photo opportunities that include your beachy background, but one shot you’ll want to be sure you don’t forget is this one:
And as a final thought on island style inspiration – let your surroundings take the limelight. If you’re getting married at the beach under a big blue sky, don’t ruin the view, instead, frame it.
Did you find the wedding inspiration you were looking for? What’s your favorite beach wedding idea? Send us a photo and tell us about it! Leave a comment or email us at email@example.com.
Today’s post brings a fresh look on food for weddings! I really fell in love with all the colors and textures that the vegetables lent to the wedding centerpieces shown here. The cabbage and artichoke are my favorite vase ideas, while the radishes or single carrot paired with a stem of flowers in clear vases are my favorite veggie alternatives to flower centerpieces. Aside from how pretty and creative they look, they’re an easy do-it-yourself wedding idea and they’re perfect for any bride and groom looking for green wedding ideas. Instead of having a bunch of vases left over after your event and no idea what to do with them, these vegetable centerpieces are easily composted. Hopefully the examples below inspire you to dream up your own scrumptious table decorations!
Cabbages and artichokes are a gorgeous choice for purple and green wedding colors.
Asparagus is also highly effective when tied around candles or a clear vase. This idea along with the artichoke seem to be popular choices for vegetable vases.
Vegetables can be combined with flowers for an added bit of color and texture.
I love how simple this centerpiece idea is. They would be quick, easy and affordable to make!
All of these table decorations would be great for a country wedding, but work just as well for something more upscale. The radishes look especially classy.
If you’re not too crazy about all the vegetables themselves, try just using their leaves or choosing a vegetable that doesn’t look so much like your dinner. Rhubarb is a great example. It has beautiful pinks, purples and greens!
Hollow out any gourd for a lovely autumn wedding vase.
Work a little harder and you can even make your vegetable centerpiece look more like a traditional flower arrangement. You could always try peeling and cutting your veggies to give them petals.
Whether you’re planning an up-do or long flowing tresses for your wedding hair style, fresh flowers are a beautiful way to accent it. They’re totally easy to do yourself, so take notes and try it out! Here’s how it’s done:
TOOLS: Floral tape (can be purchased at craft stores, some flower shops or google it and buy it online), beading wire or floral wire, scissors and whatever type of flower you want. Note: use an open flat flower so it sits nicely against the head. Some favorites are gardenias, fully bloomed and opened roses, lisianthus, orchids and ranunculus (the flower used in this example).
- Push your thin wire through the stem close to the base of the flower. If the stem is stiff, try poking a needle through first.
- Drag the wire through and cut it. The 2 sides of wire should be even. Make sure the wire is an inch or 2 longer than the stem so you’ll have room to curl the bottom up like you see in picture #7 below.
- Twist each wire around the stem a couple of times, and then twist them around each other. This will make the wire twice as strong.
- Grab your floral tape and start wrapping the stem from the base of the flower.
- Keep wrapping until you get all the way to the bottom.
- Snip the tape right where you feel the wire ends.
- Now roll the bottom back up to make a loop.
Now, use that loop to secure the flower with a bobby pin. This makes the flower more sturdy and it stays alive longer because you’re not crushing the stem. Always try to avoid spraying hairspray on the petals of your flower hair pieces!
Do-it-yourself flower wrapping courtesy of The Beauty Department.