27 Tropical Wedding Ideas for the Perfect Island-Inspired Celebration

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Giant palms, colorful flowers, a fruity drink in hand, and that laid-back ease that you just can’t deny — it’s all part and parcel of the tropical vibes. Tropical weddings are certainly trending and the good news is you don’t have to travel to the tropics to channel all that feel-good energy!

We’ve got ideas for days to help you bring that tropical wedding theme to life. From tropical bouquets to ceremony ideas, reception details to tropical wedding cakes, it’s all here. And, as always, it’s all decidedly chic — not cheesy. Scroll on to find the most inspired ideas to incorporate into your island-inspired wedding day!

{photo: Carol Oliva Photography floral: La Flor Events hair + makeup: REVEAL Hair & Makeup boutique: Epiphany Boutique model: Allison Chu}

Tropical Wedding Bouquet Ideas

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When it comes to tropical wedding bouquets, brides are having fun with tropical leaves, painted greens + island flowers. Anthurium is an exotic flower taking over the bridal bouquet scene with its trendy, tropical shape. We also love seeing big, split leaves and orchis bringing fun texture to these arrangements!

floral fan bouquetphotography: The Beloved Photo planning: Sugarplum & Co florals: Rogue & Fox Floral
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pink peony bouquetphotography: Mary Costa Photography florals: Arrangements Floral + Party Design
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romantic tropical wedding bouquetphotography: Bear Warner Photography planning + design: Rosewood Weddings Posies + Pine

tropical bouquetphotography: Dawn Honsky Photography design: Five Points Design Co florals: Olive and June Floral Company
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tropical wedding flowers backdropphotography: Mari Sabra Photography  planning: Christy V & Co florals: Simple Florals
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Ceremony Ideas for a Tropical Wedding Theme

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Dried palm, dyed fronds, fresh leis…the list goes on! Tropical foliage is so incredibly beautiful and easily demands attention when designed at the altar. What makes tropical leaves so amazing is their size. You can make a lovely impact with island foliage without breaking the bank. Tropical wedding decor means juicy colors, rich greens, and romantic island vibes.

photography: Tess Laureen venue: Plantenders Nursery OC design: Runaway Indie florals: Lovestruck Blooms
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boho tropical rattan wedding backdropphotography: Carol Oliva Photography venue: LouluPalm florals: La Flor wedding dress: Chic Nostalgia
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palm leaf wedding backdropphotography: Rossella Putino venue: Mulino dell’olio design: Danila Stella florals: Il Profumo dei Fiori
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Mexican Boho Jungle Weddingphotography: Gina & Ryan Photography venue: Acre Baja design: Events By Bliss florals: Lola de Campo
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Pink Retro Tropical Wedding at Sands Hotel and Spaphotography: Mary Costa Photography venue name: Sands Hotel & Spa  florals: Arrangements Floral + Party Design
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tropical ceremony decorphotography: Helena and Laurent florals: Ampersand SF
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indoor tropical microweddingphotography: Dawn Honsky Photography venue: The Inn at Five Points  design: Five Points Design Co  florals: Olive and June Floral Company wedding dress: Grace Loves Lace
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tropical floral archphotography: Logan Cole Photo venue: Darlington House  planning: Fawn Events florals: Joy of Bloom Florals

If you’re obsessed with this tropical ceremony circle, you’re not alone. This Seaside Surfer Wedding is one of the most popular real weddings on GWS!

Rad Tropical Wedding Receptions

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When it comes to receptions, pulling in tropical details can sometimes be as easy as repurposing your ceremony decor. OR, you can go all out with gorgeous hanging installations to mark the moment. Set the table with bright, tropical plants and pull in tropical-adjacent elements like rattan, wood, and woven chargers. Or feature a tiki drink as your signature beverage. All of these tropical touches make for a fun, easy-going experience.

photo: Volvoreta planning: Aire De Fiesta Cuba bride + groom: @hellentablada@jungria
Summery Tropical Flower wedding inspirationphotography + design: Carol Oliva Photography venue: The Holly Farm  florals: Willow and Plum
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Tropical Florida Rooftop Weddingphotography: Zulie Rego name: Penthouse at Riverside Wharf planning: The Creatives Loft florals: Primrose Florals tabletop rentals: The Mix Dish
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tropical wedding centerpiecesphotography: Rossella Putino venue: Mulino dell’olio design: Danila Stella florals: Il Profumo dei Fiori tabletop rentals: Born to Rent
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tropical tabletop place settingrattan chargers, ceramics, glassware, and tabletop: Casa de Perrin floral:  Megan Gray

tropical wedding reception tablescape
photo: Volvoreta planning: Aire De Fiesta Cuba bride + groom: @hellentablada@jungria

dried flower name cardphotography + design: Carol Oliva Photography venue: The Holly Farm  florals: Willow and Plum
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Vintage Boho Tropical Wedding Inspiration
photography + design: Carol Oliva Photography name: Sunset Ranch planning: MCL Coordination florals: La Flor Events tabletop rentals: Accel
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coconut seating chart

photo: Jana Williams Photography  event design: RO & Co. Events
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Tropical Wedding Cakes

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cake: Sugarcoat

Tropical Wedding Cakecake: Cherry Tree Cakerie photo: Jamie Dunn

tropical wedding cake
photo: W Photography cake: Sprinkled Confections