‘Plantation Chic’ Palm and Gold Tropical Wedding Styling

Tropical wedding styling is still one of my favourite concepts, and I adore these palm and gold styling ideas captured so beautifully by Amanda Karen Photography. Curated by the super talented Always Andri and Flamboyant Invites, every minute detail of this ‘Plantation Chic’ styled shoot has been so carefully planned and beautifully executed.

A variety of palm leaves and ferns form the main element of the styling, adorning the beautiful Holland Park Orangery and tablescape. The large potted palms lining the centre of the table work beautifully under the high ceilings of the orangery, and small varieties in pots and vases intermingle along the table and on the floor. The use of palms at different heights makes such a splendid display.

The palm and gold theme flows through every detail, from the fabulous wedding stationery to the magnificent wedding cakes displayed so beautifully. And wait until you see the gorgeous bridal bouquet!

Everything about this shoot is modern, chic and oh so stylish…

Bride in Holland Park Orangery

Plantation Chic

“Bringing the warmth and scents of lush tropical plants to the city, whatever the weather, was the inspiration for this wedding shoot. Our palm and gold theme offers a ‘Plantation Chic’ style concept where muted tones, beautiful tropical foliage, bare wood, white and touches of antique gold take the tropical wedding theme trend in a completely different direction .

“The theme harps back to the Victorian era, when many Orangeries and glasshouses were built to protect citrus trees from the winter weather. The Orangery at Holland Park is a wonderful and beautiful example of this type of building.

“Flamboyant Invites’ faded Coco Palm stationery provided the creative spark for the shoot, styled by Always Andri and beautifully captured by Amanda Karen. White iced cakes incorporated tropical leaf sugar work, and distinctive foliage set ups and table arrangements included both real and artificial foliage and plants. Set within the stunning backdrop of Holland Park’s Orangery, the details reflected the concept perfectly.

“Finally, Truvelle’s bridal gowns exude a timeless and simple elegance, and make the perfect for choice for a wedding at home or abroad.”

Outside Holland Park Orangery

Wedding stationery with tropical palm leaf design

Coco Palm stationery by Flamboyant Invites

Palm leaf envelope liner

Wedding table with tropical palm styling

Wedding table styled with tropical palm leaves

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Bride standing in front of ceremony backdrop and seating tropically styled with bougainvillea

Bright Pink Tropical Wedding Styling with Bougainvillea

Today’s incredible wedding inspiration is full of stylish details and fabulous tropical florals. The styling team, led by Perfect the Event, used bougainvillea, a bright pink tropical climbing plant, to bring an explosion of colour to the shoot. Combined with palm leaves it creates a real wow factor for this tropical wedding styling.

The 1912 in California, with its aristocratic vibe and sophisticated allure, works so well as the backdrop. Used in varying ways, the fabulous tropical foliage and flowers bring the venue to life. I love the statement floral ceremony arch, and the same magnificent florals create spectacular table arrangements where the flowers cascade over the edges. Although bright and colourful, the minimal styling allows the florals to take centre stage.

Bride standing in front of ceremony backdrop and seating tropically styled with bougainvillea

Huge thanks go to Alicia Mink for sharing these modern tropical wedding ideas she captured so perfectly.

Colourful Wonder

“The light gently pours down onto green and fuchsia beds of exotic growth. Elephant ears and monstera leaves showcase the vibrant tones of the bougainvillea, and candle light dances beneath. A once urban framework quickly evolves into the lair of the jungle and the birthplace of the rainforest elephant.

“Cascading into a place she thought she once knew, but now looks like a foreign world; she slowly walks through. Taking in each detail, each touch of pigmented gold, each round edge of grey river rock china. She now sees the beauty of what has become of her once big city memories. A Hayley Paige design hugs her body, as her Maria Elena headpiece and wrist statement glisten, she is ready for this day. The day she becomes one with the man she met in this foreign world, and fell madly in love with. He is prone to this world, and thrives in the colourful wonder.

“This is the day that their two worlds collide. The modern marvel and the jungle gentleman.”

Wedding dress hanging on wall

Wedding dress and bride holding bouquet of large white tropical flower

Wedding rings on tropical palm leaf

Tropical wedding stationery and bridal jewellery on palm leaf

Bride and groom in warehouse venue

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Tropical Wedding Styling with Macramé Elements

Macramé, popular in the 1970s, has been a hot wedding styling trend for a while now and I’m loving it! Although it’s not a combination you may immediately think of, using tropical wedding styling with macramé elements creates something incredible, as you’ll see in this fabulous shoot.

Styled by the very talented Fringe and Fray, this concept gives a modern nod to bohemian style. An abundance of lush palm leaves, including the popular Split Leaf Philodendron, add an amazing sense of the topics, and the incredible macramé backdrop bordered with leaves is a wonderful focal point for the styling.

Bold pops of blue, pink and mauve, together with the tropical oversized palm leaves, look great against the natural stone walls of the venue, and the eclectic mix of styling props lincluding rugs, cushions, candles, vases and demijohns create a cosy vibe.

Bride sitting on chair in front of macramé wedding backdrop

For me though, the macramé pieces really are the stars of the show; from the magnificent backdrop to the macramé tied bouquet, macramé covered jars to the macramé doilies and table runner. Talking of the table, this looks great with the macramé touches, vases of tropical palm leaves, candles, and place settings with handmade dyed napkins. The most wonderful tie-dyed circular backdrop also features which, suspended from the ceiling, looks almost tipi-like.

Throw in some vintage style wedding dresses and this tropical wedding styling with macramé elements is really unique and beautiful. Camilla Andrea Photography has really brought the concept to life with these awesome pictures…

Bohemian ’70s Vibe

“Taking inspiration from all things ’70s and laid-back, we pushed ourselves to come up with an eclectic mix of elements that we all loved.

“For this wedding shoot our key points of inspiration came firstly in the shape of the awesome macramé pieces. Hugely popular in the ’70s, macramé has seen a resurgence in the past couple of years. Fibre artist Jenny Collier from Fringe & Fray wanted to create a bohemian ’70s vibe using her macramé pieces, which was our main starting point. Other talented artists, including textile artist Mia Sylvia, created handmade and naturally dyed ethical fabrics and fashions. Tie-dye effects on the fabrics gave a nod to our ’70s vibe.

Macramé wedding backdrop in The Crypt at The Halls Norwich

Macramé wedding backdrop

Detail of macramé wedding backdrop

Tropical palm leaves around macramé wedding backdrop

Tassels at bottom of macramé wedding backdrop

Tropical palm leaves in bottles

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Bride and groom laying on floor surrounded by citrus fruit

L.A. Modern – Refreshing Citrus Wedding Styling Ideas

Is anyone else fed up of all this wind and rain? I’m SO looking forward to spring, the lighter evenings and (hopefully) some spring sunshine! Today I’m going to make you forget about the gloomy weather outside, as I’m sharing a whole lot of colourful citrus wedding styling ideas which will brighten your week.

Citrus elements are a great way of injecting a pop of colour into wedding styling. The luscious green of limes, bold oranges and vibrant yellow lemons work so well as a bright colour palette. Not only does the vibrancy look fabulous, but using these natural products is also a cost-effective way of styling your wedding.

Bride and groom laying on floor surrounded by citrus fruit

This citrus wedding styling is simply stunning. For the ceremony styling, each chair has its own name place stationery, delicately pinned to a citrus fruit. Beautiful foliage, candles and scattered fruits line the aisle, which looks so pretty against the elegant white chairs.

If you’re looking for sweet treat inspiration, then check out the dessert table. There are super-cute unicorn and cactus macarons, yummy iced ring doughnuts and beautiful citrus and geode themed wedding cakes.

The main focal point of the shoot is the incredible wedding table. The plates, each with a lemon place name, sit on beautiful macramé table mats. A simple scattering of citrus fruits surround the pretty foliage and floral displays, which complement the colour of the citrus fruits perfectly. The style of the displays carries through to the bride’s magnificent bridal bouquet and groom’s buttonhole, which have an almost tropical vibe.

The styling team found some of the most beautiful wedding dresses to showcase in this shoot. There’s a traditional strapless dress, a beautiful short lace dress, and also one of the most amazing patterned wedding dresses I have seen in ages, covered in a green fern and foliage design. The bride also wears a pair of Kate Spade shoes to die for (I need these in my life!)

These citrus wedding styling ideas are so refreshing, and just what we need to clear away the winter blues! I hope you enjoy these fabulous ideas, captured by Stacy Able Photography.

Refreshing Change

“The idea of this styled shoot came to play once we had the title, L.A. Modern. Once we knew the theme, shoot coordinator Madeline and I excitedly bounced ideas back and fourth. Over the course of a few months we recruited a team of wedding professionals who could execute our ideas.

Green tropical themed wedding stationery

Green wedding stationery Ring in blue ring box

Wedding table in Laurel Hall

Table with citrus wedding styling

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Bride with colourful bouquet standing next to wedding table with tropical styling

Bright and Colourful Tropical Wedding Styling

Well, summer hasn’t really materialised, has it? The odd day of warm summer sun has left me longing for hotter climes, so I hope these bright, colourful, tropical wedding styling ideas make you feel warm and sunny inside.

This summer-inspired wedding shoot has a really fun vibe. The styling team created the most fabulous tablescape using vibrant flowers, glassware and crockery. Bright pink, blue, yellow and green make the table look so inviting. I love the use of palm leaves throughout, and they look great suspended in the windows.

Bride with colourful bouquet standing next to wedding table with tropical styling

Of course, any tropical styling should include pineapples, right? Gold pineapples feature as part of the tablescape, and also on top of the fabulous wedding cake with hand-painted palm leaf detail. The bouquet and flowers bring everything in this shoot to life – the look is so vibrant.

Big thanks to photographer Shot by Angel for capturing these tropical, fun wedding ideas. Please can we have a summer now?

Tropical Flare

“We wanted to create a wedding scene with tropical flare, so we incorporated a unique line of jewellery, pops of colour and a wonderfully summer-inspired table setting.

“The venue was ideal. It featured a beautiful wooden deck with bright, white walls and a Koi pond – adding to that destination wedding feel.”

Bride with pink flower in her hair

Fresh flower anklet

Bride with bright pink flower in her hair

Bride wearing Robyn Roberts wedding gown

Fresh flowers in bride's hair Back of bride's Robyn Roberts wedding gown

Bride with hand in pocket

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