If your dream wedding is destined to sweep you away to a tropical destination, it holds some beautiful scenic and décor options that are bound to add a colourful, exotic layer of style to your Facebook timeline. One detail that will separate your wedding from the ordinary, is the local flora, think tropical blooms of hibiscus, bougainvillea and frangipani set against large, lush palm fronds and monstera leaves. From structural, wide forms to loose, ruffled cascades, these beauties bring vibrant life to any arrangement, centrepiece and, of course, the ever captivating bouquet. We suggest embracing what the surroundings have to offer, as it’s a great way to keep your nuptials on budget, here is some eye catching inspiration to get you started.
THE BLOOMING TROPICS
Whether vibrant red or passionate pink, ginger lilies, the perfumed flowers rising on tall stems with tropical foliage, are actually the flashy cousin to edible ginger root.
This beautiful, tropical plant, also known as Plumeria and most commonly used in those lush tropical Polynesian leis you see given as a symbol of welcome, love, honor, or friendship.
A heart shaped bloom seen most often in shades of red, they feature brightly coloured flower spathes and ornamental leaves
BIRD OF PARADISE
Its flower is made of three bright orange petals and three blue petals fused together into a single bud. As the flower blooms, each petal makes its debut and the resulting shape mirrors that of a tropical bird in flight, a dramatic addition to any bouquet or arrangement.
These leaves can get pretty huge so they make a perfect addition to large centrepieces or installations, think of them as an exotic, rainforest backdrop.
Commonly known as Houseleek or ‘Hens and Chicks’, these little succulents come in literally thousands of varieties, available in all sorts of sizes, colours, forms, and leaf textures.
The cost of a floral designer can differ based on where your wedding takes place (talk to us about pro vendors in our portfolio) but you'll learn the use of locally sourced, indigenous floral varieties will really help stretch your budget and look much fresher. Corals, reds and fuchsias tend to be the most common hues, but you can easily venture into pinks, oranges, deep purples and of course, those luscious greens.
Keep in mind, this is an opportunity to be creative and unique, start by choosing some pretty flowers you like, since you can always highlight the beach angle by adding seashells, star fish and pearls, or play up the tropics with the addition of palms.