I like to dissect good design, that's really what I do here at Modern Mindy. It's one thing to look at something and like it, it's another thing to look a little closer & find out why. At first glance I like this wedding inspiration because of the color. I love rich, vibrant, grab-your-attention color. So what sets this apart in my mind from every other tropical party decor? Contrast. Yep, it almost always comes back to contrast. I'll explain further.
A tropical wedding theme should be playful but since it's a wedding, it should also be sophisticated. The careful balance and back and forth of these 2 ideas are what take this from your average tiki torch gathering to a stunning wedding with a very original look.
It all begins with these invitations and custom graphic details. They are every bit tropical, but it's the hand drawn details and gorgeous calligraphy that give the sophistication you want.
I'm not going to lie to you, the location really helps pull off this upscale tropical look. If you took all this decor, as beautiful as it is, and plopped it in a boring ole reception hall, it would really lose something. Never underestimate the importance of your event location.
The location adds a lot of the contrast. It's more rustic and earthy which compliments the vibrant colors and helps it all pop.
Of course and heavy dose of white helps create balance as well. Color is good, just know when to say when.
Linens are nice and pretty hard to eliminate in a real life wedding. The take away from this inspiration is to mix it up a bit and add painted pieces for specific displays whether that be a photo table, dessert display, or even head table. This green table top is pretty amazing.