Transport yourself to the tropics with these exotic touches.

by Julia Naftulin
There’s something so alluring about a tropical island wedding—the flowers and vibrant colors, not to mention the sunny weather, are full of romance and fun. If you’re dreaming of a beachy getaway, infuse elements like tikis, bright blooms and leis into your wedding day. Check out these ideas and you’ll be feeling like you’re in paradise in no time.

White Leis

white leis

Decorate the aisles of your ceremony with lush white flowers that double as tropical accessories.

From the album: A Whimsical Tropical Wedding at the Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute in Kapolei, Hawaii

A Tiki-Themed Bar

tiki-themed wedding decor

Serve fruity drinks that will remind your guests of an island getaway. Add shot glasses and decorations to the bar for an extra-beachy feel.

From the album: A Tropical Destination Wedding at Sky Dweller Estate in Maui, Hawaii

Sea Salt Favors

seat salt wedding favor

Give guests sentimental and useful favors in the form of sea salt sachets. Include a cute message for a personal touch.

Decked-Out Cocktails

mason jar cocktails

Garnish drinks with colorful flowers and bamboo-esque straws for a fun cocktail hour surprise.

From the album: An Ivory and Blush Elegant Wedding at Kukahiko Estate in Maui, Hawaii

Lush Centerpieces

orchid and fern tropical centerpiece

Add tropical greenery to your tables for a natural addition to the luau theme.

From the album: An Island Chic Wedding at Dillingham Ranch in Waialua, Hawaii

A Floral Cake

two-tiered pistachio cake

Unexpected dessert flavors, like pistachio, make for a yummy and colorful after-dinner option. Topped with flowers, this cake is a luau-themed masterpiece.

From the album: A Bright Tropical Wedding at Waimea Valley in Haleiwa, Hawaii


Aloha Productions has been arranging Hawaiian weddings, vow renewals and blessings in a variety of different wedding locations since 2001. Learn more about our wedding packages:

Do you need assistance planning? Call today: 1-407-234-4592 or e-mail:

Original article:

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This