Wednesday, 9 March 2011


With the economic climate as it is, many Brides who have dreamed of marrying abroad maybe can’t afford to. However, it is possible to add a touch of the tropics to your proceedings here in the UK.
Where do you start? How can you give a feel of a Hawaiian idyll without donning a grass skirt and your husband to be settling for a loud shirt and a pair of Bermuda shorts? The last thing you want to do is take any theme to the extreme. A gentle non in the direction will create just as much impact as swathing everything in bright colours. Remember it's a Wedding Reception and not a theme party, plastic pineapples and inflatable palm trees are not the look you’re aiming for.

Hawaiian Moodboard

To give a feel of the tropics think white starched table linen and Bamboo chairs; the scents of Hawaiian tuberose mixed with a fresh sea breeze. Garlands of tuberose scattered around the room and hibiscus blooms floating in wooden bowls. Coconut candles, shells, an abundance of fresh fruit and banana leaves used as placemats. 
lauhala woven favour boxes are a tasteful way of fitting in with the overall theme of a Wedding Luau. Fill them with whatever treat takes your fancy.

Bridesmaids can be dressed in short bright dresses and carry posies of bright gerberas or simply have a wist corsage of one bright tropical flower. Male ushers could wear linen suits in shades of taupe and beige with a bright handkerchief to tie in with the overall theme. There are many ways to bring a tropical twist to your wedding celebrations and many online suppliers have items available that you may not have previously considered. Ultimately, it's your day, have fun and enjoy yourself.
You can find lots of supplies, including these fabulous favour boxes at The Hawaiian Wedding Shop.

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