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Islands generally evoke images of lazy days, tropical refreshments and soaking up the sun on unspoilt white beaches while the warm turquoise ocean laps at your feet. Create this glorious ambience on your wedding day, whether held on the beach or an indoor venue, to make it truly memorable and special.

Invitations
Make sure that your guests know what to expect by handing out island-themed wedding invitations. For a more traditional approach, glue tiny shells or palm fronds onto printed invites. Alternatively, fashion your invitations to look like beach thongs, bikinis or palm trees for a more fun look and feel. A really different idea could be to design your invitation as a message in a bottle, ensuring that all invitees receive a tiny glass bottle with a scroll inside.

Theme Colours
The island is about sand and sea, so the yellows, whites and blues of these elements are clear choices. Tropical flowers are often bright yellow and pink, with vibrant greenery. Do not shy away from bright colours in your Hawaiian-themed wedding, as these will only reinforce your fun theme.

Attire
Keep your clothing light, comfortable and stylish, without becoming overly embellished or dramatic. Brides look gorgeous in flowy, feminine dresses with natural lines and simple textures. Grooms and groomsmen can don linen suits with open neck shirts, or even a stylish pair of linen or Bermuda shorts and a Hawaiian print shirt.

Have fun with your bridesmaids, if you want a little more flair to the occasion, by letting them wear grass skirts and bikini tops. This is more appropriate to a wedding that is characterised by an element of humour.

Natural flowers should be worn in the hair, which can be left loose, pinned up casually or braided. Instead of holding bouquets, you may drape a flower garland around your bridesmaids’ necks.

Venue and Décor
Your venue will play a large part in the establishing of your Hawaiian or island theme. A venue on or near the beach, for example, will create the perfect scene, while one inland may take extra work in terms of the décor to accomplish a similar ambience. Use some of the following items or elements in your décor:

  • Bamboo (mats, placemats, room dividers, and so on)
  • Grass skirts
  • Coconuts, pineapples, mangoes and bananas
  • Sea sand
  • Shells
  • Palm trees and individual palm fronds
  • Fresh flowers and flower garlands
  • Areas of dry sea sand (on the dance floor, for example)
  • Umbrellas and deck chairs

Food and Beverages
Island cuisine is characterised by fruity flavours and plenty of spice. Fish and poultry are staples, and are often complimented by the sweet flavours of pineapples, coconuts, and so on. Have your guests enjoy their first cocktail out of pineapple or coconut cups with genuine cocktail umbrellas. Fruit skewers make for a refreshing palate cleanser between courses or for a great, healthy dessert.

Visit our blog for more Hawaiian Wedding inspiration.

Islands generally evoke images of lazy days, tropical refreshments and soaking up the sun on unspoilt white beaches while the warm turquoise ocean laps at your feet. Create this glorious ambience on your wedding day, whether held on the beach or an indoor venue, to make it truly memorable and special.

Invitations
Make sure that your guests know what to expect by handing out island-themed wedding invitations. For a more traditional approach, glue tiny shells or palm fronds onto printed invites. Alternatively, fashion your invitations to look like beach thongs, bikinis or palm trees for a more fun look and feel. A really different idea could be to design your invitation as a message in a bottle, ensuring that all invitees receive a tiny glass bottle with a scroll inside.

Theme Colours
The island is about sand and sea, so the yellows, whites and blues of these elements are clear choices. Tropical flowers are often bright yellow and pink, with vibrant greenery. Do not shy away from bright colours in your Hawaiian-themed wedding, as these will only reinforce your fun theme.

Attire
Keep your clothing light, comfortable and stylish, without becoming overly embellished or dramatic. Brides look gorgeous in flowy, feminine dresses with natural lines and simple textures. Grooms and groomsmen can don linen suits with open neck shirts, or even a stylish pair of linen or Bermuda shorts and a Hawaiian print shirt.

Have fun with your bridesmaids, if you want a little more flair to the occasion, by letting them wear grass skirts and bikini tops. This is more appropriate to a wedding that is characterised by an element of humour.

Natural flowers should be worn in the hair, which can be left loose, pinned up casually or braided. Instead of holding bouquets, you may drape a flower garland around your bridesmaids’ necks.

Venue and Décor
Your venue will play a large part in the establishing of your Hawaiian or island theme. A venue on or near the beach, for example, will create the perfect scene, while one inland may take extra work in terms of the décor to accomplish a similar ambience. Use some of the following items or elements in your décor:

  • Bamboo (mats, placemats, room dividers, and so on)
  • Grass skirts
  • Coconuts, pineapples, mangoes and bananas
  • Sea sand
  • Shells
  • Palm trees and individual palm fronds
  • Fresh flowers and flower garlands
  • Areas of dry sea sand (on the dance floor, for example)
  • Umbrellas and deck chairs

Food and Beverages
Island cuisine is characterised by fruity flavours and plenty of spice. Fish and poultry are staples, and are often complimented by the sweet flavours of pineapples, coconuts, and so on. Have your guests enjoy their first cocktail out of pineapple or coconut cups with genuine cocktail umbrellas. Fruit skewers make for a refreshing palate cleanser between courses or for a great, healthy dessert.

Visit our blog for more Hawaiian Wedding inspiration.

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