30 Apr

Contemporary Orange with a Tropical Twist

modern tropical wedding ideas

I’m totally smitten with the contemporary-meets-tropical vibe of this “Paris in the Pacific” wedding! {via Pacific Weddings}

From the color palette and fabulous presentation of the drinks & desserts to the dazzling tropical setting and creative floral details, this is Maui-based wedding makes for some serious eye candy!

modern tropical wedding ideas

Check out the decorative accents on this dessert buffet… monochromatic orange candies displayed ON TOP of submerged florals … genius!

modern tropical wedding ideas

As a side note, this buffet is actually a great example of how you can utilize a modern minimalist look to create an attractive dessert buffet for your parties without overdoing it on the amount of treatsmaking things easier on your budget. (See the note at the bottom of the post for more info on this.)

And how’s this for a dream atmosphere/setting?!…

modern tropical wedding ideas

More shots of the gorgeous dessert buffet…

modern tropical wedding ideas

modern tropical wedding ideas

And last but not least, creative invitations and party favors “inspired by the equestrian heritage of Hermès” add another unique element to the mix…

modern tropical wedding ideas

modern tropical wedding ideas

Credits: Photography by Visionari; floral design by Floral Inspirations

Click here for more details on this wedding.


*Candy & dessert buffets are always impressive , but the cost of the candy in bulk amounts or professional pastries & treats can really add up – and quick!

Good news though: you can actually tailor inexpensive grocery store or homemade treats to any party color palette using affordable elements like colored candy melts, frosting, and decorative papers & tags. (Click here for more info & an example of this concept.)

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Brittany @GreyGrey Designs SAYS:

GORGEOUS! Orange is my favorite!

April 30, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Ashley SAYS:

Love it!

April 30, 2010 at 5:23 pm

The Fairy SAYS:

“orange candies displayed ON TOP of submerged florals … genius!”

Yes it is. I LOVE that idea! I like this monochromatic look because you can apply it to so many occasions and get a fabulous result.

May 1, 2010 at 6:30 am

Asia SAYS:

I am sooooo in love with the setting! Gorgeous!

May 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Jess SAYS:

Where can I get a frame like that made! I LOVE it!

May 2, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Elle Sees SAYS:

Orange is the color of the season!

May 3, 2010 at 7:20 am

Cheryl of Bliss! Weddings Market SAYS:

the orange color palette is just stunning – the way they interpreted it into the dessert bar, tablescape, stationery, etc is just beautiful!

May 6, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Leigha SAYS:

This delights my inner child while making me feel glamorous and sophisticated, too. Lovely.

May 18, 2010 at 8:35 am

Robyn of Scentsy SAYS:

Absolutely stunning. What a fantastic setting!

May 21, 2010 at 8:53 am
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