It’s been a while since my last posting but the island is all a buzz with the wedding season, I’m so pleased for all those brides who’ve had some of the best sunshine so far, I hope it keeps up for the coming weeks!!! The sunshine just adds another happiness to an already over the moon kind of a day!
My inspiration comes from two elements, the first naturally being the weather – blues skies a plenty and brilliant sunshine, the second being the soundtrack to a new foodie film – Chef. The album is great, lots of Latin and smooth jazz which listening to makes you crave mojitos – Perfect Welcome drinks for after the wedding! Granted the island isn’t as hot as the Americas, but it certainly isn’t far off, so today I bring you a little touch of the Tropics!
Theme/decor: Outside if possible, overlooking sea, plenty of flowers, perhaps even giving out Lei’s, lots of colourful lanterns that will serves as both lighting and decoration.
The Invite: A simple white background, but round the edges a multitude of brightly coloured flowers – orchids or lily’s, perhaps some fruit – pineapple or oranges, and mix some greens in there such as palm leaves.
The shoes: Well once again I’ve opted for a flat shoe, a sandal even. A strappy design with gems.
The Dress: This took me a while to decide, first i was thinking the traditional white, floaty or fitted, long or short but there just wasn’t anything that caught my eye, until that is when I was looking at Mod Cloth, a lovely vintage online store and i spotted this lovely party dress, Now who says you have to have a bridal dress, if you spot something that is suited to you and your style I say go for it, I just love the colours of the flowers. I think perhaps if your future Mr could find a shirt that matched it would certainly be for the quirky couples among us.
The Cake: A simple white cake but with some texture to the icing and then adorned with tropical fruits either real or fondant made.
Added extra idea – As mentioned about Mojitos really why not other them as your welcome drinks, or even as the toast drink? By adding champagne you boost its fizz appeal.