Minimalistic neutrals have been a mainstay of many 2018 weddings, and while we love this classic go-to, it can be fun to mix it up with a bit of colour now and then! As we launch into the New Year, we’re petitioning for the return of the bold and bright colour palette. Queensland weddings are especially suited to a tropical vibe with their temperate climate and sun-soaked year-round weather. Often when you think of a tropical theme, you imagine going a little overboard on the flamingos, pineapples and coconuts. Here we’ll show you how to modernise this balmy and fun, summer styling favourite.
Keep it classy by mixing textures and finishes to soften the bright shades of hot pink, orange, yellow or green. Golds and raw textural elements such as an unclothed wooden table or rattan place setting will elevate a tablescape instantly, so be sure to include these in the mix. The styling here uses colourful tropical florals and monstera leaves by Clara Jean Events pared back with neutral tableware and gold cutlery. Alternatively, if you have your heart set on a few coconuts and a flamingo or two, why not select a feature colour and keep everything else super sleek and simple? This will allow your theme to shine without falling into the garish category. Here you can see a mix of both pineapples and coconuts are toned down with the help of rich greens and gold finishes. Showing restraint with these classic tropical items will really modernise your styling.
Continue your theme into your personal bridal style by asking your florist to craft a floral hairpiece. These pint-sized pops of colour can be positioned off to the side or even centred over a low bun. Now is also the time to be a little extra with your earring choice too. Don’t be afraid of opting for bold gold statement earrings or even a bright tassel! However, be sure not to over-do your hair and makeup with this combination. This look by Rachael Harris Makeup Artistry uses soft waves and a dewy bronzed-up glow mimicking the effect of serious sunshine time.
The cake featured in this zesty and fun shoot by Milk & Honey Cake Creative was a deliciously on-theme tiered passionfruit and coconut cake. The top tier was covered in gorgeous gold, the mid layer in a coconut flake ruffle hand-painted with a gold trim and the base layer stamped with a beautiful ornate pattern.
Venue: Ancora Weddings
Creative Concept & Gowns: White Lily Couture
Photographer: Bulb Creative
HMUA: Rachael Harris
Stylist: Gold Coast Brides
Florist: Clara Jean Events
Cake: Milk and Honey CC
Furniture Hire: Memorable Moments Hire
Gift Boxes: The Bridal Box Co
Neon signage: Neon Republic
Models: Stacey Mcgregs, Daisy Morgan, Kate Cooper
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White Lily Coutre is an upmarket bridal lounge presenting an extensive bridal collection complete with dedicated onside Style Consultant.