Living in Hawaii I certainly see my fair share of tiki themed parties, restaurants, bars, and weddings, but despite seeing it all over the place I can’t get enough of it. A tiki themed wedding is fun, laid-back, vibrant, and if you do it right (like in this wedding inspiration board) it can also have a chic island vibe as well. What we don’t want is a cheap plastic straw, paper umbrella look… With that in mind, steer clear of things are too kitschy or at least disguise it with more sophisticated colors – spray paint any garden flamingos you might use for decor in gold and incorporate lots of different textures and stark graphic patterns.
The colors at a tiki themed wedding can easily get out of hand and turn into a hot mess. Avoid this by choosing 3 – 4 main colors and making sure they all occur at least twice in prominent places throughout your wedding day look. For instance – the blue veil in this inspiration board and blue Hawaiian drinks, gold-rimmed glasses and gold ceremony chairs, or touches of pink on your wedding invitation/escort cards and pink pineapples scattered across the bar. This will help pull it all together.
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photo credits: blue Hawaiian drink & invitations (from Posh Paperie) via 100 Layer Cake, photographed by Sarah Layne // blue bridal veil from Ruffled, found on Limn & Lovely, photographed by Silvana Di Franco // totem tikis via Catch My Party // chairs with palm fronds from Style Me Pretty, photographed by Corbin Gurkin Photography // gold flamingos via 100 Layer Cake, photographed by Mike Carreiro, concept by Sarah Sherman Samuel // pink pineapple via 100 Layer Cake, photographed by Jen Lauren Grant of Birds of a Feather.