vintage tropics

vintage tropical inspiration board

I’m loving the vintage 1920s topical vibe in this wedding inspiration board – it’s proof that Hawaii weddings don’t have to be your usual barefoot, sand between the toes type of deal. Combine glamorous elements like touches of gold with natural textures, tones, and island motifs for a stunning ‘Downton Abbey meets vintage island style’ wedding theme!

This inspiration board is so gorgeous it deserves to be brought to life. And guess what – it is going to be!!! Are you a photographer looking to capture a styled shoot just like this inspiration board (or are you a photographer looking for a good excuse to come to Hawaii)? Well then – I’ve got very exciting news for you! Burnett’s Boards is teaming up with Orchestrated Stylized Shoots to bring you Ku’u Lei (translation: My Beloved): a 1920s meets modern-day tropics styled shoot here in Hawaii. It will take place in February of 2014, more information and details will come this summer, and it’s going to be amazing!

Orchestrated: 1920s Meets Modern Tropics in Hawaii Feb 2014

Be sure to follow Orchestrated on Facebook as well as Burnett’s Boards for the latest information about this wonderful opportunity. Isn’t this exciting!? Be sure to pin the image above, follow our thoughts and ideas for this shoot here, stay abreast of our latest updates on Facebook, and start dreaming of warm ocean breezes!


photo credits: bride in hat from Kiss the Groom, photographed by Elizabeth Messina, hair & makeup by Erin Skipley // flower centerpiece via Ruffled, photographed by Jen Huang, designed by Saipua // gold pineapple // ocean wave // vintage invitation suite via Wedding Chicks, photographed by Erich McVey, designed by Ceci New York // lavender and yellow cake from Bridal Musings, photographed by Nikole Ramsay Photography, created by Victoria Keith Cakes // palm trees// blush and gold table setting via Martha Stewart Weddings, photographed by Johnny Miller.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. I didn’t know what to make of the title of this post, but it really really works! I love the idea of the shoot–very exciting. 🙂

  2. Those gold plates are FAB!

  3. Beautiful, beautiful board. That centerpiece is one of my favorites. I can’t wait to see this brought to life! Is Oliver going to make an appearance at the shoot? I love the Hawaiian phrase for “My Beloved.” How romantic!

  4. This board is so beyond beautiful, and then to hear about this dream collaboration next year of two amazing talents – Wow! I can’t wait!

  5. This is hands down my favorite board you have ever created. It is soft, feminine, charming and makes me long for hot summer days 🙂

  6. Love love love! This is how I’d love to decorate my whole house – I may have to come to Hawaii just so I can steal your props! 😉

  7. Love this board, but now I REALLY want to go to the tropics! 🙂

  8. AHHH! Do you know how crazy excited I am! This will be an absolute dream!! Because clearly, two cat moms + artistic love + weddings + former teachers = really the best combination ever. 😉 haha But seriously, I’m so honored to be partnered with you for this super amazing event! We’re going to have tons of fun! 🙂

    • It will be a blast! And I’m honored to be partnered with OSS as well + I can’t wait to meet all the photographers who come!

  9. So now I have something else to be deeply in Love with…Vintage Tropics #Wedding Inspiration!

  10. Love this modern vintage style, the shoot’s going to be immense! x

  11. Ohhhh this is so tempting!!!!!

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