Island Princess Wedding Inspiration

Hey guys- almost the end of the week already, can you believe it? Anyway, today, I have some dreamy island inspiration for you- here’s the board:

Tropical Princess {pink & white}

Wedding-inspiration-island-princessImages- BeachBride, Style Me Pretty (KT Merry Photography), Green Wedding Shoes (Elizabeth Messina Photography), Badgley Mischka shoes, Style Me Pretty (Natalie Brown Photography), Style me Pretty (Lacie Hansen Photography), One Stylish Bride (Best Photography), The Pastry Studio via Wedding Chicks, Style Me Pretty (Steve Steinhardt Photography)

The soft pink and white palette sets a romantic tone,  as does a mixture of charming vintage details (the gorgeous shabby-chic desk and the birdcage) and classically elegant touches (the chiavari chairs on the white, sandy beach and the über-chic table décor).

Natural elements such as the urchin seashell, pampas grass and tropical orchids are a perfect fit for this beach setting. The lovely pink ombre wedding cake with it’s textured design of lace and soft, ruffled waves, further lends to the air of delicate beauty.

The Flowers

Tropical-FlowersImages- Gardenista (John Merkl Photography), Orchid Care Zone, Fine Art America, Pinterest, FiftyFlowers

These flowers are great choices for a wedding in an idyllic, tropical setting- (left to right) bougainvillea, cymbidium orchids, hibiscus, plumeria and dendrobium orchids.

The Wedding Dress

Romantic-Destination-DressesImages- Sarah Seven via 100 Layer Cake, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, Watters, Monique Lhuillier, David’s Bridal, Romona Keveza

For this romantic aesthetic, I picked out dresses that are light and flowing with very feminine silhouettes. Even though these designs would suit the outdoors just as well as the indoors, none of them are too causal either- perfect for the bride who wants a glam island-chic style.

The Hairstyle

Wedding-Hair-BraidImages- Tessa Kim via Style Me Pretty, Style me Pretty (Jose Villa Photography), Ruffled (Shutter and Lace Photography)

The warm tropical climate is always a factor to consider when thinking of a hairstyle for your big day. I kept mine simple with an updo but a loose side braid is a nice alternative for those with long to medium-length hair.

Destination-Wedding-HairImages- Ruffled (Alixann Loosle Photography), Bridal Guide (Ciara Richardson Photography), Hair Romance, Carter & Cook Event Company (Jill Thomas Photography), Style me Pretty (Mi Belle Photography), Ruffled (Cmostr Photography), Style Me Pretty (Vasia Weddings Photography)

There are so many styling options available but I find that updos tend to have a greater range in design, allowing for more flexibility with all lengths of hair.

Classic-BunImages- PinterestThe Frisky

Of course, there’s always the classic ballerina bun!

The Shoes

wedding-flats-sandals-wedgesImages- Christian Louboutin Macarena white wedges, Mossimo Women’s Poeske Flat Sandal, Badgley Mischka wedge, Le Capresi Jewel Embellished Sandal via Pinterest,  Badgley Mischka Women’s Zudora Wedge Sandal, Jimmy Choo Wedge Pumps, Lula Glitter Ballet Flats at J.Crew, Badgley Misschka ‘Naomi’ Wedge Sandal

There are loads of stylish  bridal wedges, sandals and flats for brides who are having their wedding outdoors. If you need high heel options instead, take a look here.

Hope you enjoyed that, I sure did (my ‘girly girl’ side rejoiced!). I am really looking forward to featuring other types of wedding styles in a tropical context- if you have a particular idea you would like to see fleshed out in a post- let me know, I would love to help!

About Tamika Small

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