MODERN TROPICAL WEDDING INSPIRATION AT THE MODERN, LONG BEACH

Cute wedding couple in front of modern tropical wedding arch with acrylic accents
 
In 2017 I decided to create the work I wanted to be doing.

So I asked my friend Renee of Moxie Bright Events if she’d like to collaborate on a minimal, modern, and elegant re-imagining of the “greenery” trend taking over the interwebs
(all. that. garland.) and she came on board.

The rest is history. And hard work. And talented collaborators. And lots and lots of tropical greenery, with nary a garland in sight! ๐Ÿ™‚

Enough rambling though, check out all the modern, minimal + tropical magic we created at The Modern in Long Beach:
 
A modern tropical tablescape with tall centerpieces, and custom acrylic place cards.
 
While these elevated centerpieces are black-tie ready, the acrylic escort cards I designed (with calligraphy by Chasing Linen) add a playful element to the table.
 
acrylic wedding invitation with monstera leaf
 
We incorporated acrylic details + simple greenery throughout- in this beautiful invitation from Happily Ever Etched
 
Modern, minimal, and tropical wedding table inspiration.
 
You’ll also see acrylic details in the table number, and later, the ceremony design.
 
A tropical bridal bouquet and tiny pineapple boutonniere.
 
Texture and tiny details FTW.
 
Acrylic "Find your Seat" Sign with Monstera Leaf.
 
Tropical wedding desserts- gold leafed donuts.
 
These donuts from Mwokaji Cakery are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. ๐Ÿ˜‰
 
Tropical acrylic leaf escort cards by Winston & Main with calligraphy by Chasing Linen.
 
And a closer look at those escort cards. I created three different leaf styles, but the mini monsteras are definitely my fave!
 
Acrylic monstera leaf escort card by Winston & Main, with calligraphy by Chasing Linen.
 
Beautiful table top from Borrowed Blu with styling by Renee! Oh! And dip-dyed napkins by yours truly.
 
Adorable wedding portrait with floral bowtie and tropical boutonniere.
 
Tall tropical wedding centerpiece.
 
Minimal, modern, and tropical centerpiece.
 
So simple, so perfect.
 
Modern, minimal, tropical wedding ceremony arch with monstera, banana leaves, elephant ear, and ghost chairs.
 
I still love this ceremony design so much, from the simple gold pipe arch, to the giant tropical leaves, (no floral foam heeeeey) to the always fabulous Ghost Chairs.
 
Acrylic geometric shapes frame monstera leaves for cool, minimal, tropical ceremony decor by Winston & Main.
 
A quick close-up of those floating monstera leaves! Acrylic trianges FTW, again.
 
Delicious tropical wedding desserts.
 
And a few more delicious sweets!
 
Real talk: I’ve done at least 3 real weddings as a direct result of this shoot, for which I’m super grateful. So if there’s something you want to start doing (or get paid to do) hurry up and get started! And if you just want to hire me to bring ALL the giant tropical leaves your direction, get in touch right here!
 
You can check out more in our portfolio.
And make sure you hop on over to Ruffled to check out our feature!
 
 
Venue: The Modern / Photography: J Wiley Photography / Event + Floral Design, Styling: Winston & Main / Planner & Styling: Moxie Bright Events / Videography: Press Films / Calligraphy: Chasing Linen / Invitation & Chair Signs: Happily Ever Etched / Cake & Desserts: Mwokaji Cakery / Rentals: Borrowed Blu, Classic Party Rentals / Linens: Classic Party Rentals / Hair & Makeup: Betsy diFrancesca / Dress: Bride Boutique LA / Accessories: The Blushing Bird



DUTCH MASTERS FLORAL INSPIRATION

Lush bridal bouquet full of peonies, dahlias, and organic greenery.
 
Holy Bouquet Batman!
I owe you all a serious apology for sitting on this one for so dang long!

My lush, romantic, and textural florals really bloom against the industrial backdrop of The Garage Burbank, and Victoria’s photos are always some of my favorite.
 
Beautiful head tablescape with lush and romantic jewel tones and lots of candlelight.
 
This gorgeous shoot was designed by my pal Jason Lloyd. I love love love how he hand-dyed the gauzy table runner. Swoon!
 
Lush and organic jewel-toned centerpiece in white ceramic compote.
 
Now let’s talk about this queen.

She’s large and most definitely in charge, not to mention full of gorgeous premium wedding blooms!

This luxury centerpiece features peonies, dahlias, ranunculus, romantic antike garden roses, astilbe, and some of the best scabiosa I’ve ever got my little florist’s paws on.
 
Sophisticated wedding portrait- cute couple sitting on rustic chairs.
 
Decadent wedding spread including lush floral arrangement and delicious donuts.
 
Dutch Masters + donuts FTW.
 
Joyful first dance + cute wedding photography ideas.
 
Love his smile, that bowtie, and that bout!
Boutonnieres are always one of my favorite details because each one is a tiny piece of art.
 
Beautiful and romantic jewel toned bouquet with blue accents
 
Sorry, this seat’s taken.
 
Unique acrylic invitations styled with scabiosa flower
 
Cecile’s Paper Co. strikes again with this fabulous acrylic invitation suite.

See more of Courtney’s beautiful work on her own wedding shower paper goods with floral design by yours truly right here.
 
Romantic first dance at The Garage, Burbank.
 
Romantic and Moody tablescape featuring a lush centerpiece of peonies, dahlias, and ranunculus, lots of candles, and beautiful cocktails.
 
Sophisticated Bride and Groom Portraits.
 
Lush floral design and beautiful craft cocktails for your wedding.
 
Wanna see even more gorgeous french wedding inspiration?
Dutch Masters with Donuts? Suuuuuuper lush luxury blooms?

There’s more to see in our porfolio.
Check out our feature over on Cake and Lace Blog!
 
 
Venue: The Garage / Photography: Victoria Gold Photography / Event Design: By Jason Lloyd / Florals: Winston & Main / Invitations & Menu: Cecile’s Paper Co. / Table Top Rentals: diy La Bride / Dress: Kirsten Paige / Accessories: The Blushing Bird / Cocktails: Calicraft Cocktails / Hair & Makeup: Create Facee / Desserts: California Donuts, ‘Lette Macarons / Models: Holly & Martin



5 FUN WEDDING RESOURCES

flower cocktail
 
If you’re here to check out Design Your Perfect Wedding: Part II, yay!
But also, I’m still working on it.
 
In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to share a few other wedding tips and tricks I’ve been spreading around the interwebs lately. Check out 5 fun wedding resources below:
 
1. Check out ten unique color palettes I created for my pals over at A Practical Wedding.
 
rainbowcupcakes
 
2. 5 Wedding Trends You Haven’t Heard About Yet
 
unicornbride
 
3. Unexpected Wedding Trends Any Interior Design Lover Needs to See
 
wedding lounge
 
4.Think Like a Florist When Choosing & Caring for Fresh Flowers at Home
 
wildorganicweddingbouquet
 
5. Don’t Be the Worst: 5 Things to NEVER Do at a Wedding
 
flowers with hat and pink background
 
Credits: Photo 1 / Photo 2, Cupcakes / Photo 3, Headpiece / photo 4, Lounge / photo 5 / photo 6
 
Make sure you weigh in on that last one- there’s a serious conversation happening over there in the comments!
 
Then let me know which piece you found the most helpful, AND I’ll see all you bright, bold, technicolor babes on Thursday to chat more about designing your perfect wedding!
 
 
XO