Being a Hawaii wedding photographer, I’ve become THE expert in allll things tropical weddings. Whether you’re native to Hawaii & are ready to celebrate in a way that meaningfully honors your heritage, or you’re traveling to Hawaii to put together the tropical destination wedding of your dreams, you truly cannot go wrong with a tropical-themed day.🌴 If you’ve been looking for tropical wedding inspiration to help spark your creativity + inspire visions of your dream day, you’ve come to the right place!
Having a tropical wedding is one of the most beautiful ways to bring in some vibrancy & color to your wedding day. Especially if you’re not a fan of the trendy bohemian vibes that’s been going around the wedding industry. No shade to all my free-spirited, boho, pampas-grass-lovin’ couples out there – but sometimes you need a little pop of color to bring some fun to your day! 😉 From bright florals to vibrant decorations to chill island vibes, tropical weddings are truly a dream for the carefree, laid-back couples out there looking for a wedding day that shines✨
I’ve compiled tons of photos from weddings I’ve photographed in Hawaii to provide you with all the island wedding inspiration you’ve been looking for. Scroll through this whole blog post to see ALL the beauty, or click through the table of contents below to find what you’re looking for. 🌸 Allow me to help you make all your tropical wedding dreams come TRUE, my darling – happy planning!
Table of Contents
- Tropical Wedding Venues in Hawaii
- Tropical Wedding Decor Inspiration
- Tropical Wedding Attire
Tropical Wedding Venues in Hawaii
Picking the right venue has a huge impact on the vibe & atmosphere of your day. But no worries – if you’re planning a tropical wedding. Hawaii is FILLED with dreamy venues to fulfill all of your deepest tropical desires!🔥 Check out some of my favorite tropical wedding venues in Hawaii below, both on Oahu & the Big Island!
Tropical Wedding Venues on Oahu
👉🏼 Dreamin’ up a Kualoa Ranch wedding? Be sure to pause here & head to my blog post All About Weddings at Kualoa Ranch: A Top Oahu Wedding Venue!
👉🏼 Looking for help planning your wedding here? I gotchu, boo – check out my guide to How to Have Your Wedding at the Four Seasons Oahu Ko Olina 😉
Tropical Wedding Venues on the Big Island
the waiki’i ranch wedding is a great example of a tropical wedding with real hawaiian influence (crown flower, pele’s hair/spanish moss)
👉🏼 Papa Kona is one of my absolute fave venues on the Big Island – so much so that I wrote a whole article for you about How to Get Married at Papa Kona, A Big Island Wedding Venue!
Tropical Wedding Decor Inspiration
Your wedding decor, from your ceremony to your florals to your reception, plays a massive role in how your day feels for you & your guests. Tropical weddings are very easy to make beautiful thanks to the vibrant, gorgeous colors of tropical florals that really highlight the typical tropical theme. Make sure you pay close attention to your decor when planning your tropical wedding, and I highly recommend hiring a planner to help you bring your vision together!
Ready to see some absolutely unreal tropical wedding stationary, florals, tablescapes, drinks & cocktails, and reception decor?😍
Tropical Wedding Stationary
Tropical Wedding Florals
Flower Crowns (haku leis/lei po’o)
Florals on Arches & Arbors
Tropical Wedding Tablescapes
Tropical Wedding Drinks & Cocktails
Tropical Wedding Reception Decor
Tropical Wedding Dresses & Groom’s Attire
Finally, your outfit is SO important to making your dream wedding day happen! If you’re dreaming up a tropical wedding theme, it’s likely you’re looking to plan a very laid-back, chill day full of relaxed island vibes & just plain FUN. Make sure you choose an outfit that fits that vibe you’re looking for. Flowy dresses are perfect for a fun tropical wedding day in the sun, and floral EVERYTHING is alwayssss a killer way to go for groom’s outfits.
Whether you want to keep it neutral so you don’t clash with your vibrant decor, or you’re ALL about color everywhere, you do you, boo. Check out some gorg tropical wedding attire inspiration from my past couples below!
Tropical Wedding Dresses
Leianna’s choice: a simple, classic, patternless pure white dress
Mary’s choice: a slightly off-white, spaghetti-strap, simple gown
Kay’s choice: a vibrant red dress with plenty of freedom to move & flow
Mary’s bridesmaids’ choice: tropical satin robes with palm leaves for getting ready in
Nicole’s choice: a flowy, carefree, simple white gown
Mailani’s choice: a simple, lacy floral-patterened dress with bare feet
Tropical Groom’s Attire
John’s choice: a beachy, full-beige suit
Alex’s choice: a pale, ocean-blue suit with a seafoam green bowtie
Spencer’s choice: a casual beach outfit; white top, khaki’s, & bare feet
Tom’s choice: a deep-blue suit jacket over a fun floral collared shirt
Matthew’s choice: a sandy-colored jacket with a simple green lei
Ian’s choice: a casual look; an off-white, blue-floral patterned shirt with beige pants
Miles’ choice: a vibrant reddish-maroon suit with a floral shirt & bare fee
Now that your brain is FILLED to the brim with tropical wedding ideas & inspiration, you may be ready to start the planning process!👏🏼 Lucky for ya, I’ve got tons more resources to help you plan the Hawaii tropical wedding of your dreams. Check out a few of my most popular blog posts below, and reach out here when you’re ready to have me by your side, helping to plan your tropical island elopement or wedding 😉