Modern and Tropical Destination Wedding

If you’re searching for inspiration for your destination wedding, then this one is going to give you loads of great ideas! Read more from the designer here:

Dorado Beach, Ritz Carlton Reserve~ Modern Tropical Destination Wedding

This wedding was such a blast to design! The intention was to design a modern and tropical destination wedding full of thoughtful details! Our couple, Jacy & Jonathan, wanted to take advantage of the gorgeous tropical grounds and stunning ocean views at the Dorado Beach, Ritz Carlton Reserve. We let the natural beauty take center stage, and added elements that spoke to the destination like a Caribbean steel drum band and palm leaves all throughout the floral centerpieces.

Jonathan wanted to incorporate a vibrant pop of color, so the birds of paradise that Jacy loved were the perfect shade of sunburst orange. And the couple both loved soft pale blue, so we tied that into the attire selections with the bridesmaids dresses and groom’s suit, as well as the napkins at each of the place settings. A bit of modern, boho flair was achieved with wicker baskets as floral vases, rattan charger plates, table number frames and custom menus.

(The custom rattan dinner menus with colorful, sunburst orange tassels are my favorite design element of the wedding!)

We were able to set the tone for a fun party atmosphere, by providing a super cute shot glass display, which also doubled as escort cards. The cake, dripping with birds of paradise, was a spot light piece as soon as guests entered the reception. Guests then dined under the stars at beautiful wood farm tables, which were overflowing with lush tropical floral arrangements full of white orchids & anthuriums, birds of paradise, and palm leaves.

The dancing ensued under the clear top tent until the wee hours of the night and the evening wrapped up with a magical sparkler exit for the newly weds.

We hope you find lots of tropical inspiration for your destination wedding! For more information about planning a destination wedding, check out our sister company and travel agency J.Upton Travel!

Planning & Design: Uptown Events, Jessica Upton

Travel Agency: J.Upton Travel

Venue: Dorado Beach, Ritz Carlton Reserve

Steel Drum Band: SAK Entertainment

Band: Cuenta Regresiva

Photo: Phosophillic

Video: Pearl Memories

Florist: AKUA

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