- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
We’re getting married in Key West, and I am struggling to come up with a “theme”. I’m not sure I need one exactly, but thought it would be nice to have some narrowed focus. I’m currently all over the board.
Our ceremony is taking place in a garden under a huge tree. This area overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. So, we’re not exactly having a “beach” wedding per se. More of a garden wedding. At our wedding, I am walking down the aisle to steel drums (live musician). Our reception is at a bed & breakfast that we’ve rented out for the 3-day span. It has this really cute garden area that has a palm tree in the center of it. We’re going to have strands of lights as the “ceiling” and hang paper lanterns – I really love that look. The steel drummer is playing at our cocktail hour, but then we’re switching over to a regular DJ for the rest of the night. For food, we’re serving a pig roast (there’s also a mango chicken option), but we really wanted it to be the laid-back island feel. Plus, we love that sort of thing.
Have I backed myself into a corner with a luau theme without really realizing it? Too boot, I’m wearing a gorgeous lace dress that really screams “perfect for the garden setting”. So I didn’t want to end up wearing a lei all night just to carry my theme through. LOL! So, to me – it sort of seems like a island-style or tropical theme? What do you think? In that case, I’m struggling with decor, other than – exotic flowers, vibrant colors (I’m planning to use eggplant (purple) and some pinks for sure).
I’ve posted some pictures of the actual venue to give you a feel of what I’m working with already. The tables in the picture will go away and we’ll rent much larger round tables instead. There is also a side of the house that is pretty open (where we’re having cocktail hour, where the bar and buffet will be set up, picture collages, etc.
Would love to hear your thoughts on the “theme”. And what decor can I add to this place without going overboard, since it’s already pretty beautiful. Just want some personal touches!! Help appreciated!
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