Color us happy with this vibrant, boldly blended brights beach wedding. Cooler Chicago temps have us dreaming about sunny destination weddings, and we adore the romantic story behind this charming event at The Sandbar at Florida’s Anna Maira Island, beautifully captured by Life’s Highlights. When the groom proposed, he wrote the bride a message in a bottle, which she “discovered” during one of their walks along the beach. In light of this touching proposal, as well as the bride’s love of the birds of paradise flower, Windsor Event Studio created the wedding vision by incorporating hues of burnt orange and strawberry along with elegant, tropical details. The bride’s bouquet was a masterpiece of bright tropical orchids, birds of paradise, ranunculus, calla lillies and pincushion protea with a collar of white ostrich feathers. Bridesmaids carried similar bouquets accented with orange ostrich feathers, and the groomsmen sported colorful boutonnieres of orange calla lillies with blue orchids. As guests were seated, they collected mini “message in a bottle” programs. The aisle was lined with palm frawns and framed by driftwood arrangements. Looking stunning in her Maggie Sottero gown, the bride made her entrance to the tunes of a steel drummer. Following the ceremony, guests were given seashells to cast into the ocean upon making a wish for the couple’s future.
Are you inspired to create your own tropical paradise event in Chicago? If so, we’ve handpicked the most suitable vendors to turn this vision into a reality. Set the tone for your event with colorful custom invites from Be U Brides. Since a light backdrop is necessary to serve as a contrast to that bright pop of color, we recommend Venue One. For flowers, Jenna Sprengel from Avant Gardenia will delight you with her talent for exotic, artistic designs. The highly creative Debi Lilly at A Perfect Event will help you create your own unique message in a bottle. For custom bridesmaid dresses, Mignonette will help you outfit the big day. Leave the lovely custom hair adornments to Violet Bells.