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Tropical Weddings

Updated: Apr 12, 2022

Whether you are planning a destination wedding, a wedding here in Charleston, or maybe Charleston is your destination, IES can help you transform your special day into an unforgettable, tropical oasis. Create a slice of paradise by letting your favorite destination or even your honeymoon destination inspire you. From lush greenery and vibrant florals to citrus and fruity flavored cocktails, there are many ways to incorporate a touch of tropics into your wedding. The best part about tropical-inspired weddings is the fun, lighthearted, and carefree vibes that come with paradise. Keep reading to learn how you can incorporate a tropic vibe into your wedding design.

Adding greenery to lights, centerpieces, and decor can give your wedding an enchanting, lush look. Consider using Monstera, Palm, or Banana leaves as your choice of greenery, to nail the tropical design. These leaves are not only perfect for incorporating a tropical theme into your day of celebration, but are also a great design element to use across your save-the-date, invitations, wedding shower, wedding gifts, and more.

We helped transform Runnymede into a modern tropical reception by incorporating large lush greenery, sleek lighting, and coastal-inspired decor. We hung a custom 10-foot rig above the dance floor to create this one-of-a-kind hanging structure. This statement piece incorporated our Edison Lights and lots of lush, leafy greenery from Blossom Bay. Around the rest of the tent, we hung our Darby Chandeliers with greenery adorned chains. By doing sleek features around their reception it made this wedding a modern tropical-inspired wedding.

In a backyard wedding on Kiawah Island, a couple incorporated vibrant flowers among their vast greenery. The stunning oasis layout wowed everyone, even Martha Stewart who featured it on her website. This lush backyard was the perfect location for an intimate tropical theme. We strung Cafe Lights intertwined with greenery across the backyard. The centerpieces popped with color on the beautiful wood table. The backyard wedding had a perfect touch of both bohemian and tropical accents.

Our Leran Pendants are the perfect chandelier choice if you are looking to add a touch of tropical texture from above. The Leran Pendant comes in two different sizes. Use a combination of both sizes to create dynamic clusters to hang above the dance floor. During the day these lightweight chandeliers sway with the wind mimicking a tropical breeze. Once the sun sets, they emit a warm glow creating an intimate ambiance.

Ready to turn your tropical wedding reception dreams into reality? From our wide range of lighting options to designing custom builds, our team is here to help! It is never too soon to start planning your dream reception, email us at

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