IT’S A JAIME THING…

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Caribbean Wedding Inspiration…

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…This Bride’s Wedding Style Is Jammin’!

Recently, Courtney contacted me looking for some Caribbean themed wedding inspiration, so I’ve decided to share my findings.  Brides, if you’re planning a similar wedding, grab yourself a margarita, sit back and enjoy some island inspiration!  In this first board, I put together some of the photos she emailed me…

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(Images emailed to me by Courtney .  If one of these images is yours, please let me know and I will gladly credit you.)

On her blog, she writes:

“An afternoon/evening sipping tropical cocktails and nibbling tasty Caribbean delights! The mood is enthusiastic among the varieties of orange and red flowers both in the garden and under the tent…the sun sets and the flowers glow even more radiantly than before. There is a tranquil blue that contrasts with the abundance of the fiery orange decor…calming our senses…the perfect combination.” ~  Wow.  Sounds amazing, Courtney! 

Check out part of her awesome save-the-dates, which she created herself!  So cool.  Her colors are a very vibrant red-orange and navy blue…love it!  I love her entire theme…which is why I couldn’t help but create a few boards…

Below, I’ve featured some unique ideas for festive decor, drinks and more.  Consider serving Red Stripe (Jamaican beer), pineapple martinis and creative drinks to add a little bit of Caribbean flair!  Why not take it a step further and apply the Red Stripe labels over glass votives?  Just take the labels off the bottles by placing them in hot soapy water.  Once it’s soaked for a bit, gently peel back the label.  You can then Modge Podge it to your glass candle holder

Hang placecards from flowers elegantly hung with string!  Or, use small wooden ladders decorated with big, bright paper flowers for a Caribbean market feel.  Hang brightly colored party lights all around to set the mood, along with candlelight.  Adorn your cake with tropical flowers and use baby pineapples for the place settings

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(Photo credits:  First row ~ Lazy Bride BlogThe KnotFlickr.  Second row ~ Hostess Blog, photo sent via Courtney, The Knot, Lazy Bride Blog.  Third row ~ Flickr, The Knot, photo via Courtney, Etsy seller NightOwlCraftWorks, The Knot.  Last row ~ Save On Crafts, Weddings The Island Way, Lazy Bride Blog,  Etsy seller SpiceBerryCottage.)

Courtney was hoping to somehow turn her pink pineapples into centerpieces.  Ideas?  Carve the centers out of your pineapples and place a tealight inside.  You could also cut the tops off and scoop out the center to make room for a pillar candle.  Or, simply line them down the middle of the table with votives and rocks all around the bases.  Another bride offered her pineapple palm tree idea on Twitter…what a sweetie!

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(Photo credits: Mishka Designs, The Knot, Birch Design Studio in Chicago)

For her bridesmaids’ bouquets, she has chosen pincushion proteas, ginger, red-orange dahlias and red-orange ranunculas.  Bride on a budget?  Choose more affordable flowers for the tables.  Find out which ones are local and in season, to help you save big by clicking HERE.

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(Photo credits:  First row ~ Photo via Courtney, The Knot, photo via Courtney, Hostess Blog.  Second row ~ Save On Crafts, Urban Outfitters, The Knot, Urban Outfitters, Emilie Duncan.  Third row ~ The Knot.  Last row ~ Hostess Blog, Save On Crafts, The Knot, Save On Crafts.)

One last thing I can’t help but share…pineapple shaped cookies!  I’m all about the cookies!  Did I mention I love cookies?  Ok, sorry…I know, going a little cookie crazy here but how sweet would these be as favors for guests?  I especially love that palm basket weave box.  Too adorable…

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(Cookies from www.honolulucookie.com)

 Hope that helps, Courtney!  Happy planning my dear…I’m off to go dream about pineapple cookies and becoming a local on some fabulous island…husband in hand, of course.  Cheers!

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  1. Thanks so much Jaime, you are such a sweetheart! You gave me so much inspiration for my Wedding, I loved working with you!!! Thanks!!!!!!!! I will keep in touch!

    Courtney

    rdUTCp31UTC03bUTCMon, 23 Mar 2009 05:55:59 +0000 11, 2008 at 5:55 am

  2. Good morning my uber-creative friend! You’ve been awarded! Hop on over to my blog and check it out! 😉

    ashleykohlerevents

    rdUTCp31UTC03bUTCMon, 23 Mar 2009 10:25:04 +0000 11, 2008 at 10:25 am

  3. Wow– I think this is the first time ever I’ve wanted a beach wedding!! That looks and sounds like such an awesome time!!

    that[engaged]girl

    rdUTCp31UTC03bUTCMon, 23 Mar 2009 11:30:24 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:30 am

  4. Going to Raggae fest at Mount Snow, VT this weekend. Will it look SOMETHING like this?

    I just need the atmosphere…
    Thanks!

    Kelley

    rdUTCp31UTC03bUTCMon, 23 Mar 2009 17:32:26 +0000 11, 2008 at 5:32 pm

  5. Oh, i love the colours. So festive and fun, and definitely appropriate for a celebration!

    Krista

    stUTCp30UTC04bUTCWed, 01 Apr 2009 19:23:35 +0000 11, 2008 at 7:23 pm


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