Expert Advice For Your Wedding Décor
Our real wedding bride Evette Rios shared some tips and ideas based on her destination wedding in Puerto Rico, from her elegant decorations to her concern for the environment. As a professional decorator she was dedicated to making sure the details of her wedding were perfect and succeeded with a beautiful ceremony surrounded by close family and friends.
Incorporate Bursts of Color
Using an assortment of bright, sunny colors against white or tone-downed backgrounds truly allows accents, such as the flower arrangements, to stand out. Evette incorporated white into several elements of her wedding, such as with the tablecloths and seats of the ceremony chairs. She placed controlled pops of color all around, using various hues of yellow, orange, and pink, in details such as her bouquet and centerpieces. Evette’s low centerpieces also encouraged conversation among guests sitting at the same table, as high arrangements can obstruct guests’ views. Even the four-tiered cake used these brilliant colors by placing local, handpicked marzipan fruits on top of an off-white passion fruit frosting. The wedding was also adorned with splashes of red, such as Evette’s vivid red heels. Evette chose red because not only was it one of her favorite colors but also it was synonymous with all things Latin.
Exploring Greener Alternatives
Not only was Evette’s destination wedding fun and beautiful but environmentally friendly as well. She tried to use as many local elements as she could so energy would not be wasted trying to import materials to the venue. The baker himself picked the fruit on her cake from local fruit trees. The vases and flower arrangements that were attached to the guests’ chairs at the ceremony were made of bamboo stalks that were grown in Evette’s grandfather’s garden. This rustic touch also had the added benefit of being biodegradable. For program covers she used recycled unused invitations instead of throwing the extras away. And as for the dining absolutely no plastic plates or spoons were used, making sure that all utensils were going to be reusable.