A Taste For The Tropical: Event and Floral Design, Harvey Designs, Savannah Ga

Adding a tropical feel to your event can be achieved in two ways. For a more traditional space, it can mean using tropical elements to bring the feel of the balmy Caribbean indoors. Or, if you are willing to brave the tropical elements of Savannah’s summertime weather for a beach wedding, it can mean adding decor to not only enhance your tropical locale, but also define it as a ceremony location.

In the expanse of a beach, it is important to define the space where your ceremony will take place. It not only gives you and your guests a focal point, but it also politely informs beach goers to avoid your ceremony area. This commitment ceremony locale was blessed with an impressive piece of driftwood as a backdrop. The space was further defined with tripods of bamboo topped with torch ginger, vanda orchids and ti leaves. The sand ceremony area was accented with ferns and the aisle, with coordinating arrangements.

These smaller arrangements, perched atop bamboo stands, were used to decorate and define the aisle space at a beach wedding. They are comprised of torch ginger, ti leaves (as well as other assorted greenery), pincushion protea, yellow cymbidium orchids, vanda orchids, and red hypericum berries.

Image Courtesy of Turtle Pond Photography

Constructed of thick bamboo and elegant, flowing fabric, this simple chuppah is an understated definition of the ceremony site.

Image Courtesy of Turtle Pond Photography

Shepherds hooks with white hydrangea flower balls suspended by aqua satin ribbon mark the aisle without detracting from the beautiful dunes behind them.

Image Courtesy of WE Wedding Photography

This gorgeous palm tree, constructed of thick pieces of bamboo and palm fronds, stands approximately five feet tall. Decorated with green hanging amaranthus, blue hydrangea, white dendrobium orchids and peach cymbidium orchids. Sea shells and votive candles add further interest to the tropical masterpiece.

Image Courtesy of Donna Von Bruening Photographers

Hanging over an outdoor dance floor, this flower ball of traditional standard roses is given tropical flair when paired with trimmed mini palm fronds.

Image Courtesy of Donna Von Bruening Photographers

In creating this luscious tropical oasis, Amy engineered large palm trees using thick bamboo and palm fronds. The base of the palm tree was decorated with hibiscus and ferns. The chandeliers were decorated with cut palmettos and leis of fuchsia dendrobium orchids. The ceiling was draped with a floating white fabric and fuchsia up lighting, adding to the atmosphere of the event. The vibrant color of the centerpieces and table runners is complimented beautifully by the green table linens, which add a lush greenness to the otherwise colorless space.

Image Courtesy of Donna Von Bruening Photographers

Standing approximately three feet tall, this striking centerpiece begins with a clear glass vase containing fuchsia wire bent around small LED lights and dendrobium orchid blooms.  The vase was then filled with fuchsia water.  In the dim lighting of the event space, the vase glowed with an alluring light. The top of the centerpiece was created with a ring of pink stargazer lilies and fuchsia dendrobium orchids.  From this ring sprouts palm trees of bamboo topped with dendrobium orchids and bear grass.

These vivid tropical arrangements cannot help but catch your eye in the stark white modern space of the Jepson Center for the Arts. Cradled in granite urns, the arrangements are a combination of tropical fuchsia stargazer lilies, orange pincushion protea, vanda orchids, green cymbidium orchids and more traditional yellow garden roses, pink tulips and trailing greenery. Additional height is given to the arrangements with the use of curly willow and anthurium.  Flanking each side of the grand staircase in the museum, these arrangements marked the path the bride took in her descent to the ceremony site.


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