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Because You Know We're All About Those Palms

Christine Diaz

Who says tropical wedding style is only for island weddings!? We certainly don't think so, because if that were true, we'd miss out on absolute gems like this modern and fun wedding at Rhode Island's Ocean House, planned by True Event. A bold, green palm frond motif set the stage for the day, and the entirely leaf-filled chuppah at their ceremony created by Hana Floral Design has stolen our tropical-loving-hearts. See that and more in the gallery captured by Lindsay Hite Photography, but be forewarned – you might be craving a getaway somewhere sunny and bright after!

From Yumiko of Hana Floral Design... Lexi and Larry's wedding was so much fun! There is always a little hesitation to use tropicals for a wedding not in the tropics, but they were used in the best possible way for their coastal wedding at Ocean House. Larry was actually very instrumental in the overall design of the flowers. He helped pull images with black and white stripes, bright colors, and bold leaves, which became a running theme on their Pinterest boards. So we used leaves as a major design element when it came to their floral design. We created a wow factor using all monstera, calathea, and areca palm leaves for their chuppah/alter, specially designed for the couple's non-denominational ceremony, merging the pair's religious backgrounds. It was an amazing back drop for their vows.Lexi and Larry's tented reception had a mix of tall pieces of again, all palms, ti leaves, monstera, and aspidistra leaves. And their low gold compotes were tropical greens filled with brightly colored flowers in shades of vibrant pinks. Maids carried textural bouquets filled with anemones, dahlias, garden and spray roses, and ranunculus in shades of ivory, blush, and deep pinks. Lexi had a textural bouquet filled with similar flowers only in shades of ivory, white, and blush. It was the perfect fit to her gorgeous gown.
From the bride... While we wanted to embrace the history and glamour of the iconic venue with a formal affair, we also didn’t want to take ourselves too seriously. After all, what is a wedding if not a big, crazy party for all of your friends and family? Enlisting the incredibly talented Sarah True and Caitlin Campbell from True Event along with Yumiko Fletcher from Hana Floral, we were able to bring our pseudo-destination vision to life, eschewing a traditional wedding aesthetic for one that was unique, fun, and authentic to us.

Photography: Lindsay Hite | Cinematography: Dideo Films Photography | Event Design + Planning: TRUE Event | Floral Design: Hana Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Sareh Nouri | Ceremony Venue: Ocean House | Reception Venue: Ocean House | Makeup: Dani Wagener Beauty | Hair: Damali Bridal | Hair: Bella Vita Salon | Lighting: Ocean House | Band: Hank Lane Music | Transportation: Rockstar Limo | Bridal Boutique: Bergdorf Goodman | Photo Booth: test

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