Coconut Wedding Ideas Perfect for a Tropical-Themed Celebration
It's common to feature flowers throughout your wedding day, but other natural elements, like fruit, are currently having major big-day moments. There's one fruit in particular that's taking the wedding scene by storm: coconuts. This exotic offering not only works on your menu and tablescape, but it's also synonymous with some of the dreamiest beach locales in the world. Thanks to their tropical associations, this fruit can play a huge role in elevating your wedding's beachy aesthetic, whether you're getting married in the Caribbean or simply planning a beach-themed event.
Obviously, the best thing about coconuts is how yummy they taste. Adding coconut shavings or flavors into your dinner menu or dessert options will be an instant hit with guests. On this tabletop curated by RSVP Events, for example, a coconut bowl stunned as both a décor piece and a first course, proving just how multifaceted (and delicious) this fruit can be. Coconut-flavored signature cocktails are another way to work this treat into your drink menu—they'll refresh guests and make them feel like they're on vacation.
Beyond sweet sips and tasty bites, coconuts can make for an eye-catching centerpiece or bar decoration. The best part? Coconuts are easily customizable for your specific party needs. A carved place card is one way to make this trend your own; something as simple as applying an image of a coconut to big-day signage also works. However you decide to work this fruit into your wedding day, it's going to be a prominent focal point throughout your tropica celebration, guaranteed.
Coconut Glazed Confection
Refreshing Place Cards
Each seat at this reception featured a drinkable coconut fit with a straw and wooden tropical leaf place card.
This bride and groom filled their welcome bags with thematic hangover kits that offered plenty of hydrating coconut water.
Sketches of this couple's his and hers cocktails were displayed on an acrylic bar menu. The bride's choice of a toasted coconut beverage was inspired by the venue's locale.
This small beach stand served as a bar for coconut beverages that complemented passed appetizers.
Ceremony Aisle Décor
Banana bunches, halved-coconuts, and arrangements of gloriosa lilies, orchids, ferns, and roses were used by Inviting Occasions to dress up these candle centerpieces.
Custom Krazy Straws were made with words like "amaze," "bueno," and "happy" to dress up drinkable coconuts during this cocktail hour.
An acrylic sign calligraphed with "Coconuts About You" welcomed guests into this reception.
Shaved coconuts for drinking were topped with cocktail umbrellas and displayed on both a tiki bar cart and sequin-covered table.
Wedding guests lined up for this fun reception game: coconut bowling with pineapple pins.
Tropical Table Settings
Dance Floor Props
The modern centerpiece at this fête's sweetheart table was made of a real coconut, which doubled as a candle holder.
Guests arriving at this seaside ceremony were met with a coconut, lime, and gin cocktail called "Sky Juice."
Boat Hydration Station
A stunning wooden boat filled with coconut refreshments on ice made for a dreamy hydration station.