retro Hawaii wedding invite


I am a sucker for a retro Hawaiian-themed event. Blame it on my third-grade obsession with all things Gidget and Beach Blanket Bingo, but kitschy tiki is just the funnest party ever in my book. Here is a collection of retro beach decor that doesn't stray too far into "tourist cheesy" territory (it is your wedding after all).

I can't choose between these two invites. One has all the movie star glam of Frankie and Annette, while the other puts the most important Hawaiian wedding accessory, the mai tai, front and center.

mai tai wedding invitation
plumeria bouquet and tiki torches


I think plumeria is such a happy flower, and it screams traditional Hawaii. No matter what color you choose, this bouquet is going to smell just like the Island.

And no retro beach wedding would be complete without lighting by tiki torch. Whether you are on a beach, or just wish you were, tiki torches will help set the mood!

wooden surfboard retro print


Of course, you gotta have surfboards. Decorate in prints of wooden surfboards, or turn it modern by featuring your wedding program on a chalkboard-style board.

chalk surfboard wedding program
Hawaiian wedding lei and boutonniere


Your groom will look pretty dashing in a button-up, lei, and tropical boutonniere.

tiki wedding cake and mai tai sign


This tiki wedding cake is retro perfection, right?!  Even if you can's have a cake this extravagant, you can still incorporate details like hula girls, grass-skirted tables, pineapples, and fun bar signage.

tropical mai tai cocktail

Credits:  Retro Invite//Luau Invite//Plumeria Bouquet//Tiki Torches//Surfboard Print//Surfboard Wedding Program//Lei and Boutonniere//Tiki Cake//Bar Sign//Mai Tai