Let's be honest, when you think about Chicago the word "tropical" probably does not enter your mind. At all. We're not going to lie, we were taken by surprise too. That was until Rakoteet Photography popped this absolute stunner in our box! Some magnificent topical themed botanical garden wedding inspiration is about to have you singing Friyay for more than one reason. This right here brightens up not just a day, but brings the ideas of bold colors, incredible floral and makes you think of Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier in a whole new light. It also put the exquisite designs of Alyssa Kristin Bridal on our radar! If you're dreaming of an island getaway, you may want to consider stepping out to a botanical garden for a quick respite and to experience vibrations like this without the airline ticket.

Tropical Themed Botanical Garden Wedding

Let's start with this unique venue in Chicago because really - this possibility for a ceremony and reception venue needs to be shouted from the rooftops! A beautiful indoor, one-acre, botanical garden with a six-story glass atrium. This tourist attraction has 50-foot arched ceilings and holds over 80 live palm trees, lush foliage and dancing leapfrog fountains. What better place to pull off a topical themed botanical garden wedding inspiration styled shoot? Floral by Emily Jane easily heightened the paradise feel with floral that looks like you should be saying, "aloha." Tablescapes are bursting with fresh greenery and pops of coral that are blended with the use of citrus' including golden pineapples. Everything cohesively ties together from the bride's bouquet to Chicago's Custom Cake's delectable iced eye-candy. Which leads us to this loving couple - we aren't sure if they are truly each other's soulmates or models - but wow, what chemistry. The bride wears Chicago designer Alyssa Kristin who is driven to design with the modern bride top of mind. You know the one whose unique spirit wants that custom look and not an off the rack gown? Her motto: "It's your day, have it your way." Her gowns are designed to echo that statement which you can see with this perfect destination gown that gives enough glam for a beach wedding day to even a tropical themed botanical garden wedding. Oh-la-la, where is the umbrella drink!? That's all we need to kick off the weekend and to pursue this gorgeous gallery over and over. Bravo to this team of incredible Chi-town wedding professionals.

Photographer: Rakoteet Photography Cakes & Desserts: Chicago Custom Cakes Apparel: Alyssa Kristin Bridal Floral Designer: Floral by Emily Jane Favors and Gifts: Flour And Fig Jewelry: Lindsay Marie Designs Calligrapher: Things Unseen Designs Invitations & Stationery: Emery Ann Design Linens and Coverings: Nuage Hair Stylist: Unfading Beauty by Julia Makeup: Makeup by Natalie Equipment Rentals: Boho Blush Floral Designer: Intrigue Designs Event Planner: Urban Allure Events Reception Venue: Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier Event Designer: Heather Benge Events