The Green Flash Wedding

the green flash{Photo: Pinterest}

Ever heard of the green flash?  It’s something I always look for at sunset but have yet to see.  The green flash is a phenomena that happens just as the sun crosses below the sea’s horizon and for a split second, a spark of green light flashes just above the sun.  Most often seen in tropical locals (Hawaii is a popular sighting spot) because of the unobstructed views (and let’s face it, we watch more sunsets when we travel), the green flash is often associated with vacations and trips.  That means destination weddings too!

If you’re hoping to see the green flash in this lifetime, we’ve found a way to bring it to you!  For a fun themed rehearsal dinner, weave in green goodies to your event – including the popular green flash cocktail!

To make a green flash you’ll need (recipe courtesy of White On Rice Couple):

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
  • 3 oz orange juice
  • 3 oz sprite
  • ice
  • orange slice for garnish
  • maraschino cherry for garnish
Then just mix all together and serve on ice!  A perfect brightly colored beverage for the tropics!

green flash cocktail{Photos: Cocktail: White on Rice Couple, Centerpiece: Project Wedding}

Limes for garnish and other green foods as appetizer options also make for great green flash pops of color at your event!

green wedding menu items{Photos: Crate: Ritzy Bee, Appetizer: The Passionate Cook}

And of course your invitations are an easy way to work in the color.

green wedding invitation{Photo: Cameron Ingalls via Green Wedding Shoes}

Don’t forget about your green wedding shoes or green bridesmaid dresses too!  Maybe even a green pocket square for the guys??

green wedding shoes{Photos: Shoes: Pinterest, Bouquet: Orbie Pullen}

lime mojitos{Photos: Beer: Pinterest, Popsicles: The Perfect Palette}

I love the tropical look of orange and green together when one is daring enough to go with a bold color palette.  So add a few hues of yellow, orange, and red to complete the concept of the sun at sunset sparking into a vibrant color green – you’ve got the entire spectrum of the event in your color story!

orange weddings{Photos: Bouquet: Pobke Photography via Green Wedding Shoes, Florals: Pam Scott via Karen Tran}

orange and green dessert bar{Photos: Amy Atlas}

If you are lucky enough to see this rare beauty at sunset, we hope you capture a great wedding photo with it!

sunset wedding{Photo: We Heart It}