Surprise! No, Really, It's an Actual Surprise Tropical Wedding!

Monday, August 13, 2018 Richmond, Virginia

In the guise of celebrating their joint 30th birthdays, Tiffany and Scott got to cooking up the ultimate surprise party à la wedding! With formal "birthday" invitations in true tropical style, Cuban-inspired dress code, and even a meeting spot at Champion Brewery Co., everything set the stage for the big 3-0... or so family and friends thought.

Earlier on the big day, Tiffany shared on social media the news of their "engaged" status (even though Scott had officially proposed weeks ago), so some guests assumed that they were now celebrating an engagement and their birthdays. When everyone arrived at the brewery, Scott made the big "we're actually getting married!" announcement that it was not a birthday party, but a wedding! Tiffany handed out the day's timeline for the remainder of the day, and off they went to Havana 59 rooftop to say I Do!

Surrounded by Caribbean vibes, green and white striped linens, and a relaxed cigar bar, Tiffany and Scott gave a heck of a celebration. From Tiffany's turquoise dip dyed tulle bridal skirt to all of the guests' fabulously colorful attire, this restaurant backdrop never looked so good, and it was all captured by Who's That Girl Photos!

There's so much to inspire in their special day, but we especially loved that Tiffany incorporated her grandmother's vintage parrot pin as her hair piece, handmade their florals with fun palm fronds and pincushion protea, and had an adorable custom signature cocktails sign with their pups as inspiration. If this isn't the way to do a fab surprise wedding, then we don't know what is!

Tropical surprise wedding timeline and fake birthday invitation with monstera leaves
Surprise wedding announcement in Richmond Virginia
Fun surprise wedding timeline stationery
Havana 59 rooftop wedding ceremony in Richmond Virginia
Pretty handmade tropical wedding bouquet with peonies and roses
Wedding guests in pink and blue tropical shirts for Cuban inspired wedding
Tropical bride with vintage parrot pin from grandma in her hair
Get Lit cigar bar sign for Cuban inspired wedding
Tropical bride with turquoise dip dyed skirt for colorful alternative wedding idea
Fun surprise wedding at Havana 59 Cauban restaurant in Richmond Virginia
Fabulous rooftop wedding with bride and groom in tropical inspired attire and turquoise dip dye skirt
Green and white striped wedding table runner for tropical wedding
Cigar bar for rooftop wedding reception at a Cuban restaurant
Custom match boxes for cigar bar at Havana 59 in Richmond Virginia
Beautiful intimate rooftop wedding with bistro lights and tropical decor
Tropical surprise wedding at Havana 59 in Richmond Virginia
Custom signature cocktail sign with dog illustrations
Tropical bride with white tassel earrings and dip dye tulle bridal skirt

VENDOR CREDITS
Photography: Who's That Girl Photos | Venue & Catering: Havana 59 | Florals: DIY by Bride | Hair & Makeup: FBJ Weddings | Stationery: Paper Gloss Co. via Etsy | Officiant: Reverend Cory Newell | Wedding Rings: Carreras Jewelers | Bride's Attire: Etsy (Dip Dye Skirt) & J.Crew (Top) | Groom's Attire: Beecroft and Bull & J.Crew | Bride's Jewelry: Kendra Scott | Shoes: TOMS & Cole Haan | Bride's Hairpiece: Family heirloom

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