Do you love the thought of tying the knot with spectacular sea views and the sand between your toes? Then a beach wedding may be the perfect setting for your special day. With that in mind, keep reading to discover our favourite ideas and inspiration for a beach celebration with a seriously modern vibe…
As you’ll know from our previous blog post about 2017 wedding trends, greenery is hot news for the year ahead. Team leafy foliage with a beach celebration and you have a sizzling Summer wedding that’s ultra-stylish. There are lots of ways to use greenery throughout your wedding décor so listen up folks!
Line the aisle with oversized palm leaves, or use the leaves as chair covers throughout your wedding reception. Palm leaves can also be used as part of your wedding place settings. You can write the name of each guest on a palm leaf so that they work as unique place cards, or you can use them as an alternative place mat. The choice is yours – experiment and have fun with your styling!
We can’t stop swooning over clear acrylic wedding chairs. A chic alternative to traditional chairs, they will help to give your wedding venue an edgy and modern vibe. The versatility of the chairs also means they’ll fit in with any colour scheme or theme, whether you’re planning an urban beach wedding or one with a boho feel.
If you’re lucky enough to have your wedding ceremony on the beach, why not create a beautiful ceremony archway? Statement ceremony backdrops are predicted to be big news for 2017 and 2018, and a beach-inspired archway is no exception! You can adorn it with leafy greenery, beautiful blooms or bohemian fabrics. It’ll create a truly special place for you to say ‘We Do’ and it promises an unforgettable wedding day.
Lots of leafy oversized greens also look incredible in your wedding bouquet. Team with pale succulents or pops of colour for a tropical-inspired bouquet. Add a flowing silk blue ribbon for an extra dash of elegant – it can also count as your ‘Something Blue’.
We recommend using the same blooms throughout your wedding day so that your theme ties in together. For instance, if you do use succulents in your beach bridal bouquet, you could use potted succulents as part of your aisle decorations or table centrepieces. They also make lovely wedding favours for your guests!
When it comes to aisle style, we adore the thought of flowing gowns adorned with lots of lace – just picture the wedding photographs against the backdrop of the ocean! You’ll find that traditional bridal heels may be a bit tricky to wear along the beach, but there are lots of equally gorgeous sandals out there that will give your bridal look a sparkling finishing touch. Your groom will keep cool in a light linen suit and a crisp white shirt.
What could be more romantic than celebrating your wedding day on the beach? If you aren’t close enough to have a beach wedding, it’s just as easy to bring the beach to your wedding venue!
Image Credits: Image 1 by Charlotte van den Berg Photography / Image 2 by Muravnik Photography / Image 3 by Logan Cole Photography / Image 4 by Jenny McCann Photography / Image 5 by Lauren Scotti Photography / Image 6 by Darin Images / Image 7 by Katie Grant Photography / Image 8 by Logan Cole Photography / Image 9 by Nick Radford Photography / Image 10 by Joel Bedford Photography / Image 11 by Sweet Julep Photography