How To Throw An Ocean-Inspired Wedding

How To Throw An Ocean-Inspired Wedding

Whether you have a destination wedding or not, we have some beautiful ways to incorporate an airy, surf-inspired feel into classic components of your big day.

Use large sea shells, pretty bowls of sand, coral, or rocks in lieu of flowers or as accents to them.

candle centerpiece with sea shells

The Gown
For a beach-y feel, choose a  wedding dress with a mermaid silhouette. Not only will it fit in with the theme, but because the mermaid style is tight over the torso, it gives the impression of a stunning hourglass figure.

blonde woman with beach-y waves in her hair and in a mermaid-style wedding gown

Use decorative sea shells, pearls, or jewelry that’s shaped like items from the ocean as embellishments or even put some in your hair. Some brides have walked down the aisle with bouquets of sea shells. Starfish can make really unique boutonnieres as well.

sea shell wedding bouquet

For a coastal twist, write guests’ seat assignments on sea glass, shells or driftwood. You can also use these mini Adirondack chairs to give that day-at-the-beach feel!

beach chair placecards

The Cake
Give your cake a nautical feel with details like ropes, compasses, or chocolate sea shells. Here are tons of ideas from The Knot. We especially love this Sand Castle Cake from Carlo’s Bakery.

sea foam green sea shell beach wedding cake

The Send Off
Give guests mini beach balls to toss your way instead of rice for a fun and fitting way to cap off the ceremony!

blue and white beach ball

The Big Fake Wedding Dallas is tomorrow night and they’re giving their Texas event a California beachfront vibe. Download the Share-Your-Photos app and use event ID BFWDallas17 to see all the pictures from the night.

Looking for more ways to incorporate the high seas into your nuptials? Follow our Ocean-Inspired Weddings board on Pinterest.

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