beach weddings

A Sophisticated Beach Glamour Wedding (Inspired By Mermaids!)

Courtney describes the vision for her Alys Beach, FL destination wedding in a single sentence: “Jacques Cousteau finds a mermaid during a sea exploration and marries her.” Translated during the planning process, this meant elegant nods to the beach, a chic black, white and neutral palette and bridal style inspired by the '20s and '40s. The bride... read more

A Colorful Seaside Wedding at The Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park by Justin & Mary Photography

Instead of sticking to a theme or color palette, Natalie and Ryan focused on creating a fun experience for their friends at a seaside venue in New Haven, Connecticut. They did just that with unexpected food options including a pickle bar and fire pit for s'mores-making -- yum! To complement their playful venue and vibe,... read more

A Chic Beach Wedding in Delray Beach, FL (And the Groom Wore Flip Flops!) by Ozzie Garcia

Not everyone can get away with wearing flip flops to their wedding, but for this outdoor event at Seagate Beach Club in Florida, this sort of dress seems to work with the casual aesthetic. See more of Jess and Ben's romantic beach wedding below!


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A Playful Seaside Wedding Video in Santa Barbara by New Classic Wedding Films

Beaux Arts Photographie // Featured: The Knot Blog
Ellee and Travis translated their love for the California beach lifestyle into a playful and stunning wedding with tons of subtle nautical details. With detailslike an octopus motif on the escort cards and plastic mermaids in the cocktails it's obvious the couple had tons of fun with the idea. Plus, with bold graphic prints, bright... read more

A Gorgeous Purple Pebble Beach Wedding by Davina + Daniel

Photographed by: Davina + Daniel -- Featured: on The Knot
I love how Jackie and Kenny juxtaposed beautiful classic wedding elements -- like roses and hydrangeas, a lace wedding dress and tuxedos for the men -- with a beach backdrop. Their ceremony took place on Pebble Beach Golf Resort in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony overlooking the romantic cliffs of Carmel Bay. Following the ceremony, family... read more

A Tropical Centerpiece

Liza Lubell, founder of Brooklyn-based Peartree Flowers created this stunning tropical centerpiece while on location for a wedding in Maui. For this lush island look Liza combined local Hawaiian flowers with familiar flowers like ranunculuses and garden roses, while indigenous plants like the unique orange cone-shaped ginger and... read more

Teal and Yellow Colorblock Linens

Colorblock LinenPhoto: Simone and Martin Photography
For this beachside fete, Mindy Weiss, founder of Mindy Weiss Party Consultants, added a bold, modern twist to this romantic set-up. With an aquamarine table runner and citron seat caps, Mindy created an incredible color block effect. The design was also practical: Every other chair was woven with a citron or aquamarine pashmina... read more

Go Beach-Chic with a Flowy White Gown

real wedding stylePhotos: Millie Holloman Photography
We know it can be tricky to match your bridal attire to your wedding venue. But Torri got it spot-on for her beachfront nuptials. Find out how to steal her style. To accessorize her elegant yet casual Elizabeth Fillmore dress, Torri wore a crystal burst hair piece tucked into her romantic... read more

Inspired By: A Tropical Beach

Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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