Dreaming for a perfect outdoor wedding? Birds chirping, waves splashing, shells that, when you put them on your ear can hear the ocean, sand under your feet, the sun that envelops us with his magic rays and at night, romantic stars. Could we wish for anything more? Beauty of the nature will certainly brighten up any wedding ceremony, but there’s still so many fun and cool things you can do to make your wedding location the location of your dreams. We bring you 9 easy and fun ideas for a perfect beach wedding.
The main decor element and probably the most photographed one is an arch. There is so many options, from rectangular to the rounded one, metal or wooden. The choice is on you. For natural and rustic look we recommend wood base and decorate it with beautiful sunflowers. For elegant look, decorate it with white roses, white fabric straps, and willow branches. You can also rent an arch from a rental company, and ask your florist to decorate it.
photo: Style Me Pretty
2. STRING LIGHTS
String lights are perfect way to create a romantic atmosphere that will make your wedding feel like it is being held in a little fishing village. You can also add paper lanterns or even candles. It will look amazing.
photo: Destination Wedding details
3. GUEST BOOK
We found an amazing idea on Pinterest, that you and your guests will absolutely love! Instead of the typical guest book, ask your guests to leave a message, roll it up and tie with the ribbon and then pop them into the bottle. Open the bottle on your 1st Wedding Anniversary.
photo: Something Turquoise
Make sure that the invitations fit your wedding’s theme. Have them appropriately decorated with seashells, little fishing nets to make them perfect for your beach wedding theme.
5. CEREMONY SEATING
For a relaxed vibe choose floor cushions or picnic blankets, and for elegant and modern look cushioned ottomans, benches or lounge furniture.
photo: Floridian Social
Plan an appropriate menu, food that will keep well outdoors in the heat. I recommend tropical fruit and BBQ. If the BBQ seems to ordinary for you, make a complete fish menu, including fish broth, salad, and of course, you can put them on a barbecue. And for the dessert, we would recommend ice cream or a light panna cotta.
photo: Colin Cowie Weddings
You can create your own beach centerpieces with shells, floating candles, or starfish. Your table decoration is a great way to show your creativity, but also personality. Also the great option for centerpiece is a white calla lily, it will look absolutely stunning.
photo: Wedding Chicks
For bridesmaids we would recommend beautiful pastel chiffon gowns and orchid bouquets. Make sure that dresses are made of light, flowing fabric. You don`t want your bridesmaids to melt on the heat.
photo: Deer Pearl Flowers
9. FUN IDEAS
Make your wedding complete with this little fun details. Have a basket full of flip-flops so that you guests can have a real beach feel. Rent out out a ice cream truck and revive your childhood memories while making new ones at the same time. It will surely make your guests remember your wedding for ever, just like you.
photo: A Lowcountry Wedding
Still looking for your perfect wedding venue? Here is a list of gorgeous wedding locations in UK. If you are from other places of the world just let us know in the comments and we would love to compile a list for you!