Not all destination beach weddings are equal. If you’re planning to be married in a seashore setting instead of a tropical island, here are some decor ideas to complement the ambience.
When many brides begin planning their destination beach weddings, they automatically assume they have to head straight to the palm tree and seashell theme for their ceremony and reception decor. Not all destination beach weddings are equal, though, and many of them look and feel very different from one another. For example, having a destination beach wedding in the West Indies is a lot different from having one in Cape Cod.
If you find yourself heading to typical beach-blanket decor for your destination beach wedding ceremony, forget those clichés. Instead, look around at your surroundings and complement them with decor, colors, and themes that will enhance and bring out the area’s natural beauty.
Here are some examples of decor themes you can choose depending on the location of your destination beach wedding:
Mythical Mythos—Mythical, mystical designs with nautical themes are excellent decor choices for a seashore destination beach wedding. Think mermaids, mosaic tiles, wind chimes, treasure chests, fish netting, and old pirate ships. You can choose warm colors for your cake, flowers, and linens, such as toasty browns and golds, and then throw in a dash of color with greens, blues, and oranges.
Cozy Harbor Towns—For a small-town feel with lots of sailing, boating, and delicious seafood, opt for a harbor theme complete with compass, sailboat, and lighthouse accents. Cool blues, beiges, and light pastels work great with this theme, as do brass and wrought-iron elements. Starfish and seashells designs are also great, but the pieces do not have to look like typical beach flair. Consider using old canisters or vintage tins and fill them with these things for a worn-in, cozy harbor-inspired touch.
Lost City of Atlantis—Speaking of mystical themes, why not deck out your destination beach wedding in decor that is inspired by the mythical Lost City of Atlantis? You can blend Greek culture, mythology, and food into your wedding decor, like using floral arrangements and floral stands that channel column ruins. Surround your guests in an undersea, lost city theme, and they’ll be mesmerized the minute they arrive.
Borrow bits and pieces from these destination beach wedding decor ideas for your seashore wedding, or get creative and cook up your own!