9 Ideas for a Coastal Wedding
The softest colors and loveliest textures come together for a beautiful coastal wedding. We’re sharing 9 ways you can have the coastal wedding of your dreams, complete with sea glass and sand.
A Sea-Inspired Color Palette
When you’re planning your coastal wedding, start off with your color palette and a few pieces of inspiration for choosing your colors.
If you’re dreaming of using sea glass and driftwood in your wedding decor, pull those colors into your palette and try to use those colors in other areas of your wedding design as well, like the stationery and the attire.
With a soft color palette inspired by the sea, you’ll have a gorgeous place to start with your coastal wedding.
A Coastal Wedding Venue and Sea-Inspired Decor
If you want your coastal wedding to have the true feel of the sea, find a venue that opens up to the beach or a marina. The sound of the waves hitting the shore and the smell of the salt water in the air will provide the perfect ambiance on your big day.
Centerpieces for your coastal wedding should be inspired by the sea as well. Long pieces of driftwood make the perfect base for succulents and moss down the center of the tables. Mix in florals and plants that carry colors from your palette, and tie it all together with soft, flickering candles that will add even more romance to your reception.
Gauzy table runners also add a bit of romance to your tablescape – use a sheer linen runner in a blue or green color to match your color palette and mix it with white dishes, blue or green glassware and a few ocean inspired decor pieces, like lanterns or nautical rope balls.
Incorporate sea glass into your coastal wedding as well. With its beautiful coloring and serene feel, having your tables hand-lettered on to sea glass will be the perfect finishing touch on your tables.
Use sea glass in your escort cards, too. Have a piece of sea glass with your guest’s name and table number written on it and display them on a table with a white covering so the names stand out. The glass will add extra color to your reception and will be a lovely keepsake that your guests can take home with them.
Your venue and decor will be a stunning way to celebrate your wedding day with the ones you love.
A Sweet Send-Off
As a thank you to your guests for celebrating with you, send them home with something special to remember your day by.
Custom, sea-inspired favor bags are perfect for filling with beach inspired tokens. Gather up small shells from the beach and have each guest take one or two home with them as a special reminder of your wedding on the coast.
Or, fill the bags with something sweet like fresh salt water taffy from the boardwalk or sweetly decorated sugar cookies. No matter how you fill them, your guest will feel like you truly thought of everything.
With a serene palette and sea-inspired decorations, your coastal wedding is going to be a special day that you’ll remember fondly forever.
Sources: 1. Sofie Bridal 2. Ruffled 3. Silk and Willow 4. Alex Carlyle via Hello May 5. My Wedding Favors 6. Bash Calligraphy 7. My Wedding Favors 8. Blue Rose Pictures Via Ruffled 9. Heidi Calma Photography via Artfully Wed