Coastal weddings can be some of the most gorgeous and refined parties – the nautical stripes, navy blue details and photos by the water all have an air of sophistication. Today we’re sharing 9 ideas for an anchors away nautical wedding.
A Coastal Color Palette
Inspired by calm waters and coastal details, the color palette for this nautical wedding is full of blues with touches of tan and gold.
Gold is a perfect accent color for navy blue because they’re on opposite sides of the color wheel and compliment each other well – gold adds an extra bit of elegance to the theme as well. Tan is another wonderful color to include – if the groom and groomsmen choose to wear khaki for this coastal wedding, the tan color will mix into the day very well.
The color palette for your nautical wedding should be a little bit preppy and totally inspired by the sea.
Anchor Down the Details
Once your venue is chosen and your color palette is set, it’s time to decide on all the little details that are going to make your nautical wedding 100% you.
Lead your guests to your reception venue with navy blue signs designed with anchors and directions to your space. This extra special touch will let them know that you thought of every last detail.
As your guests enter your reception space, greet them with a cocktail hour while they wait for you and your groom to arrive. High top tables covered in navy blue linens are perfect for chatting and socializing, and when the linens are tied with rope, they give the perfect extra detail for your nautical wedding.
Make sure every detail at your wedding fits the theme – the signage, the centerpieces, the favors – everything down to the straws your guest drink from. These little details will make your nautical wedding one that you and your guests will remember forever.
The Perfect Photo Opportunity
Your wedding photos will be all that you have left once your wedding is over – the memories will live on through the photographs that are captured on your big day. To make sure that you have all of the best moments captured, choose a wedding photographer that fits your style and personality. Let them get creative with your photos!
If you’re having a nautical wedding, a photo shoot on a boat would be a perfect fit. An intimate photo session at sunset with the waves rippling in the background would make for the most beautiful photographs to treasure. A little quiet time on one of the busiest days of your life will always be one of the best decisions you can make, and the memories of your alone time will live on forever.
An anchors away nautical wedding is the perfect theme to celebrate a couple who loves the sea. The design and details included in your wedding will leave a lasting effect and you will have the fondest memories of the best day of your life.
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