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4 Ways to Shore Up a Nautical-Themed Wedding


Why wait for the honeymoon for a summer getaway? Nautical-themed weddings feel like a seaside escape unto themselves. Preppy and classic with a crisp palette of navy and white, this shore-inspired style always feels fresh.

Here are four easy ways to anchor your beach wedding with a nautical theme:

1. Invitations
Long before the big day arrives, set the nautical tone with themed wedding invitations. We love the worn and weathered scroll style that looks like it was washed ashore as a message in a bottle. This idea not only makes a quaint wedding invitation, it’s also a memorable way to hold your vows or send a letter to your soon-to-be bride or groom.

2. Attire
Without a doubt, an airy wedding dress is a must. Your wedding photographer will capture gorgeous shots of your train and veil flowing in the seaside breeze as you walk along the sand. Men should keep their look relaxed in khaki linen suits with Sperry Topsiders, of course.

3. Ceremony 
Getting married outside, especially on the beach, is key to pulling off a nautical-themed wedding - it’s eco-friendly, too! Natural scenery really sets the tone, from sandy shores dotted with palm trees and driftwood, to boat harbors and docks.

4. Reception 
The reception is the perfect place to pull out all the stops with charming nautical and beachy accents. We love using shells and starfish as props for place cards, wedding ring shots and even wedding cake toppers. Lanterns illuminated with flickering candles add a rustic and romantic feel that complements an abundance of white flowers and anchor details.

Head to our Instagram or Pinterest pages for more wedding-day inspiration!


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