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Nautical Details to Add to Your Summer Wedding


Summer is synonymous with festivals and celebrations, whether it’s the Fourth of July, carnivals, bbq’s or weddings. If your summer wedding falls near the Fourth of July you might expect red, white and blue details bringing a little patriotic spirit. But it’s not the only way to celebrate the spirit of the summer season! Another strong, summery contender are nautical wedding details.

An ode to the season, nautical details are truly classic. Navy, white and breezy blues never go out of style. Whether seaside, lakeside or landlocked, these details can be easily incorporated into your big day and add a 4th of July feel to the setting.

Think about your wedding theme prior to sending invites. That way, you can give a hint to the awaiting wedding fun through your save the dates and invitation suites. Carry a few nautical extras into your wedding signage, too, as it reinforces the theme and adds an extra layer of detail.

Remember collecting seashells at the beach when you were a kid? Well, you can relive those moments by incorporating them into your wedding décor along with boating gear and driftwood. And don’t forget the sailor’s knots and rope details. To add extra embellishment, include anchors with stamps or small charms on name tags, favors, and escort cards. You can even use these charms on accessories like socks, cufflinks, garters and bridal shoes. The tiny details make the difference, after all!

Keep the whole reception as casual and easy-going as possible with backyard or beach games to truly celebrate the summer time. 

When it comes to food, think about fresh, lighter options, like seafood, fruits, signature cocktails and summer favorites. We’re fans of bbq, grilled treats, and margaritas. Have a nautical themed cake with seashells, sea-glass, stripes and under-the-sea embellishments. We bet that you’ll love the ocean aura of your dessert table.

And what could be a more perfect ending to a beautiful summer night than fireworks and sparklers? Don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your send-off.


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