Make memories with an unforgettable beach destination wedding like actress Stacy Keibler and her beloved, Jared Pobre, who chose to have their ceremony on the sand followed by a lovely reception overlooking the ocean. Celebrate the colors of the tropics using aquas, greens, and neutrals. For inspiration, think ocean, palm trees, and sand!
Take a look at the inspirational ideas below for elegant décor with seashell details, glamorous bridal accessories, vibrant rehearsal-dinner style, stylish honeymoon accessories, and handsome attire for the groom.
Add texture to the décor using natural elements such as seashells, starfish, and coral – this means everything from the invitations, to the place cards, to the table settings. Give your fiancé a traditional groom's cake at the rehearsal dinner that complements your wedding cake. Not only does it make him feel special, but it gives your guests a preview of what's to come.
From L-R (top to bottom): Aquatic Collection dessert plates by Herend; "Vita" goblets by William Yeoward Crystal; "Key Lime Swimming Fish" by Herend; Linen napkins and assorted shell napkin rings by Park Avenue; Chair cover by Wildflower Linen; Photo of ceremony by Gina & Ryan Photography; Photo of centerpiece by Gulnara Studio; Shell place-card holder by Mud Pie; Starfish napkin ring by Mud Pie; Seashell cakes by Sedona Cake Couture (Photo by Katrina Wallace Photographers); Custom shell-themed décor by Events by Show Stoppers (Photo by Katrina Wallace Photographers)
When travelling to a faraway place, select a dress that will travel well and flows with your surroundings. When you get married by the beach, you have to be prepared for humidity, wind, and sea salt. In lieu of a veil, try beachy waves with a jeweled headband for a chic and effortless look.
From L-R (top to bottom): Oval diamond ring by Forevermark by Premier Gem; Whimsical headband by Deepa Gurnani; "Flower" minaudière by Sondra Roberts; Nail lacquers by SpaRitual; "Harper" silk gown by Monique Lhuillier; "Infinity" earrings from the Chantilly Collection by Harry Kotlar; Pendant by Alan Friedman; "Simply Callas" bouquet by Tic-Tock Couture Florals; "Kallai" jeweled sandal by Jimmy Choo; "The Nuptial Bouquet" Eau de Toilette by Atkinsons
Coral Rehearsal-Dinner Look
A wedge is a must for any destination wedding – it gives you the height of a heel, yet the stability of a flat.
From L-R (top to bottom): Starfish earrings with diamonds by Alan Friedman; "Royal" ring by Erica Courtney; Lip Radiance by Gleam by Melanie Mills; Swirl sea-salt spray by Surface Hair Care; "Amore" strapless gown of silk crinkle chiffon in coral print by Amsale; "Palm Tree" necklace with diamonds by Bianca Pratt; "Louise" gold clutch by Louis Vuitton; Wedge with metallic chrome by Nicholas Kirkwood
Vibrant Honeymoon Accessories
Wait until after the wedding to get any sun exposure, as you don't want swimsuit strap lines to mar the neckline of your wedding dress. Don't forget your accessories just because you are at the beach! Adding white, turquoise, and coral jewelry instantly gives a touch of resort glamour.
From L-R (top to bottom): White straw hat by Lola Hats; "Sunshine" ring in coral by Lele Sadoughi; "Pave Scroll Princess Cap" earrings in turquoise by Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry; Medium stackable bangle in coconut by Lele Sadoughi; Nail lacquers by SpaRitual; Monokini in deep aqua by Lisa Blue; "Cabrillo" sunglasses by Oliver Peoples West; Scarf by Etro; "Low Tide" jute tote in Conch Shell by Mud Pie; "Cesabi" jeweled thong sandal by Manolo Blahnik; Elsa Peretti "Starfish" pendant in sterling silver by Tiffany & Co.
Beachy Casual Groom
Style your groom's ensemble in your wedding color palette! A tan suit with a white button-down shirt and a blue or green pocket square is a crisp, timeless look that will complement your gown.
From L-R (top to bottom): "Guthrie" straw hat by Bailey Hat Company; "Ginkgo" carved floral cuff links by Tateossian; Wedding band by Simon G.; Watch by IWC Schaffhausen; Formal leather moccasin by Gucci; Three-piece linen suit from the spring/summer 2014 Soft collection by Samuelsohn; "Piedra" sunglassses by Oliver Peoples West; Pocket squares by Saks Fifth Avenue; "Turkish Tile" limited-edition swim shorts by Venroy; Boat shoe in tumbleweed/stucco by Crocs