Beach Wedding Ideas and Inspiration

Are you picturing your special day with sand beneath your feet and a stunning sunset in the background? You’re not alone! Every year, thousands of couples flock to coastal destinations for their nuptials. 

From beautiful beach wedding dresses to stunning seaside venues, destination weddings offer couples a very special way to tie the knot. Let us help inspire you with these stylish ideas. Keep scrolling, and let’s make planning this tropical bash even more blissful! 

Beach Wedding Style 

You’ve already made a great decision to host your special day on a beautiful beach, soaking up the sunshine and salty air. Now, it’s time to ensure you also arrive in style for the occasion. With these tips, you can create a stunning oceanfront style that will truly wow all of your guests. 

Beach Wedding Colors 

For your accent colors in flowers and bridesmaid dresses, consider soft pastels like blush and seafoam green for a romantic and airy vibe. You can also go bolder and brighter with hues like coral and turquoise for a more tropical feel. Want to keep things neutral? Sandy beige and crisp white are always classic choices for a beach wedding palette. 

Beach Wedding Bouquets 

Dramatic, romantic or modern – the possibilities are endless when it comes to beach wedding bouquets. They often feature a mix of classic blooms and coastal accents like palm leaves, seashells or driftwood. Popular destination wedding flowers include peonies, tea roses, birds of paradise, calla lilies, hydrangeas and freesia. 

Beach Wedding Invitations 

Your beach wedding invitations will set the tone for your entire event, so be sure to choose wisely. Look for designs that feature coastal elements that fit your aesthetic while still staying true to your personal style. You can also coordinate the design with your color scheme for a cohesive look. Don’t forget to let your guests know if your wedding has a more casual or “beach chic” dress code! 

Seaside Ceremony Decor 

When it comes to decorating your seaside ceremony, you have a wide variety of options. You could opt for rustic touches like wooden signs and driftwood accents, brighten the scene with tropical flowers and colorful paper lanterns or use lush greenery for a more modern look. 

Oceanside Reception Decor 

At the reception, bring the beach to life with a variety of seaside-inspired decorations. Fill vases with natural elements, like seashells and sea glass or use sand dollars as place cards. You could also choose hanging lanterns or shimmering candles to add a romantic touch to your tablescapes. 

Beach Wedding Dresses 

Picture walking down a sandy aisle with the ocean as your backdrop and the sun kissing your skin. That’s the dream, right? Now, it’s time to choose a bridal gown that will make you feel gorgeous while your hair flows in the sea breeze. 

Whether you’re going for bohemian vibes or something more traditional, there are endless beach wedding dress options. As a beach bride, you’ll want to both make a style statement and also be comfortable in the heat and sand. 

What are the Best Beach Fabrics? 

When choosing the ideal wedding dress for your beach wedding, think of fabrics that are flowy, airy, light or easy. The key to flawless seaside style is a dress made from dress fabric types that are lightweight, airy and moveable. 


Something about tulle fabric’s sheer elegance and flowy nature makes it impossible to go wrong for a beach wedding. It is a great choice for a breezy beachfront ceremony and effortless dance floor spinning. Tulle simply flows and looks beautiful in front of the sea! 

Essense of Australia Style D3783

Imagine yourself twirling around on the beach in the daintiest of dresses! Essense of Australia Style D3281 is your dream dress come true. This romantic and lightweight tulle beach wedding dress shimmers with glamorous floral lace. Let the frothy skirt flutter in the breeze as you walk down the aisle! 


Lace beach wedding dresses are a beautiful way to ensure you feel comfortable while still honoring the occasion. Not only do they give you an effortless yet timeless look, but lace gowns also tend to be incredibly lightweight. They make you feel beautiful with a balanced combination of comfort and classic style.  

Stella York Style 7636

A floral fantasy for the modern beach bride! Need something that’s both romantic and eye-catching? Stella York Style 7370 has it all! You’ll love how comfortably the fit-and-flare silhouette hugs your curves and the subtle sparkles make you shine on your big day! 


Chiffon is an ideal fabric for beach and summer wedding dresses. The lightweight, flowy material will sway gently in the ocean breeze and keep you cool in the summer heat. It also creates an ethereal effect ideal for exchanging vows in a natural seaside setting. 

lace a-line wedding dress with strapless neckline - 1358 by Martina Liana
Martina Liana Style 1358 

Are you ready to float down the aisle in a gleaming reminder of true love? Get the look of romance with Martina Liana Style 1358! This classically chic summer wedding dress features a beautiful sweetheart neckline adorned with 3D embellishments like beading and pearls. 

Best Accessories for your Beach Wedding Gown 

Accessories can make or break your wedding look. Here are some beach wedding dress accessory and style suggestions for completing your bridal ensemble: 

  • Floral headpiece or crown: Nothing says beach bride like flowers in your hair. A floral headpiece or crown adds bohemian flair to your ensemble. 
  • Embellished sandals or flip-flops: Show off your pedicure with embellished sandals or bridal flip-flops—they always look (and feel) great with beach and  summer wedding dresses
  • Statement necklace: A glamorous statement necklace dresses up a casual beach wedding gown and draws attention to your beautiful face. 
  • Beachy veil: Choose a veil with whimsical details like pearls, seashells or starfish for a subtle yet fun touch.  

Sexy Beach Waves Hair Style 

The effortless, natural look of a hair do on a bride is incredibly sexy. This can be modified to suit the bride’s wedding aesthetic, ranging from an easy-to-style half up/half down to a romantic updo or pulled back into a ponytail. Below are some tips for how to achieve that sexy, wavy beach hair: 

  • Dry and Section Hair: Dry hair is a prerequisite, so begin by dividing your comb into sections and drawing a line through the middle or on the side of your head.   
  • Use the Correct Size Curling Iron: To get the most precise curls possible, we recommend you use a curling iron that is no smaller than 1 or 1 ¼ inches in diameter. The shorter your hair is, the smaller the barrel should be to achieve the desired curl shape, texture, and wave.  
  • Use Proper Technique: By wrapping a small portion of hair around the barrel, you can create a spiral and twist hair in the iron as you release it. Always remember to point the hot end of the iron to the sky and the handle twists down towards the ground.  
  • Use Texturizing Spray: For a fuller look, enhance your hair’s texture with texturizing hair spray. Work to lift roots and focus on the base for additional volume.  
  • Apply a Finishing Cream: Begin by breaking up the curls and applying a finishing styling cream to the palms of your hands, for a quick hair transformation. 
  • Avoid Frizz: In order to prevent frizz while in humid conditions, utilize products that provide extra moisture. These will provide greater results than other options like hair dryers. 

Best Pedicure for a Beach Wedding  

  • Having the right finishing touches, including a manicure and pedicure, is essential for ensuring a great wedding day.
  • Whether you do it yourself or have your nails done by a professional, follow these   tips to feel picture perfect:  


Your wedding is not the time to try new wild paint colors on your fingernails or toenails.  We recommend you consider timeless color rather than trendy. Nudes,      subdued neutrals, soft sorbet or satin metallic/chrome colors (for your toes) will have you sexy! Your beauty, not your mani/pedi, should be the center of attention. A French polish is ideal and classic for your seashore shimmy! 

To Buff or Not to Buff 

  • For exposed toes, neatly manicured nails and clean, trimmed cuticles are essential. Yes, even for the men!  

Footloose and Chip Free 

  • Today’s expert products let your pedicure last longer than before- don’t forget a base or top coat!  

We hope you found this beach wedding inspiration helpful. Remember that no matter what you choose, make sure your beach wedding look reflects who you truly are. Get creative, have fun and create an unforgettable day! 

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