Beach Wedding Inspiration

Dreaming of a beach wedding? You’re in good company. Due to the natural beauty a beach wedding provides, thousands of couples embark on a coastal journey each year to tie the knot. If you’ll be among them, below are our favorite beach wedding ideas to help inspire you.

Beach wedding colors

The beach provides a naturally gorgeous backdrop. That’s why it’s important to choose wedding colors to highlight the beach’s natural beauty. Choose nature-inspired colors that play off of what surrounds the beach – greens, neutrals and blues. You can also go with a muted palette like the one below! Think about adding one color, like pink, that will make your others really POP.

Beach wedding bouquets

Romantic or dramatic, or a nice mix of both – the sky’s the limit when it comes to beach wedding flowers. Popular beach wedding flowers include peonies, tea roses, birds of paradise, calla lilies, hydrangeas and freesia.

Essense of Australia Style D1934

Katie Finnerty Photography

Beach wedding invitations 

The only limits on what a beach wedding invitation looks like are your imagination! We love this example of using lavender watercolors with on-trend scripted fonts. Playing up the water theme, these invites bring a touch of elegance to any seaside ceremony!

Summer Wedding Invitations


Seaside ceremony decor

For your ceremony on the beach, think about adding a floral-filled arch as the centerpiece to your I Do’s. Keeping the colors simple, like white and green, will play up the natural colors of the ocean and sunset, without detracting from nature’s wild beauty.

Essense of Australia Style D1934

Katie Finnerty Photography

Seascape table settings

Try adding the colors of the beach into your decor so as not to take the theme super literal. We love this example of royal blue with sparkling gold accents, which picks up on the color of the ocean and the reflection of light on the water.

Real Stella York Bride Louise + Willie

You could also incorporate nautical stripes and lanterns to make guests feel like they are at a Hamptons-inspired beach house. Pops of red, like at this wedding, give the blue glassware and dark stripes a little life while adding a touch of drama to the overall theme.

nautical wedding decor


Beach wedding dresses

When choosing the perfect wedding dress for your beach wedding, think flowy, romantic and airy. The key to seaside style is a dress made from fabric that is lightweight and moveable. Remember, you want to make a style statement but you also want to be comfortable in the heat and sand. Here are some of our most popular beach wedding dresses from Stella York.


Groom’s attire for a beach wedding

Don your groom and his best guys in laid-back beachy attire to round out your beach wedding. We love the look of khakis and a white shirt – classic but still light and casual. Just add a sport coat if you’re looking for something a little more formal.

Groom's Beach Attire
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