Wedding Inspiration: A Nod to Nautical

Whether your style is classic prep, or you’re just heading to the beach to say your, “I do’s,” nautical-inspired nuptials are the way to go. We’ve pulled together inspiration for your dream Nod to Nautical wedding.

Nautical Color Palette

When you think of nautical colors, navy and white automatically come to mind. By keeping these two as your base, it’s easy to work in pops of color throughout other aspects of your day. Some of our favorites are pink, coral, and light green.

Nautical Wedding Color Palette

Elegant Wedding Invites


Set the tone for your nautical wedding at first contact with your guests. Save the dates and invitations with an anchor will get your guests excited for your upcoming seaside-inspired celebration!

Nautical Wedding Invitation


Bridal Bouquet

The bridal bouquet is the perfect way to add color into the wedding day. Pink, coral and white flowers look beautiful against the nautical navy and white ribbon.

Nautical Bridal Bouquet

Palos Studio

Bridal Shoes

Continue the nautical theme in your personal wedding-day style and wear bridal shoes adorned with navy and white striped bows.

Nautical Wedding Shoes

Two Birds Photography

Welcome Sign

Greet your guests at the ceremony with a large welcome sign in your wedding-day colors.

Nautical Inspired Welcome Sign for Wedding


Wedding Cake

Adding nautical inspiration to your dessert is as easy as a piece of cake. Simply have your bakery tie a navy and white around around the cake. Once it  is set up, throw some rope around the bottom for a nautical effect.

Nautical Wedding Cake

peaches & mint photography

Reception Decor

Table numbers have never looked more nautical than when formed out of rope.

Nautical Inspired Centerpiece

Rebekah J. Murray Photography

Alternate striped tablecloths with solid navy for a cool, patterned effect. Bonus points if the ceiling matches!

Nautical Inspired Wedding Reception Decor

Adorn Magazine

Escort Cards

Beach driftwood makes the perfect escort cards for a nautical wedding.

Nautical Inspired Escort Cards

Stephanie Hunter Photography

Wedding Favors

Send your guests on their way with a little something sweet. We love these anchor-printed cookies!

Nautical Inspired Wedding Favors

Green Wedding Shoes


For more of our favorite nautical wedding inspiration with a hint of sophisticated sparkle,  visit our Pinterest board!