Beach Theme Weddings

So far, this week has been five long days of rain and clouds, so what better to cheer everyone up then Beach Theme Weddings? With Memorial Day right around the corner, the Summer will be here soon, but until then, maybe you can pretend your here.
When decorating for a wedding on the beach, too many neutral colors will get lost among the sand. To make your ceremony really POP, include vibrant colors in the design. Try tying a beautiful colored fabric over the chairs, or draping an Arch, Gazebo, or Chuppah, in bright fabrics.  Keep it simple though, other than colorful fabric waving in the wind, the natural environment is your best back drop!  Don't "fuss" is up!  

One of the best visual aspects of a beach wedding is that your photography will have a huge scape to work with. Make sure to explain the venue in detail to any prospective photographers you are considering working with. Depending on their style and work, you might be able to narrow down who you would like to work with.

If your having your ceremony on the beach, the style of dress will be something important to consider. Many bridal designers create entire lines to specifically cater to beach style weddings, often referred to as Destination Dresses. Generally these dresses are a less full, slimmer fit wedding gown, and can look very elegant.

After the ceremony comes the reception, and many couples bring the party under a tent or indoors completely. To keep with the beach theme, it's the details that will really impress your guests, from the floral design to the wedding cake.
Centerpieces for a beach theme wedding can be tricky because you don't want to cross the line between beautiful and "cheesy". It can be tempting to use items like flip flops or a sand castle, but while those items fit the theme and seem cute at first, those objects can be a little too Sweet Sixteen, so one of our Bride's elevated the flip flop to a more fashionable sandal that won't break the budget!. We suggest keeping the accessories to a minimum, and keep the overall piece looking organic. Use delicate shells, sand dollars or starfish sporadically throughout full floral arrangements to tie in the theme and wow your guests.

Arrangement and Photo by Dana Markos Events
Here is a beautiful four tiered wedding cake by Jenny's Wedding Cakes. The edible shells cascading down the side makes this a perfect beach theme wedding cake.

Jenny's Wedding Cakes

This winter was a pretty tough one with some of the highest snow falls we have seen in years! And after this rain filled week, it can only get better from here. We have some awesome Summer weddings coming up and we will be sure to keep everyone updated on the different ideas, themes, and designs we get to work on!

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