Nature is the art of God – Dante Alghieri. There is so much beauty in nature. No wonder why couples dream to have their wedding venue on the beach, in the garden, or in any open-air site because the scenery is just hard to beat. (If you do consider an open-air venue then make sure to have an alternative plan in case of rain).
A nautical themed wedding has a classic feel to it. Exchanging your wedding vows in the sandy shoreline with the sun setting over blue waters is just unforgettably romantic.
Send out your wedding invitations with the Watercolor Stationery, navy and white stripes or an anchor motif.
Begin by setting-up a wedding beach arch in the venue. Use light colored director’s chairs, floor pillows, bamboo and rattan furniture to give your venue a relaxed look. Then decorate your tables with sea elements like small starfish, sea shells, decorative anchors or driftwood then complementing it with rope-tied vases, decorative lifebuoys or lanterns to name but a few. Choose flowers that could withstand the warm weather and make sure that the table floral arrangements are kept low to avoid blocking any views. You could also opt for table runners with striped-motif or maritime placemats embellished with ropes.
Your wedding bouquet has to have your favorite flowers in it, preferably because it speaks your unique individual style. You can opt for a loose bouquet or a classic biedermeier with lovely flowers like roses, hydrangeas and orchids mixed with lush eucalyptus foliage or the Dusty Miller (Jacobaea maritima).
To complete your Nautical themed wedding, offer your guests some seafoods like crab cakes and mini tuna club sandwich or lobster rolls accessorized with mini blue flags.
Wedding favors include nautical themed shot glassvotives or my favorite, a DYI small lidded scented candle jars accented with ropes and decorative mini wooden clothespin.
Don’t let your guests leave without signing your wooden oar or paddle guestbook.
Finally, make your grand exit with a motorboat send-off.