Seaside Wedding Inspiration

I can’t believe this weekend is Memorial Day.  Do you know what that means?  It’s summer!  And to officially usher in the season, here’s a little inspiration for your summer seaside soiree!  Sperrys, twine and rope detail add nautical charm, while gorgeous hand-lettered escort cards keep it classic and personal.  A perfect combination for a laid-back, preppy summer wedding!


Top row: vintage straw hat from Wild Honey Pie Vintage on Etsy; groomsmen in Sperrys, image by Mike Larson Photographers, Inc. via Style Me Pretty; sailboat wedding, image by Abby Jiu via Capitol Romance

Middle row: calligraphed escort cards from Martha Stewart; nautical wedding decor, image by Kaylee Eylander Photography via Bayside Bride; rustic blue mirror from Dreamy Whites via Houzz

Bottom row: laid-back groom in a khaki suit and sneakers, image from J Crew via Drop Dead Prep; nautical knot necklace from Treasure Nest; twine-wrapped bottles, image by Elizabeth Messina* via Style Me Pretty

Inspiration for tying the knot in nautical style:

  • Throw in some pink for an unexpected punch of color!  The ombre and striped details throughout this inspiration shoot are pure nautical perfection.
  • A rustic boat turns into the perfect escort card display in this classic Newport Beach wedding.
  • These illustrated invitations for an Atlantic City wedding are absolutely precious!
  • Charming, vintage seaside details abound in this shoot inspired by Cape Cod.
  • This couple said “I do” while taking in ocean views from the cliffs of Portugal – their rope table numbers would be such an easy and fun DIY project!
  • A gorgeous seaside rehearsal dinner – complete with a clambake and bonfire!
  • How cute and simple is this DIY nautical rope vase?

More nautical eye candy:

Are you ready to set sail?

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