Nautical Weddings

Nautical themed weddings have become increasingly popular. Whether you create your perfect day along the shoreline or bring the beachy décor to an upscale location, this seaside scene is in! Still keeping to the theme, there are so many options to explore.

Couples have selected a wide variety of locations and décor that have turned out nothing short of stunning. Explore the yacht clubs, estates, beaches, along with the do’s and don’ts of nautical weddings.

DREAM DESTINATIONS

We’ve seen beaches, waterfront resorts, yacht clubs, country clubs, and many others. With price as something to always consider, you must also decide if you would like a more modern twist or stick to the traditional décor. Modern detailing can provide a fresh new feel, while traditional remains elegant as always.

TOP 10 NAUTICAL WEDDING SPOTS:

  1. Oceanbleu at Westhampton
  2. Terranea Resort, Palos Verdes
  3. Massachusetts Yacht Club
  4. Boca Raton Resort and Club
  5. Royal Lahaina Resort, Maui
  6. Auberge Du Soleil Resort, Napa
  7. Winnetu Oceanside Resort
  8. Fess Parker, Santa Barbara
  9. Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun
  10. Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island

INVITATION INSPIRATION

ANCHOR BLUE: 
This traditional look uses the tried and true sailing colors: navy, white, & Red. You can’t go wrong with this!  TIP: tie in rope or string to offer a little more creativity

RUSTIC & BEACHY:
Break free from the traditional colors with natural hues for a modern, beachy twist  TIP: Use a wooden look to give the invites a textured feel

TABLE DECOR

Flowers:
- More casual & modern- Hydrangeas
- More elegant & traditional- white roses

DIY:
- For an easy centerpiece or simple decoration, tie rope around glass jars and fill with flowers
- Add seashells and coral to create a more casual scene

CREATING THE PERFECT CAKE

  • For a rustic look, combine sandy or wooden colors with the crèmes of wedding cakes. Smaller more casual weddings call for sand decorations and seashells, while a more upscale wedding may use something like the simple, ruched option below.
  • Sticking to the traditional colors of blue, red and yellow, these decadent cakes present an array of options for those with a simpler taste and those who prefer something more intricate.
  • The square stacked cake presents a unique option for any wedding.

HOW TO: PRETTY YOUR WEDDING PARTY

  • Bridesmaids: Stick to solids! Navy blue or taupe look best!
  • Trending: Put younger boys in shorts! Or use for a daytime or casual wedding
  • Men Must-Haves: Boat Shoes