Be Inspired: Coastal Cool Wedding Ideas

September 18, 2019

Wedding trends come and go but there’s something quite enchanting about a coastal-inspired celebration, especially if you’re having a destination wedding. Today we’re talking all about how you can incorporate those gorgeous ocean vibes into your own big day, so without further ado let’s dive straight into it…



We love the idea of giving a coastal wedding a ‘fine art’ feel, ensuring it’s elegant, timeless and minimalist with a sprinkling of seaside luxury. To create a fine art wedding, opt for a colour palette consisting of sea glass blue, soft whites, sea foam green and even hints of grey. Your colour scheme should be muted rather than bright, making it appear subtly whimsical.



You want to incorporate plenty of texture into your coastal cool wedding too. We suggest using lots of organic elements including driftwood, shells, frayed fabrics, pebbles and even ropes. To achieve that ‘effortlessly washed up on the tide’ vibe, we recommend sourcing flowing fabrics, loose florals without any symmetry and items have have a certain ‘laidback luxury’ about them. There’s nothing neat and tidy about a coastal-inspired celebration, after all!



Your aisle style should be wildly romantic, with a nod towards the ocean. Think layers upon layers of tulle, inspired by the frothy waves of the ocean, bodices that are adorned with twinkling embellishments and accessories that are covered in pearls. In fact, get yourself straight over to Anna Campbell Bridal as their dresses are the perfect fit for this theme. To complete your wedding day look, add a flowing veil that will look fabulous if it catches the wind in your photographs – swoon alert.



Watercolour stationery is an absolute must-have for a wedding on the coast, from your save the dates to your on-the day décor. Watercolour illustrations will look beautiful, while a frayed silk ribbon tied around the invitation will finish the look off perfectly. If you want to go all out with your seaside celebration, why not get crafty and create signage made out of driftwood – all you need is a steady hand to write the calligraphy.


Style your wedding tables with oodles of natural elements. A dusty blue linen runner with raw edges would look striking against the contrast of a wooden trestle table. Adorn the runner with seashells, trailing ribbons and foliage, large pillar candles or blue taper candles. Small pieces of sea glass make truly wonderful escort cards that guests can take home, doubling up as favours.



For your wedding food, make the most of your setting and feast on seafood, such as prawn cocktails for starters and lobster for the main. We love the idea of serving your drinks in coloured glass goblets, such as pale blue and bottle green – your guests will adore the little touches. Do you want something a little more unusual than a traditional guest book? Ask your friends and family to write a short message or a date night suggestion on a piece of paper and pop it into a glass for a ‘message in a bottle’. It will be lovely to look at after the big day!


How dreamy is a coastal cool wedding? If you need your next fix of inspiration, you’re in the right place. Stay on the blog and don’t forget to pin each post! If you are currently planning your destination wedding or booking your honeymoon, you can register an account for free by clicking here.


Image Credits: Image 1 by Punyan Photography | Image 2 by Kati Rosado Photography | Image 3 by Sally Pinera Photography | Image 4 by Belle & Beau Blog | Image 5 by Madalina Sheldon Photography | Image 6 by Photos Jérémy Froeliger Photography | Image 7 by Blackbird Photography | Image 8 by Petra Veikkola Photography | Image 9 by KT Merry Photography | Image 10 by Niki R Hodes Photography | Image 11 by Sally Pinera Photography | Image 12 by Cavin Elizabeth Photography | Image 13 by Kati Rosado Photography | Image 14 by Blackbird Photography | Image 15 by Melissa Marshall Photography | Image 16 by Balygin Photography | Image 17 by Niki R Hodes Photography |

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