You’ve just got engaged and the two of you dream of getting married by the sea. The white sands and cool blue ocean, combined with the laid-back vibe that make beach weddings so appealing, will make for a day that you and your guests will remember forever.
Beach weddings are known as the classic, carefree way to say ‘I do’. But actually planning your big day on the beach can be anything but carefree. Simply deciding on your styling can be a whole lot more complex and overwhelming than you might have first imagined. To make life as easy and carefree as, um, a beach wedding, here are five great theme ideas.
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1. The Bare Necessities
Keep it chilled, strip back the glitz and glamour, and just enjoy the day with your other half and your beloved friends and family. All you need is a Kombi van, a celebrant, flowers and some Champagne. Let the people and the place do the rest!
2. Casual Elegance
Add a touch of 1940s Hollywood glamour. Think sophistication for your walk down the sandy aisle. Team a classic colour scheme of black and white with chic styling for pure elegance. Complete the 40s-glam picture with a sleek but feminine wedding dress, teamed with a simple chignon and a strong lip colour.
Create a magical world centred around your love of travel. Think teepees, Turkish seat cushions, mosaic lamps and exotic plants and flowers. Say your vows by the water’s edge, and as the sun disappears over the horizon, dance the night away up by the dunes.
4. Island Escape
Where are you getting married? Let the location and the colours of your surroundings guide you. Think soft blues, fresh greens and local tropical flowers plucked straight from the bush, with styling touches and music inspired by the local culture.
5. Bohemian Chic
Embrace a more laid-back, hippy approach to a ceremony, and infuse it with some fun, artistic flair. Add an eclectic array of DIY treasures, such as hanging masons, personalised wedding banners and flower crowns.