In general, overly themed weddings have never been my thing, but every time I see images or talk with a client about a nautical theme for a wedding or other event, I’m utterly and completely smitten. And I bet you guessed it, this weekend’s inspiration is all about nautical themed weddings.
Let’s start with the colors. Navy blue is one of those colors that never goes out of style. It’s like black or white. It’s almost a neutral and looks classic and timeless…always! Throw in white and an accent of mint, taupe, coral, pink, red, etc. and it always looks fresh. Top that with some stripes and you’ve totally got something.
Maybe this is a personal love for me because I grew up around boats and being out on the water. My favorite vacations as a kid and as an adult were centered around boats and water; houseboats in Canada, Bar Harbor, ME, my yearly trips to Delaware with my husband and the boys. Give me water, and marinas full of boats and I’m a happy girl. The sites, sounds, smells and the sea breeze are perfect; the perfect setting for a wedding!
The Attire for a Nautical Wedding
Navy is classic and a great color of the guys but grays, various shades of blue or even pastels all work perfectly for a nautical wedding. I really love crisp white but off-white would work just as well for the bride.
Reception and Table Design for Nautical Wedding
Whether the feel is more formal for more casual, traditional or rustic, again navy is a no brainier and looks classic all the time. I love the rustic feel of the long wooden tables and the fun banners but equally love the more elegant look and less “theme-y” look of the navy and white with pops of bright pink flowers. Oh and just look at those cleverly folded napkins.
Fun Accents for Nautical Weddings
And just like with any wedding or event, it all comes down to the details that makes each event unique and special. There were far too many ideas to share in one post but this is just a sampling of all the fun and creative ways to bring the nautical theme to life without being to “cute”.
Nautical Themed Stationery
Of course no day is complete without the perfect stationery…my favorite part. Whether you prefer to keep the theme subtle or go all out, there are always fun and unique ways to use your theme in your stationery.
I hope you’ve had fun with today’s inspiration. Nautical themes, while very popular, can always be done in fun and creative ways so that your special day doesn’t look or feel like everyone else’s.
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