Planning to sail away with your groom? Then go for a nautical-themed wedding. Think ships and anchors and the sea. It’s definitely navy blue and white nautical color scheme. Add a fresh color of bright and light green. Infuse berries and other textures and details to the wedding arrangements. Speckle the ornaments with ribbons and anchor pins to complement your décor. Beautiful flowers like button mums, hydrangeas and hypericums are perfect for a nautical wedding bouquet.
You can look like the classic beautiful blushing bride in a chiffon gown with sweetheart neckline, with beads and lace up back – add some touches of nautical theme to your gown by sewing in silver charms of anchors or ships or seashells. Or you can go for an informal nautical blue dress – don those fire engine red heels to finish the trick. Let your groom and his men wear topsiders. Whether you go formal or laidback – it’s easy and fun to pull off a nautical themed wedding.
Nautical themed weddings more often have a preppy playful vibe. Use ribbons with blue and white and red stripes to secure bouquets, boutonnierres, bags and programs. It’s fun to use all kinds of ribbon colors with different textures, sizes and style.
For your wedding invitations, choose shipshape stationery and use hues of blue from navy to periwinkle. Put some tiny navy embellishments like a compass, or a knot or a white rope to add to the nautical feel.
A cute idea for table markers can be toy sailboats with navy and blue stripes as its sail. Place a number on each boat’s sail. Stencils or paint or adhesive numbers can do the trick. They can also double as a wedding souvenir or favor too.
Another cute idea is lifesavers. Small lifesavers can be used as cute decor. Hang them on the doors, or at the chairs or centerpieces with a floral arrangement inside them. Seashells beautifully tucked inside a beach glass are great decors for a nautical wedding theme too. Comb the beach during low tide and find the best tiny gems on the shore.
Pick out a classic white cake and add details in the design – of course, use blue fondant stripes and blue anchors. Add a tiny lighthouse or a ship or a compass as a cake topper. Choose lemon cake with butter cream frosting.Serve your guests a good looking and good tasting cocktail –with a tinge of blue of course.