Sunday, July 13, 2014

N is for Nautical Wedding Theme

SHIPWRECKED-Seashell crown with moss and starfish details
Happy Sunday Funday!  I trust you will spend it enjoying this awesome sunshine filled Summer. I've have been super busy, working on three weddings and writing lots of warm weather inspired posts. Earlier this week I was working on coming up with unique and tasty Mock-tails for your Summer Event (they turned out yummy) down near Rainbow Harbor, here in Long Beach California. As I was working I paused a moment to just quietly observe.  Even though I work in the area, it's very rare I stop and just take in the scenery.  I observed a sailboat slowly entering the waterway, passing by the Long Beach Lighthouse, heading for a post with weather beaten wood.  I also noticed the variety of blue hues and some old anchors handing out on a dock.  All this inspired me to take these details and turn them into a Nautical Inspired Wedding Theme. Of course my next move was to scour Etsy (my favorite source of handmade and unique items) and put together some amazing touches that are sure to wow guests. I do not currently have a Bride with a Seaside Theme but after creating this collection, I sure hope I book one soon:)


Wooden Anchor with Connected Single Letter - Unfinished Vine Script Monogram - Anchor Door Hanger - Laser Cut Monogram Wall Hanging
This is an excellent Guest Book alternative that would look great hanging in your new love nest.

White Knobby Starfish Boutonniere for Beach Weddings
Although I'm a huge flower lover, these adorable Sea Shells really help your handsome
Groom and Groomsmen be included in the overall theme. 

Shabby Chic Candle Holders Distressed Blue Rustic Wedding Decor SET OF 3
These slightly mismatched candle holders of similar soothing blues would give any table a
warm and charming feel.

Mariner Navy Long Octopus Convertible Infinity Wrap Gown/ Dress- Straight or high/low hem. Bridesmaids, Maid of Honor, Mother of Bride, etc.
I'm sorta obsessed with Ms. Beatrix.  I love all her pieces, but especially this gorgeous dress.
The bold navy color and extended length in the back make it elegant yet playful,
perfect for a Nautical Wedding.


These gold abstract mermaids would be a stunning accessory on any seaside bride.

Nautical Anchor Burlap Banner, Baby Boy Banner Bunting, Baby Garland, Shower Decor, Nursery Decor, Burlap Banner, Photo Prop, Wedding Decor
These slightly rustic anchor flags are a great decor accent for your Present or Cake Table.

6 oz leather hip flask hand-print free customization
Fill these with your Groomsmen favorite Spirit and watch as they find their inner Pirate!

SHIPWRECKED-Seashell crown with moss and starfish details
This vibrant take on a shell headpiece gives off a really bohemian Sea Goddess feel.

Nautical Wedding Invitation Printable DIY Set: Watercolor, Aqua/Navy Blue, Ships and Anchors Invite, RSVP and Details
I love everything about this set.  The background is calm and relaxing,
the graphics are playful and the font is fancy enough to make it feel like a celebration.

Jimmy Buffett - Record Album 1970s Parrothead Party Fun Drunk Goodtime LP, Jimmy Buffett - "Living and Dying in 3/4 Time"(1974 MCA records)
When planning a themed wedding, make sure to tie in a musical selection that fits the vibe you
are trying to achieve. I can't go the the Beach without having a Jimmy Buffet song in my head!

Nautical Wedding Hershey Kiss Stickers Beach Wedding Candy Buffet Custom Label for Hershey Kisses
These adorable sweet treats are a perfect addition to any Wedding Candy Bar or Dessert Table.


Bring a fun feel to a Seafood Reception Dinner with traditional Lobster Bibs,
not to mentionit will make for some really adorable pictures.

100 Custom Nautical Infinity Anchor Wood Save the Date Invite Wedding Magnet Favors
These custom wooden Save the Dates are unique and useful. 

50 Anchor PAPER NAPKINS Nautical Wedding Decor Party Decorations Nautical Baby Shower Decor Nautical Wedding Anchor Theme Nautical Signs
The devil (and delight) are in the details. Using theme appropriate napkins for Tray
Passed Appetizers, Desserts and Beverages are kitschy and cool.

Animals in Love Card - Octopi in love
Prepare a love note in advanced for your Bride or Groom.  Have the Best Man and Maid of
Honor deliver them minutes before you walk down the aisle.  Include how excited/happy/nervous
you are. On a special day you are sharing with so many people it gives you a small private bond.

Navy/Nautical Fold over Clutch purse/ blue-white chevron/ leather details/ summer purset/zipper clutch/cruise/yacht/ sea party
This is literally the most adorable purse I've come across in a while. It's simplicity
and bold pattern are striking but offset perfectly by the leather corners.
What a great idea for a Wedding Planner Gift...WINK WINK! 


The trick to giving a great Bridesmaid's gift is choosing something unique and sentimental but also
simple and pretty enough to for her to get plenty of use out of it. This awesome piece of jewelry
is all of the above!

Love Knot Ring 14K Gold Filled Square Knot Nautical Ring Bridesmaid Nautical Wedding Friendship Ring Celtic Knot
I'm a strong believer in sentimental value over monetary value. A simple ring such as
this is a great engagement ring for a young couple in love.

Chair Signs for Wedding - Nautical Signs - Wedding Chair Sign for Reception, Chiavari Chair Decor (Item - CHC100)
These gold glitter "Captain" and "1st Mate" signs are a playful touch to any Sea-loving Sweetheart Table.

Wedding Table Numbers. Wood Buoy. Lobster Buoy. Nautical. Ocean & Lake Decor. Wedding Table #. Made to Order
This white buoy with bold blue letters and a knotted accent is theme appropriate, gives the table
some texture contrast and is easily visible to your guests. 

Nautical BRIDE something BLUE panty - dainty lacey mesh with bride in rhinestones size Large
These will be a fun sexy surprise to show off to your new Husband after the Reception ends and
Happily Ever After begins!

Anchor Vow Books Set of 2 Nautical Navy Beach Lake Yacht Club Wedding
These special little keepsakes are a great way to remember the exact promises you made and
with 50 pages, there is room to write down other fun memories and your experiences as
a newly married couple.

Whale Fluke shaped Place cards Set of 27
I'm a big fan of handmade Escort Cards. These charming Whale Tales are the perfect
size for your guests names and table numbers, plus they will be a great talking point for guests.


These vintage maps are handpicked and custom made to showcase a heart around each
couple's wedding location. This would be a great 1st Anniversary gift!

Brides Crew, Nautical Bride Tank, Bridesmaid Tank Top, Maid of Honor Tank Top, Bridal Party Tanks
Wear this precious tank while you spend time working out or doing yoga.

30 Nautical Theme Round Stickers 1.5" Zig Zag Pattern Chevron Lighthouse Sailboat Seahorse Lobster Anchor Summer Beach Stickers
This is an array of Nautical Themed stickers are adorable accents with many uses.
You can seal your envelopes, decorate plain coasters, place on name cards to define different tables,
arrange at the kids table for your small guests to play with and much more.
I always love having these tiny details on hand to add on when something needs an extra pop.

Thank you so much to all the amazing stores that allowed me to feature their pretty products.

Please leave comments or questions below.  I'd love to hear what you think about the selections I chose, whether you are getting married or already married and if you are thinking of having a Nautical Theme.

Have a lovely week! xo


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