I returned just yesterday from the beautiful Newport Beach area in California (where I excitedly celebrated my baby sister's law school graduation!) Sitting on the sand, listening to the waves, and smelling the salt water would inspire anyone, but specifically, it put me in a Bohemian Beach Wedding frame of mind. Who wouldn't want to get married on the beach???
When I think of a Bohemian wedding dress suitable for a beach wedding, I think of off-whites, eco-friendly fabrics, simple, close to the body, minimal decoration and beading, no train, breathable and light.
|Vintage Bohemian Wedding Dress by ParasolVintage|
|Wedding Gown with Sweep Ruffled by White Romance|
|Bohemian Wrap Dress by Simones Rose Boutique|
Stationary should be simple and timeless, neutral colored papers (recycled products when possible,) no colored inks. Think Kraft papers, twine and seashells.
|Peach Feather Vintage Rustic and Elegant Wedding Invitation by Beacon Lane|
|Sand Dollar Stickers by Grey Bird Nest|
|Personalized Wedding Guest Book by Lorgie and Me|
Contradict your simple dress with a stunning headpiece, bird cage veil or hair pins. Incorporate beach elements such as seaglass, stones, seashells or sand dollars into your bridal jewelry. If you aren't going truly barefoot on the beach, try a pair of "barefoot sandals."
|Beach Wedding Birdcage Veil by Beyond a Veil|
|Natural Holey Beach Stone Jewelry by Astash|
|Crochet Barefoot Sandals by Rukodelinitsa|
Get your groom to look beachy with a unique boutonnière or tie pin. He should stay cool too, so light cotton fabrics are a must, no jacket needed.
|Beachside Limited Edition Upcycled Boutonniere by EcoLectic Events|
|Beach Stone Pin by Pebble Creationz|
Not that you HAVE to use seashells and starfish in your bridal bouquet, but aren't these beautiful?
|Destination Beach Wedding Seashell Bridal by Crocus Creative|
|Photo from Offbeat Bride|
Nothing on your table should look like it wasn't found on the shore or in the ocean. Ok, with the exception of your fine china, glass and silver. Use sea urchins, sea glass and driftwood in your centerpieces. Keep any mood lighting low, (ideally, after the sun goes down, the moon will be your main source of light.)
|Set of Pineapple Air Plant Urchins by Peacock Taco|
|Photo from Wedding Aces|
|Cotton Ball Sting Light by Cotton Light|