8 Ceremony Styling Ideas for a Beach Wedding

Beach weddings turn an already special day into a more special one. Beaches offer a great backdrop for romantic and relaxed wedding ceremonies and give the impression that you like to take things slowly and just enjoy the small things in life.

In addition to the benefit of being in a relaxed setting, you can also let loose a bit compared to church weddings or other indoor wedding settings. To top the whole experience off, you get stunning scenery as your witness and background for your special day.

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If you want to know how to get the most out of your summer beach weddings, read the article to gain new ceremony styling ideas.

Simply booking a beach resort isn’t enough to ensure that you will have a great beach wedding. Much like any other wedding, things like the theme, decorations, furniture and flower arrangement come into play.

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Thinking about which design to go for on top of other things you need to consider before the wedding is enough to make one’s head spin. Luckily for you, here are eight fantastic summer beach wedding-style ideas to choose from:

1.    Surfing Themed Beach Wedding

No one loves the beach more than surfers, so it’s only natural for them to conduct their wedding using the beach as an excellent backdrop. Why not combine the bride or groom’s love of surfing and their wedding theme to drive the point home further?

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Surfboards serving as aisle markers, various designs emulating the waves, or even wackier ideas like getting married on their wetsuits are some of the creative things you can do to combine the love for surfing with love for your partners.

2.    Red Carpet on The Beach

Seasoned wedding planners can attest that creativity is only the limit regarding wedding theme designs, so fusing Hollywood’s glitz and glamor and the beach’s relaxed nature isn’t out of the question.

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Lay down a red carpet while using Hollywood-themed decorations, and get the best of both worlds with this styling idea. The bride and groom are guaranteed to feel like stars on a holiday when you pull this unique and fantastic design off.

3.    Pirate Theme

Who says only kids get to enjoy pirate-themed celebrations? With the popularity of movies like Pirates of the Caribbean and video games such as Assassin’s Creed Black Flag as of late, a pirate-themed wedding isn’t a zany idea at all.

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Deck the aisle with gold coins and use loot chests to immerse the guests fully, and crank the immersion up by hiring a band that plays era-specific music. Are you ready to set sail on the uncharted seas of married life? Then consider getting a pirate-themed wedding.

4.    BBQ at The Beach

Kick back, relax, and emulate your favourite Sunday pastime of having BBQs in your backyard, only with the added celebration because of your wedding day. Dress up in your relaxed beach outfit as you tie the knot in front of your family and friends who are just as comfortably dressed as you.

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After the ceremony, it’s off to have fun while watching the sunset, cooking marshmallows on the campfire, and deciding which BBQ recipe is the best. Take away the pressure from a generally pressure-filled day by going for a simple theme like this.

5.    Barefoot on the Sand

Be one with nature as you become one with your betrothed by choosing to go barefoot during your wedding. The designs can also match this relaxed nature by going for a simple yet elegant approach.

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Wedding photographers love getting candid shots since it is the rawest form of emotions, and by choosing a simple theme, you will feel more within your element while tying the knot. Feel the sand between your toes while feeling the love for your partner by choosing this theme.

6.    Themed Invitations and Cakes

The presentation goes a long way, and if you package your wedding as a must-see event or give the guests a sneak peek of what they can expect, you’ve automatically won them over. Use invitations with seashell designs and put some waves in the background, enticing them with the promise of a scenic beach backdrop.

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After the wedding, surprise the guests some more with the piece de resistance, the themed wedding cake featuring beach elements. If you truly love the beach and it perfectly represents your love for your partner, using these elements will drive the point home further.

7.    Bamboo/Tiki Design

Beaches and the excellent state of Hawaii are almost synonymous, and you can’t mention Hawaii without considering tiki designs. Adorn the aisle with tiki torches while you’re dressed in your favourite Hawaiian beach attire.

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You can also choose to use Hawaiian designs for the reception tables, decorating the posts around the main table with lights and tiki torches. If you want to bring the allure and mystique of Hawaii into your special day, go for this design.

8.    Lost at Sea

Single life is like being lost at sea, but someone comes along and guides you back to the shore. Convey this message by using designs that emulate being lost at sea. For instance, you can use makeshift rafts as your stage for the wedding.

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Other designs, such as messages on bottles, can be introduced into the mix, dangling beside the aisle. A message in a bottle can also serve as your invitation theme, further emphasizing the joy of being out of the sea of loneliness.

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Spice Up Your Beach Weddings With These Fantastic Themes

These are the best ceremony styling ideas for summer beach weddings. By choosing the beach as your place for your special day, you already have half of the problem solved for you. Take care of the other half by considering one of these styles, and make your partners and guests happy.

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To love and be loved is one of the most beautiful things anyone can experience. Make this experience more attractive by choosing breathtaking styles to go along with an already breathtaking backdrop.


AUTHOR BIO: Wedding photography expert Jeffrey Wang has his own wedding photography studio in Sydney Perfect Moment Photography. He helped hundreds of couples to capture their love stories and the raw emotions and spirit behind the weddings. In his free time, he writes about love stories, venues and photography tips for known wedding blogs around the globe.