Tag Archives: beach weddings

May 12

Seaside Wedding Inspiration Board

If you’re planning a seaside wedding, aim for an easy, breezy feel at your ceremony and reception, to complement your beautiful location. For a light and airy feel that works well in a beachy environment, use pale cool tones paired with crisp white.

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L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Seaside Charm program, Bride and GroomCeremony DécorSoap FavorsMenuBridesmaid

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July 22

Beach Wedding Inspiration Board

Planning a destination wedding on a gorgeous beach somewhere? We’ve got some ideas to inspire you!

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L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Stylish Starfish invitation, Cocktail NapkinsDay of DetailsCeremonyBridal Party

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April 1

Inspiration Board: Tropical Turquoise

Today’s inspiration board features the most popular color for 2010, turquoise. Pair this bright hue with crisp white and sandy beige and incorporate natural elements and textures. It creates the perfect theme for a tropical beach wedding!

L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Tropical Bliss wedding invitation, Beachy Table decor, Candles in turquoise water, Straw fans embellished with turquoise ribbon, Personalized Seashells wedding favors, Wedding Cake,Sandra Bullock in a tiered off-white gown and turquoise clutch

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March 26

Beach Wedding Food

When planning your beach wedding, think creatively about the food, drinks and desserts that will fit nicely with the warm weather and sunny ambiance. A sushi station or fresh seafood items are a great choice for an elegant menu, and colorful drinks and appetizers can add that tropical twist. Take advantage of the fresh fruits and fresh vegetables that are abundant in your specific destination and incorporate that in the menu to allow your guests to experience the local flavors. Wedding cakes decorated with sand and seashells are pretty and perfectly theme-appropriate! Take a look at a few beachy options we found for signature cocktails, appetizers, and wedding cakes.

Signature Cocktails

Appetizers

Wedding Cakes

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June 10

Tropical Bridal Shower

I took to the Twitter-verse yesterday afternoon looking for suggestions for easy-to-make tropical centerpieces for my friend’s upcoming bridal shower.  I couldn’t believe how many helpful, amazing suggestions I received!  One helpful tweeter recommended purchasing tall, clear vases and submerging bright colored orchids and some grass in water.  For a final beach-esque touch, she suggested adding some stones or seashells to the bottom.  Another faithful follower directed us to her website, the Lazy Bride’s Blog, where’s she’s posted some gorgeous ideas using pineapples and watermelons!

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I also found a few ideas on my own that were both stunning and fairly easy to reproduce on a budget. Check out the images below and please share any ideas you might have in the comments section or through twitter @WeddingPaprDiva!

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From Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Starfish in vase from DC NearlyWeds; Palm fronds centerpiece; Goldfish in Vase from Wedding on a Dime; Table setting from Emilie Inc. Photography; Sandy centerpieces from The Bridal Blog; Palm leaves centerpiece with lanterns from Beach Theme Weddings; Beach centerpiece from Handmade by Allison.

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May 13

Bahamas-Inspired Wedding Suites PLUS Win a Honeymoon!

I am beyond excited to announce that Wedding Paper Divas has partnered with The Islands of The Bahamas to offer four unique wedding suites that are perfect for any island wedding.  Although I had a hard time choosing, I have to say The Out Islands suite is my favorite–the color of the coral against the cool background just says modern beach chic to me.

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Together, we’re also giving you a chance to win a dream honeymoon escape to Kamalame Cay, an exclusive private island hideaway located just off the coast of Andros in the Out Islands of The Bahamas.

contest

Enjoy a luxurious week-long honeymoon package that includes:

* Roundtrip airfare for two
* Six nights accommodations in a Beach Suite including breakfast each morning and use of resort amenities, including golf carts, snorkeling equipment, kayaks, tennis courts, pools and more
* An indulgent Bath Butler service and a rejuvenating couple’s massage at The Spa at Kamalame Cay
* A private picnic excursion on a nearby deserted cay
* A romantic beach-side dinner for two
* And more!

To enter, simply visit our Dream Honeymoon Giveaway page and fill out the form.  The contest closes June 12, 2009, so make sure to enter!  Good luck!

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