Planning a destination wedding on a gorgeous beach somewhere? We’ve got some ideas to inspire you!
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
In today’s post from the What’s Your Style? series, we are talking about destination divas. The destination bride exhibits a breezy, carefree style that is perfect for an elegant island ceremony. Like her gown, her invitations will dazzle friends and family with sweet and sophisticated charm, incorporating motifs from her wedding destination for a touch of fun.
Shoreline Treasures Wedding Invitation
To past posts in this series, view:
To download a complete version of our 2009 style guide, click here.
One of my favorite people on earth has just decided to have a destination wedding in the Dominican Republic. After she sent me pictures of the ocean-front gazebo and the reception set right on the sand, I couldn’t resist letting my mind wander. I’ll be counting the days until next February (yes, I realize it’s almost a year!), but until then, a girl can dream!
From Top to Bottom, Left to Right: KT and Dave, my friends! Congrats!; Seaside Elegance Wedding Invitations by Wedding Paper Divas; Seashells from Rachel McGinn Photography courtesy of black eiffel; Paradisus Punta Cana Resort Chill-out-Chic Wedding Ceremony; Beach Wedding Cake from Sweet Sue’s Bake Shop; Meyer Lemon Souffle from Cannelle et Vanille; Beach Centerpieces from Blushalicious.
Today’s DIY project is so simple, it’s something that even the least crafty bride should be able to accomplish. A co-worker recently utilized this project at her husband’s birthday party, proving that these favors are perfect for any occasion.
Materials You’ll Need:
1) Decide if you want your Sand Dollars or Starfish to stay in their original state or if you want to add some pizazz to them. My co-worker spray painted all of her sand dollars silver to match her event. You can also choose to write a message or put your names and wedding date on the front of them using the paint pen.
2) If you’ve painted your Sand Dollars or Starfish in any way, make sure they dry completely. Once they are dry, flip them over and attach the magnet, either with the self-adhesive or the glue gun.
That’s it! You’re done! How easy can you get?! These will look great at each place setting and will be something cute and small that guests can take home as a memorable keepsake. These don’t have to be restricted to beach events–use other pieces like feathers or small photo frames to fit your event. Good luck and happy crafting!