oh I do like to be beside the seaside

'Oh…I Do Like' Lino Print by Lovely Pigeon

Even if you’re not planning to have a wedding abroad you can still have a beach-themed wedding filled with nautical styled decorations and seaside inspired accessories. The British weather may not be as promising (we keep hoping the sun is here to stay), but that shouldn’t stop you from sprinkling your day with sea shells and collections of buckets and spades…

Featured products: Set of Four Beach Hut Boxes by buy the sea, Life Ring by buy the sea, Giant Rope Knots by Fair and Weathered, Porcelain Shell Garland by SeaPod, Tiny Beach Hut Decoration Or Photo Holder by Giddy Kipper, Colour Washed Seabirds Set of Two by Country Heart, Nautical Stripe Heart by Little Pieces, Driftwood Heart Wreath by Ella James and ‘Beach Hut’ Framed Photographic Print by Bear Graphics.

Decorate your wedding venue with the idea to recreate a day at the seaside. Hang a Life Ring on the entrance door to welcome your guests to your wedding retreat and let them admire and relax in the comfort of family and friends. Inside drape Porcelain Shell Garland from wall to wall finishing with a few Driftwood Heart Wreaths perfectly placed.

Rather than flower centrepieces on your tables opt for something a bit different like Beach Hut Boxes surrounded by scattered sea shells and crystalised sand. However, if you do fancy a few blooms on your table, use White Fresh Oyster Buckets to display them in. Other quirky table decorations are the Heart Bucket Tea Light Holders or a Lifebouy Tea Light. When lit, their dancing flames will reflect nicely off the water’s edge or the rim of shiny wine glasses.

Complete your seaside wedding display with Tiny Beach Huts holding place names, Giant Rope Knots hung on the back of chairs and Colour Washed Seabirds positioned to accompany the delicious wedding cake.

wedding invitations

These lovely stationery designs by Beautiful Day are right on trend for a seaside or beach themed wedding. The Beach Theme Personalised Wedding Invitations have a vintage edge, featuring postage stamps and twee bunting. Whereas the Beach Shells Personalised Wedding Invitation have an elegant design with illustrations and charming little pearl embellishment.

wedding favours

Edible favours always go down a treat, and not just with the children! The Handmade Chocolate Fish And Chips by Gorvett & Stone are a quirky take on a traditional fish supper, complete with a newspaper themed take away box. Alternatively, if you want your guests to have something to take home, Giddy Kipper has a range of Ice Lolly Soapsicles that give a nod to ice treats at the seaside. Available in nine different varieties, the bars of soap look just like old school ice lollies, however not to be eaten!

wedding accessories

The Sea Shell Pendant by Kate Wimbush Jewellery would make a lovely thank you gift for your bridesmaids. Containing a freshwater pearl and available in two beautiful finishes, shiny or dark oxidised, it will make a memorable little treasure. The contemporary Swirl Pin Brooch by zamsoe incorporates both the seaside theme and your ‘something blue’. Pin it to your bouquet or somewhere discreet on your wedding dress to keep up with wedding traditions.

The Illustrated Deck Chair Ceramic Tile Cufflinks by Martha Mitchell Design would make a fun accessory for your groomsmen. For the groom, the Personalised Silver Surfer Name Cufflinks by Louy Magroos are perfect with their streamlined, modern design. With the option to be personalised too, either with your wedding date, your names or something special to you both, they make a wonderful wedding gift.

If you’re keeping to a homeland wedding but have a love of the seaside and want to make a splash with your guests, this beach theme style is made just for you. So pack your flip-flops and sunnies, the wedding season has just got more fun!

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