Nautical Wedding: 10 ways to Rock Your Nautical Wedding

Bon Mecredi mes amis! –yay my french is picking up! It’s another #WeddingWednesday and another “10 ways to rock your wedding” inspiration type of post. We have already dealt with the Beach wedding and today is one of my faves, a Nautical wedding!

nautical-wedding-inspirationCover photo by Jose Villa photography via SMP

Allow me to state the obvious, the term nautical speaks of something relating to or involving ships, navigation, or sailors and the seaside with generally. Inspiration for a nautical wedding could come from the colors and the objects used. So imagine yourself on a the seaside with some yummy sailors 🙂 and think of the colors and objects you find. As usual leave some room for creativity, with variations of the colors and the objects you choose.

Object Inspiration: Boats, ships, anchors, sailor uniforms, sailor hats, ropes, paddles, ship wheel, compass, ring buoy.

Color Inspiration: Navy blue, White, Sea blue, Sea green, Sandy/earthy brown, Coral, Stripes, Red.

Here are 10 ways to rock your Nautical wedding!

1. Save the Date Photo

Starting right from the wedding date announcement, a couple can set the tone for their nautical wedding with their engagement photos and cute nautical save the date announcement photos. Photo by Brooke Images via Elizabeth Anne Designs.


2. The Invitation 

A gorgeous package of your wedding invitation and other paper goods for the wedding can easily express the nautical theme. Photo by  Christina Szczupak via Ruffled blog.


3. The Location

How about you actually have the wedding on the seaside/dock, in a boat or a ship? I can picture an intimate one so perfectly! Photo by Paula Luna  via Wedding Chicks


4. Ceremony Decor 

A simple white casual chair with stripe bows or other objects hanging from/on the chair. Photo by Gem Photo via SMP


4. Reception Decor

Think of your table runner especially so it doesn’t look too much. This striped table runner again a plain table cloth might be all you need to pull off your Nautical reception table decor. Photo by Rebekah J. Murray Photography via Hostess with Mostess.


6. Escort Cards

Escort cards, I’mma let you finish but how about escort boats? 🙂 Photo by Stephanie Hunter Photography.


7. Table Number Holders

Since you want to tie the knot in a nautical way how about you actually tie the knot(rope) to hold the table numbers? Photo by Studio 28 via Loverly


8. Bouquet 

Feel free to go wild with the other colors of the wedding, a simple striped ribbon on the bouquet stems is subtle but perfect. Photo by Palos Studio via SMP


9. Cake

Keeping your colors in mind, play around with the nautical objects/colors like the ropes and stripes on this cake. Photo by Faith Teasley Photography via Southern Wedidngs


10. Bridesmaids Attire 

You can grab a plain colored navy blue dress and throw on some sailor accessories. That way your bridesmaids are able to wear the dresses again after the wedding. Photo by Lauren Kim via Southbound Bride


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Hope you enjoyed this post for #WeddingWednesday, I know I did!

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