An intimate beach wedding can be so romantic! Invite just a few close friends and family for an affair to remember. This sweet couple made a chic beach wedding completely their own with rustic handmade décor and other DIY touches. From the serene backdrop to the laid-back reception, all the gorgeous details captured by Melissa Serra Photography will kindle your own seaside inspirations.
Classic style is what makes this wedding so effortless. For the perfect beach bride look, wear a simple, airy lace gown.
Keep it light for the groom with a beige or linen suit that looks elegant and beach appropriate. A lovely handmade bouquet of artificial flowers and antique brooches made by the bride’s mother is a beautiful detail.
Style Tip: An artificial bouquet is a wonderful alternate to fresh flowers, especially for a destination wedding.
A Picturesque Backdrop
An elegant arch can take a wedding ceremony from pretty to stunning! The groom and the bride’s father built this bamboo arbor themselves to frame the sea as the couple recited their vows.
It’s all about the scenery! Take advantage of the tranquil panorama and take lots of photo to capture the moment.
Planning Tip: Scope out the venue early to find unique photo opportunities.
A Casual Bridal Party
Bridesmaids and groomsmen should keep it casual, too. Mismatched bridesmaid dresses are trendy this year, and there’s no better way to keep a wedding carefree than to ask each girl to pick their own dress.
Style Tip: Give bridesmaids a few dress options to choose in your color palette. This is a great way to make the gals and the bride happy!
Dress flower girls in adorable white eyelet dresses and matching lace headbands.
Keep it easy and simple for the groomsmen. Ask them to wear the same suit as the groom or allow them to remove their jackets and simply wear a white shirt with linen pants.
DIY Favors and Décor
DIY décor makes an intimate celebration that much more special. Almost every little detail was crafted by the couple! The bride created rustic chic vases using mason jars, burlap, a little lace and buttons. Local white, pink and yellow snapdragons added a pretty pop of color to the tables.
Mini favor jars filled with shells from different beaches are cute meaningful favors for guests to take home.
Rustic Wedding Signs
A lovely and cozy reception held in the bride’s parents’ backyard had everything, from a tiki bar to stylish chandeliers hanging from the trees!
Rustic chic signs made by the bride and groom decked out every corner of the reception. We especially love this sweet quote!
Photographer: Melissa Serra Photography | Caterer: The Chef’s Table
What special DIY elements will make your event extra special? Tell us in the comments!