It's hard to imagine anything more perfect than a historic seaside beach theme wedding. Ocean views. Rocky cliffs. A New England backdrop with all the coastal trimmings. The Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, Maine is a quintessential destination for a classic seaside event.
While navy, whites and nautical flare are most common for a traditional seaside affair (which don’t get me wrong, I love everything about that)— they're not required! A twist of color and your signature style can create a more personalized flavor while still carrying out a beautifully curated coastal, seaside theme.
Working with Morgan and Shawn, we used mint and coral to bring in more of a beachy feel versus a nautical palette, and it set the tone to perfection! Their invitation suite consisted of a gorgeous coral pocket-fold, traditional fonts and layout, and a delicate sand dollar illustration to complete the look. A gold envelope liner and outer envelope calligraphy were additional elements that brought the suite together beautifully.
For their day-of stationery we incorporated the sand dollars along with a watercolor "splash" as place card holders, and custom calligraphy. Morgan had the idea to use a different ocean element for each table "number" which was a fun, creative and beautiful way to coordinate the seaside vibe.
There are a lot of ways to add creative twists of the tide to host a perfectly curated seaside wedding:
Keep Cool With Color: When it comes to choosing colors the options are as big as the sea, literally! Nature has its way of bringing everything back to the ocean. If you can dream it, we can make it relevant.
Find Your Treasure: Ropes and Anchors are not the only way to decorate your ship. Consider what kind of treasures or memories you have of the beach. Seashells. Seaglass. Messages of love in a bottle. Make it personal and share your story!
Sounds of the Sea: Music is a great way to tie it all in. What kind of beach vibe are you looking to send? A little Marley for the Carribean cruise? Beach boys for a nostalgic California flare? Or rhythmic sounds from under the boardwalk? Whichever way you wave, your guests will like the sound of the tune!
It's safe to say all will be delighted to sail off into a seaside sunset while taking part in your happiest day. Allow your guests to experience your version of the sea. The day is yours! Stay Salty...
For more information on designing your custom seaside, coastal wedding, contact Simply b today!
Owner/designer + Sole Proprietor of Simply b. Lover of ice-coffee, pretty packages, coastal living & of course all things paper! Mom to Ellie & Henry & wife to best friend, Jeff <3