Deciding on a style and theme for your wedding can be a hard decision with seeking inspiration from Pinterest, taking into consideration the venue and your budget. Your wedding doesn’t have to take place on the beach to embrace the up-and-coming coastal vibe.
Here are our top trends when it comes to coastal decor for your wedding!
White on White
Who said white has to be boring? Using a variety of white props and styling elements combined with layered white or cream florals can create a super-luxe vibe for your special day. You can incorporate gorgeous layerings of florals such as white orchids, amaranthus, dried florals, or palms. This, in combination with white napkins or cloths, table runners in flowing fabric, candle holders, and table numbers will bring the venue to life. Add some candlelight and you’ve got yourself a dreamy wedding mood!
Texture, Texture, Texture
Adding texture with your styling elements can transform a basic space into a wedding reception to die for. For example, you could use textured pots or candle holders, beautiful muslin or cheesecloth tablecloths, and napkins in a light sage green or recycled handmade paper for your invitations, place cards, and menus. Another amazing texture to work with is rattan or seagrass elements such as placemats or hanging rattan shades to add a pop of coastal vibe to your reception ambiance.
Modern and Organic Coastal Props
Gone are the days of starfish and bright blue table runners to bring to life a beach wedding. Nowadays, less obvious beach-themed props are used as a subtle nod to the relaxed coastal style. Some trends we have spotted in weddings we have been a part of are:
● Incorporating large clam shells, to host a gorgeous array of florals spilling out or to hold romantic candles. We have even seen a clamshell used as an alternative to the classic wishing well.
● Instead of paper place cards, using capiz shell discs and having the guest’s names written with beautiful calligraphy. These are a lovely keepsake for your guests to have too after the wedding.
● Using shells as part of your decor, but instead of your typical beach shell, you might use rustic oyster shells in clusters near your candles for something a bit more raw and organic.
● With your wedding stationery or invites, including a nod to the coastal or beach theme by utilising a unique print or design motif.
Another popular design trend at the moment is dried florals in place of fresh flowers. These are being used both in the bridal party bouquets and as table and styling decor. Apart from looking fabulous as part of a coastal or rustic themed wedding, dried florals can also be great for those not wanting to blow their budget on flowers.
Beautiful dried palms, grasses and flowers are instantly recognisable as Australian coastal themed. Adding these to your tabletop reception arrangements, spilling out of vessels on your bridal table or as ceremony pieces can bring that wow factor.
There are many ways you can incorporate on-trend coastal styling and decor into your wedding without being flashy or over the top. A blend of subtle textures, muted colours, and layering will work well to bring your dream wedding to life.
All images are from Brooke & Nathan’s wedding captured by Mitch Pohl Photography