Post # 1
Hello everyone! I am getting married on the beach and I wanted to have some sort of decor. We aren’t using chairs as it will be a small wedding, but I wanted to have SOMETHING to accent the surroundings. I thought about making flags using lightweight wood and organza. I also thought about making a series of panels using wood and organza (imagine individual Japanese screens) in our colors (Tiffany blue and truffle), but I don’t have the slightest idea how to go about it. I am not handy at ALL. Any ideas?
Post # 3
I’m in the same situation, & my wedding is in a month!! I just got home from Lowes & after looking I think I might get 2 Peach Hibiscus trees instead of an arch. Some arches are just so tacky… & of course the ones I like are way more than I’d be willing to pay to use for 1 hour! Also, if you get a live plant you can keep it as opposed to cut flowers everywhere that will die in a few days! Just keep in mind that a beach is a beautiful setting anyway, so you really don’t need too much decorations. Good luck!
Post # 4
I am creating a short aisle in the sand using shepherd’s hooks, which will hold alternating candles and floral arrangements in mason jars. Really just to define the area a little bit and give everyone an idea of where to stand.
Post # 5
Here are some inspiration pictures I’ve collected that might work for a beach:
A Chuppah makes a beautiful altar:
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I have no idea where to get this, but this would make a nice beach altar too:
Here is a picture of river rocks lining the aisle. It would look nice on the sand and would be very cost effective.
Hisbiscus are a great idea, or something like a Majesty Palm would be nice too.
Post # 6
Not sure about your aqua and brown theme with these but for a colorful fun option think really big pinwheels to accent you aisle? Also arm your flower girl/kids with bubble wands!
Post # 7
I have to add this pic from an Etsy seller…if we do a beach wedding, these will be the kissing balls..tooo pretty and only 25 each! From Etsy seller Creativebridal…
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
@alieliza: That first photo has been my inspiration for our ceremony since we got engaged! It was love at first sight with that canopy!
I found the capiz shell curtain (9 strands) at World Market for $34. The other thing I have in the works is a grass mat aisle runner. I purchased five 3’x5′ woven beach mats at WalMart for $5 a piece. They’ll be sewn together by hand. A rose petal border will line the edges.
@BW92509: Your vision of organza panels sounds lovely. An option that might work, which wouldn’t require too many tools/skills, would be to stick long slender bamboo poles either into the sand or rock-filled pails. You can then sew ties to the corners of the organza panels and hang one between each pair of poles. A couple of little nails hammered into the outside of each pole would help keep the ties from slipping.
Something kind of like this…
Post # 9
These are great ideas, ladies! Thank you! I’ve got a lot to think about now