(Closed) Can't decide how to make my beach wedding..not beachy (Venue Pics)

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
4797 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

That’s my birthday!

Beach weddings are usually very summery, with lots of light and bright colors. Since it’s November, go for more fall colors or just darker hues (red, navy blue, dark brown for a neutral, etc). Since you’re not having it ON the beach, that makes it easier. I’d probably steer clear of too much choffon and other flow-y materials.  Silk or satin or something like that instead. 

Post # 4
11343 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@sweetdee522:  GORGEOUS venue!! Wow! Your guests are going to LOVE staying there!

In terms of avoiding having a “beach-themed” wedding, I think as long as you avoid anything that is considered to be cliche for beach themes, you should be successful.

Post # 5
46258 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

That venue is stunning on its’ own!!

I’m available if you need anyone to do grunt work. I cook too!

Will the ceremony/reception be out by the pool?

Have you chosen colors for your wedding party?

If you don’t want beach, don’t do anyhting beachy. No sand, shellfish, starfish, pails etc.

I would consider doing something  chic with  white/cream/black.

It’s a nice day for a “White Wedding” by Billy Idol.

This bride wore a sheer black wrap and carried white anenomes with a black center

Her Bridesmaid or Best Man wore a black dress with lace edge


You could hang large black and white prints of the two of you. You can get 3×4′ engineers prints at Staples for $5- Spay glue them onto a backing of foam core.

Floating solar lights or balloons with glow sticks inside them floating in the pool.

Post # 6
872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am not a beach fan-girl either, I understand where you are coming from!

Picture #1 – You’re right you do not need to mess with the natural beauty of the house, it is beautiful on it’s own and doesn’t need much but a few accents of simplisitic sexiness. Why not try adding pool decorations that float? http://offbeatbride.com/2012/06/pool-decor You can also think about putting candles all around the pool or leading out to the where you can have a lounge for guests like so: 

A few ottomans, few lines of fabric from Joanne’s Fabrics or drapes from Target, couple of candles or string lights and you’ve set an amazing atmosphere for your guests. You could even have the ottomans in leather to give that “rocker” vibe, along with dramatically colorful candles in all shapes and sizes. 

Picture #2 – I see palm trees and other little shubberries there, why not add flares of red light in the bushes, or lights around the palm trees? 

Picture #3 – I would personally fabric up that cieling like this: http://www.weddingdecoratorblog.com/2010/05/decorating-the-ceiling-with-fabric/ 

As for the last picture it is the kitchen and I don’t really see why you should change it. Maybe switch out some of the light bulbs with different colors? That could be fun. 

For the colour scheme if you want to play around in the Halloween area, you can play with yellows, creamy oranges, different shades of black (yes it is possible), with soft touches of green and/or red.

If you decide to pull away from the Halloween theme you can get color inspiration from the house itself, but instead of like a pool blue, go for a dark, rich blue. If you choose a yellow go for a deep, sunset yellow, and deep pinks, purples and playful blush reds.

Staying within the Halloween theme invest in black lights.


There is a website called the offbeatbride.com (http://offbeatbride.com/) that have tons of ideas for having a non-typical wedding, I love this site. 

Good luck~ 

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