(Closed) anyone else doing a beach wedding??

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

 I’m not having a beach wedding…   but I love coastal decor!

Here are som cute ideas I found online….  =D

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I plan weddings for a living in the Keys, so I’ve seen many of these ideas before.  I just have one friendly word of warning on the seashell place card holders…the numerous times I’ve had brides buy them and give to me to set up, they have not worked!  The slits are either not cut deep enough or not a proper angle the cards won’t stand up in them.  Also, if it is just slightly windy, the cards will not stay upright in them…instead they turn into sails!

My only recommendation when choosing decor for outdoor beach weddings is to think about the winds and sea breezes.  Chances are it is going to be breezy in your location and you’ll want your decor items to be heavy and durable enough to stand up these breezes (ie. place cards need to be weighted down, fans on the ceremony seats need to be heavy enought not to fly off, candles won’t stay lit, etc).

LED candles work great!  Or real candles in glass cylanders or lanterns with walls high enough to protect the wicks.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@Taricha- The bouquet and colored flowers… what type of flowers are they? I LOVE THEM! (I’m not a huge flower lover, but those are fabulous!!!)

 

I’m also doing a beach wedding, Haven’t setteld on any particular decor, but I love some of the inspiration on this thread!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My maids and I are all making the cookies after the bridal shower.  Basic sugar cookie recipe with blue icing!  The sand on the bottom can be brown sugar or sugar-in-the-raw. 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

The bouquet and the second colored flower are orchids.  I bought that bouquet for 7.99 at save-on-crafts.com.  Here is a link: http://www.save-on-crafts.com/orchidbouquet2.html

Then I added a few more purple orchids, leaves on the bottom and changed the ribbon.  They will be my BM’s bouquets.  They look spectacular.  Here’s a picture:

 

 

They also look greate without any adjustments but I’m not one to want to settle for simplified.  The material isn”t silk, it’s latex.  It makes them look and feel more realisic.  Can’t you tell I highly reccommend them? lol!

As far as the loose purple orchids, they can be bought at fiftyflowers.com or hawaiiflowerlei.com.

 

 

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m still a beach bride (after having to sadly cancel our destination wedding in Pensacola due to the issue w/the oil spill) and we’re going to have a very very intimate destination wedding!

Our choices are narrowed down to the following locations:

  • turks and caicos
  • bahamas (atlantis, a fave of mine)
  • key west
  • st. lucia (we were going to do this as a couple only, but there is a villa there that knocks our socks off..I posted about it a few months back)
  • St. John/St. Thomas

We’re looking at what will accomodate all three of us (my son is coming as he says he has to be there or else!) and have fun things for us to do.  We’ve been everywhere, except for turks and caicos, so that is near the top of our list.

I’m still having a beachy reception afterward!  Showing our wedding video and pictures and having the same cake I wanted and our same colorscheme!

Loving having the teeny intimate wedding without all the stress and having a fun, relaxed reception! 

 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve also had a change of plans, except using my friendor to make teeny bm bouquets (for the gals who were going to be the bridesmaids) and some bouts (also a single dendrobium orchid) for the guys who were to be groomsmen!

I’m ordering from 50 flowers the reception flowers and diy’ing the reception pieces!  Having several nice arrangements and two larger arrangements of green dendrobium orchids and mixed with garden roses!  Also adding in some green berries (hypercium) for low arrangments on tables. 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

aimee, love the chocolate idea!!  it actually may be more simple to DIY because all you have to do is melt the chocolate and pour it into a mold of starfish. 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

WOW!!  What wonderful Ideas!!  I am also having a beach wedding will try to post some pics soon. 

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