Post # 1
Our venue is a lakefront inn. The lake is not huge, think community lake. The ceremony will be held outside overlooking the lake. There is also a beautiful lighthouse in the background. We will be renting a pontoon for guest use during the reception and for pictures. The reception is indoor, but the room will be opened up to the outside and has the same lakefront view.
I’d really like to center the theme around the lakefront aspect, but since it’s not a beach or the ocean I’m having a hard time determining how to do so. I don’t want to go too nautical or too beachy, but it to have some sort of water-related theme.
I also CANNOT decide on colors that would go with the lakefront theme. I don’t want anything too islandy or nautical again and I’m not a big fan of navy.
Basically, I’m completely stumped on how to play out a theme that will make our wedding feel like a semi-casual beachfront gathering and on which colors to incorporate.
Any help at all would be so appreciated.
Post # 3
We had a lake front wedding and used navy (supposed to be the water) and apple green (supposed to be the grass). I love the idea of coral!
Post # 4
I would not focus on the water colors. Let the water be the backdrop. You can choose any palette or any theme that you like. It can be as formal or as casual as you want.
If you want to keep it “natural” you can use mixed wildflowers, grasses etc .
Conversely, you could have an all white (or shades of white) decor with the water, trees and grass as your hits of color.
Post # 5
I love the Idea of Corals as well. Think it fits perfectly with a lake front wedding.
Post # 6
Corals are great, as are shades of white like in the picture julies1949 posted.
Post # 7
You don’t have to use navy. What about using other blues/greens? Light blue or Aqua/mint? What about doing clear or aqua jar/vases with sand and candles? Pails with ferns/wild flowers? Or what about having lanterns to mimick the lighthouse? What about having s’more favors? And flipflop baskets. Taffy candy jars with different flavors?
Post # 8
Oh, if you don’t like any of those ideas, brainstorm any words related to “lake” and see what meaningful ideas you come up with. 😉