Beach weddings have become very popular over the last few years & designing your beach wedding reception can be a lot of fun. The seaside & the beach all offer much by way of inspiration for your reception, think about seashells, sea life, nautical elements; whilst the laid back & casual atmosphere a beach wedding creates is probably the main reason why they have become so popular.
Here I take a look at three different themes you could consider for your reception on the beach:
Classic Beach Style
I have to say that of the three schemes discussed in this article, this one is possibly the most adaptable. The shells, starfish & marine life make for ideal motifs which can be carried throughout every element of your reception, i.e. cake topper, menus, place card holders, wedding favors & the neutral tones inspired by the beach itself are perfect for combining with more vibrant colors or even pastel shades.
This is big in fashion at the moment & the classic combination of navy blue & white makes for an elegant wedding scheme. For this scheme to work you will need to combine classic nautical elements such as sail boats, life buoy’s & lighthouses & use them throughout your reception.
There isn’t a lot of scope to add additional colors here, red or yellow could work well in small doses, whilst green foliage in your flowers will help to soften the scheme.
This one is for those who love bright colors & want a wedding reception with vibrancy! You don’t need to be on tropical shores either to adopt this scheme, although it would probably work best at a location with guaranteed blue skies & all day sunshine!
The main color here is hot fuchsia pink, a key color for weddings this summer. Add to this vibrant shades of aqua blue, yellow & lime green, with a backdrop of pure white to stop it being too overpowering! This is a scheme where you could let the flowers do the talking with blooms such as orchids, hibiscus, Lilly & bird of paradise. You could also add in motifs such as flamingos, pineapples, crabs & palm trees.