Tying the knot? How about doing it literally? I’m talking about a nautical themed wedding, perfect for any land or seaside affair. In the past year, red, white, blue, stripes, brass buttons, and anchors infiltrated the fashion world. Brass buttoned suits, red and white bouquets, flower girls in anchor print dresses; there are endless ways to tie the nautical theme into your special day. Let me show you a few of my favorite ways.
Nautical invitation ideas are endless. There are simple elegant invitations that incorporate the nautical colors. Anchors, whether simple or elaborate, are another popular nautical invitation design. And then there’s my personal favorite, tying the knot. For example, the save-the-date post card above shows the nautical “tying the knot” twist with literal sailing knots. (Via Lottie Loves)
Anchors are the perfect nautical decoration as not only do they tie in with the theme but they can represent the anchoring of your love for each other. This symbol becomes the perfect decoration for your wedding from decorating your invitations to decorating your reception. Use anchor ornaments as guest cards to give guests their table numbers. They can even double as a party favor. (Via gretchent)
Centerpieces and table settings are another place to tie in your nautical theme. Beautiful flowers in red, blue, and white give your tables a classic wedding ambiance while still tying into your nautical theme. Want a little more? Add more decorations, like the “Ahoy” flag in the vase above. Dress-up your table settings with a nautical crab napkin ring or knot a piece of rope around the napkin with a fancy sailing knot. (Via Bayside Bride)
Finish off your nautical theme with your dessert table, as desserts are easiest to decorate with a theme. Petit lifesaver donuts make the perfect bite size dessert and the little flag labels top off the look. This beautiful blue coral wedding cake fits in perfectly with the nautical theme. Looking for something more classic? Have a classically decorated cake and make your wedding topper a boat. (Via Greer Loves)
Whether you decide to go all out with anchors and stripes or keep your celebration simple with a few nautical touches it’s sure to be a day to remember. The decorations are all a part of the fun, but the most important part of a wedding is the anchoring of each other’s love and tying those knots.