Calling all beach wedding brides-to-be! Today’s styled shoot is all about the seaside, from natural textures and seashell accents to watercolor palettes and pearly embellishments. Get inspired with Bridal Musings’ gorgeous gallery of wedding dress, accessory, venue, and HAMU ideas—all shot by their editor (and international wedding photographer!), Claire Eliza.
In other words, we have everything you need for your chic and dreamy celebration with an ocean view. Keep scrolling!
Invitation Ideas for a Beach Wedding
The first thing to set the tone for your beachy celebration? Chic and airy beach wedding invites, of course! We’re in love with this deep blue stationery palette, especially with its watercolor portrait of the venue and charming map of the location’s coastline. Your guests won’t be able to resist sending back a resounding “Accepts!” on their gorgeous RSVPs.
Beach Fit and Flare Wedding Dress: Easton by Sottero and Midgley
When it comes to wedding attire for a beach side celebration, consider fit and function above all else. For instance, check out this glam fit-and-flare bridal gown, Easton by Sottero and Midgley. It’s designed to show off your curves and figure without losing the ease and comfort of a relaxed silhouette.
This beachy wedding dress is easy to style for a nature-inspired celebration. The lace is lightweight, the pearls are shimmery, and the tulle bow sleeve accents (removable, by the way!) are just what you need for dancing on the breeze.
Simple Beach Wedding Gown: Alice by Rebecca Ingram
If soft and elegant is your fancy, consider a simple beach wedding dress like Alice by Rebecca Ingram—a breezy crepe sheath featuring figure-flattering lines and ultra-feminine details. The stretch jersey lining in this wedding dress ensures a chic and comfortable fit. And the illusion lace train adds a touch of artful drama. It’s everything you need for a modern yet romantic bridal look!
(Love this elegant bridal gown? It comes with a budget-friendly price tag! Head to our Rebecca Ingram collections for more affordable beach wedding dresses designed for a soft and romantic bridal look.)
Floral Beach Wedding Dress: Greenley by Maggie Sottero
For a nature-inspired floral look, check out this illusion lace wedding dress in a relaxed mermaid silhouette. Greenley by Maggie Sottero is lined with stretch jersey for a sleek and breathable vibe.
This breezy beach wedding dress also features a choice of nude- and cocoa-hued bra cups to enhance the “naked” effect of the illusion bodice. It’s sexy, stylish, easy to wear, and super flattering—everything your mermaid ancestors would adore!
Seaside-Inspired Shoes, Accessories, and Beauty
Once you’ve found your perfect beach wedding dress, complete your bridal look with embellishments inspired by precious ocean treasures. Opt for these pearl and ribbon jewelry accents, wildflower bouquets, and shimmery tiaras. Stick to a neutral palette to keep things chic and sophisticated. Or play with watercolors and jewel tones for a dose of fairy-tale whimsy!
When it comes to your footwear, be sure to choose something with a shallow heel and luxe embellishments like this pair of pearly white bridal shoes. You’ll look positively enchanting in accessories that look like they were plucked from the Great Barrier Reef or Pacific Northwest coastline. (Or hey, the Puget Sound, where this styled shoot is located!)
Ocean-Inspired Wedding Cake with Candles and Seashells
Excited to cut the cake for your seaside elopement or beach wedding celebration? Opt for “something blue” in a sky-hued concoction with wave-like texture! This simple tiered wedding cake is easy to configure for an outside reception. And it looks gorgeous for photo ops against an ocean sunset, sea cliffs, or forest vista.
Blue tapered candles add an elegant touch to a dessert or banquet table. And off-white shells make for naturally chic embellishments.
Beach Wedding Venue and Details
Whether your beach wedding aesthetic is misty and minimalist or dazzling and over-the-top, you’re likely on board with one thing: the undeniable importance of a cozy seaside venue!
We’re smitten with this vintage-chic A-frame locale—the perfect combination of style, function, and romance. Treat this kind of hideaway as a party suite for the happy couple and wedding party. Or deck it out for an indoor-outdoor cocktail party and dance floor. Magic!
Inspired by all things floaty, breezy, and divine in this beach wedding shoot? Head over to the full feature on Bridal Musings to check out the complete gallery and list of vendors, from shoes and jewelry to cakes and venue. As for the perfect wedding dress for your celebration, check out our Maggie Sottero, Sottero and Midgley, and Rebecca Ingram lines for effortless wedding gowns at a variety of prices. Or narrow things down with our selection of 6 Breezy Bridal Gowns for a Beach Wedding on our blog!
And of course, once you’ve saved your favorite bridal gown styles, book your appointment with an Authorized Retailer near you to curate your perfect ocean-inspired bridal look. Cheers to your best day ever on the beach!