Starfish on Your Wedding Day

Starfish on your wedding day?  Okay, maybe not literally (though you could pose with a few lives ones for a quick photo op on the beach).  But what about Swarovski starfish in your hair?  Or fondant starfish on your wedding cake?  Even dried starfish or paper versions on your invitations!  When paying tribute to your seaside friends, consider these fun and festive beach wedding details for your tropical destination wedding in the sand!

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{Photos: Hair: Flickr, Shoes: WeddingOMania, Flower Girl: KT Merry, Invitation: Etsy, Left Table: Colin Cowie Weddings, Right Table: Pinterest, Candle: Koyal Wholesale, Cake: Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Garland: Confetti Day Dreams}

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Mermaid, Yes, Mermaid Inspired Wedding Day Details (Think Beach Weddings)

If you’re getting married by the sea or having a beach destination wedding, have you considered subtle nods to our friends below the surface of the ocean?  You don’t need to have a Little Mermaid themed wedding to show off a little mermaid style on your big day!  Whether it be a mermaid shaped gown (think tight and sexy) or a fishtail braid down the side of your head, even sequins in blue hues on your table linens make great additions to your wedding look!  We’ve pulled a few favorite photos today if you’re so inspired by the sea for your destination wedding!

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{Photos: Dress: Where to Get It, Hair: Lad & Lass via Ruffled, Escort Cards: MSW, Message in a Bottle: Jose Villa, Tabelscape: Casa Sugar, Signs: Christopher Nolan via SMP, Cake: The Cake Blog, Sequined Linen: BuzzFeed}

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Pale Blue Destination Weddings

Whether you’re getting married at the beach or planning a backyard I do – a pale blue palette is picture perfect when you want the setting to shine!  Consider giving a nod to the sea with a color that works in both winter and summer!  Think winter wonderland with a bit of ice blue in your reception decor or opt for a pale blue perfect for springtime and new beginnings.  The color is versatile, not too feminine (to keep him happy) and works well in most environments.  Take a look at these ideas we’re loving!

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{Photos: Top Table: Millie Holloman via SMP, Dress: Natasja Kremers via SMP, Second Row Table: And Unlimited via EAD, Invitation Suite: Lexia Frank via SMP, Cake: Brides, Suit: Chris Spira via Love My Dress}
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Wine Country Destination Weddings

Wine country weddings make great destination weddings!  Remember, location, location, location (plus great food and wine)!  If you’re entertaining the idea of entertaining your friends and loved ones at a vineyard wedding, consider the following details to infuse your location into your big day decor!  From bottle friendly invitations to grape leaves on your sweetheart chairs and grapes atop your wedding cake, wine barrels, wine bottles and more make great wedding day decor!

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{Photos: Invitation: Anastasia Marie via Oh So Beautiful Paper, Couple: Frieda Theres, Escort Cards: Next to Me Studios via Ruffled, Bar: Matt Edge, Ceremony Site: Justine Yandle via SMP, Guest Book Bottles: Pinterest, Reception Tables: Pretty Chic Blog, Sweetheart Chairs: Megan Clouse via Project Wedding, Cake: Lauren Ross via SMP}

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A Rustic Destination Wedding in Austin, TX

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Bobbie and Davie hosted a destination wedding in Austin, Texas at a unique wedding location – Stubbs BBQ!  But this wedding, like most, didn’t go exactly as planned and this venue was actually a last minute surprise for all involved!  We were supposed to get married in my sister’s backyard which is like a botanical garden, but Austin had massive historic flooding the week prior to the wedding.  So, we had to find a last minute option that was available.  My sister has connections at Stubbs BBQ and Live Music Venue and knew that they had just finished building a special events room at the back of the concert space, so we jumped on it site unseen.  It didn’t even have windows installed until the day before the wedding.  Haha. We weren’t concerned…we had the people we loved most coming into town, we had amazing food and drinks lined up, and we had hired an amazing duo to sing for our guests (Dawn & Hawkes).  We knew it would be wonderful no matter where we were.”

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“As fate would have it, David and I had been to many shows together a Stubbs and the very first concert we attended together happened to be to see the band that was actually scheduled to perform later on our wedding night at Stubbs.  It was personal because we had shared so many happy memories there listening to great live music.”

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What was one of this blushing bride’s most cherished moments from the day?  “Walking down the aisle to Dawn & Hawkes beautiful music and being able to treat our guests to an amazing concert that was taking place there at Stubbs during our reception.”

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Another highlight?  “Our amazing photographers…I didn’t know it was possible to capture the absolute essence of a point in time the way they did at our wedding.  Unbelievable!”

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“Our vision was to host a small, intimate, casually elegant gathering that was comfortable for all guests to thoroughly enjoy themselves while still honoring the sweetness of our wedding day.  We wanted it to feel like a fantastic dinner party at our home in honor of our relationship with each other.  We served food, and cocktails that we would serve guest at our home and enjoyed great music which is such an enjoyment for both of us.”

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Long tables and family-style dinner service really infused that intimate personal vibe the couple wanted to create – without all the fuss!

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This couple also opted to skip some of those traditional wedding rituals of a reception so we had to ask!  We really wanted to enjoy the day with each other and our closest friends and family.  We felt that running around to perform “wedding rituals” would have taken away from that for us.”

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Shaun Menary Photography

Wedding Vendors: Location: Stubbs BBQ, Wedding Planner: Your Wedding, Your Way, Caterer: Austin’s Catering, Cake: Blue Note Bakery, Floral: Westbank Floral, Vintage Rentals: Vintique Rentals, Entertainment: Dawn & Hawkes

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