Coastal Wedding

See Why Guests Had a Whale of a Time at This Wedding

Talk about a couple who love the beach—groom Eric collects driftwood, and bride Samantha has a particular affinity for whales. They turned to Whimsy Weddings to plan their perfect waterfront wedding at the Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club, and you’ll love the sweet ways the husband-and-wife event planning team worked these details into the celebrations. The first things guests saw […]

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Waterfront Wedding in Downtown Charleston Delivers a Big Dose of Lowcountry Style

We love coastal weddings with a strong sense of place, and today we’re delighted to bring you a Charleston wedding with a big dose of Lowcountry style. Lisa Thomas, founder of Charleston’s Ooh! Events, planned the celebration to take place at Lowndes Grove in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. She decked the reception space out with exuberant floral arrangements, Lowcountry-chic decor, […]

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Is This The Ultimate Coastal Wedding? (Hint: It Involves Wetsuits)

Some of the most beautiful things on earth are found under the sea. Coral reefs, schools of colorful fish, a wedding ceremony site… What?! That’s right, at the St. Regis Bora Bora (also home to some very elaborate proposal planning), weddings can actually take place underwater. A canoe transports the couple to the ceremony location, where they don white wetsuits […]

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Would you say yes to one of these over-the-top marriage proposals?

We talk a lot about coastal weddings on this blog, like this gorgeous one in Key West or this one at the Hotel del Coronado. But before the wedding, before even the wedding planning, comes one very crucial element: the proposal. Proposing in any sentimental spot is meaningful, and for couples who love the coast, there could be no better place. […]

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Four Unique Coastal Wedding Venues

Event design and production experts at The Venue Report compile the coolest venues for all kinds of events—weddings included! Consider them your secret source for intel on heavily vetted and distinctive sites, including tips on the locations’ amenities, fees, and food options. These four hot spots would make the perfect location for a coastal wedding unlike any you’ve seen before. […]

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10 Songs You Must Play At Your Beach Wedding

The venue is selected, invitations are out, and your wedding dress is being altered as we speak. What’s left to do for your coastal wedding? Put together a playlist, of course! Music at a coastal wedding should embody the same relaxed, easygoing feeling of being at the beach, while still keeping the party going for your guests. These 10 songs, […]

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How To Guarantee Your Wedding Guests Have A Good Time

Today, Charleston-based wedding planner Calder Clark joins us to share five easy ways to make sure your guests have an amazing time at your coastal wedding. Beach weddings bring up certain concerns that aren’t relevant elsewhere, and with Clark’s extensive experience with coastal weddings, she knows exactly what to look out for. See Calder’s tips below!   Pick your ceremony location […]

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7 Ways to Create a Warm Welcome at Your Coastal Wedding

Today’s post comes to us from Nick and Aleah Valley of Valley&Co Events, who share their tips on giving guests the most inviting welcome possible.  When guests arrive at a coastal wedding, nothing says warm welcome more than being greeted with fun, games, and cocktails. Creating an environment that encourages guest conversation and creates a comfortable atmosphere before the ceremony […]

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A Waterfront Wedding in Washington State

Is it just me, or are beach weddings made even more special when the couple has a personal connection to the location? For some that may mean returning to a favorite childhood destination or the location of a first kiss; For Renee and Finn, it meant holding a waterfront celebration at Renee’s parents home on Washington State’s beautiful San Juan Island. […]

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2 Dreamy Destination Wedding Spots

Sure, a “destination wedding” can be just about anywhere far from the bride and groom’s home, but for most, something about those words conjures up images of sand and salt water. After all, what better backdrop is there for a romantic ceremony than crashing waves? Here are a couple of gorgeous spots for destination weddings near and far. The Ritz-Carlton on Amelia […]

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