Nautical style wedding


Themed weddings have become very popular among young couples, because they allow newly-married spouses to realize their fantasies. Choosing a decor for a wedding celebration, coming up with a style, the bride and groom can devote themselves to the process, giving guests the opportunity to learn more about themselves, about their preferences. A nautical-style wedding is an event that will suit freedom-loving, romantic people who love travel, the mysterious depths of the sea and the heady fresh wind. This celebration will leave many bright memories in the hearts of those present.

Nautical style wedding decoration

Before you begin to think through the details of design, it is worth seriously approaching the issue of choosing a place for a thematic wedding. This will play an important role in creating the atmosphere, will help guests immerse themselves in the underwater world or on a pirate ship. Below we will consider a few places that are perfect for a marine style wedding:

  • Motor ship or boat with a restaurant. The celebration style presupposes the presence of water, so the newlyweds and guests will ideally go aboard a real ship to mark the connection of two hearts. It’s good if you can go on a sea voyage, but even a boat trip along the river will leave unforgettable impressions for all the guests of the holiday. There are options for renting water transport for every taste, number of guests and wallet.

Motor ship wedding

  • Sea shore. The sandy shore will create a romantic atmosphere, to the sound of the waves, future spouses can conduct an exit marriage registration, and then go with guests, celebrate the wedding under a tent spread out on the beach or on the hotel territory, next to which the event takes place. If a trip to the sea requires considerable investments that young people do not have, the river bank is quite suitable.

Beautiful decoration of a marine wedding

  • Outdoors. Even provided that there is no sea, river or even a small stream nearby, there is always the option of going out with guests to nature. Fresh air, themed marine style of decoration will definitely create the atmosphere that the heroes of the occasion longed for when planning a wedding.

Marine style wedding in nature

  • A restaurant. A lavish banquet in a restaurant is a classic version of a wedding, but it can also go perfectly. To do this, the newlyweds will need to decorate the hall in the appropriate style, and first find premises suitable for the wedding theme. For example, many fish restaurants already contain marine decor elements: anchors, lifebuoys, wooden helms, you just need to search.

It is believed that a nautical-style wedding is a summer version of the holiday, but you should not abandon this idea just because the sea is associated mainly with heat and the sun. Just in winter it is so necessary to distract from the cold, frost, snow, and the warm mood of the sea triumph will surely help everyone to do this.

Wedding at the restaurant

When the venue of the celebration is chosen, the moment comes to create a unique room decor. Marine style includes a large number of design options, for this you need to decide which bride and groom want to see the wedding. A few interesting ways to decorate the room will help future spouses choose a theme that is closer to them in spirit:

  • A romantic dream. If the heroes of the occasion hope to create a light, carefree atmosphere, you need to turn to the following options for decorating the venue: the wedding arch decorated with flowers and airy fabrics will look great, seashells, stars can be placed everywhere, thick textured candles can stand. Petals of exotic plants can decorate the table and floors. It is better to give preference to natural fabrics, wooden jewelry. Colors should be gentle, although contrasts are acceptable too.
  • Refined fairy tale. Perhaps the future spouses associate the sea with wealth, a beautiful view from the bedroom of a luxurious mansion, a morning swim in clear azure water and delicious cocktails. In this case, decorating the sea wedding, you should give preference to the classic, traditional design: a lot of white, contrasting blue or blue color, polished wood, polished dishes, island flowers neatly arranged on tables, splashing waves...
  • A party for sailors or a pirate wedding. If the newlyweds are true adventure lovers, then at the nautical-style wedding, it will be ideal to organize a fun party, where striped motifs, jolly Roger flags, active instrumental music, rum and champagne by the river will prevail. This design can be made both simple and elegant - it all depends on the taste of the heroes of the occasion.

Marine Style Wedding Accessories

Accessories play a big role in creating the atmosphere, so future spouses are advised to pay increased attention to the details of a nautical style wedding. Depending on the chosen motive, ribbons, colored fabrics, starfish, tight ropes, pearls, various plants, creepers, sand can be included in the decor. See options for marine accessories with photos:

  • Pillows for rings. Few people take such a simple thing to decorate, but if you are determined to follow the style of the wedding in everything, then try to come up with an original way of designing them. Pillows can be decorated with striped fabric, shells, artificial fish, and also a real pearl shell can act as a stand for rings.

Beautiful pillows for rings

  • Glasses and champagne bottles. Glasses for the wedding of the heroes of the occasion, as a rule, differ from those of which guests drink - they are decorated in different styles. To support the theme of the holiday, decorators or the newlyweds themselves can decorate them in a marine style. It’s easier to decorate the bottles with alcohol - it will be interesting to sheathe them with an appropriate cloth.

Original bottle decor for a wedding

  • Candlesticks. Candles are a romantic accessory that creates a warm, almost intimate atmosphere. As interesting candle holders, the newlyweds can use glasses with colored sand, banks in which there is a scattering of shells. Candles themselves can easily be decorated with colored blue sparkles, beads, ribbons.

Refined style for candles

  • Seating cards. In order for each guest to understand where to sit during the wedding, they need seating cards, they can be made interesting and original if you use scrolls, origami boats, sea animals.

Sea-style seating cards

  • Aquariums. An unusual way to make a wedding more wedding style more «marine» - decorate tables with aquariums with real fish. Such neighbors will surely please guests.
  • Details of the wedding procession. You will get a car with colorful ribbons, fabrics, shells, fresh flowers and even a large lifebuoy.
  • Tablecloths, napkins, other textile materials. These decor details can contrast with the white or light background of the banquet hall, contain cute prints of anchors, dolphins, whales.


The role of invitation cards is extremely important, because this is the first thing that will tell guests about the style of the wedding. There are a lot of options for decorating invitations, the final design should depend on the printing materials of the holiday. Only the colors of postcards, as well as small painted details, can talk about the marine motif of the wedding. If you want to create an original decoration, the bride can decorate the paper with pieces of shells, halves of white beads. A beautiful and interesting way to invite a guest to a sea wedding is to send a message-scroll in a bottle.

Nautical style wedding invitations

The bride's bouquet

The bouquet of the heroes of the occasion is an element of the outfit that attracts increased attention during the ceremony, and in the evening, when the girlfriends line up behind the bride’s back, for a second becomes the main character of the holiday. To support the style of the event, the bouquet will be well decorated with low pearls, marine symbols, figures of the inhabitants of the deep sea, floral white mesh. Unusually, an accessory completely made with a variety of ocean ornaments will look like small corals, dried starfish, cute shells.

Original bridal bouquets

Nautical Cake

Sea cake for a wedding is the main position of the banquet menu. Modern confectionery products look like works of art, so it will be easy for future spouses to realize their wildest fantasies through the style of the cake. It can be a multi-tiered dessert, decorated with dolphins, starfish, whales, bright exotic fish, flowers, ropes, nets, represent a paradise island for young people or a pirate ship. A convenient option for treating a sea wedding looks great - a cake with portioned cupcakes.

Stylish wedding cake sea color

What to dress guests for a sea wedding

The style of the wedding implies the possibility of indicating an interesting dress code. Guests will be pleased to dress in a special way for an unusual thematic celebration, but it is better to indicate the need to wear dresses and suits of a certain type in advance in the invitations. Several colors can be chosen as a dress code: for example, blue with blue and their shades. An ornament or print can become an element of style: striped motifs, drawings with the attributes of sea voyages, and if you wish, you can let guests fully think through their own image.

Scenario variant of a nautical-themed wedding

An interesting version of the marine style wedding scenario is a pirate party. There are many ideas for implementing such a festive program: for example, the bride and groom can be the most merciless and fearless pirates in the entire history of the existence of sea robberies. Their union was supposed to begin the prosperity of the family business. The culprit of the celebration can be a loyal commander of the royal fleet, and her husband a pirate, but, no matter what, they could be together. The host will support the script.

If future spouses are fans of sea diving, the whole wedding will be decorated like a submarine or the depths of the sea. The scenario can be built on a serene swimming underwater, observing the life of sea creatures. Competitions and entertaining quizzes of such a nautical-style wedding should be connected with obstacles that arise on the way of a brave scuba diver.

Photosession of the original holiday

Surely every girl from childhood dreams of becoming a princess. So why not become a princess of the sea kingdom? The bride can play the role of a touching, gentle mermaid, who conquered man with her beauty. The story of their love with romance is a little sad, but still they managed to be together. But a beautiful little mermaid got her legs or a man got a fish tail - it’s up to the heroes of the occasion to decide.

A salty wind in the face, a strong steering wheel, a compass that accurately indicates the direction - real sailors are always confident in themselves and boldly look ahead. Active, cheerful people who know how to have fun but always know the measure will like the ship style of a real sea voyage. Playful images of the bride and groom, fun music, decorating the hall with ropes, lifebuoys, anchors, the steering wheel of the ship - this is an integral part of the right atmosphere of a marine-style wedding.

DIY nautical style wedding photo

From scratch, it’s extremely difficult, but real, to create the decor of the event. If financial resources for the purchase of finished products are not enough, this does not mean that the wedding in a nautical style cannot take place. Below is a small photo report of the event, which the future wife organized on her own, making almost all the elements of the decor with her own hands. Look how interesting the image of the bride and groom looks like, bouquet decoration, and seating cards. A huge work was done, which in the end gave the hero of the occasion and guests an unforgettable wedding.

Accessories for brides in a marine style