Summer Weddings: 15 Shipshape Nautical Wedding Ideas

With just about 35 % of all weddings taking place in June, July or August, Summer is peak wedding season.

But while the warm and sunny weather means you can have an outdoor affair, there are some challenges to getting married during the Summer season, as we pointed out in Secrets to Planning a Summer Wedding.  

Despite any wedding planning challenges, Summer brides can feel like a princess on their big wedding dayAs a Summer Bride, you want to embrace everything summer in all aspects of your wedding, from your wedding color theme and decorations to your choice of wedding venue and wedding food. And, of course, in your choice of bridal gown.

For your wedding gown there are many radiant and sexy bridal gowns for Summer Weddingssuch as BHLDN’s new collection which embodies everything we love about Summer weddings.

A nautical wedding theme is a perfect fit for a Summer Wedding. Here are 15 shipshape nautical wedding ideas, from Huff Post Weddings: 

All hands on deck. Summer wedding season is the perfect time for a seaside soiree so why not give your guests a party to remember? Add anchors, rope and vintage life rings to give your wedding the feeling of being on a real ship. A navy and white color palette with a touch of red is classic and eye catching. And don’t forget the food. Serve your favorite seafood bites to complete the ocean feel. We’ve rounded up some amazing nautical wedding ideas below.

Happy planning and anchors away.

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Event Design by Lucia Paul Designs, Photo by Jonathan Young Photography
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Event Design by Caileen Designs, Photo by Weber Photography
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Event Design by Cape Cod Celebrations, Photo by Hike Photography
Event Design by Couture Events, Photo by Kelsey Lauren Photography
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And for more Nautical Wedding Inspiration, check out Inspired By This!