Beach-Inspired Wedding Decor

Summer is not yet officially upon us, but it's getting hot here already! Thoughts of sand, beaches, water, and weddings are floating before my eyes, and let me tell you, I can hear the gulls crying and smell the sunscreen already! If you are planning a waterside wedding or just want to bring the magic of summer into your wedding scheme, decorating your tables and venue will be a ton of fun (in the sun)! Aside from seashells and starfish, there are lots of ideas for a gorgeous, classy, and … [Read more...]

Summer Wedding Fitness

It's summer time and wedding time... and whether you're the bride, the maid of honor, or just a guest bound for a beach wedding, you want to look your best! But don't fall for crash diets and 8-hour workout sessions... instead turn to to find out what the fitness experts suggest. Here are some of their secret weapons to help you get sexy for the season! Plan toward your Goal Chris Gaines of Equinox Fitness in Palo Alto, California offers these key steps: Set a goal: Get … [Read more...]

Beach hair for Outdoor Weddings

Now that the weather is warming up, everyone wants to move the party outside! If you are a spring or summer bride, you can forget about sleek, sculpted hairdos, and let your hair just go with the flow. All photos are from Check out their wedding hair style gallery for hundreds of gorgeous styles! Letting it loose! For the look on the left, a curling iron and water-free hairspray are all that were needed to set and finish the bride's lush locks. In the photo on the right, … [Read more...]

Outdoor Weddings: Standing for the Ceremony

I saw this breathtaking photo from Style Me Pretty and absolutely love the setting for this wedding. It looks just like a perfect summer afternoon. Nothing fancy or extraordinary, just grassy fields, sunshine, and peace. Of course, when you're holding the ceremony in middle of nowhere, it does present a seating problem. According to the bride, Carol: "We did have the guests stand, after much debating about moving chairs around. In the end we had a semi-circle for those that needed to sit … [Read more...]

Making Waves with Beach Wedding Favors

If you love the beach enough to have a sea-side wedding, you probably want your decor and favors to reflect that beach-y theme. You can browse online for some sweet, ocean-inspired favors that you can personalize with cutting-edge style. I like favors that are not only good-looking, but fun and useful for your guests as well. There are so many good ideas at American Bridal, I couldn't choose just a few, so here is a whole selection to choose from! We've got: Photo albums, tea lights, luggage … [Read more...]

Video: Beach Wedding Inspirations

Mmm, a day at the beach! The bright sun on your shoulders, sand between your toes, the wind in your hair. What a perfectly lovely day for a wedding! If you are toying with the idea of having a beach wedding, here are some videos to help push you over the edge. The sun setting over the ocean is enough to make anyone pine for a wedding in the sand! If you liked that one, there are plenty more beach wedding videos to watch here! … [Read more...]