Honing in on a specific vision for your nuptials makes it easier to pull together your flowers, invitations, color palette, menu, music and more. Top planners David Tutera and Mindy Weiss share the most-requested party concepts, along with breathtaking photos from celebrations they've thrown.By: Stefania Sainato
Seaside Celebration Theme
Want to get married with the ocean breeze flowing through your hair and the sand in between your toes? You can take a serene and coastal approach with crisp whites, greens and blues, or go all-out with vibrant yellows and oranges. Or incorporate both color palettes in the ceremony and reception, respectively, like Tutera did below. He also likes to include unexpected elements like beach grass, which he uses to make napkin rings.
Serve summery cocktails like mojitos and greyhounds (grapefruit juice and vodka) for guests, along with refreshing non-alcoholic drinks to keep sweltering temps at bay. Seafood favorites like clam chowder and yellow-fin tuna are a must, but include "land" options as well to please the palates of all your guests. Check out 50+ more beach wedding ideas here!
Photos by Mel Barlow & Co.