you planning to tie the knot with a sea breeze in your hair and sand in your
For obvious reasons, seaside ceremonies have remained perennially popular. But whether you are planning a formal affair with a tent and marquee, or a free-spirited celebration followed by a picnic lunch, beach wedding dresses needs some consideration.
Fluid, floaty styles work best, but be careful of too much volume as flying fabrics in coastal winds can require a lot of management. Organza, tulle, chiffon and even silk are all perfect fabrics for beach wedding styles.
Here is some fashion inspiration for a beach wedding.
Strappy Wedding Dresses For Beach Weddings
If you are having a summer wedding, you will want to show off your glowing tanned skin. Strappy wedding dresses with bare backs and shoulders are the best way to do this. Buff up your skin with a body lotion that has a bit of glitter and search for a sensual dress in a soft fabric. Jennifer has more the appearance of a sexy evening dress than a wedding dress. Crafted from shiny, silky satin, its perfect for highlighting bronzed skin against its stunning tattoo back.
Blue is a more pronounced nuptial look, and has plenty of movement in the pleated skirt – perfect for catching a coastal breeze!
Forget stiff fabrics and ballroom skirts. You will definitely want to keep your beach wedding dress lightweight, whatever the weather. If you are worried about getting goose bumps, you can always accessorize with a wedding jacket or wedding cape, as both will look superb in breezy weather.
Don’t forget that beach weddings often entail a fair bit of walking, so ease of movement is essential. Vintage-inspired Deborah is perfect for this; constructed of lightweight crepe with chiffon godot inserts that highlight every move and make the dress look floaty and ethereal. If you prefer a classic lace and tulle look, and the added addition of a train, then Brady fits the bill beautifully.
Weather is not always predictable, especially on the coast. Lightweight sleeves might be a good option, especially for a spring beach wedding. Bea features flattering three-quarter-length sleeves in fine macramé lace, so you can still show some skin. Bernadette dresses arms in see-through pleated chiffon that protects from the sun and flutters gently in sea breezes.
Feminine, romantic and with a touch of mysticism, boho-style wedding dresses are perfect for a seaside ceremony. With its tiered skirt, lingerie-inspired bodice and all-over lace, Grahame breathes free-spirited style and a youthful energy. Barry covers the upper body with plisse chiffon, but exposes the décolleté and back beneath fine lace atop a flowing, softly gathered skirt.
A goddess bridal look is more commanding than boho, and really captures the spirit of the ocean. You will captivate every one of your guests (and your groom of course) in Olympia; a soft georgette wedding dress with Juliette sleeves and a breeze catching overlay on the skirt. Carlyle is more classic and ageless, but still exudes a Goddess attitude with its draped bodice and lacey cap sleeves.
Need more inspiration for a beach wedding? See our range of boho wedding dresses for more liquid, floaty styles perfect for seaside ceremonies.