What better way to channel a beach or destination wedding theme than one of the most beautiful elements in the ocean? Starfish can help create an idyllic mood for your nuptials and are easy to fit into many elements of your big day. Whether you’re trying to channel Disney’s Ariel or just love the idea of a beach theme, I have a few creative ways that you can incorporate starfish into your special day:

Wedding invitations
There are various starfish wedding invitations out there, but the best part about this Shining Seashells-Navy-Real Glitter Invitation is that the starfish, coral and seashells shimmer just like the surface of the ocean. Shades of blue and purple dress up the corner of your invitation and set the mood for seaside nuptials. Your wording is printed on a simple burlap background to represent the natural beauty of the water.

Aisle decor
Using starfish to decorate your aisle is both inexpensive and gorgeous. Tie them on to the backs of your chairs or the end of the pews for a beautiful way to lead you down the aisle.  Attach burlap, lace, twine or another rustic material to the starfish. You can glam up your beach wedding by adding some glitter to your starfish so that they shimmer and shine as you exchange vows.

Style board inspiration: starfish

Hair accessories
For a creative way to pull your hair back, consider using a small starfish as a barrette hair tie. Much like a flower in your locks, a starfish adds a bit of texture and color to help your hairstyle appear even more beautiful. It even perfectly contributes to your beachy theme! Opt for a white starfish, like the bride in our style board, to match your white dress or look for a subtle shade to contribute an accent of color to your ensemble.

Your shoes
If you’re walking down the aisle on sand, you may want to stick with sandals instead of heels. Look for a pair of neutral colored sandals adorned with starfish, like the sparkly silver pair in our style board.

Flower girl
Traditionally, a flower girl carries a basket of petals down the aisle. But just because the title is “flower girl” doesn’t mean that you have to stick to using blooms. Give the little one a basket filled with colorful starfish. You can even put one of them in her hair to match yours.

Toasting flutes
Toast to a beautiful wedding and the start to your new life together with Starfish Toasting Flutes. These delicate glasses are accompanied by white porcelain stems accented with stunning starfish covered in glitter for some shimmer and shine. Use these same glasses when your one year anniversary rolls around to cheers to 365 whole days of marital bliss.