Love in your eyes and sand between your toes – what could possibly be better on your wedding day? Here are ideas for upping the romance factor of your destination wedding in easy, breezy ways.

Destination Wedding Color Ideas

Invitation to paradise Send save the dates as soon as you’ve set the date so they can mark their calendars and arrange for time off. Then follow up with destination wedding invitations that will set the tone for your celebration. Perhaps you’re planning a vintage travel theme for your wedding. The Taking Flight invitation shown here with real gold foil is a wonderful choice.

Barefoot bride Keep your wedding gown and accessories simple. Think light and flowing fabric that will catch the breeze. Get a great pedicure and wear simple sandles or go barefoot! Find local blossoms for your bouquet or wear a flower in your hair instead of a veil.

Keep it light A reception room with crisp white linens on the table and paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling becomes a canvas for you to add your destination wedding colors. Aqua will bring in the color of the sea, and bright tropical flowers will add beautiful color.

Have fun in the sun Rustic accents like driftwood painted with directions and sweet messages will make your guests smile. Offer welcome baskets so everyone will feel ready to kick off their shoes and relax with you. Offer paper parasols in tall, galvanized buckets to help shade bare shoulders.

So sweet Keep your destination wedding cake simple and fun. White frosting with a scattering of golden sugar to mimic sand and a tiny beach chair cake topper will be a yummy ending to your dinner. Cake tops are a lot of fun to shop for and can add the perfect finishing touch to your wedding cake.

Photo Credit: Reception: Liz Banfield via Style Me Pretty, Driftwood: Weber Photography by Wes + Liz via Heart. Love. Always., Welcome Baskets: Allan Zepeda via Style Me Pretty, Cake: Reign 7 Photography via Style Me Pretty, Ceremony Aisle: Deer Pearl Flowers