Truly American and absolutely stunning, nautical weddings are something to be admired! If you’re having a nautical wedding, you’re one lucky couple and you need to celebrate the occasion in proper nautical style. Check out this Style Story for some great inspiration and ideas.

Style Story: Nautical

Somewhere beyond the sea…
We have to give a nod to Bobby Darin and his famous hit song, Beyond the Sea, from 1959. This song captures the essence of our Nautical Style Story and is quite the inspiration for setting the right mood. One look at these photos and you can easily imagine Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra or Sammy Davis Jr. crooning some amazing tunes at this ocean-side celebration.

Making waves.
You want your wedding to be a memorable celebration! Some standout details are in order, which means getting a little creative with nautical touches. Signing wooden oars is a wonderful alternative to a guest book, and you can display the oars in your new home, vacation house or cabin. The wedding cake simply MUST follow the theme of your wedding. The stripes, rope and starfish details of this beautiful cake create an unforgettable focal point at the wedding reception.

You are each other’s anchor.
Honor your new roles as husband and wife while paying respect to the nautical lifestyle by incorporating the anchor motif throughout your ceremony and reception. It’s a meaningful symbol and an attractive addition to everything from the wedding invitations like the Seafaring Love Invitation shown here to your apparel — socks for the groom, perhaps an anchor necklace for the bride? Just think of all the ways you can drop this symbol into your wedding style.

Photo Credit: Cake: Nicole Barralet Photography via Style My Celebration, Reception: Jose Villa via Adorn Magazine, Groom’s Socks: The Berry, Bridesmaids: Momoko Photography via Style Me Pretty, Bride: Momoko Photography via Style Me Pretty, Oar Guest Book: Amaranth Photography via Mod Wedding