When I think of the beach I usually think of sand stuck to my feet, tangled hair, and a lot of sunscreen (okay, maybe I’m not that cranky about the beach, but the tangled hair, at least in my case, seems inevitable.) This luxe beach set-up, however, is every inch glamorous and inviting and a wedding or event set beachside, on rustic picnic tables complete with burlap table cloth, gold and ceramic flower vases, bright fuchsia blooms, candles, and a white fur shrug, are my kind of beach soiree.
I absolutely love a sweet summer beach wedding. Photos taken at the beach are always stunning, and even if the pictures are done after the wedding – all the better – because what bride doesn’t want to kick off her shoes and play in the sand?
On to the dress: I wish I could find out more about this image – the bride, the wedding, the decor – but for now, this picture, and that dress, were too beautiful not to share this week. I’ve never been a huge fan of sleeves, particularly on formal gowns, but when it comes to this dress, between the fitted bodice, full skirt, crystal detailing at the neck, and perfect beach setting, I’ve quickly become a fan.
Last week I did a guest post on Chandra’s fabulous wedding blog, Oh Lovely Day … here’s what you missed:
Lately I’ve been inspired by all things bohemian. I’m a bit of a button-up cardigan and tights kind of gal, so the free spirited, with flowers in her hair, kind-of-vibe has me completely in awe. One of these days I’ll probably chuck the suits and high heels for long flowing dresses and bare feet … okay, maybe not the heels.
Logistically, a beach-side wedding was out of the question for me – all I kept picturing was sand in my Alexander Wang’s and a face full of wind-blown hair. I’m not what you would call “low maintenance”. Instead, we got married by water. Close enough so it was in pictures, far enough so I wouldn’t sink in the sand.
But then I stumbled upon these images and I thought, “Oh, dang, the sand would have been totally worth it if I had Moroccan throw pillows and lanterns … and effortless wavy hair.”
The truth is, your wedding should be a reflection of you, sprinkled with a bit of imagination. But these stunning bohemian images have me re-thinking “me”. Do you dig?