Tag Archives: Beach

The Boat Wedding Shoot

Attention brides-to-be… for a lake, shore, beach, or island wedding, today we want to inspire via photography and there’s nothing better than a picture (or a few) on a boat after your romantic, on the water, ceremony.

With all the planning that goes into your wedding, I always find myself surprised at the lack of control over the photos being taken on your big day. You’re probably thinking to yourself “no not me” but I promise you, between your hair and makeup, the vows, the kiss, and the hype, the last thing you’re thinking of is how your photographer can snap the absolute best pictures for you to have forever. That’s their job right? Nope, not really. It’s your job! They’re your pictures, and you are the bride!

So in between picking your father-daughter dance, choosing a hairstyle and “wow” lipstick color (I know you’ve probably already done all three), choose a few essential photo ops for your pictures that you MUST HAVE and make sure your fabulous photographer knows what they are! And most importantly, if you are anywhere near a body of water, you best pick a few pictures on/with/around a boat! Because these are unforgettable!


Credits: Pinterest, Pinterest via Carolina CharmBrandy Butter, Intimate Weddings, Green Wedding Shoes, Christina Szczupak Photography

Beach Wedding Favors

Before we know it summer will be over and weekends at the beach will be coming to an end, but not before we cover ever beach related wedding must-know (or have) here on One to Wed! Check out our ideas for beach wedding ceremonies if you haven’t already planned yours, but if your ceremony and reception are already booked and you’re working on the final details, then it’s time to start thinking about favors!

No wedding should go without a small favor to leave your guests remembering your special day and there are so many fun, easy, and budget friendly favors that you can buy or make yourself! Today, it’s all about the beach wedding favors for those weddings in the hot summer months! For inspiration… sea shell tea light candles, little pails of chocolate covered raisins, nuts or anything else, beach-themed wine toppers, mini-shell chocolate treats (easy to make yourself), or messages in a bottle! Each of these favor ideas are budget-friendly or do-it-yourself proof so brides, there are no excuses this time! For your beach wedding, it’s time to start thinking favors!


Credits: Wedding Favor CenterpiecesWedding Favor CenterpiecesRuffled Blog, Wedding Favor Centerpieces, Pinterest, Martha Stewart Weddings

Beach Wedding Ceremonies

In the summer, there’s nothing better than the beach whether it’s your local shore or some foreign, exotic land. So for those who love the summer and spending time at the beach, it’s about time you consider a beach wedding ceremony! Like with a vacation, this can be at your local beach or a destination but with the right setting (and the ocean is already there for you) and some perfect accessories to give the overall feel you’re looking for, you will already be well on your way.

Believe it or not beach wedding ceremonies can always be jazzed up depending on the type of bride you are. If you want to go for an elegant beach look, choose all white, chic chair coverings to give an upscale vibe (first photo below). If you are super modern, check out the incredible ottomans in the second picture below. These are unique and easily make a statement. For other options, there are always the traditional white chairs (see below), or finally for the more daring bride, a brown chair option? Well it works in the last picture below… Regardless of what you choose though, a beach wedding ceremony is nearly perfect even if you and your guests were sitting on the sand, so instead of worrying too much about the little details, pick the right local, time of year, and focus on the reception! The beach will do the rest for you..


Credits: Pinterest, Life With Direction via Style Me Pretty, Pinterest via Jet Fete Blog, PR Wedding, Long Boat Key Club, Nicety