Inspiration Board: Beach Tinsel

Woohoo, we’re getting our sparkle on today! Reader Tracey sent me a request for help with her summer wedding at the Oyster Box hotel – she and her fiance were leaning towards neutal colours but weren’t yet decided. They’re a young couple, so they also wanted to add a bit of fun to the event, and make their design simple and fresh. I love the Oyster Box as a venue (it’s actually one of my all-time faves) and I thought neutral colours were a great idea as not only will they work perfectly with the hotel’s interiors, they’ll also play up the colours of the beach. Flat neutrals, especially with natural and linen accents, can make for a gorgeous beach-style do. However, with Tracey’s request for fun, I immediately thought of the metallic and shimmer trends we’re seeing at the moment – there’s just something about a few sequins that puts everyone in a good mood. And it’s so easy to bring a bit of New Year’s Eve spirit into your design. Start with a basic palette of lots of clean white, with ivory and cream variations, and a bit of taupe, and then metallics like gold, silver and bronze. Add in fun sparkly accents – shiny bridesmaids dresses, metallic garlands and (my best) a blingy pinata! Pair this with beachy touches like shells and cute ‘message in a bottle’ escort cards. Finally, have fun with the food (this is an easy way to delight your guests, and makes the whole thing a fun experience) – you could have an unusual cake (like donuts) or serve mini ice-cream cones instead of dessert. Tracey can afford to be daring in her wedding attire – I just love the idea of a single (or multiple!) bold statement necklaces. What makes this look easy to pull off is that it’s essentially a classic white wedding with selected over-the-top moments, that add a real punch. And my, but isn’t it pretty? Hope you like your board Tracey – good luck with your planning!

Colours: White, neutrals, metallics

Top row (l-r): Oyster Box foyer; gold sparkle dress {P: Shira Weinberger}; Eat, Drink & Be Married sign {S: La Fete Event Design; P:Jennifer O‘Donnell Photography}; bride with statement necklace look {S: Canvas and Canopy Events; P: Elizabeth Messina}
Row 2: Silver pinata by Confetti System; message in a bottle escort cards {S: Wed Perfect; P: Denise Bovee Photography}; silver sparkle dress {S: Ginny Branch Stelling Styling & Design; P: Harwell Photography}
Row 3: Shells {S: Wed Perfect; P: Denise Bovee Photography}; shell place card {Fairyfolk Weddings on Etsy}; powdered donuts {S: Alchemy Fine Events; P: Justin Lee}: silver accent bouquet {S: Imagine… Weddings and Special Events; F: Couture Flowers; P:The Youngrens}

Inspiration Board: Beach Tinsel | SouthBound Bride


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