The nautical look is a timeless fashion classic. Nobody illustrated that better than The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, on the recent Tour of New Zealand when she donned dark blue skinny jeans, a striped nautical top and a double-breasted navy blazer.
With the Royal Seal of Approval, the nautical look has ensured its popularity, not just on the high street but as a wedding theme. With many couples having their children present at the wedding, we think that those cute Prince George sailing boat dungarees will influence wedding wear too.
The great thing about this white and blue theme is that it looks smart and sophisticated, but a bit of cheekiness can be thrown it too – a jaunty sailor’s hat or a flutter of red.
As a theme for a beach wedding it is perfect. It retains a sense of tradition whilst lending itself to the more informal attire of the beach. White and blue is flattering to your attendants and the children just look gorgeous. You can go with stripes or stick to blocks of colour. The white wedding dress with a blue sash, blue bridesmaid dresses, blue blazers for the groom and ushers with white buttonholes will look stunning.
To your blue and white colour scheme you can add anchors, sails, ropes and life buoys for your stationery, decor and table settings. And of course, because you are at the beach, your photos can incorporate a yacht, a sailing boat or a more humble rowing boat.
If you do not want to go so much down the sailing theme other symbols that you could include in a nautical themed wedding would be shells, starfish, bunting and driftwood all giving that feel of the seaside.
You could also add another colour – add in red to give you a really patriotic feel or if you want to reflect your beach wedding add in yellow to represent the sun.
If you are planning a beach wedding for next year, a look around the local High Street now will provide you with plenty of inspiration as they have plenty of nautically influenced fashion on display. Also think about ordering samples of nautical themed wedding invitations to really get the ball rolling. And thanks to our Royal family it looks like it will be bang on trend for next year too.