Sunday, August 12, 2012

Beach Wedding Decor and Much More!

 I spent the last four days with my mama at the beach and it was quite relaxing.We didn't do that much, besides enjoy almost perfect beach weather and a few other things you'll see at the end of this post. But while I was chillin' to the max at the beach, it got me to thinking about beach weddings 
and how cool they can be. 

I've been to a few beach weddings myself, and they are seriously beautiful and amazing. I couldn't personally handle it because I would be too freaked out about the potential of rain, wind, tornadoes, blizzards, freak ice storms, tsunamis, etc. You get the picture. My wedding took place in an indoor, controlled environment. 
Yes, I'm a freak! 

Besides the impending weather disasters that almost never happen, my other thought about beach weddings is similar to my thoughts on beach houses. There's simply no need to point out the fact that we are at the beach as we are hopefully all aware of this fact. We've all been to those rented beach homes with shell lamps, shell clocks, shell soaps, etc, and I think we can all agree there is no need for any overload on shell memorabilia as decor. We get it. We're at the beach. It's the same thing with beach weddings. Keep the beach theme subtle and not in your face. Basically have good "Shell" awareness. 
I hope we're on the same page here.

Speaking of shells, I think this is the perfect example of having just the right amount of shells.  I think these cookies are beautiful! No other shell accessorizing necessary, just the shell cookies as wedding favors or on the dessert table.


These cupcakes are great too, they have a beachy vibe and are beautiful with their swirls and pearls!



This captures the casual, fun vibe of the beach wedding...no need for shoes on the sand, flip flops for everyone! 



I like having a seat on the beach...the sand gets everywhere. I'm sure you're familiar. 
These pillows are awesome.


Well this centerpiece is just perfectly gorge. It looks like anyone's living room, just hanging on the beach.



Even though these white lanterns are used all the time, I think they look amazing on the beach and never get old in this setting.



This is straight up formal. Try not to get sand on that couch, i dare you...but still, it's pretty cool looking!



I love this sand in these glass containers. Just a little touch of the beach, not overkill.


These flowers are pretty and the oceanic detail in the bottom of the glass is perfect!


In addition to daydreaming about the perfect beachy wedding details, I also managed to do a heck of a lot of reading, one of my fave beach activities. I read this entire book in 2 days on the beach. So good, you won't be able to put it down! Definitely a twisted story, but fun to follow...


I also started reading the following book, Two Statues by one of my great high school friends Brian Kennelly. Yup, I know a famous author. This book is the perfect beach read and I can't wait to finish it!


Finally, in a completely random (and awesome) turn of events, I ran into this lady, you might know her:
 


Yea, that's right. Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas! She's married to the extra handsome Josh Duhamel, and he, among other Hollywood actors, are filming a movie in the North Carolina beach town where I was staying. Fergie was super nice, really pretty and also my height. I felt like a total goob asking her for a picture, but this teenage girl on the beach was encouraging me, and I figured, sure, I'm almost 30, why not listen to a teenager. Dorky or not, I'm pretty sure I got my picture taken with Fergie, and that's pretty sweeeeet.

This week my travels continue as I head up north to visit some fam in NJ and also go DTS. (Stands for Down the Shore. As in the Jersey Shore.) I'm pumped to the gills for all the fun times ahead, but I've gots to get through a few days of work first and spend some quality time with Mr. Fo! 
Hope everyone has a wonderful week!


4 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great time! I'm right there with you on being a control freak...we definitely did everything indoors!

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  2. OMG! Fergie!!!!I could die already if I had a photo taken with her!:)By the way, I didn't go crazy on shells in my wedding supplies. I gave out flipflops to my lovely guests on my beach wedding!;)

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  3. I think most girls dream of having a beach wedding because it captures true serenity with the natural elements being present just about everywhere. Wearing slippers is a good idea, but going bare feet makes it even more fun and casual. The only downside in having a beach wedding is a surprise rain shower. And the event organizer must have an alternative location nearby that everyone can run to in case it does rain.

    Kelli Mueller

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