My neighbor’s daughter recently got engaged — it’s such an exciting time for her entire family! And, they immediately dove into the preliminary planning, since the most popular venues in our area are often booked 1 ½ to 2 years in advance.
Once the venue was locked up, it was time to get to work on the specifics. Formal or casual? Adults only? Theme or no theme?
When the event is this important, it’s all of those little details that can make the difference. And, one of the most popular wedding trends for 2017? A dreamy coastal theme!
The coastal look, according to style arbiter Martha Stewart in Martha Stewart Weddings is fresh, relaxed and — of course — so romantic. Luckily, this charming style is easy to achieve with natural elements such as seashells, sea glass and even weathered driftwood.
But, brides should beware of the overly kitchy. “Because these nautical touches can be so fun, it’s easy to get carried away, but limit yourself to just a few cohesive accents to ensure your wedding-style remains elevated, ” says Gabriella Rello of BRIDES magazine.
Find the best coastal inspired wedding accessories at Sea Shore Brides
One of the best places that I’ve found with just the right coastal accents for your wedding is Sea Shore Brides. This Etsy shop has delightful pieces that are sure to make a coastal themed wedding Pinterest-perfect.
One of my favorites is the set of goldtone starfish hair pins. These lovely pins make any updo truly mermaid-worthy! Wear one, two… ten? Warm goldtone starfish are textured and accented with a few well-placed sparkly rhinestones for just the right amount of glitz. (Of course, you don’t need to be a bride to appreciate these stunners. They are a beautiful accents for any spring or summer event, from proms, to galas, to beach bashes.) Retail $3.50 each.
Another must-have piece is the men’s starfish lapel pin. This is a perfect tuxedo accessory for the groom, the groomsmen, or both! Or, use it to add a personal touch to a boutonniere. The blue glass center stone adds just a touch of glam. Retail $4.25 each.
Sea Shore Brides has everything you need to add a dash of whimsy and a dose of charm to your wedding — from flower crowns, to sand dollar ornaments, to rustic wood signs, and even burlap banners. To see the entire line, CLICK HERE to visit Sea Shore Brides.
Now, one lucky Susan Said… WHAT?! reader will win a set of hairpins and a coordinating lapel stickpin from Sea Shore Brides.
This giveaway is available for readers in the CONTINENTAL USA, aged 18+. Odds are determined by the number of entries received. Giveaway ends 3-13-2017.
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PHOTO: Images used with permission by Sea Shore Brides.
DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did, however receive a sample from Sea Shore Brides. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will be good for my readers.