Elegant Beach Wedding Ideas

Who is having a beach wedding?

Here are some elegant beach wedding ideas that Joy de Vivre Wedding Coordination in Santa Barbara shared with us. We love the incorporation of succulents and drift wood are ohh so gorgeous. Below are some inspirational tips that Joy shared with us so that you can incorporate these stylish ideas into your wedding decor.

From: Joy de Vivre Wedding

Nico, owner of Nico Designs and I wanted to put together a table that really highlighted the beauty of Santa Barbara. We were inspired by the beautiful coastline and the incredible views the area offers. Our color palate developed around our decision to use drift wood as the foundation for our centerpiece. Nico added succulents and moss to the driftwood, making it feel organic and natural. To keep the look clean and beachy, Nico used an all white floral palate with dried poppy pods. We added abalone shells, big pieces of white coral and blue sea glass in between the floral arrangements to glam it up.

We chose a light blue taffeta linen to mimic the ocean, paired with a steel blue silk napkin to capture the oceans darker tones. For glassware, we chose a set of complementary steel blue goblets, using a smaller wine glass for water to keep things pretty and fun. We used a mixture of gold glass and ornate silver chargers, over which we placed neat bubble glass plates that looked like water, and a gold banded bread plate. We sat the escort cards in a scallop shell bed of coral and sea glass, topping it all off with oversized orchids that Nico hand glued petal by petal!

We chose an ornate silver flatware to help keep the look sweet and romantic. We hung strings of white orchids and succulents from each corner of the natural wood chiavari chairs which we chose to mimic the driftwood. Our fabulous stationary designer, Tracy Lazaro of Lazaro Designs made the cutest favors, complete with urchin shell and pearl decorated boxes. The invitations, escort cards, and table numbers were all printed on blue paper that matched our table linen. To keep them elegant, yet beachy, Tracy used a ornate font and added beach shells and pearls by hand.

During the process of the shoot, we decided to try out two looks: one with a fabric canopy over the table and one without. Lani from LBPS Events created an amazing sheer fabric canopy over the table from which he hung an amazing sea shell chandelier that Nico handmade! Our awesome photographer Tim Halberg literally worked until the sun went down to get all these amazing shots. KariAnn, the owner of the Santa Barbara Beach Clubwas kind enough to allow us to shoot on her breathtaking property, which she frequently rents out as a vacation rental for weddings.

Photography: Tim Halberg is a preferred Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks!

Design: Joy de Vivre Wedding Coordination and Nico Designs
Floral Design: Nico Designs
Invitations: Lazaro Designs
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Drapery construction: LBPS Events
Location: Santa Barbara Beach Club

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  1. -100. Jill La Fleur says:

    Beautiful! Nice job…really does capture the look and feel of Santa Barbara!

  2. -100. Antisha - Bluvision says:

    The beach setup was so beautiful. If my wedding would have been on the beach I would have wanted it to look just like this one. Tim your photos are great and makes me want to be be there.

  3. Thank you for posting ladies! It was a total blast to work on!

  4. -100. Tim Halberg says:

    stoked to see this on wedding chicks!!!! this shoot was AMAZING!! soooo much great talent working together!!!

  5. -100. Faye says:

    OBSESSED with the centerpeices!

  6. -100. Nico Designs says:

    This was so much fun! Always a joy to work with joy ;)and THANK you Tim for documenting our work. You’re so Fab, I can’t even handle it!xo

  7. -100. Melissa Musgrove says:

    So beautiful. I hope you all sat down and filled those wine glasses for a celebration after the shoot. Well done!

  8. -100. Amberdawn says:

    The colors look great, but my favorite is the china. Just wow.!

  9. -100. Santa Barbara Wedding says:

    Beautiful!!! That color scheme and different layers go together very well!! To everyone involved… NICE JOB!!!

  10. -100. Monica says:

    I love the colour palette! Gorgeous pics.

  11. Everything was well put together! Beautiful Chandelier!!! Does Nico sell these?

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