Intimate Beach Wedding Ideas

For all of you looking to have a romantic seaside wedding that’s chic and rustic we have the perfect inspirational shoot for you. Dreamed up by Poppy Love Weddings and captured by one of our Hand-Picked wedding vendors White Loft Studio on the Plum Island Sound.

Lucky for us, Poppy Love Weddings shares key ingredients to replicating something as dreamy as this for your own intimate beach wedding. To see more images perfect for pinning click here.


From: Poppy Love Weddings on Intimate Beach Wedding Ideas

The ceremony area was my favorite part of the set up. It was purposefully kept bare and simple – marked by a modern lucite console table with large rustic wicker spheres (also from West Elm). Here is where I incorporated the canvas flags and added the vintage style glass ring box, adorned with a sweet banner that read “love & cherish”.

I wanted to create an inviting combination of beach rustic plus seaside elegance. I brought in subtle boating elements, like the canvas covered wine bottles, petite canvas flags, and woven components like the wicker spheres. I used indigo as my anchor color and as soon as I laid eyes upon the David Stark Brush Stroke dinnerware at West Elm, I knew it was the perfect fit. To soften the look, I incorporated soft romantic blooms in a *quiet riot* of pink and peach hues set into perforated metal containers for the floral centerpieces. I layered fabrics, included driftwood-type bench seating, and added comfy nautical print pillows.

A key ingredient of my design aesthetic is the mixture of high and low pieces. Because I focused most of my budget dollars on the impact of the place settings, I had to get creative with the other tabletop details. I found the batik print table runner in the half-off section of the Jo-Ann fabric store and was able to scoop it up for peanuts. Of course a trip to the craft store was in order, where I grabbed a few small wicker balls from the floral department and was inspired by the all the color and texture in the knitting department. I carried the pale aqua blue yarn detail throughout the design – wrapping simple glass votive holders with it along with tying the wedding bands together and it even made for the prettiest of bouquet wraps in lieu of ribbon!

The cake was dreamt up by Heidi and beautifully executed by Hilary of Eat Cake!! – a single-tiered cake of layered ombre ruffles. The complex yet airy ruffled design lends to the ethereal look of the day.

Poppy Love Weddings for mastering a harmonized look:

– Seek out what you love, choose subtle elements that convey those feelings and repeat them throughout
your décor.

– Don’t be afraid to mix prints and textures. Dressing a table is like putting an outfit together; excessive
matching is always tres boring!

-When meeting with your floral designer, focus your efforts in conveying your color and shape
preferences. Becoming too specific with exact blooms and shades can hinder the designer and the
completed design.

– Forget perfection! Instead aim for authenticity – there’s nothing worse then an over-produced event that
over shadows the true meaning of the day.

White Loft Studio is one of our exclusive The Hand-Picked Vendors. Hand-Picked Vendors are at the top of their game and provide excellent services! These vendors are chosen because of their commitment to excellence, stylish and fresh ideas, and their overall fresh approach to weddings. To learn more about how our Hand-Picked Vendors are chosen please click here.

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Photographer: White Loft Studio
Event Designer: Poppy Love Weddings
Cake: Eat Cake!
Flowers: Poppy Love Weddings
Venue: Plum Island Point

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  1. Intimate Beach Wedding Ideas: For all of you looking to have a romantic seaside wedding that’s chic and rustic w…

  2. Intimate Beach Wedding Ideas

  3. Intimate Beach Wedding Ideas: For all of you looking to have a romantic seaside wedding that’s chic and rustic w…

  4. -100. @adorabellaphoto says:

    Looking for beach wedding ideas to get your mind off winter? Check this out! @weddingchicks

  5. -100. @lover_ly says:

    Rustic on the beach…so gorgeous! RT @weddingchicks: Intimate Beach Wedding Ideas

  6. Put winter on hold for a sec and come over to check out these dreamy Beach Wedding Ideas

  7. -100. @chicsprinkles says:

    The perfect Intimate Beach Wedding + my favorite peachy hue! via @WeddingChicks

  8. Not considering a beach wedding? Perhaps this will change your mind.

  9. -100. @POPPYlovedesign says:

    Featured on @weddingchicks with @whiteloftstudio + Eat Cake! take a look:

  10. -100. @whiteloftstudio says:

    thank you @weddingchicks for the beautiful feature today! xo, h. @eatcakenbpt + @POPPYlovedesign

  11. This beautiful post is getting pinned like crazy! Beach Wedding Ideas @whiteloftstudio @eatcakenbpt @POPPYlovedesign

  12. -100. @SarahHouston1 says:

    Truly lovely! @weddingchicks @whiteloftstudio @eatcakenbpt @POPPYlovedesign RT

  13. -100. Tara says:

    I Love the flowers and color palette! Such beautiful details in every image.

  14. -100. Jenah says:

    So gorgeous!

  15. -100. Janet says:

    Loved the mixture of textures and colors!

  16. -100. Chloe says:

    love it!

  17. -100. Laura *You Stir Me* says:

    this just makes me so happy…it combines everything I love – simplicity, creative little details, and soft colors. Gorgeous job!

  18. -100. Ashley says:

    These tips are fantastic! Especially the one about planning floral arrangements. I tend to get really picky, mostly because I want the blooms to be as close to the theme colors as possible, but I’d rather have my beach wedding on Long Island at have an authentic, beachy look and feel

  19. -100. s.l. hanna says:

    What a wonderful choice of colors & style & venue. White Loft Studio captured it in a way that makes me want to get married all over again – but this time on the beach !

  20. -100. Lesley says:

    Any idea where to find the perforated, metal containers? This tablescape is gorgeous.

  21. I love this fabulous cake and had to include it in my inspiration board today! I hope you enjoy my post as much as I have enjoyed yours!

    xo Christina

  22. -100. Ann McGue says:

    i am utterly inlove with this idea and feel. i am recently engaged and we are planning for a beach wedding. im thinking small and intimatie and i love the rustic feeling events as we live in colorado. i am going to have to put these ideas in my “dream book” im puttting together. love it!!!


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Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: blue, peach, pink
Styles: beach, classic