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How To Have A Subtle Beach Theme For Your Spring Wedding

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How To Have A Subtle Beach Theme For Your Spring Wedding

With a love story that started on the coast, this sweet couple decided that they wanted to incorporate water and the beach into their big day. But how to go about that without making it a full-out beach party? Hints of the beach where sprinkled throughout this gorgeous day and we are in love with the subtle vibe that buts us in the mood for crashing waves and soft sand. 

Keep scrolling to see what we mean. And don't miss a single small detail, we have a full gallery full of J&D Photo's images just waiting for you! 


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The Bride 

Wells and I met on the water so I knew I wanted to incorporate a water /coastal vibe. I knew I wanted to use the oyster shells for the name cards but I never thought I would end up making our entire wedding oyster-themed, ha. I fell in love with the oyster invitations and the rest sort of followed suit. 

I can honestly say April 14th, 2018 was the best day of my life. We had the best vendors and that’s truly what made our entire wedding. 


glowing bride in her classic mermaid dress

elegant and sweet bridal portrait ideablush and orange wedding flower ideas


a bride and her bridesmaids


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From J&D Photo 

Let me just start by saying their wedding was absolutely gorgeous. It took place on the Hula family farm overlooking the river in Charles City. No detail went unnoticed. They even had a raw oyster bar during happy hour - BEST IDEA EVER. 

These two love their pups. They love them so much that they even had them walk down the aisle during the ceremony with the bridesmaids and groomsmen. They were so cute and all of the guests loved it!

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wedding couple beach photos

Brettany stunned everyone in her form-fitting mermaid gown with a lace overlay on top. She looked gorgeous. So many tears were shed throughout the heartfelt ceremony, but the party really started during the reception. 

The reception tent was beautifully decorated with farm tables and shades of blue and gray. Each guest's seat was marked by an oyster shell with their name written in calligraphy. They shared a family style dinner and then danced the night away.

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blush and orange wedding table setting


silver chic subtle beach theme sweetheart table


oyster shell garlandorange and yellow flowers

naked wedding cake


wedding first dancesparkler exit

Budget:

Cake  $730
Band  $5,000
DJ  $1,550
Wedding Dress  $3,000
Hair & Makeup  $250
Invitations  $950
Restroom Trailers  $1,300
Flowers  $5,500
Photography  $4,450
Caterer  $17,250
Linens  $500
Rentals (tents, tables, lights, confetti cannon, etc.)  $10,500
Oysters & Clams  Didn’t charge us but still want them to get recognition

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