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Rustic Contemporary Blue and White Wedding Inspiration by the Sea

Modern blue wedding ideas

If you’re dreaming of getting married by the sea, just wait till you see this wedding inspiration at The Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. Inspired by the ocean and all shades of blue, Le Festin Events brought this rustic contemporary wedding to life with the help of a talented team of vendors in tones of blue and white.

They created the ultimate “wow factor” for the reception by hanging blue and white vases filled with flowers from the tented ceiling, then tied it all together with blue velvet linens, and matching blue and white vase centerpieces. Keep scrolling to see this inspiration unfold, and find more details in the gallery captured by Kiel Rucker Photography.

Modern blue invitation suite

Giant white rose bouquet with blue ribbons

Modern wedding dress from Rent the Runway Modern wedding updo idea

Showcasing the power of blue

From La Festin Events: The inspiration for this shoot focused on the sea and showcasing the power of blue. We wanted to create an ambiance that matched the stunning venue and dreamt of a lovely couple with a refreshing, yet seductive elegance. Our couple is in contemporary wedding attire and start in a somewhat rustic ceremony space, overlooking the ocean. We focus here on the outdoors and wanted to create something that didn’t distract from the view. My favorite part of the ceremony is actually the beautiful composite bouquet which matches so beautifully with our bride’s dress. It’s a teaser of what is to come for the reception.

Modern bride and groom style

Outdoor ceremony idea aisle decor idea with greenery and candles Elegant ceremony arch with blue fabric

Elegant outdoor ceremony

An Ocean of inspiration

Throughout the shoot, it was important for us to go back to the ocean. The best way for guests to truly take in their surroundings and show off the gorgeous Pacific was to set the reception inside a clear tent. With this, guests are not only able to see the outside, but enjoy the amazing sunset dipping into the water as well. To soften the tent, we draped all sides with white chiffon and brought topiaries to create a fluidity between in and outdoors.

Triangle back wedding dress from Rent the Runway Modern long sleeve wedding dress from Rent the Runway

Regal blue and white reception

Regal blue and white reception decor Wedding lounge area idea Regal wedding decor

Creating that "wow factor"

We wanted to have a “wow factor” as soon as you entered the tent, and this was accomplished by creating a focal point of hanging large blue and white porcelain pots directly from the canopy. As you are welcomed in, your eye is led directly to the head table, which was flanked by topiaries and florals. Because we wanted a seductive feel, all linens were luscious blue velvet, layered with shantung napkins in a lighter shade of blue. We used nothing but blue and white porcelain vases and bowls filled with blue and white florals.

Head table ideas

Regal shades of blue wedding ideas

Blue and white porcelain vase Glass place card

Shades of blue and white table decor

Blue and white hand painted wedding cake

presentation is everything

We used very neutral china on modern grey chargers, paired with modern flatware. For warmth vintage grey goblets and beautifully hand-lettered arabesque mirror tiles were used. Throughout the tent, we used a contemporary bar and lounge furniture, again only in greys and whites. The design did not stop at the surroundings, food was also taken into consideration as we dreamt of fun inclusions, including a gorgeous 2-tiered hand painted cake inspired by blue and white porcelain. We also created blue cotton candy sparkling drinks, seafood, fun cocktails and fun ways to display dessert.

Blue cocktail with cotton candy and lavender Pretty macaroon

White and blue lawn reception at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Check out the wedding film from Roman Howell Films below to get a closer look at this regal white and blue wedding inspiration!


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