Hosting a beach wedding? If you’re exchanging “I dos” near the water’s edge, then it’s a great idea to draw inspiration for your wedding-day details from the ocean. The treasures of the sea—shells, pearls, coral, the deep, moody blue hues—can all be jumping-off points for beach-themed details, but the key is to be restrained. Instead of incorporating all of them, keep things tightly edited by choosing only one or two of your favorites. The end result will be elegant and sophisticated, and not overly themed.
When it comes to your wedding dessert, a talented cake designer can turn ocean elements into incredible (edible!) cake embellishments. Again, if your overall wedding aesthetic is elegant and modern, then err on the subtle side and aim for a more minimalist dessert design. Think: soft, watercolor hues paired with intricate ocean-inspired elements fashioned from sugar. Need some inspiration? These modern, ocean-inspired confections will surely complement a summer wedding by the water.