Elegant Seaside Wedding Style\\nCreate a wildly romantic, casually elegant seaside celebration.\\nThe seashore is the natural choice for a joyous, casually chic celebration. Here, reproductions of ancient columns are used to help define an otherwise long, unbroken stretch of sandy beach into the reception area. Tables and wicker chairs sit invitingly next to the surf, and sea-blue hues play off textured shells and wicker. Columns, by Jo-Liza International, joliza.com.\\nCushioned wicker chairs and love seats pull up to tables draped in linens with double organza, seashell-filled borders. Tables, love seats, and large pillows with lace shams, from Bountiful, 310-450-3620\\\\. Beaded turquoise pillows, by Pierre Urbach aYvette Fry Showroom, yvettefry.com. Tablecloth, by Nancy Angel for Angel Threads, angelthreadsnyc.com.\\nIn this sun-splashed and romantic setting, guests can mingle while barefoot and listen to the clink of crystal blending with the chorus of seagulls. Here, silk shawl, embroidered with pearls (on chair), by Ann Gish, anngish.com. Chair, from Bountiful, 310-450-3620.\\nYou may have to pay a modest permit fee to wed on the beach, but be sure to designate a backup indoor location or rain could turn the fantasy into your own personal *Waterworld*. Flowers, from The Woods, 310-825-0711.\\nMismatched china (you can rent it that way), sparkling stemware, and touches of silver all spell easygoing outdoor elegance. Napkins, dinner plate, plain silver charger, forks, and spoon, by Calvin Klein Home, 800-294-7978\\\\. Ornate silver charger and scalloped-edge plate, from Bountiful, 310-450-3620.\\nThe low centerpieces stand up to sea breezes. Silver tumblers and flowers, from The Woods, 310-825-0711.\\nMonogrammed paper ties on napkins are an unfussy option for napkin rings. Calligraphy and napkin band, by Stephannie Barba, stephanniebarba.com. Mother-of-pearl knife, from Bountiful, 310-450-3620.\\nPieces of cool-blue sea glass add extra color hits. Sea glass, Asil, 510-653-2622\\\\. Flute, J.G. Durand, mikasa.com.\\nDistressed wicker is easily found at tag sales and freshened up with a quick coat of white paint.\\nThis bridal bouquet of gardenias, grass, muscari and lilies of the valley brings the fresh blue and white shades of the setting together. Flowers, from The Woods, 310-826-0711.\\nGo for casual surfside chic. A variety of graceful flutes on a silver tray adds a formal touch. Tray and chair, from Bountiful, 310-450-3620\\\\. Flutes *(left to right)*: Chambody and Bubbles, both by Saint Louis, Cristal de France, 800-238-5522; Valencia, Bretagne, and (on its side) Longchamp, all by J.G. Durand, mikasa.com.\\nA mix of silver vases, tumblers, and even a trophy cup hold centerpiece flowers. Trophy cup and iron table, from Bountiful, 310-450-3620\\\\. Silver tumblers and flowers, from The Woods, 310-826-0711.\\nScour your shelves for all things shiny and silver-toned. Grouped together, items such as vases, bowls, votive candleholders, and salt-and-pepper shakers create splendid impact and contrast—particularly in an unexpected setting.\\nAn ornate bowl ices Champagne atop a table covered by a textured, pearl-beaded cloth. Tureen, by Department 56, department56.com.\\nA sky-blue fantasy cake covered with gum-paste seashells is practical at heart. Fondant icing needs no refrigeration and can hold its own against sun, sand, surf, spray, and hopefully, even curious seagulls. Cake, by Katrina Rozelle Pastries, katrinarozelle.com.\\nBeach bargain: Gum-paste seashells are expensive to create. A cake iced in light blue and decorated with pearl-shaped dragées gives the look for less.