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Five must-finds for your perfect seaside celebration

So you’ve decided on a beach wedding. Now beach weddings may seem fantastically idyllic, minimal, calm and stress-free, but they still need a lot of planning. To capture that flawless day on the sand, and make the day as peaceful as possible, here are just a few things you need to find for the perfect day.

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image: Mexico Beach Weddings

1. Find a beach

Blissful white sands or secluded cove? Far flung destination or closer to home? There are fabulous destinations for beach weddings around the world – from Ibiza to Fiji and plenty in between. Look at climate, travel time and type of ceremony you’d like – some places will do gorgeous traditional ceremonies. Spend time carefully looking at all the options.

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Yasawa Island, Fiji

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Agua Blanca, Ibiza

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Halona Beach, Oahu, Hawaii – image: Beach People

2. Find a theme

The theme is the beach… right?! Well, yes, but it’s lovely to make your own mark and personalise your celebrations with a theme. Add touches of your chosen colours or icons on the seating, orders of service and gazebo, if you choose one. This will stamp your identity as a couple over your special day. Maybe get some cute hooks to stake in the sand and hang decorations from them.

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image: dream beach wedding

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Alexandra Beach, Greece

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image: Meg Baisden Photography

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image: enhance photography studios

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3. Find a dress

Remember your location! Your dream dress may be a heavy, structured ball gown, but just be aware of the climate and maybe go for something a little lighter. Soft layers of tulle or whispering lace and a simple sheath shape are ideal choices. And forego the footwear, bejewelled barefoot sandals are the perfect beach accessory.

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image: Tec Petaja

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4. Find the perfect flowers

Consult a florist to ensure the flowers you choose aren’t going to droop at the first hint of sun! Orchids are fairly heat-hardy, whereas freesias wilt very easily. Your destination florist should know what will work best – it’s wise to be guided by them, and you might even get some truly exquisite exotic blooms!

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image: glass slipper photography

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image: Allegro Photography

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5. Find fabulous food

A destination beach wedding will need to incorporate local foods – which will be different, depending on where you choose. A lot of places will offer seafood and local delicacies – but Hawaii may offer roast pig, whilst you’ll get jerk chicken in the Caribbean. Also, think about your wedding cake – don’t let it melt in the sun!

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image: Robin Lin Photography

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image: Martha Stewart Weddings

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image: Tec Petaja

Most importantly…

Enjoy your sun soaked beach wedding! Your photos will be stunning…

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image: brockit inc

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Looking for more beach wedding inspiration? Head over to our destination wedding page for lots of lovely ideas.

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