Beach Weddings Styling Inspiration – Great British Seaside


This look encapsulates everything that’s great about the British seaside. So many of our bridal couples have special childhood memories of summer holidays in Bournemouth – building sandcastles on the beach, eating fish and chips on the pier and taking home seaside rock and windmills as souvenirs.

The Coastal Creatives take on the ‘Great British Seaside’ theme makes a wedding day unforgettable with ‘buckets of fun’. We love to decorate the marquee with colourful bunting, stripy tablecloths, windmills and deckchairs and create a real sense of vintage seaside with a photo booth area on the beach using our stripy sun shelter, seaside peep board and buckets and spades.

Tables are dressed with statement sweetie jars filled with delicious retro candy, with stripy paper bags for guests to fill and take home. This is a particular hit with children and can double as a wedding favour too! Another lovely favour and place marker idea is our Bournemouth Beach Hut. These are hand decorated with ribbons, shells and hints of sparkle by Coastal Creatives in colours to match the wedding scheme, and can also be personalised.

The perfect wedding breakfast for this look has to be fish and chips followed by a typically British dessert – how about Eton Mess or a delicious ice cream.  Beach Weddings Bournemouth have a fish & chips menu served with mushy peas and home made tartar sauce and the tables will be filled in the centres with Kilner jars of pickled onions and pickled eggs – how about that!

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Go for a stylish twist by serving the fish and chips in newspaper boxes (which can be personalised)  and treat your guests to Little Al’s 1930’s Bournemouth ice cream trike as another fun talking point.

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 Above is a picture of our Great British Seaside bunting in the Pier Approach cliff lift. Its thoughtful touches like this that make a wedding day extra special and so much fun.

 What better way to greet the bridal party and another wonderful photo opportunity!

 Inspired Seaside Styling by Coastal Creatives

Rachael & Louise x

Stylists, Beach Weddings

Coastalcreatives, Bournemouth.


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