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Feature Image Left: Image by Erich McVey. Feature Image Right: Image by Christie Graham Photography.

I dream of the seaside…

Not necessarily the kiss-me-quick, candy floss and fair-ground kind of seaside… nope. I’m more the raw coastlines and haunting whispers on the sea breeze kind of girl.

Living in Brighton, my absolute favourite time of year is just as the autumn air starts to fall and the tourists have packed up their buckets and spades. The vast space and beauty of the beach leaves me breathless and full all at the same time. It’s this emotion that I wanted to capture in today’s chic yet wistful nautical wedding inspiration…

Think soft greys and taupes, creams with a dash of pink and barely there dove blues…

Shall we…?

Coco Colour Palette # 18

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Top Row Left: Image by Christie Graham Photography via Style Me Pretty. Top Row Middle: Image by Erich McVey via Once Wed. Top Row Right:Image via The Lane. Second Row Left:Image by Erich McVey via Once Wed. Second Row Middle:Image by Gladys Jem via Style Me Pretty. Second Row Right:Image via BHLDN. Bottom Row Left:Image by Rylee Hitchner via Once Wed. Bottom Row Middle: Image by Mademoiselle Fiona via Style Me Pretty. Bottom Row Right: Image Esther Sun via Elizabeth Anne Designs. 

Billowing silks and chiffons work beautifully for this kind of nautical fashion, less of the stripes and more of the texture is most certainly the way to go… For your gown look to off whites and greying silvers for a gorgeous take on the traditional. For your girls, pick out the softest blues to compliment the watery surroundings.

Accessories should be delicate and a touch of metallic will reflect the shimmering light of the beach. I love this oh-so-pretty headpiece by BHLDN (tempted to buy this right now) and these shoes with an ever so slight silvery sheen.

The striking blue of this envelope in the above stationary suite is divine… Immediately the tone would be set when your guests unwrap this to find a creamy invite, with faint grey calligraphy.

I love the styling of this cake… The ruffled bottom tier echoes the waves lapping to perfection.

For florals look to beautiful textures such as the gorgeous Astilbe (a personal fave and slight obsession) and of course wild sprays of foliage. How beautiful is this rowing boat feature…?

For tablescapes opt for soft grey linens with fresh white accents, but play with your crockery and glassware to add interest. I love these pearl-like bubble stemmed champagne flutes.

The perfect way to toast you and your Captain…

For more Coastal Cool inspiration come and follow Coco on Pinterest, or hop across to the Coco Wedding Venues directory for our beachside venues.

Lots of love…

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