All Aboard Shipmates – Styling and Ideas for a Nautical Wedding Theme

The sky these last few days has been incredibly clear, and a gorgeous blue hue has inspired me to introduce to you some idea’s for a Nautical wedding theme.

The fact that I have just enjoyed a  picnic at the coast has also heavily influenced my thought in the creation of this theme.

The primary colour of  navy blue is an elegant and easily achieveable colour pallette to start creating your look.

As with my Ocean theme for children there are not many people that don’t love the tranquility of watching the Ocean, making it a stunning place to get married. 


PicMonkey Collage


Great ideas for Venues could be on a boat, in a coastal resort or by a lighthouse but your theme is achieveable anywhere.

As an introduction to your theme, invitations could be sent with adornments shuch as anchors, fishrmens knots, sea shells and boats.

For the bride, subtle touches as navy sash or navy heels could be used or she can complement her white gown with Bridesmaids in navy gowns.

For the Groom a Classic navy suit, or just using subtle touches such as a navy tie would be effective.

For your reception, your tables could be adorned with a white table cover with an overlay/runner in navy blue, stripes could also be incorporated here.

As a simpler touch, have just your napkins in a navy blue or a white napkin tied with blue or striped ribbon.

Twine tied in a fishermans knot would also look effective. 

Shells from the beach could be incorporated into Centrepiece bases and smooth pebbles could have names painted on and used as simple place names.

Blue flowers can range from pale blue to deep midnight shades  and represents serenity and calm, much like an expanse of ocean.

Popular blue flowers are iris, hyacinth, cornflower and forget me knots and these can be used individually or as an accent colour against any other shade you wish to incorporate into your day.

For bouquets some striped ribbon and/or  small anchor adornments will tie the theme in beautifully.

White, red and gold are popular colours associated with achieving the nautical look but its your Big Day so its best to refelect it in shades that suit your vision.

Custom blue lighting would add a certain ambience to the venue, both making it look impressive but also possibly covering up some of the less attractive parts of your reception room.

Nautical symbols could also be incorporated throughout the day in guest books, seating plans and even to adorn the Wedding Cake. Go as far as your imagination takes you.


I have chosen some great nautically themed products that I think would be wonderful additions to a Big Day, and I hope this together with the moodboard can give you some inspiration for your Celebration.


Editors Picks


Nautical Charm Bracelet – Lily Charmed at NOTHS – £33 – Fantastic Bridesmaid Gift




Nautical Wedding Signs – Bobby Loves Rosie at NOTHS – £18 – Great to hang to back of Bride and Groom chairs as feature.




Nautical Stripe Wedding Guest Book – Made with Love Designs at NOTHS – £50 – Remember memories of your happy day where guests have shared your joy.




 Nautical DIY Wedding Invitation pack – Wedding in a Teacup at NOTHS  – £3.10 – Give your guests a nautical insight to your day.




Moodboard Credits

Line 1:  Flowers, Table Setting, Male Wedding Party, Cake/Desserts (Left to Right)

Line 2: Beach Wedding, Buttonhole, Bride and Groom, Place Setting (Left to Right)

Line 3: Wedding Mini Cakes, Ring Cushion, Favors, Bridesmaids (Left to Right)

Line 4: Seating Plan, Floral Centrepieces, Shoes, Invitations (Left to Right)


UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow


  1. Reply

    Fantastic inspiration board and I really love those wedding invites by Wedding in a Teacup!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Debs, really appreciate your comment and aren’t the invites just darling. I love them and they PERFECTLY suited the theme x

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