02 Aug

A Romantic, Beach-Inspired Wedding Theme

Beach Wedding or Bridal Shower

Want to know a little secret? A Designer/Stylist + a vintage Paper Specialist + Cupcake/Bake shop = an Amazing Beach Wedding TableScape (at least it does in this case!). Lisa, of Fancy That and her friends definitely have a recipe for success… I’m loving how they incorporated a serene “beach-life” vibe into this romantic dessert table, which is lovely creative inspiration for everything from weddings to bridal showers and engagement parties!

Everything about this theme is incredibly creative: from the graham cracker sand scattered on top of the cake & cupcakes, to the beautiful hand stamped sea-shells with the bride and grooms names to  the message in a bottle cake topper (complete with a little distressed vintage love note of course!). Also loving the edible sea-shell & distressed paper flag cupcake toppers… Even the party favors are adorned with frayed “rope” and a distressed star-fish tag to complete the soft, beach-y feel.

Beach Wedding or Bridal Shower

Beach Wedding or Bridal Shower

Read on for more beach-wedding inspiration & creative details. . . .

Beach Wedding or Bridal Shower

Beach Wedding or Bridal Shower

Beach Wedding or Bridal Shower


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Lisa

“So many of our party designs have bright colors and a modern look that we decided to try something a little different and put together a soft, beach wedding theme!

The feel of the wedding started with the cake and cupcakes. Ann came up with the fabulous idea of a message in a bottle cake topper with a custom distressed banner.  The cupcakes were covered in graham cracker ‘sand’ and topped with a custom distressed flag and small candy shells.

We incorporated three different party favors into this theme, s’mores boxes, custom chocolate bars, and fabric bags of salt water taffy.   Each favor included a custom favor tag.  One of my favorite accents is the shells that were hand stamped with the couples names.

Last but not least, the invitation was a wrapped in a beautiful paper and tucked in a soft blue box with a starfish.”


-Table Styling: Fancy That & Inkberry
-Table signs, cupcake wrappers, flags, favors, invitation, venue: Fancy That
-Cake, cupcakes, Venue: Bliss Bake Shop
– Vintage distressing of paper goods, cake topper: Inkberry

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Party Girl SAYS:

I live by the sea so this theme speaks to me of romance and simple pleasures…well done!!

August 2, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Lisa Komer SAYS:

Thanks so much for the feature!

August 2, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Theresa SAYS:

Love the salt water taffy favors. A nice subtle touch!

August 2, 2011 at 6:17 pm

art deco engagement rings SAYS:

Love your photos…. actually i love anything by the beach!

August 3, 2011 at 5:46 am

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor SAYS:

Such a peaceful and romantic theme for a wedding. I think it would also be great for a retirement party, a summer family reunion or even a teens party. Love the little message on the bottle. Simple and elegant!

August 4, 2011 at 10:30 am

Jenni SAYS:

I used these cute little frames http://www.rosemarycompany.com/Beach_Theme_Photo_Frame_Favors.html for both place card holders and a favor for guests at a beach themed bridal shower. I love the idea with the Smores in a box and may have to try it for Girl Scouts!

August 5, 2011 at 6:39 am

katrina SAYS:

love the sand! Love the salt water taffy, nice touch

August 5, 2011 at 11:56 am

Gayle SAYS:

What gorgeous styling for a wedding – just the right touch of whimsy and elegance. Lovely!

August 6, 2011 at 12:09 am

Wedding Centerpieces SAYS:

This is such a wonderful mix of ideas! Loved the cake most of all, plus those graham-sand-covered cupcakes provided a nice summery touch to the entire spread. Awesome teamwork here. :)

August 8, 2011 at 8:01 am

cheryl SAYS:

Beautiful and lots of great ides.


August 8, 2011 at 9:47 am

destination wedding stamps SAYS:

A lot of great ideas here. I particularly like the message in the bottle in the sand on the cake and the sand looking icing on the cupcakes. It’s so much fun to see how the beach theme is carried out through the wedding!

August 9, 2011 at 9:43 am

Mark Love SAYS:

The cupcakes are such a clever idea and the message in a bottle to replace the couple on top of the cake is brilliant. Another terrific party idea with some delightful creative inspiration. What a great way to celebrate the relationship.

August 17, 2011 at 11:50 am

Bear Heart Baking SAYS:

I Love this theme! So pretty!! Found this on Pinterest :)

February 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Robyn van Aardt SAYS:

Hello, was just wondering if you give ideas to private people – i am turning 50 next year and want to have a masked ball??
I live in Johannesburg, South Africa!

October 5, 2012 at 1:09 am
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