27 Feb

Beachy Blue Starfish Inspired Wedding

beachy starfish wedding

Khalilah of A Boxed Event styled this Beachy Blue Starfish Inspired Wedding for Ben and Taylor Bayless. Pairing fresh florals, fun elements (like a starfish decorated corn hole game) and a teal and bright blue color palette made this North Carolina wedding feel almost beachy! But this best thing about this celebration is the couple- they look beautifully in love and absolutely stunning!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Stunning Cupcake Tower (topped with cute black & white bow embellished starfish!)
– Hydrangea centerpieces paired with candles and teal lanterns
– White crackled “Love is Sweet” Candy Bar sign + starfish stamped boxes

the bride's bouquet

wedding cupcake tower

bride and groom signs

beach wedding invitation


wedding gown and shoes

white starfish cupcake tower

starfish corn hole game

bride and flower girl

candy bar



PARTY DETAILS, as told by Khalilah

Ben and Taylor Found me at a wedding show where my look was themed “The Secret Garden” – We decided to turf a pathway of the floor of the balcony in a historic venue with sod that led the brides to the garden. Taylor and I chatted a few times and discussed her vision and decided it was a good fit after a staging and Ben who lived out of town at the time was able to make a staging !

Their fun wedding took place at The Terraces at Sir Tyler and boy as you can see by the pictures it was a blast. Taylor and her girls repped makeup at the venue then headed over to the ceremony sight- We instantly fell in love with the letter her dad had written her that they had made into a large sign and crackled expresing his long and giving his blessing.

Guests enjoyed a church ceremony at Port City Community Church and then headed over to the reception for a Blue Somewhat Seaside Vintage wedding- Seaside meaning Starfish which was a must for Taylor . We created her florals in mahagony wooden boxes and stayed within her color palette of soft nuetrals. It blended perfectly with the look of the venue and the style.

If I had one thing to say about this couple it would be that I know after meeting them both that they were very much in love and we were honored to be a small part of such an amazing expression of commitment to each other.



– Make up: Brandy Herring for Mary Kay
– Dress: Fountaine Bridals
– Linens and other rentals: L & L Tent Rentals
– Event Styling & Floral design: Khalilah O. for A Boxed Event
– Ceremony Venue: Port City Community Church
– Reception Venue: The Terraces at Sir Tyler
– Photography: Paula Andrea Photography

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Reply February 27, 2013 at 4:02 pm

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Reply February 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Wendy SAYS:

Gorgeous, I love hydrangeas!

Reply March 5, 2013 at 5:46 am

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