Nautical Style

"Hey Sailor" Necklace, Made by Sam

Today I’m daydreaming about seashells by the sea shore; sandy beaches, lighthouses and sailboats, which got me thinking what a great theme this could be for your wedding day. Sometimes nautical style can be a bit too preppy for my personal taste, but I’ve pulled some options for you, your groom and your bridesmaids that are fashionable and laid-back with just a nod to the high seas! Let’s start with this adorable necklace from Made by Sam on Etsy (pictured left). This piece is dainty and quirky, and I love that you can personalize it with the initial and stone of your choice. Now onto the perfect gown, of course. When I picture a Nautical bride, I think of simplicity and clean lines, and I think this Lela Rose dress fits the bill. The sheer fabric on the shoulders is just right for combating those pesky sea breezes! As for shoes, I would suggest a summery wedge like these ones by Nina. The subtle rope detailing ties right into the theme. Next up: the bridal party. I’m obsessed with this flirty sailor dress by Stop Staring from Unique Vintage, and I think it would make a great bridesmaid’s option. It even has a similar neckline to the Lela Rose gown. When it comes to the guys, your mister’s groomsmen would look super-cool in this shirt from Brooklyn Industries—look closely: the pattern features little sailing flags! Last but not least, this Club Monaco seersucker suit is a fabulous choice for your groom. Looking good sailor!

"Brownstone" Gown, Lela Rose (Spring 2011)

"Levin" Shoe, Nina

"Railene" Dress, Stop Staring

"Flag Print" shirt, Brooklyn Industries

"Colin Cotton Seersucker" Blazer, Club Monaco