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Nautical Style

  |  By Nicole Keen

Made by Sam on Etsy.

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!

This article was originally published on May 20, 2010

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