Wednesday September 18 2013.


Whilst you’re reading this I will sunning myself on the sandy shores of Mauritius and couldn’t resist sharing some rustic beach wedding inspiration.

rustic beach wedding

Are you planning on saying ‘I Do’ with sand under your feet?   An amazing backdrop doesn’t require a lot of decoration.  I love these jute drapes over a wooden arch to form the ceremony focal point.   Natural, un-treated fabrics such as jute, cotton canvas or muslin can also be used for invitations, wrapping vases to house fresh cut flowers, as well as table mats and runners.  Good news is that these types of fabrics are relatively cheap to purchase and look even better with frayed edges so you don’t need to be super neat.

To get the rustic feel, use pieces of wood (drift wood preferable) for DIY wedding signage and place settings.  Lanterns and shells also make excellent props.

Paper parasols are a great tip for shielding your guests from the blazing sun rays and also look great later on as decorations, propped up against tables, hung from trees or arbours.


Rosemary Beach Wedding captured by Oeil Photography and featured on Kerrie G Weddings

Parasols captured by Halberg Photography and featured on One Wed

Rustic Beach Wedding Invitation Suite by Do De Line

Beach Wedding Signs spotted on Threads & Laces

White Wash Wood Lanterns from John Lewis

Summerlin Sandal by Sperry Top-Sider from Nordstrom

Rustic Bride & Groom Chair Signs by Braggin Bags

Wedding Favour ideas spotted on WeddingOMania

Bride & Bridesmaids captured by Hajley Petein Photography & featured on The Bijou Bride