Planning the perfect British seaside wedding
With many brides jetting away for their destination weddings, the British seaside is often overlooked by brides seeking somewhere more exotic. But, with their charming beach huts and colourful deckchairs, British beaches are becoming popular wedding destinations. Coastal weddings are a great option for brides want a fun, unique wedding day with plenty of fantastic photo opportunities against the beautiful backdrop of the sea! So, if you’re a beach-loving bride, here’s everything you need to plan a wonderful seaside wedding.
Seaside Wedding Photo Ideas
Such a beautiful location would be wasted without getting plenty of beautiful wedding photos. These gorgeous images have been provided by Martin Lewis Photography.
#1 Bride and Groom
Capture a moment with your new spouse as you stand together on a beautiful beach. This memorable photo idea is a wonderful way to get a classic wedding photo with a twist! Why not ditch the heels and go barefoot to add an extra beachy touch?
#2 Beach Huts
A lovely addition to any beach wedding is a photo by the charming beach huts. This is a great way to have fun with your location and get some amazing photos that will perfectly capture your unique day.
Get your girls together for a fun photoshoot on the beach! Why not take the seaside theme even further and choose choose boho bridesmaid dresses that compliment your coastal location?
#4 Nautical theme
If your beach wedding has a nautical theme, or your chosen destination has a tourist attraction like the HMS Warrior (as photographed below by Martin Lewis), then take advantage of it for a fun photo opportunity.
Seaside Wedding Venues
Even if you want your ceremony to take place on the beach, no seaside wedding is complete without a gorgeous venue for your reception. Here are some of our top picks for the best coastal venues in the UK.
Located in sunny Cornwall, St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa is the ultimate venue for a magical, seaside wedding. The hotel can hold up to 160 ceremony guests, and up to 250 for cocktails and a buffet. So, for brides who want to invite plenty of guests to their big day, this could be the venue for you.
With a magical seaside view and secluded cove , it’s no surprise that Polhawn Fort was voted the most romantic wedding venue in the UK! This relaxed seaside wedding venue is the perfect choice for couples looking for something a little bit different.
Following a multi-million pound refurbishment in 2012-2013, Salcombe Harbour Hotel is a stylish wedding venue which can hold up to 120 ceremony guests in their beautiful Marine room. Whether you’re looking for something intimate or extravagant, this venue can cater to any bride’s needs.
Take seaside weddings to the next level with this stunning, secluded cove on Cornwall’s north coast. This breathtaking location is complete with dramatic cliffs, golden sand and a magical atmosphere which makes it hard to imagine a more perfect wedding venue for a seaside wedding.
For brides wanting something a little bit different? This gorgeous wedding venue has everything you’ll need for a perfect day, and is surrounded by water! This amazing venue can hold 200 ceremony guests, and the magical Southampton marina will make a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos.
This unique and stylish wedding location in Sussex is perfect for a couple who want to add a touch of seaside fun to their big day. Able to hold 40 ceremony guests, this luxurious and intimate venue has gorgeous Brighton seaside views which will take your breath away.
Complete with its own private beach, Osborne House is a luxurious wedding venue in the gorgeous Isle of Wight. This historic venue can hold up to 150 ceremony guests, and up to 2500 guests for your wedding breakfast, so this is a fabulous choice for brides who want something extravagant.
Seaside Wedding Cakes
No seaside wedding is complete without a delicious cake which perfectly matches your coastal theme! Whether it’s edible shells or deckchair cake toppers, there are so many ways to add some seaside fun to your wedding cake! We love this stunning creation by Eurthymia Cakes.
Beach Wedding Venue Decor
When it comes to seaside weddings, it’s all about the detail! Whether it’s subtle shells along the aisle, or full-blown mermaid inspired decor, bring a little bit of the beach to your big day with your venue decorations.
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