More beach wedding ideas for the first official week of summer! I didn’t want to go all out with a shipwrecked theme (no Pirates of the Caribbean today), so I combined that whimsical element (in the form of messages in a bottle, old nautical charts, sunken treasure-inspired jewelry) with a laid back bohemian island vibe (rum-filled coconuts, breezy beach tablescapes, a gauzy kaftan dress). To be completely honest, I wouldn’t mind spending some vacation time inside this inspiration board…

Mood: bohemian island chic
Palette: sea glass, white sand

Top row from left: photo of sailboat by You Look Nice Today, photo of message in a bottle by Millie Holloman, emerald ring by Sarah Perlis, coral and bell jars from Pale & Interesting
Row 2: pearl necklaces from Martha Stewart Weddings, listening to conch shell photo by Stephanie Williams for Ruche
Row 3: beach kaftan via This is Glamorous, nautical chart map from eBay, row boat “cooler” from Details Event Planning
Row 4: photo of rum-filled coconut by Brandon King, photo of beach table with canopy by Ozzy Garcia, blue ocean from Chance Co.


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  1. Kristen

    You are on a ROLL! I love this board-the perfect inspiration for an elopement or intimate beach wedding. Absolute perfection yet again!

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  2. Jenni Bailey

    I love this SO much!! I want to have a wedding do-over right now and use this board for my design. Really gorgeous.

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  3. Erin

    Oh…what I wouldn’t give to be shipwrecked in your world!! :) This is spectacular!

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  4. Sara Gray Photography

    Love this board Kathryn — especially the muted tones throughout. They lend such a sophisticated quality. Great work!

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  5. MaeMae

    best board ever. love love. i am so inspired and am scribbling ideas away. thank you!

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  6. Jessica

    Wedding inspiration? This is my new travel inspiration for next year. So gorgeous!

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    Absolutely stunning… I can’t stop staring! Wish I was sitting at that table on the beach right now…

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  8. Jessica [Shimmer+Silk]

    This is truly beautiful! It’s so nice to see the island theme with a soft, calming palette rather than bright and bold colors! Fabulous board :)

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    • Kristopher McGrath

      Its like you read my mind! You seem to grasp a lot
      approximately this, like you wrote the book in it or something.
      I feel that you could do with some % to drive the message home a bit, but
      other than that, that is fantastic blog. A great read.
      I’ll certainly be back.

  9. Chandra ~ Oh Lovely Day

    makes me want to go to a deserted island :)

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  10. elaine

    LOVE THIS. just finished an invitation set that could have lived in this loveliness!

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  11. grace @ wedding favors

    rum-filled coconuts are definitely the thing! :D I’d really like to have that canopied table at the beach. That would be perfect!

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  12. patricia takacs

    Wow this is an awesome board! great work

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  13. Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie

    Sooooooo pretty!!! Love this inspirational board!


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  14. Leagh@bunchesdirect

    Pure inspiration! Open space, the warm sea,the soft sand-what can be better? Ideal wedding and wonderful memories!

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    I love this SO much!!

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