Board #8 | Shipwrecked

There are so many ways to do a beach wedding, but I was totally inspired by Kylie Lambert’s shipwreck photo. It adds a different element to the natural beauty of the beach and the ocean. So often it seems that beach weddings go the route of bright tropical colors, as a way of reflecting an exotic location. I decided to stick with an understated palette, to let the natural surroundings shine through.

Mood: breezy and barefoot
Palette: sand, shades of white, with touches of pastel

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Top row from left: photo from Paul Johnson, hand-lettered menu from Crystal Kluge, J. Crew Celeste Ramie dress, shipwreck coin pendants, seashell seating cards from Rebecca Thuss
Row 2: pearl cake, sea urchin votives from Beach Dwelling, photo from The Knot, cowry shell brooch
Row 3: white bouquet, oysters, and coral centerpiece all from MS; hairstyle from The Knot, invitation from Bottle Me A Message
Row 4: bamboo poles and starfish decoration from The Knot, photo from Cig Harvey, photo from Kylie Lambert

Also check out this post from Faye and Greer featuring another fabulous “sunken ship” invitation.


  • I love it! It’s like nautical meeets hemmingway with a touch of whimsy. Very similar to what I’m hoping for my wedding. Keep up the good work.

  • Jessica says:

    I just discovered your delightful blog. What a fun idea! I sometimes feel guilty for getting carried away with blogging…but it’s so worth it to share ideas and find other blog-treasures, like yours!

  • perfect bound says:

    Shipwreaked is by far the most creative wedding theme I’ve seen yet. I love this board. I must link to it on Monday in my ‘drive thru” post. Kudos to you for making it work.

  • Blue Orchid Designs says:

    oh my goodness, that last photo stirred up in me a desire for a tan, cocktails and a killer pair of sunglasses. and two weeks in that location.

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