Ocean lovers are sure to fall head over heels for this romantic seaside wedding inspiration from Carolina Marles Photography! This slightly more moody take on an ocean-themed wedding is sophisticated, while still giving off major sea vibes. We are loving the amazing cake with its scale like texture that is perfect for any mermaid bride!
From the designer, planner, and florist Florals by Fittsy: Since I was young I’ve always had a strong connection to mermaids. I mean they’re beautiful, feminine, mythical, stormy and mysterious. So naturally I wanted to create a siren-inspired photo shoot set against the expanse of the deep blue ocean and the textured backdrop of the rocky coast. The idea was to tell a classical story of shipwrecks and mythical lore, not only the beauty but also the danger of the siren’s call with a modern elegant aesthetic.
The color inspiration came from the Disney’s version of The Little Mermaid being purple and green (less the red hair) and blue for the general ocean environment. However, I really didn’t want to do a literal take on the colors, but a color story that reflected the theme in an organic way. The bouquets were intended to feel like they were pulled from the sea – wild, tousled, and murky. I used a vintage, bronze, compote bowl randomly given to me by my grandmother and focused on loose variations of greenery with hints of delicate flowers sprinkled throughout. The tablescape was setup against a sea grass and ocean backdrop, along with the calligraphy welcome mirror. The mirror was from a barn estate sale in Wells, Maine. The table featured Anthropologie plate and glassware, vintage tapered-candle holders from Etsy, and tiny dried starfish sourced from Cabbot Mill Antiques in Brunswick, Maine. The sea glass name cards and handcrafted seashell and coral bottles were the final touch to a table set for mermaids galore.
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Photography | Carolina Marles Photography | Planning, Design, & Florals | Florals by Fittsy | Paper Goods | Letter Home Design | Cake | Skye’s Artisan Bakes | Linens | Anthropologie | Hair | River’s Edge Spa & Salon | Makeup | Virginia Michaud | Wedding Dress | Hayley Paige from Blush Bridal and Formal | Bridesmaid Dresses | Lulu’s | Earrings | CXHILL | Ribbon | Rises in The East | Bottle Decor | Antiques On Nine | Submitted via Matchology