More brides than ever are deciding to ditch conventional wedding celebrations. They want do their own thing and make the experience unique. This means hitting the beach to tie the knot has emerged as a big trend.
Be it at home or abroad, having your big day on the beach is a great choice. Romantic and easy to make your own, a beach is the perfect wedding location. This might mean choosing a beach side hotel or simply deciding to set up the event right on the sand. You can you wedding completely personalized and to your liking.
Your theme and the level of formality you decide on will influence what you wear. If you intend to be on the beach itself, you may need a dress that facilitates this with easy movement or a shorter length. If you’re just using the beach as your backdrop, you can still wear any style of dress you desire.
Today we’re looking at some of the best wedding dress designs that suit a beach destination. They also have a relaxed boho inspired vibe that matches up with a beachy setting. Elegant, timeless and effortless, these wedding gowns are about reflecting your personal style.
They should also suit the type of wedding you’re preparing for. Take a look to the stars for your inspiration. Check out Cindy Crawford‘s iconic white slip dress which she wore when she married on the beach. This simple design suited the casual and relaxed wedding which took place on the sand.
Megan Fox opted for a classic sweetheart neckline gown and veil for her beach wedding. Floaty and still formal, this looked beautiful on the beach. Make your choice based on what will work for the location and what you personally want to wear too.
This dress features a waist-highlighting belt and gorgeous back cut-out. The skirt flares to facilitate easy movement, which means you can step onto the sand with ease. The white lace adds a bridal twist and the high neckline gives this piece a conservative touch. With a nude inlay, you’ll also find this simple to wear on your big day.
For ultimate boho vibes, pair with flowers in your hair and flat tan sandals. Fresh-faced natural makeup is a must. Dress your bridesmaids up in light chiffon designs in one block color.
The skirt makes it practical for the beach as it has a side slit that runs up the front. This means you can take stunning wind-swept images on the sand as it’s easy to move in. It also has an over-sized frill along the front edge, making for another gorgeous design element.
It transforms into a dramatic long train at the back. If you want to be able to take your dress onto the beach and don’t want to compromise your gown, this is the perfect style for you. It’s still formal and with a traditional element, while remaining un-fussy too.
A beach wedding dress can still be form-fitting in all the right places. Case in point? This lace body-enhancing white dress. With a plunging neckline and sheer sleeves, this design is subtly sexy and still romantic.
The whole piece is covered in beautiful delicate lace. The design skims your figure, flaring just above the knee and downward to a flared trumpet end. From behind, this dress also features a v-cut out, displaying your back in a unique style.
You can accessorize this dress is a multitude of ways. Pair with blush sandals and a pink flower in your hair for a relaxed vibe. Add heels and a chignon bun for polished glam. You can customize this dress to fit the tone of your beach wedding and it’ll suit so many venues or themes.
With a plunging neckline and back, this fit and flare style is very complementary and beachy. Featuring shimmering bead-work and a floaty sheer layer, this dress still has an opulent bridal vibe. It’s modern and elegant with a designer feel.
Pair this up with a bouquet of white flowers, strappy gladiator sandals and a braided hairstyle to create an effortless boho inspired look. This short dress makes walking the sand easy and has a carefree feeling that will suit a casual beach wedding. Add some jewels and a formal hairstyle if you want to make the overall look less relaxed and give it a formal twist.
The classic bandeau strapless style has a vintage elegance to it that we love and will stand the test of time. Covered in an intricate white lace pattern and with a train at the back, this has a traditional bridal look that fits in perfectly at the beach too. This dress has a form-fitting silhouette that will suit most body types. It highlights your waist and then flares, adding drama and sophistication.
Pair up with loose beach wave hair and glowing bronze makeup to create a sun-kissed beauty look that’s right on theme. A pair of nude sandals and a pair of chandelier earrings will add to the glamorous and fashion-forward style of the dress. Pearl jewels will add a vintage twist to this bridal look.