A Nautical Wedding Wonder
in Navy & Pink
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Inspired by the brides late grandfather, an avid boater, this nautical wedding celebration documented by Janine Collette Photography showcases Donna and Anthony’s Nautical Navy Blue & Pink Wedding, which included touches of classic navy blue, varying shades of fun pink and the odd silver accent to make their wedding pop!
Following on from our perfectly contrasting Red and Blue Rustic DIY Wedding, this nautical wedding also combines traditionally feminine and masculine colors to create a beautiful effect. With a view of the harbor, the pair wed in March 2012 on her grandparents wedding anniversary at the Channel Club on the waterfront in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey.
Nautical Navy Blue & Pink Wedding Look
Their wedding look was a stylish and joyful combination of whites, ivory, grey, navy and pink in all shades.
(Above) Designed by the fabulous Maggie Sottero, Donna loved her dream dress, which was made with 30 pounds of delicious satin! The flower girls gorgeous dress was styled to match and a bright pink belt was added to complete her look.
(Above) DIY Keepsake Brooch Bouquet: Having always known that she wanted a brooch bouquet, Donna had already collected her grandparents wedding rings, several old pins from family, new pins from friends and brought her bouquet together with a few pink flower pins and pink satin. She loved that her bouquet was a meaningful representation of her loved ones and that she could treasure it as keepsake forever.
(Above) Donna wore a pair of navy blue heels with the words “I Do” embellished with diamantes on the soles.
(Above) DIY Paper Bridal Bouquets: Donna chose to use unusual flower alternatives for the bouquets. For her bridesmaids, she settled on these gorgeous pink and ivory paper ranunculus Relying on the help of her good friends, Donna even received flower petals in the mail from her friends, which she assembled in the bouquets.
(Above) DIY Paper & Button Boutonnieres: Donna and her friends created the boutonnieres using the same pink and ivory paper as used for the bridesmaid’s bouquets.
Nautical Wedding Ceremony in Navy Blue & Pink
Tying the Lovers Knot: Having met through mutual friends before falling head over heels in love, Donna and Anthony wanted a fun, romantic and celebratory wedding ceremony. They were rewarded with the happiest moments of their lives. In keeping with the nautical theme, instead of lighting a unity candle or mixing sand, Donna and Anthony literally tied the knot. Using two pieces of rope, they tied a lovers knot, which is romantically believed to strengthen as it is pulled.
(Above) The wedding programs were styled into handheld fans to keep their guests cool despite the warm August summer heat.
(Above) The flower girls wore cute princess-like navy blue ballerina tutus.
(Above) After the ceremony, the bridesmaids donned matching pink belts with their navy dresses for a youthful touch.
(Above) DIY Paper Pom Wedding Arch: They exchanged vows below a gorgeous wedding arch decorated with large handmade paper poms made from tissue paper in white and varying shades of pink.
Couple and bridal party photos were captured at the historic Asbury Park Boardwalk, a striking setting for a photo shoot.
(Above) The groom and groomsmen wore stylish grey suits. Anthony stood out by wearing an ivory tie to match Donna’s dress, whereas the groomsmen wore navy ties to match the bridesmaids dresses.
Nautical Wedding Reception Decor in Navy Blue & Pink
The nautical theme was carried well into their wedding reception with navy blue and pink featuring strongly amongst the table decor.
(Above) DIY Nautical Table Seating Plan: A table seating plan was created incorporating beach sand and sea shells. For more lovely beach-themed ideas such as this one, take a look at our 30 Beach Themed Wedding Projects & DIY Inspiration to create for your wedding day.
(Above) Wedding Keepsake:
Printed on pink paper and displayed in a vintage-inspired frame, the couple requested their guests to sign a square of fabric.
After the wedding, they planned to sew the various pieces of fabric together to form a quilt of blessings, wishes and warm words shared by their guests.
(Left) Guest Thank You Sign:
The couple displayed a framed thank you letter printed on navy-colored paper.
(Above Left) The navy blue and pink wedding menu was presented on the place setting of each guest. (Above Right) The navy blue nautical wedding cake had a navy ribbon as an adornment and rope feature to tie in with the nautical theme.
(Above) Playful “I Do” sipping straws in navy blue and pink were provided for their guests and a sign was displayed with drink recommendations made by Donna. The drinks menus were printed and framed with a cute anchor detail to carry through the nautical theme.
(Above) The bridal couple had these perfectly nautical “His and Hers” wedding chairs with anchor detail. For other wedding chair ideas, peek at our collection of inspirational 33 Chair Swag & Wedding Chair Decoration Ideas.
(Above) For the table decor, knotted rope displayed the table numbers. Stunning pink rose centrepieces in bevelled silver oblong tins were dressed up with white and pink ribbon dramatic against the navy blue table cloth .
(Above) Small lanterns were placed amongst the table decor to create romantic candlelight.
What a pleasure it has been to feature this festive nautical occasion brought together by the love shared between Donna and Anthony. May they enjoy endless years of smooth and joyful sailing ahead! For another dose of fun and love-filled wedding inspiration, reach for our 24 DIY Love Birds Wedding Theme Ideas!