Formal Beach Wedding Ceremony Decor

Yesterday we shared a few of our favorite rustic ceremony structures for a beach wedding and today we’re kicking it up a notch and giving you some more formal wedding day inspiration.  If your fete calls for black tie or perhaps you want something simply more formal than barefoot on the beach for your destination wedding, then consider these ceremony arches and decor elements to elevate your setting to a whole new level!  If you add fabric, prepare and plan for wind and keep it to a minimum.  And if you want pops of pretty color, consider beach-friendly flowers like bougainvillea!  Whatever you do – make sure it’s you!  (And beach friendly too.)

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{Photos: Top Row Left: Mirelle Carmichael via SMP, Right: inTandem via SMP, Second Row Left: Jodi Miller via EAD, Right: Steve Steinhardt via SMP, Bottom Row Left: C Baron Photography via SMP, Right: Jessica Lorren via SMP}