{Guest Post} Creatively Solving Beach Wedding Challenges – Part 1

As much as a wedding on the beach can be the dream destination for summer-loving brides, the challenges that come with an event on the beach can be daunting. Lucky for us, the friendly gang at OBX Brides have these great tips to keep your beautiful beach soiree looking cool as a cucumber!

Photo: Julie Dreelin Photographers

Ideas For Real Feet-On-The-Sand Beach Weddings

After years of experience with Outer Banks weddings, we put together a 3-part series to help you overcome the most common challenges when planning your destination wedding on the beach. Today, we’ll talk about cool apparel, wind-resistant hair dos, and sand-appropriate structures.

Beach Garments 

An elaborate wedding dress and tuxedo is a little too formal and too warm for the beach. Choose a dress that will stand up to the humidity in an airy cool style that won’t let your down.

Guys should take a cue from this “Barefoot Beach Wedding” and opt for crisp cargo shorts and a white button down. Or perhaps a light linen suit in white, beige or natural.

Wind-Resistant Hair

Hair & Makeup by Hairoics Spa & Salon

The beach is always breezy so go with a hair style that takes advantage of that, a perfect combination of romantic, yet messy and casual is oh so right for a beach wedding. A new take on the traditional is a big trend with a series of tiny individual braids that end in a side chignon or a low knotted bun at the neck.

To beat the heat and humidity “Opt for a sheer powder to even out imperfections and stick with powder shadows for your eyes,” advises Cayla Crenshaw in a recent summer makeup article. And unless your skin is very dry powder blushers and bronzers are best.

Sturdy as a Foot in the Sand

Couple Photo: Julie Dreelin Photographers / Other Photos: Island Photography

The same way the wind is a factor to consider in your wedding hairdo, it affects your decorations, which gives you the option to be playful and take advantage of it. In the pictures above you see 2 styles of colorful ribbons and an impromptu aisle decorated with paper lanterns. And speaking of aisles, note how one couple used white benches instead of chairs – chairs are not always necessary.

Stay tuned for our next articles, on chair arrangement and chuppah decorations for the beach! You wont wanna miss it.

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Having a destination wedding on the Outer Banks can be daunting. At obxBrides.com, trusted vendors and “been-there” brides come together to offer the most extensive OBX wedding resources.

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