Water Wedding Themes

Written by    Last updated: January 4, 2015

Getting married on or near water really is for true romantics. Whether you’re planning a riverside wedding, exotic beach wedding abroad, or British seaside celebration, here are some of the most beautiful water wedding theme ideas and accessories to inspire you.

Water side wedding at the Dairy at Waddeson Manor

Waterside wedding at Waddeson Manor, Buckinghamshire

Getting married by the river

A riverside venue, with its peaceful views and calming outdoor space is perfect for anyone who loves to be near the water. At the Swan at Streatley you can take your vows in an intimate ceremony on a unique 19th century barge on the river, surrounded by sweeping lawns and weeping willows. This venue is a stunning setting for your ceremony and reception and a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding photos.

The Swan at Streatley boat and riverside venue

The 19th century barge at The Swan at Streatley

Beach weddings abroad

A wedding abroad on the shores of the ocean or on a cliff top simply has it all – the setting, the sand, the sea and the sun. If you’re dreaming of an intimate fairytale wedding in a faraway place then a beach wedding abroad is for you.

Wedding Abroad by Ibiza Wedding Shop

Weddings abroad by Ibiza Wedding Shop Weddings and honeymoons in Mauritius with Beachcomber | Confetti.co.uk

Beachcomber in Mauritius Weddingmoons

When you get married abroad not only can you work on your tan before the wedding but you’ll be able to enjoy a built-in honeymoon immediately after. For more inspiration on where to get married overseas please visit our Weddings Abroad section.

British seaside weddings

For a thoroughly British wedding, get married at the seaside for coastal beauty and beautiful British beaches. Brighton Pavillion is a breathtaking seaside wedding venue as is the grand Fowey Hall Hotel in Cornwall, below. British beach weddings are always a risk with the weather so invest in an Edwardian ivory umbrella or two just in case. And remember, if it rains on your wedding day it is meant to be good luck.

Fowey Hall Hotel Lisa and Ben's Real Wedding at Tunnels Beaches, Ilfracombe in Devon Lisa and Ben's Real Wedding at Tunnels Beaches, Ilfracombe in Devon

Fowey Hall Hotel, Cornwall

Beach Venue Sign Beachside Wedding Venue

Lisa and Ben’s Real Wedding at Tunnels Beaches, Ilfracombe in Devon

Theme it vintage for Victorian seaside settings and serve traditional fish and chips, or a sophisticated seafood variation on the theme, for your wedding breakfast. Find your nearest seaside wedding venue with views of the sea or access to the beach in the Venues Directory.

Beach theme table decorations

Dress your venue with beach themed table decorations and venue decor like these cute starfish favour boxes which are lovely filled with chocolate shells. Pretty coral, starfish and beach theme designs for your place card holders and table centres alongside sea blue disposable cameras on each table will set the scene perfectly.

Blue starfish favour boxBeach theme table decorations

Starfish wooden trinket boxes | Small wooden starfish frames | Coral place card holders | Laser cut starfish wine glass place cards | Mini folding beach chairs

Sand ceremony

The sand ceremony is an unusual idea that brings a lasting symbolism to your marriage. In front of your guests, you take it in turns to pour different coloured sands into a glass vase to symbolise the joining of your union. The glass vase of mixed sands is not only a very moving visual declaration of your love for each other but becomes a very special keepsake and a constant reminder of your marriage.

Sand Unity Ceremony | Confetti.co.uk

Unity sand ceremony set only at Confetti.

Wedding Venue Sunset

Lisa and Ben’s Real Wedding

For more beach themed wedding decorations please visit the Confetti shop.

This article was written by

Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.

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