For those who love the sea and have long desired a nautical-themed wedding, it only makes sense to hold your special day on a breathtaking yacht. The term nautical relates to ships, navigation and sailors, so it is important to include representations of this throughout your wedding’s theme and décor. If you decide to spend your magical day aboard one of our majestic yachts, know that any one of our ships can be transformed into a nautical wonderland. In case you are in midst of planning a sea-inspired event, here are some of our event planning team’s favorite nautical yacht wedding ideas:
- Colors of the sea: No matter what theme you have chosen for your wedding, the color palette is one of the first choices that need to be made. For nautical weddings, blue and white are the most popular, typically with accent colors of yellow or red.
- Décor: Décor is another integral part of your nautical yacht wedding, and each one of our magical yacht’s serve as the ideal blank canvas to decorate to your heart’s desire. Some décor ideas include sea-inspired details such as wooden sailboats, knots/ropes, oars, seashells, white lanterns (you can even add sand and shells inside the lanterns), anchors and even life raft rings decorated and lettered with “Just Married.”
Pull your décor and color scheme into your table settings as well with appropriate dinnerware, tablecloths and chair coverings. Consider a rich navy blue table cloth, crisp white dinnerware and napkins, and delicate yellow flowers as the centerpiece. And don’t forget stripes!
- Light-weight attire – For many people, the idea of a nautical wedding usually means the theme will be woven into the attire. This could mean more of a non-traditional type of white gown for the bride. For example, a shorter, more casual dress or something light, lacey and with an accent of blue – either a wide ribbon around the waist or shoes. For the groom, consider a light-fabric, blue and white striped seer sucker suit. Bridesmaids can wear blue and white striped maxi dresses, or be dressed in an accent color of yellow or red.
- Reflective menu– Carry your ocean theme throughout your menu with a seafood extravaganza. At Charter One, our award-winning chefs can customize any type of menu you and your guests crave. From sushi and lobster to surf and turf, we will make sure your menu reflects your theme and delights each one of your guests.
Now that you have some great nautical-inspired wedding ideas, it is time to consider where you will host your special event. Bring your theme full circle by holding your event on a breathtaking yacht that sails along the Atlantic Ocean. Our fleet has the ideal venue for your wedding, whether you have a small, intimate guest list or are expecting hundreds of guests. Ask one of our event planners if you can learn more about or tour The Grand Floridian, our newest, most lavish ship, or The Summer Wind, a smaller, yet regal beauty. No matter what you have in mind for your upcoming nautical wedding, our experienced and trusted event planners are waiting to make it happen.
Contact Charter One today at 954-771-0102 and let us help you design the nautical wedding of your dreams! From a variety of décor and menu options to multiple dock locations and yacht possibilities, we are the leaders in nautical-inspired weddings in South Florida!