Perfect wedding dresses for the Ultimate Beach Wedding

Beach weddings just keep on growing in popularity, and it’s not hard to understand why. The sun on your face, the feel of the sea breeze on your skin, the sand between your toes and the gentle sound of waves lapping on the shore all create the perfect mood for such a romantic occasion.


My friend’s wedding is this coming summer, and being a few months away, the dress is currently of top bridezilla priority. To help her and the many future spring/summer brides out there, I’ve compiles some ideas.


For a stunning beach location you should definitely take some time to choose the perfect dress for the occasion, there are plenty out there to choose from along with some gorgeous venues. However, if you’re still looking for somewhere to say ‘I do’ and then party all night, take a look at the Bride Online wedding venues in Perth, for a selection of ideal locations to choose from in one of Oz’s most popular beach wedding locations.



But what is the perfect wedding dress for a beach wedding ceremony?



Beach weddings tend to lean towards a more informal style of dress, so many women will opt for a stunning white gown in a shorter style to avoid it trailing all that sand everywhere once they leave the beach.


A wrap over style wedding dress will give a nod towards flowing sarongs and beachwear and work perfectly in a sandy setting. Finish off with a floral crown, adorned with pretty shells and diamante, instead of a veil.


If you do want to go for a long train then a skirt made from flowing material is a good idea, it will also look fantastic in photos as it catches the wind and a fitted halter neck top will complete the gown perfectly. If you don’t mind the ends getting a little soggy take some photos in the sea with the dress sitting beautifully on top of the water, make sure the waves aren’t too choppy though or you and your groom could find yourself going for an unexpected swim as they come in!


Be inspired by the warm temperatures and those long lazy days by the sea with a backless wedding dress with a flowing skirt and train, no matter what your size or shape an exposed back always creates a sexy, surf girl look. You don’t wear much to the beach anyway and this style of dress will embrace this; try to steer clear of sheer material to cover the back, this look works best if you expose some skin.


Of course with a beach themed wedding comes the idea of mermaids, so a gorgeous fit and flare gown will help create this look perfectly – minus the scales. Accessorise with starfish earrings, a pearl choker and long, flowing hair spritzed with a little salt spray to achieve that tousled look.


You could also take some inspiration from this amazing mermaid themed wedding, based on the Disney favourite The Little Mermaid of course – complete with nautical table décor and a stunning, flowing, ombre wedding dress.


Whatever your budget, dress size or everyday style; as beach weddings continue to grow in popularity you will always find a stunning gown to complement your sea, sand and surf themed day.

Ms. Career Girl

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