Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

The beach wedding is an instant classic: between insane views, great weather, and the salt in your toes, it’s no wonder! We’re looooving this inspiration for a summer wedding, shot at the beautiful Panther Beach in Santa Cruz, California. In addition to all those beach perks, Panther Beach has incredible cliffs overlooking the ocean for a wedding, elopement, even engagement, that bring on the WOW factor. Designed and planned by Spreading Lovely, the colors + elements of this day have us craving a romantic day at the beach!!

Here’s a bit more from the team: Inspired by the romance of the beach, the orange tones of the California coastal sunset and rocky, tan cliffs, we aimed to combine both bohemian romance with a laid back California beach atmosphere. We wanted to demonstrate to brides that adding color, especially orange tones, doesn’t mean you can’t still have major romance. We went with a beautiful palette of blues, peaches and pinks to reflect the ocean, sunset and the rocky location.

Kristine Herman Photography was there to capture the absolutely beautiful photos of the outcome:

marble invitation

Martha Days lent her beautiful calligraphy talents to create the most romantic invitations!

yellow ranunculus bouquet

Alexandra Grecco Dress

The bride wore a dress by Alexandra Grecco with one of our most favorite trends in bridal fashion—a cape! She also wore a beautiful ring by Lauren Wolf for Esqueleto.

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

yellow ranunculus bouquet

Doesn’t this bouquet remind you of a sunset? Love those colors! Tumbleweed Floral Truck put together the florals and lined the sandy aisle with natural greenery.

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

If you’re needing some hair + makeup inspiration for a beach wedding, Kelly Jones created some gorgeous looks for the bride. Loose curls that are easy to pull back or put in a ponytail are perfect options for a windy day!

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

Perfect beach lounge, right!?

Donuts

The team added Himalayan sea salt as an accent throughout, bringing out the salt vibes of the ocean. These donuts and deserts by Whisk Me Away SF look so pretty on the pink salt slab!

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

Such a great laid back look for a beach groom. We’re kinda loving this floral button-down with the peach boutonniere!

Alexandra Grecco Dress

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

They kept the reception table low and added pillow seating to go with the California laid back feel, letting the incredible view speak for itself.

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

Party Crush Studio provided the prettiest linens!

pink tabletop details

Here are a few of our favorite salt-inspired, Moroccan elements for the perfect outdoor setting!

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

As for the furniture, Pieces By Violet’s inventory provided the loveliest pieces.

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

LOVE that romantic pony!

Romantic Coastal Beach Inspiration

So epic!! We’ll be dreaming of beachy tones and romantic views all summer 🙂 Thanks to the talented team for sharing with us!

photography: Kristine Herman Photography // venue name: Panther Beach, Santa Cruz, California, USA // event design: Spreading Lovely // planning: Spreading Lovely // florals: Tumbleweed Floral Truck // wedding dress: Alexandra Grecco // bride’s ring: Lauren Wolf from Esqueleto // hair stylist: Kelly Jones // makeup artist: Kelly Jones // calligraphy: Martha Days // desserts: Whisk Me Away SF // furniture rentals: Pieces By Violet // linen rentals: Party Crush Studio // models: Diana Rykun

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