Nautical Nuptials at Davis Islands Garden Club

Today’s wedding at Davis Islands Garden Club includes a coral, navy, and gold color scheme one would expect from a nautical nuptial affair. Inspired maritime details such as gold lanterns for décor, rope wrapped cans and jars, painted bottles, anchor stir sticks, and rope knot table numbers. Most of the decorations were DIY projects including the flag ribbon boutonnieres, chevron table runners, and the ribbon curtain backdrop for the gazebo.

Overall theme for the Ceremony and Reception

“Our wedding theme was nautical and we incorporated navy, white, coral, and gold color theme.”

nina wedges for bridal attire

Bridesmaids Gifts

“I bough my bridesmaids robes from The Knot, monogrammed champagne flutes off Etsy, and monogrammed tervis cups with straws, note pads and nautical bags from Oriental Trading Company.”

Bride with bridesmaids on a bed wearing silk robes from the knot.com nautical themed boutonnieres
bride wearing white button down shirt with wedding date on the wrists black and white photo of groom getting ready

Wedding Flowers

“The types of flowers we used though out the wedding were; hydrangeas, coral roses, hypercium berries, carnations, baby’s breath, snapdragons, coral pin cushion flowers and then used a nautical navy and white striped ribbon to wrap the stems of the bouquets together.”

Nautical themed bridal bouquet with hydrangeas, coral roses, hypercium berries, carnations, baby's breath,bride standing with bridesmaids in navy dresses and red and white bouquets

Bridesmaids’ Attire

“Bridesmaids all wore navy chiffon knee length dresses from Alfred Angelo in Tampa.  I let them choose their own heels but they had to be a nude color.”

Bride standing with bridesmaid in pink and navy dresses

Bride’s Attire

“The dress was a Casablanca dress from Olga’s Bridal Boutique in Tampa.  I also wore Nina Wedges that had rhinestones by the toe.”

Renner_Williams_Life_Long_Studios_LifeLongStudios0347_lowBride wearing a fit to flair dress and a fingertip length veil with lace edging
groom wearing beige vest and nautical themed boutonniere
twine wrapped around a vase for a wedding reception nautical vaseSilver tray with chalkboard paint for a sign that says "today is the best day ever"

Groomsmen Gifts

“The groom gave his groomsmen a bottle of their favorite liquor.”

Wedding reception cocktail station

Wedding Favors

“Our wedding favors were mason jars with navy coozie with gold writing.  Our mason jars has navy chevron straws in them with table numbers for our escort cards.  Our coozies were from Totally Wedding Koozies.”

Navy and gold coozies for wedding favors from Totally Wedding Koozies
Nautical chalkboard sign that says here comes the bride

Music for the Ceremony

“The music for the processional was A Thousand Years (Christina Perri); Make You Feel My Love (Adele); Marry Me (Train).  I used the bridal chorus for the bride’s entrance.  And we used “How Sweet it is to be Loved by you” by Mavin Gaye for the recessional.”

Ring bearer walking with a nautical themed chalkboard sign saying the bride is coming Wedding ceremony at Davis Islands Garden Club Bride and groom wedding ceremony under white gazebo at Davis Islands Garden Club

Wedding Invitations

“We purchased them from a local company in Tampa called Mates & Co.  Meg Skelly was the designer.”

pink napkins with a blue and white chevron patterned table runner for nautical wedding reception
Nautical themed table scape for wedding reception at Davis Islands Garden Clublanterns for nautical themed wedding reception

What were the highlights from the ceremony and reception?

“We enjoyed everything about our wedding.  We enjoyed our cocktail hour with corn hole and great music and drinks.  The reception was amazing.  We ate dinner inside and then went outside for a night of fun dancing and drinking.  We loved the laid back enjoyable atmosphere that was created. Our DJ from Big Beats Entertainment made everything event more fun.  We also had a photobooth from Fotobox Tampa.  All of our guests had a great time in the photobooth.  We also had amazing cupcakes from Sugardarling cupcakes that were enjoyed by everyone.  We had 8 different flavors to enjoy.”

Navy, white and coral knotted material for wedding ceremony nautical decornautical vase covered with rope for wedding decor
2 tier wedding cake created by Sugardarlings with cupcake tiers under neithNautical themed wedding cake created by Sugardarlings with anchor cake toppers
Groom dunking bride and kissing her near water at Davis Islands Garden ClubBride and groom kissing under gazebo at night at Davis Islands Garden Club

Best advice you received while planning your wedding

“To hire a wedding coordinator, she had so many amazing ideas and thoughts that I never would have though of.  She helped me with everything, when I had a question, she was always there with a different answers and plans.”

Bride and groom leaving their wedding on a motor boat

Where did you go on your Honeymoon?

“We went on a Royal Caribbean 7 night cruise to Bahamas, St Thomas, and St Maarten.”

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2 comments

  1. This is such a gorgeous southern wedding! The theme and the color scheme are fantastic. Not to mention, the way his cuffs say “I do” and the date are simply amazing. Fabulous post!

  2. Love your wedding pictures such a fun looking event and enjoyed seeing the photos.

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