I’ve noticed that the nautical theme has been popping up more and more in fashion and home decor. Looking at the colored stripes, sails and anchors helps me think of beaches and the ocean… somewhere far, far away from where I am now! I decided to do a two-part post today because there is just so much out there to be inspired by! I broke them down by color – first up: nautical blues…
(update: check out the red version here)
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For more musings from Candice, be sure to check out her blog!
Striped shirt and anchor necklace by Gabriella Pereira via We Heart It | Map wallpaper via Mostaza Seed | Recycled sail tote bag by BeeHive Design via Etsy | Ship in a bottle by wowgi via We Heart It
Navy boat shoes by hdmdexitten via Flickr | Girl on beach by Eleanor Hardwick via Flickr | Sail boat with pillows via sfgirlbybay
WEDDING DATE: August 7th, 2010
LOCATION: Sandy Lane, Barbados
CEREMONY + RECEPTIONS LOCATION: The private residence “Koh-I-Noor”, Sandy Lane
PHOTOGRAPHER: Dave Cox of Dave Cox Weddings
FLOWERS BY: Juliette Griffith of Bouquet Floral Gift Shoppe (in Barbados)
WEDDING PLANNER/CONSULTANT: My parents! Marguerite and Ian Estwick
GOWN BY: Maggie Sotero
BRIDESMAID DRESSES BY: Impression Bridal
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Kenneth Cole
TONYA’S FAVORITE DETAIL: In keeping with the Caribbean theme of the wedding, one of our favoritedetails was the Mudda Sally and Tuk Band that performed while leading the wedding party from the ceremony area to the reception.
STATIONERY: Tonya and Brent chose the Anna Beth stationery suite, including Save The Dates, Wedding Invitations, Wedding Programs and Thank You Notes. Although the Anna Beth suite is typically printed on Ecru paper only, Tonya chose to do a paper swap and had it printed on our White Deckle Edge paper instead. Turned out great!
WHY DID TONYA CHOOSE THIS INVITATION?: It reflected the simple garden elegance we had envisioned for our wedding.
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: The impromptu pool party that happened during the reception! Brent was tossed in by some of the groomsmen and other friends (after getting the ok from my mom). The rest of the wedding party soon followed and ultimately, so did I (after a wardrobe change, of course)!
All wedding photos © Dave Cox Weddings
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery
As I mentioned yesterday, I designed an inspiration board for Cyd over at The Sweetest Occasion which in turn inspired yesterday’s freebie printable template. In case you didn’t have a chance to check out the board, I thought I would share it here as well. Enjoy!
row 1: Downloadable invite by betsywhite stationery | Our Labor of Love via Once Wed
row 2: Lisa Lefkowitz | Oh, Darling! via Design Sponge | Q Weddings via Style Me Pretty
row 3: Leigh Miller Photography | J. Crew
In case you missed it on Friday, be sure to head over to With This Ring to check out our latest inspiration board. Here’s a little peek but you’ll have to click here to see the full post. Enjoy!
both images via The Cherry Blossom Girl