Who needs a destination wedding in Hawaii when you could bring the sea to you? Having lived so close to the coast in southern California, Wonhee and Sungmin have always wanted to go sailing. Their wedding was at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach, across from the gorgeous harbor of Long Beach. The inspiration board allowed for this nautical themed wedding to be unique, fun, and elegant as we had a chance to play with the dessert bar by incorporating cute donut lifesavers!
At the ceremony, ropes resembling those of boats, lined the aisle and were incorporated in the brides bouquet. The bride and groom had their very own personalized stationary with an anchor design as well as custom linens and napkins. The ring pillow had an anchor design as well. We got creative with the bride and groom sign using the nautical inspiration and created the captain and first mate sign! The personalized dance floor monogram was an eye catcher for all of the guests.
With a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean and the wedding’s beautiful light blue, navy, light grey and soft butter details, Wonhee and Sungmin invited their guests to come sail away with them on their next journey together. Studio EMP did a fabulous job with the photography at the wedding!
Sail away with me we’ll ride the squalls
Come sail with me, the ocean calls
It’s a rhythmic call for us to sail away
Oh please sail away with me today
Together we’ll face sunsets on the sea
Sunsets made special, you’re with me
The morning sun will refresh our day
And keep all dangers, far, far away…
This sailing inspiration board was designed for one of my clients for their recent seaside wedding. Can’t wait to show how it all came together beautifully in reality!
The sea is calling me…
Sometimes its simply a color that inspires. For us right now its… aqua
sea glass, ocean blue, blue-green, or whatever you like to call it…it’s calling our name.