Today is an extra special treat! My favorite blogger friend, Lauren from Every Last Detail, and I have been scheming for the last few months something wonderful! Since both Lauren and I live nearby in Florida, we always see very over-done, verging on corny beach weddings. We set out to create some soft and sweet natural beach inspiration, and I am just blown away with the result (aka, the amazing-ness of our photographer, Jessica Lorren and our super team of vendors!)

We tried really hard to make this shoot extra chic, but still attainable. To accomplish this, we DIYed a lot of projects and also created 2 different table versions of the same theme, a higher end design and a cheaper DIY table scape. I get to show you all the DIY table, and after you can head over to Every Last Detail to see a stunning floral table!

Our DIY centerpiece is super simple and cheap. Just a collection of different sized bottles spray painted metallic gold has an amazing effect for a long table. Add in a few blooms and tea lights, and DIY never looked so fabulous! Our chargers were also a DIY idea of mine. I bought some $1.50 glass plates at Wal-Mart and hand painted a gold leaf edge. That elegant little touch adds a lot and isn’t too unrealistic for a smaller wedding party. Probably my favorite idea was our sea shell ‘escort cards’. Each table was designated by a different type of shell, then we had the lovely Laura Lavender create gorgeous calligraphy name slips to attach (I just used sticky dots to the underside) to the coordinating shell! The result was super fun, unique, and beautiful!

How gorgeous is our couple, right? Ashley and Blake had just recently got engaged, so these images were almost a mini engagement session for them! Getting this gorgeous blush Samuelle gown ended up being the key element for the shoot. I had spotted it in a blog post and knew immediately that it was THE dress! You really can’t get more perfect for a beach wedding than all those flowy layers of tulle! And the beautiful necklace is an Elva Fields, whose designs you’ve probably noticed I am obsessed with, with how many inspiration boards I include them in!

HUGE thank yous to all the amazing vendors who helped and sent us their gorgeous work! You all are so amazing!!

Photography | Jessica Lorren Organic Photography

Design | Every Last Detail and Glamour and Grace

Florist | The Naked Florist

Cake | Pastries by Design

Paper Goods | Gourmet Invitations

Calligrapher | Laura Lavender

Gown | Samuelle Couture

Necklace | Elva Fields

Veil | Anglo Couture Accessories 

Hair and Make Up | Michele Renee Hair and Make Up

Favors | Ritchie Hill Bakery

Linens | Connie Duglin Linen

Now go check out Every Last Detail to check out the other side of our shoot!

Here is a little snippet of the gorgeous florals from The Naked Florist to pique your interest!

What do you think? Are you loving this natural beach chic inspiration as much as I am??

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  1. rebecca
    November 22, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Pretty! I totally agree that a beach wedding so does not need to be cheese! Lovely job! That pink dress too is so pretty!
  2. Brenda's Wedding Blog
    November 22, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    OMG Megan and Lauren - this is amazing!!!!!! So pretty to look at and I love the gold painted bottles for the centerpiece. Also, loving the necklace and that dress is STUNNING!!!!!!! You and all the vendors did an amazing job!!!!!! Congrats on a gorgeous shoot.
  3. Jenna @ Heartcarry Press
    November 22, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Wow ladies. Just wow. You knocked it out of the park :) Gorgeous, gorgeous beach inspiration!
  4. Elizabeth | Bridal Musings
    November 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Beach chic perfection! Love the gold touches and that dress is totally and utterly gorgeous. What a pretty shade. Well done to all involved!
  5. Layla Mayville {Simply Savannah Events}
    November 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Such a nice concept of doing 2 different tablescapes. Love these gold bottles and also LOVE LOVE the dress and necklace!!!
  6. Wrapped Couture (Lissahn)
    November 22, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    This was such a beautiful shoot! I really loved the dress and the jewelry!!! I also loved the idea of two different tablescapes, as mentioned before. I often will have two different styles of centerpieces in my designs for varying looks and to save money so I liked that you also showed the cost effective option.
  7. Jessica [Shimmer+Silk]
    November 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Beautiful work!! I'm so obsessed with those gold bottles, they're just gorgeous! xo
  8. Jacin
    November 22, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Oh wow, what a great job you two did!!! Love it :)
  9. Laurel G
    November 22, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    LOVE the gold bottles and the shell escort cards!
  10. aurea | pricewise events
    November 23, 2011 at 4:55 am

    I love shells! :) And I just adore the bride's wedding gown and her necklace! :)
  11. Natalie {Bayside Bride}
    November 23, 2011 at 7:59 am

    When two of the best minds join forces - anything is possible! This shoot is INCREDIBLE! So inspired and in love!
  12. Wendy {Weswen Design}
    November 23, 2011 at 9:12 am

    WOWZZA! This is just stunning! I am in love with the metallic bottles.
  13. Candice {Marry Me - Weddings Planners}
    November 24, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Absolutely love the shade of pink and the shade of gold used at this wedding. They go so well together.
  14. Tina @ Wedding Favors
    November 24, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I so love the wedding dress and the bouquet.
  15. Lauren - Southern Aisle
    November 27, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Gorgeous! Love all of the gold details, especially the bottles & shells!
  16. wedding gowns
    November 28, 2011 at 12:23 am

    I really like the look of the cake. I always love beach weddings, there's just something about them
  17. Chris Radley Photography
    December 11, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous captures. Love the sea shell name tags, such a simple idea but so effective
  18. Grace
    June 9, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I'm so in love with this dress - does anyone know where I can get my hands on it? X
  19. anna
    March 17, 2014 at 10:19 am

    WOW! this is perfect!! may I ask what type of gold spray paint was used? Is this metallic gold spray paint? Thank you!