Beach Wedding Trends for 2016

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Panama City Beach weddings are truly magical. There’s something so naturally romantic and sweet about the soft beach breeze and white sands, and there’s no denying that the calming sounds of the boundless Gulf of Mexico waves are just as symbolic as true love. It’s probably why our beaches rank as a top destination when it comes to beach weddings, and if you’re planning a 2016 beach wedding, here are some classic design trends to consider.
 

Photo Courtesy of Erich McVey/Magnolia Rouge

Photo Courtesy of Erich McVey/Magnolia Rouge


 
Minimalist Décor:
The minimalist style has certainly hit the wedding market and couples are opting for more minimalistic décor, but don’t get that term confused with “sparse.” The feeling is still grand, with a more romantic appeal. Instead of those tall, lavish centerpieces that can sometimes act as a talking hazard and block your view, couples are leaning toward lush floral arrangement centerpieces, which set a more relaxed and intimate vibe for the table.
 
Photo Courtesy of Ken Pak/Caters News Agency

Photo Courtesy of Ken Pak/Caters News Agency


 
Candid Smiles
Candid photos have been on the rise, and it’s easy to see why. They capture the essence of what a wedding is supposed to be about—love and happiness—and won’t leave you with two hundred images of the same old “stand there and smile” pose.
 
Image Courtesy of Bella Flora

Image Courtesy of Olivia Head Pieces


 
Garden Flower Bouquet
A wedding without flowers is just a hang out with a group of friends. But don’t overthink your bouquet for this year. Gone are the extravagant bunches of roses, and in are “garden flowers” and vegetation such as succulents with pops of color.
 
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Image Courtesy of Bella Flora


 
Dazzling Headpieces
There’s a lighter and shinier trend when it comes to headpieces for the bride and bridesmaids, that has also been affected by the minimalist style. Try a hair broach or a jeweled hair comb as an alternative to a traditional veil for an airy and light feel.
 
Image Courtesy of Brides

Image Courtesy of Brides


 
Rustic Appeal
If there’s one thing to never overlook, it’s the details. Get the nautical look without a tacky, cheesy vibe. We love the idea of rustic-looking chairs and tables on the beach.
 
Image Courtesey of Brides

Image Courtesey of Brides


 
“I Do” and Chill
Weddings in general are going through a movement that is more relaxed and casual, focusing on a cozy entertaining style for guests. Follow the trend and keep your beach wedding easy breezy with classic beach games as part of an entertainment setup.
 
Image Courtesy of Bustle Events

Image Courtesy of Bustle Events


 
His and Hers Cocktails
These would be custom cocktails or signature cocktails of the bride and groom. Personalizing cocktails is a conversation starter that invites the guests to know more about you and your forever-to-be, creating a more intimate vibe for your reception, shower, or rehearsal.
 
Image Courtesy of DearPearlFlowers

Image Courtesy of DearPearlFlowers


 
Romantic Lighting
Move over, colored lights! Natural lighting is the way to go. Brides are leaning toward the soft amber glow of natural lighting over colored ones. It’s classic, romantic, and way more flattering in pictures than colored lighting or harsh fluorescents. Trust us, the last thing you want is to look like Elphaba from the Broadway show Wicked from choosing green lighting on your wedding day.
 
Photo Courtesy of Mi Belle Photography

Photo Courtesy of Mi Belle Photography


 
Naked Cakes
What’s a wedding without cake? After the dress, it’s arguably the most talked-about item for a wedding. “Naked” cakes, romantically decorated with flowers and foliage are becoming more popular and beating out the elaborate, fancy fondant-covered cakes.
 
Photo Courtesy of Miguel Marino/The Every Girl

Photo Courtesy of Miguel Marino/The Every Girl


 
Jumpsuit Chic
The rehearsal dinner is one of the most important nuptial celebrations. In most cases, it’s the last day of single life, and, similar to the wedding, the bride may stress about what she’s wearing! Say goodbye to rehearsal dresses. Turn heads and look effortlessly chic in a rehearsal jumpsuit instead, like this piece featured on The Everygirl.
 
There you have it! Looking for more beach wedding ideas, and thinking of hosting your wedding at one of our beautiful beachside resorts or scenic Hombre Golf Club? E-mail us at [email protected]. We’d love to help!