Endless Summer Wedding Inspiration

endless summer inspiration

I think it’s safe to say that most of us love the beach. The sun, the surf, the sand – the whole shebang – it really is just one of the best places to be. The team behind today’s fun editorial (Candice Benjamin PhotographyTrina Schmidt Weddings & Special Events, and Pixies Petals) agrees wholeheartedly, but adds that not all couples have the ability to get married ocean-side. So their goal was to meld the fun vibe of vintage Hawaii with 60’s beach culture details and translate it into a modern dose of wedding inspiration! We love that matter where you may be located, this session shares how to bring a touch of the beach to your big day!

More from Leslie of Pixies Petals, We wanted to update the idea of using traditional tropical and beach items such as tiki glasses, tropical flowers and surfboards, into something modern, current and stylish for today’s couple. We accomplished this by using things with similar materials in composition to the originals. For example in the floral designs poppies were used instead of hibiscus, and ferns instead of ti leaves. Wooden elements were featured in the table décor and escort cards to evoke the idea of a vintage longboard. The table settings were selected for their 60’s appeal and the invitation suite and printed items featured tropical-style patterns and shapes.

summer inspired invitation


Such fun paper goods from Paper Crew!

summer inspired invitation

summer bride

yellow summer bouquet


A sweet, beachy-meets-retro look was just right!

summer bride

surfboard escort cards

garland mantle

bow tie groom

summer tablescape


And love the tropical feel to the tablescape.

surfboard table name

surfboard table name

surfboard escort card

summer foliage

summer menu


Poppy pods, pincushion protea, and textural fern are perfect elements to include into your floral design if you’re hoping to achieve a summertime feel.

wooden candle holders

vintage bottle

endless summer inspiration

endless summer inspiration

snow cones


We seriously wouldn’t mind one of these hawaiian ice treats right about now!

snow cones

endless summer inspiration

endless summer inspiration


So much fun! Thanks so much to everyone below for indulging us in a little mental beach vacay today. We hope all of you out there who love the beach, but can’t tie the knot there, are inspired to incorporate a touch of seaside style into your wedding celebration!

photography: Candice Benjamin Photography // planning + design: Trina Schmidt Weddings & Special Events // venue: Hotel Seven4One Laguna Beach, California // florals: Pixies Petals // artwork (table numbers, dress painting, place cards): Commemory Art // wedding dress: Robert Bullock “Whitney” from  Blush Bridal Couture // reception dress: Kate Moss for TopShop from Nordstrom // tux: Friar Tux // hair + makeup: Design Visage // paper suite: Paper Crew // rentals: Signature Party Rentals // linens: Designer Specialty Linens // accessories: Two’s Company // shaved ice + cotton candy: Dolly’s Cotton Candy 

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