Real Wedding: Katy + Chad’s Rustic Beach Wedding

I know I say this all the time, but I love when readers share their weddings with me after finding inspiration +  ideas from Green Wedding Shoes! And today, I have a lovely beach wedding to share with you all – perfect for this gorgeous summer day. :) Photographed by the sweet duo of Erin hearts Court, Katy + Chad’s day was a perfect mix of casual beach + rustic loveliness with their closest friends + family.

white rustic wedding bouquet

beach ceremony sign

How gorgeous is this ceremony set-up? Love it!

rustic beach wedding ceremony

beach wedding

Most memorable moment of your wedding day? Walking down the aisle towards my husband and seeing my vision of our perfect wedding come to life.

beach wedding

blue bridesmaids dresses

Love that everyone was barefoot :)

beach wedding decorations

beach wedding portraits

couple walking in sand

wedding place card display beach starfish

beach wedding decorations

white flowers

wedding cake

wedding treats

wedding mr and mrs smith

My advice to those of you planning, soak it all up! The day goes really fast so enjoy every minute of it!

Thanks so much Katy + Chad and best wishes to you both!

Venue: Crystal Cove State Beach and Seacliff Country Club, Huntington Beach CA
Wedding dress: Watters
Hair: Jenelle Smith and Kim Galleher at Salon Dharma
Makeup: Tiffany Patton
Shoes: Kate Spade
Bridemaid dresses: The White Dress
Groom suit: linen pants and shirt from Island Importers
Cinematography: James Reed (manifest media)
Event planner: Laurie Davies at Five Star Weddings and Events
Floral design: Karen White (Flowers ‘a la Carte)
Invites: Where’s The Party
Cake: cupcakes and cake topper by Susie Cakes
Music: Les Akers entertainment
Catering: Seacliff Country Club
Photographers: Erin hearts Court Check out more from their wedding here on their blog.

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  1. Breathtaking! Everything looks so light and airy, like a dream.

  2. I am in LOVE with the dark teal bridesmaid’s dress. Who made this? Help!!

  3. wow. what a beautiful wedding! of course, erin hearts court makes it that much better too! :)

  4. I love this wedding! The colors are fun but classic, and I am in love with every bit of stationery. The whole thing is beautiful!

  5. I had a friend forward this wedding along to me as it’s pretty much exactly what I envision for my wedding day! Love all the details, use of burlap, starfish, natural elements. What a beautiful beach wedding! Thanks for sharing!

  6. GORGEOUS!!! love everything about it!

  7. Katy smith (the bride) on:

    About the teal dress:
    My sister-in-law got it at The White Dress in Corona del Mar and the brand is Amsale.

  8. ‘your ride’s on us’…i love it!

  9. nailed the gorgeous, yet relaxed, look ~ well done! : )

  10. What a GORGEOUS wedding! Loving the bridesmaid dresses (beautiful shade) and those bouquets. The centerpieces are so very pretty– great idea with the rustic / vintage burlap touch! Loving this!!


    Check out some amazing floral designs at The French Bouquet!

  11. wow, sooo gorgeous. i can’t believe they didn’t use a wedding planner, everything looks so chic and effortless. love.

  12. As a long time reader of Green Wedding Shoes, prior to even getting engaged in fact, I can totally understand why many brides would pull inspiration + ideas from Green Wedding Shoes! Almost ALL of my inspiration photos have come from this site. I am an avid reader and such a fan of all the beautiful weddings showcased.

    I LOVE the teal blue dress but the bride’s dress is the most striking. It is suited so well to the bride and the backdrop. Gorgeous wedding.

  13. This was a gorgeous wedding! I love all the rustic and pretty details. I love that the bridesmaids dresses weren’t matching, and the bride looked stunning!

  14. LOVE that ceremony setup!!!

  15. What a gorgeous wedding. The bride is beautiful. Is that the San Miguel dress from Watters? I’m also having a beach wedding and have been eyeing that dress but can’t find it at a local store to try on.

  16. Beautiful! I love a beach wedding. So casual yet elegant all the way down to the details.

  17. Where did you get the bamboo arbor?
    So many fun ideas :)

  18. This is my dream wedding

  19. I love the color theme. The beachy reception is so fresh and beautiful!

  20. Beautiful wedding!!

    I LOVE the wood and metal letters! I’ve been looking for something like that. Where did they come from?





  22. This wedding is so beautiful &will obviously inspirational to so many! I love the bridesmaid dresses & the bamboo arbor but most of all the pomanders! Where or how did you find those? And how where you able to find them so large? Im getting married next year in Cape Cod & those are perfect!

  23. katy smith (THE BRIDE) on:

    about the pomanders: i just googled twig balls and a bunch of sites came up. sorry i can’t remember the official site. hope that helps…

  24. I just discovered your blog and it is awesome! You are such an inspiration!

  25. Aweome place for a wedding.All photos are amazing. Fantastic presentation.

  26. love how shabby-chic + rustic works so well with the fresh and airy feel of a beach wedding. those wodden spheres and basket of towels are a great touch, too.

  27. This is such a beautiful wedding!! Thanks for posting it, I’ve been inspired. I had a question — would anyone know what kind of wedding favors K&C had, if any? I’m planning a beach wedding and gathering some ideas on what to give to our guests. I was thinking of a personalized beach wedding ornament as a favor, kind of like these — I thought it might be unique since I’ve never seen anyone do this before, but I’m not completely sure. Any suggestions?


  28. Looks like they had a beautiful beach wedding! I really love the brides bouquet and dress! Very stunning!

  29. What a beautiful beach wedding. Looks like it was an amazing day.

  30. Love the softness of the wedding. I love the 3 colors of the bridesmaids dresses. So unique. So much casual, breezy and fun elements to this special day. Thanks for sharing!

  31. Lots of happiness and joyous moments captured here. Very nice wedding!

  32. I love this wedding and photos also. all gorgeous wedding day gowns.


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