Have A Nautical-Themed Wedding

With the official start to summer just days away, it's a great idea to incorporate a nautical theme into your big day, especially if you're hosting it at the shore. Nautical weddings are a classic theme that can be made eco-friendly in each and every way. Adorn your reception with blue and white recycled paper lanterns and send word of your wedding with beautiful cream invitations, complete with ships, anchors or waves. Your cake can be made with the freshest ingredients, using organic and seasonal fruits as filling. Top it off with some navy blue anchors and a fun sustainable flag topper.

Giving the gift of green is important, too. Brides can give their bridesmaids authentic knot work bracelets and grooms can give their best men vintage compass cufflinks. Tie the nautical theme into your boutonnieres and bouquets, and get creative with blue napkin holders, some eco-friendly twine and lifesavers! Before you know it, your landlubber guests will be toasting under the stars and regaling you with tales of their adventures on the high seas.