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Coastal Wedding Ideas-12 Essential Etsy Finds

kayla leppelman

Summer will be here before we know it which means the planning for your coastal wedding is in full swing! I love the beach wedding aesthetic with the ocean and natural creation as the inspiration while celebrating the greatest love within marriage and saying “I Do” to a beautiful, life-long commitment.

I’ve pulled together some of my favorite finds on Etsy-one of my favorite go-to places for unique, hand crafted items with a personal touch. These finds are all inspired by a romantic, fine art take on a coastal wedding from place cards created with sea glass, a gorgeous table runner created with oysters to a crown of shells and stones. Affiliate links are added within the post but all opinions are my own as well as the search for each and every item.

Don’t forget to pin the top image to come back to these beautiful finds for your wedding day!

I created the Oceane Crown a part of my Summer Collection as I was inspired by the island of Maui. I used small seashells and white sparkle stones within rose gold wiring to create this piece for a beach bride looking for something ethereal and unique to adorn on her wedding day.

This beautiful Coastal Wedding Invitation Suite by Oh My Designs by Steph is the perfect touch for a celebration near the beach! The dusty blue watercolor details and the gold foiling remind me so much of the ocean and it’s glimmer as the sun shines upon it.

I absolutely adore the idea of having this Oyster Table Garland by Ancient Vibration Shop at the head table for all to see or even at every guest table! What a unique show piece that the guests will be talking about and won’t forget! The colors and texture within the oysters are so beautiful and this is about as coastal as you can get!

This Dusty Blue Bridesmaids Dress by Renz Bridal is such a pretty color and compliments so well within the coastal aesthetic. It's the perfect touch of gray and blue and the added bit of ruffle and lace within this simple design makes it so romantic!

While on my search for the perfect place cards, my mouth dropped when I came across these gorgeous Sea Glass Calligraphy Place Cards by Letters from Eden! The sea glass is so elegant with the calligraphed guest names upon it! These placed at each table setting would add such a special touch and what a lovely reminder of the day they celebrated with the bride and groom as they are taken home.

These Oyster Cufflinks by High Tide Designs are so rad! The groom and groomsmen can wear these links paired with their attire to add such a great touch to your wedding day! This is why I love Etsy! You can find the greatest gifts and ideas that you may not have initially thought about before browsing.

These Sea Shell Candles Wedding Favors by MiLi Crafts would look so pretty as a collection within the table centerpieces, around the cake table, on the escort seating table or anywhere else you can add a touch of glimmer and coast.

Natural elements such as this Drift Wood Sign by Velma and Louise play such a large part in setting the tone for a beach wedding. Hang this sign for guests to see near the guestbook table with photos of the bride and groom around or above the sweet heart table. This shop also creates custom pieces so you can add your own quote or even your new last name!

This Seashell Ring Holder by Seashell Collection may be small but it is so sweet! Instead of the traditional pillow, opt for this unique ring holder and then keep it as an heirloom piece for your jewelry. It will serve as a daily reminder of the day you said your vows.

 

If you’re getting married on the sand, opt for these gorgeous Beach Bridal Sandals by Bella Belle Shoes! They are adorned with sparkle and stones to make for a beautiful bridal shoe choice and the soles have a surprise way to wear your “something blue.”

These Lace and Driftwood Sailboats make the prettiest Wedding Favors by Love Embellished! I can’t gush enough about the details of these boats! They can even be used along with the table numbers or added décor within the cake or guest book tables!

The cake is one of my favorite parts about a celebration-well, just about any dessert really! This Seashell wedding cake topper by Beach Grass Cottage is such a beautiful addition to a coastal inspired wedding! I love the choice of shells and soft colors along with the added coral and starfish!

I hope you’ve enjoyed some of my favorite finds for your beach wedding! If you’re planning more of a greenery themed wedding, check out my 12 Essentials for a Greenery Wedding here!

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas They Will Actually LOVE

kayla leppelman

Ten bridesmaids gift ideas they will actually love! On the Love Sparkle Pretty blog.

I love giving thoughtful gifts and giving back to those who will be a part of your biggest days as well as the planning and prep that comes along with it is so special! Showing your appreciation for your bridesmaids, can be shown in so many ways with your words and actions most importantly but also gifting them a token of your gratitude is always so welcome.

Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for your Bridesmaids as well as Maid of Honor.

This blog post includes a few affiliate links but my opinions and gift choices are all mine.

1. This floral and succulents spa gift set by Wedding Favorites is the sweetest collection for your bridesmaids to open!

2. If you haven't asked your bridesmaids to stand with you on your big day, this adorable box of sweets by Sugarfina is such a unique and fun way to ask! These candies are highly rated and they are even shipped for free!

3. This beautiful compact mirror has such beautiful floral details and calligraphy added to it. It's the perfect travel piece to help apply mascara on the go and refer to for quick check ups while you're out.

4. These pretty floral robes by Wedding Favorites are so silky soft and fun to wear as the girls get ready for your big day! They can also wear it well after the wedding day and hang it beautifully in their bathrooms for use time and time again.

5. If you’re having a sunny destination wedding or bachelorette party, a wedding in the summer or live in sunny climate, these sun hats are such fun gifts for your bridesmaids! They can be personalized with names, fun words, quotes or nicknames for your girls! Snag these sun hats from Wedding Favorites.

6. This set of floral makeup brushes come in a beautiful case that will sure make these brushes fun to unwrap! These brushes are so pretty and can easily be used as an everyday gift that keeps on giving!

7. This jewelry dish is customized by The Painted Press according to your bridesmaids dress styles and names! I absolutely love that! What a great way to remember the special day they stood beside you as you said your vows!

8. The Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio by Herbivore Botanical is the perfect luxurious self care gift set for your girls with all natural ingredients and rose and coconut oils to nourish and hydrate all skin types! This set has wonderful reviews and I also love that it comes with free shipping for a limited time!

9. This beautiful Ceramic Flower Candle by Anthropologie would make any girl smile as she opens this sweet gift! Not only can your bridesmaids use this in their daily lives but once the candle burns through, they can use this ceramic dish as a jewelry holder or use it to hold hair ties!

10. This GORGEOUS Olivia Burton Signature Florals Watch Bracelet from Nordstrom would be the perfect gift for those closest to your heart standing by your side on your wedding day! This watch is a bit of a splurge for each of your bridesmaids but it would be such a special way to show appreciation for the friendship and love shared between your relationships! This would even make a wonderful Maid of Honor gift!

Be sure to pin the top image to refer to this list in the future!

Floral Inspired Bridesmaids Gift Idea with the Prettiest Gift Wrapping

kayla leppelman

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I absolutely love flowers so creating a unique and beautiful floral inspired gift box for bridesmaids, friends and even family was so much fun to dream up! This DIY gift is full of flowery details from aesthetic to taste and even smells! To complete the gift, I used flower petals as a different filler along with a bit of tissue paper and silk ribbon.

To create your very own floral inspired gift box, I've included all of the links below along with a few gift wrapping tips! Please note that there are affiliate links added. I've searched for the exact pieces I've used as well as similar items for you to create your very own floral gift. All of the items pictures are items that I've purchased myself and have used!

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Here are all of the gift items I included for this beautifully fun gift:

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A  tip for adding for cohesion to your gifts  is re-wrapping items in coordinating tissue paper like these  Lavender Honey Spoons . The one on the right is the original packaging. I added floral tissue paper around the top to pretty it up a bit.

A tip for adding for cohesion to your gifts is re-wrapping items in coordinating tissue paper like these Lavender Honey Spoons. The one on the right is the original packaging. I added floral tissue paper around the top to pretty it up a bit.

The  Rose Mints  actually inspired this entire gift set! I bought these at a quaint boutique on a girls trip and once I saw the cute tin and tasted the floral mints (they really taste like roses!), I was immediately captivated with this idea! I found them on Amazon!

The Rose Mints actually inspired this entire gift set! I bought these at a quaint boutique on a girls trip and once I saw the cute tin and tasted the floral mints (they really taste like roses!), I was immediately captivated with this idea! I found them on Amazon!

This candle  not only SMELLS amazing but it doubles as 2 gifts! The paper wrapping has lavender seeds within it so your bridesmaid or person you are gifting this to can plant the paper and grow their own lavender plant as well! SOOO COOL!

This candle not only SMELLS amazing but it doubles as 2 gifts! The paper wrapping has lavender seeds within it so your bridesmaid or person you are gifting this to can plant the paper and grow their own lavender plant as well! SOOO COOL!

Another  gift wrapping tip  is to place small items within flower petals. I placed the  Mocha Rose lip gloss  within a rose bloom to add feminine detail.

Another gift wrapping tip is to place small items within flower petals. I placed the Mocha Rose lip gloss within a rose bloom to add feminine detail.

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Don't forget to pin the image at the top of the post so you can come back later to this gift list!

**I've personally purchased and have used each of these items pictured so I can truly recommend them. I've intentionally chose each item to put this gift box together to share with you! Happy gifting!