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nautical

Nautical wedding invitations, ideas, favors, and more! You may also be interested in our tentacle archives (yay for octopodes!), boat weddings, or our mermaid weddings.

Two brides, a scrapbook proposal, & their sun-drenched nautical Maine wedding

Two brides, a scrapbook proposal, & their sun-drenched nautical Maine wedding

Emily and Kim instantly bonded over photos of their adorable all black dogs and decided to make it official in a beautiful, nautical-style wedding in York, Maine. We’re talking navy blue and mint green details, buoys, a gorgeous venue with an oceanside view, and a stunning ombre blue cake.

Get your sea legs for this beautiful two-bride wedding in Maine…

aquarium octopus wedding invitations from Concertina Press alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Unusual nautical wedding invitations featuring all manner of scientific sea creatures

Ruth Bleakley, the designer behind the unusual nautical wedding invitations of our sponsor Concertina Press has one top frequently asked question (besides, “OMG, can you design our wedding invitation, please?”). And the answer is fascinating…

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The goth headpiece of our dark and stormy day dreams

We’ll soon be sharing Brittany and Taylor’s goth history nerd wedding featuring an amazing Cthulhu cake, nerd burlesque, and some epic goth fashion. The latter of which is our current interest that we couldn’t wait to preview. Brittany’s ship headpiece was made by Kopf Traeume, who also makes FABULOUS headpieces with horns, feathers, bird cages, and tons of flora. The rest of the wedding is going to knock your socks off, but we’ll get to that later. For now, you get a sneaky peeky of this goth headpiece of our dark wonderland dreams.

mermaid bridal crown on offbeat bride alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Siren’s song: 10 mermaid wedding accessories

Victoria’s Secret can keep their angels, because this post is for the folks who have their eye on a different kind of fantastical creature. We’re all familiar with Disney’s The Little Mermaid , yet not every bride wants to be like Ariel (unless you mean our publisher, in which case everyone wants to be like Ariel). Thus for the brides and grooms on a mission to add a hint of mermaid sophistication to their wedding without drowning in clichés, here are six aquatic accessories that don’t scream Disney.

Black and White Octopus Wedding Invitation by Concertina Press alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Wrap your loving tentacles around Concertina Press’ oceanic wedding invitations

Our sponsor Concertina Press is back and giving me a fresh case of the “wish I hads.” Get your snorkels and flippers on, and let’s submerge ourselves into the aquarium of wonders that is Concertina Press’ nautical stationery…

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Unusual, beautiful, nautical-themed wedding invitations with scientific roots

Concertina Press creates nautically-inspired wedding invitations and stationery, using antique scientific illustrations of cool sea creatures like jellyfish, octopus, squid, sea snails, and even (my personal faves!) sharks. Whether you’re having an elaborate Cape Cod yacht club wedding, an intimate beachside ceremony, or a quirky wedding at an aquarium, Concertina Press has just the invitation design for you. Let’s dive in…