A few weeks ago our friends at SmartBride helped us think about holistic wedding planning. They provided six romantic wedding dresses, we provided first dance songs to go along with the dresses. It worked so well, we decided to do it again. This week's theme, Destination and Beach Wedding. Below are six great options for the perfect beach wedding with music to match.
These 2 wedding dresses have a pretty sweetheart neckline and loose, flowing skirts, perfect for a beach wedding. Light and airy, you’ll be sure to stay cool!
Left: Size 8 Jenny Yoo Talia Wedding Dress for $800 (Save $600!)
Right: Size 6 new with tags Allure Bridals 922 Wedding Dressfor $300 (save $300!)
Song Suggestions: The tropical, relaxed feel of both dresses calls for music that's equally relaxed. Billy Ocean's Caribbean Queen, Otis Redding's Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay and UB40's version of Red, Red Wine will all get your guests relaxed and groovy.
If you don’t want a strapless, but you still covet a casual, relaxed wedding look, these 2 wedding dresses switch things up a bit with interesting necklines.
Left: Brand New Size 6 J. Crew Goddess Wedding Dress for $275 (Save $50!)
Right: New With Tags Size 8 Asymmetric BC270 Wedding Dressfor $79 (Save $118!)
Song Suggestions: Although these dresses are still casual their interesting necklines give them a sophisticated, timeless air. George Gershwin's Summertime, Frank Sinatra's Summer Wind and even The Motels' unintelligible but still haunting Suddenly Last Summer all fit the relaxed but sophisticated vibe.
If you’re picturing you and your hubby running barefoot down the beach, a shorter dress is probably more up your alley. These 2 options have no shortage on style, whether you prefer a slightly more structured short dress, or one that’s full of romance.
Left: New With Tags Size 2 Melissa Sweet Fiesole Wedding Dress for $2000 (Save $800!)
Right: Brand New Size 6 Sarah Seven Wedding Dressfor $300 (Save $275!)
Song Suggestions: These dresses are for the bride who is long on cute and sass, with a bit of hipster thrown in. B-52's Rock Lobster and Love Shack, Katrina & the Waves' Walkin on Sunshine, even Under the Sea from the Little Mermaid all have romance, fun and laughter!
Looking for more great musical inspiration? Check out our weekly song lists and our Wedding Resource Guide.
What are your musical suggestions for the dresses above? Share them in the comment field below.