Bright sunny ideas for a resort wedding

Warm up your wedding imagination. Think rich pops of colour, flowy lengths and unexpected accents for a summery seaside affair.

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1. Light and flowing gowns 

The secret to looking effortlessly gorgeous for a beach wedding? Simple silhouettes with light, flowy layers. 

Chiffon gowns, both $1,800 to rent or $2,600 to buy, from RICO-A-MONA. White gold diamond earrings, $4,739, and diamond cuff, $4,682, from GOLDHEART. 

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2. A bright bouquet 

If it's a spectacular one you want, decadent seasonal flowers in rich hues are the way to go. 

Calla lilies, ginger flowers, tulips and cymbidiums, $400, from FIORE DORATO. 


3. Leafy inspirations 

Like us, these should have guests thinking of swaying trees in a cool breeze, too. 

Clockwise from top left: Menu card, from $250 for 100, programme card, from $250 for 100, save the date card, from $250 for 100, invitation card with envelope, from $450 for 100 ($additional $3.50 per 100 if you want lined kraft envelopes), table number card, from $25 for a set of five, and RSVP  postcard, from $250 for 100, from NINETEEN DESIGN STUDIO. 

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4. Pretty jewellery 

A necklace with a swirly flower pendant elongates the neck and draws attention to your face. 

White gold diamond necklace, price upon enquiry, with matching ring, $4,339, from GOLDHEART. 


5. Beach-worthy accessories 

Sparkling accessories, and metallic and shell details evoke a stylish evening-by-the-sea vibe. 

Clockwise from left: Sandals with rhinestones, $69, from PAZZION. Handwoven straw clutch with shell buckle, $280, from WHAT WOMEN WANT. Bella tassel necklace, $59, from ROBINSONS THE HEEREN. Ben-Amun 24K gold-plated earrings with Swarovski crystals, $229, Inbar Shahak 24K gold-plated cuff, $121, and Joanna Laura Constantine 18K gold-plated cuff with cubic zirconias, $512, from WWW.PINWHEELJEWELS.COM. Stoned by Q moonstone earrings, $99, from ROBINSONS THE HEEREN. 


6. Keep it cool 

Davena Mok and Lance Chiu provided paper brollies like these at their outdoor wedding in Phuket, Thailand, which kept the sun out of everyone's eyes. 

Photography, Darryl Chan of Tinydot Photography 

This spread was originally published in Her World Brides march - May 2015.