34 Ways To Incorporate Oysters Into Seaside And Nautical Weddings

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Seaside and beach weddings have almost no season, they are actual all year round. That’s why today I have a roundup especially for those of you who are planning one. This article is dedicated to a popular and cool idea of incorporating oysters into your seaside wedding, and I’m talking not only about food, you can use oyster shells for décor in very creative ways, let’s see how.

Escort And Place Cards

Oyster shells can be turned into very chic and creative escort and place cards, which can also serve as wedding favors. You can paint them or dip into gold paint just a little, or leave as they – they are beautiful anyway. Then just add calligraphy with names and voila, perfect seaside escort or place cards are ready! Such projects can be easily DIYed, that will save your budget a little.

blue oyster shells with gold calligraphy as escort cards and favors in one

blue oyster shells with gold calligraphy as escort cards and favors in one

oyster shell escort cards with calligraphy

oyster shell escort cards with calligraphy

oyster shell escort cards can be DIYed

oyster shell escort cards can be DIYed

nautical escort cards using oyster shells

nautical escort cards using oyster shells

hand-lettered gold oyster shell place cards, which guests can keep as a memento

hand-lettered gold oyster shell place cards, which guests can keep as a memento

Table Décor

Nothing screams beach and seaside louder than oysters, so they will highlight your wedding theme perfectly if you use them for reception décor. Make cool oyster shell garlands and place them on the tables or hang around, or just put some shells on the tables, they look amazing with driftwood, candles, corals, succulents and neutral florals. Create stunning centerpieces with sculptural corals and oyster shells, cover the vases with these shells. We advise to leave the shells not painted because there are naturally beautiful.

a table centerpiece designed with oyster shells is great idea for a reception on the water

a table centerpiece designed with oyster shells is great idea for a reception on the water

beautiful nautical table setting with an oyster garland, navy cards and flowers

beautiful nautical table setting with an oyster garland, navy cards and flowers

an oyster garland in a metal bath, driftwood and candles

an oyster garland in a metal bath, driftwood and candles

an oyster shell garland with white flowers are great for decorating a beach wedding table

an oyster shell garland with white flowers are great for decorating a beach wedding table

an oyster shell garland, candles and blue glasses are right what you need for an island wedding

an oyster shell garland, candles and blue glasses are right what you need for an island wedding

grey tablecloth and an oyster garland for a nautical tablescape

grey tablecloth and an oyster garland for a nautical tablescape

painted oyster table number looks unique

painted oyster table number looks unique

succulents, driftwood, seeded eucalyptus and oyster garland make a perfect coastal feel

succulents, driftwood, seeded eucalyptus and oyster garland make a perfect coastal feel

seaside reception table, an oyster shell garland for table decor

seaside reception table, an oyster shell garland for table decor

oysters and frosted glass chargers will perfectly highlight your wedding theme

oysters and frosted glass chargers will perfectly highlight your wedding theme

sculptural coral, candles and shells for a unique centerpiece

sculptural coral, candles and shells for a unique centerpiece

rope candles, oyster shells and corals for a nautical wedding

rope candles, oyster shells and corals for a nautical wedding

Food

Of course, there’s no seaside wedding without serving seafood! Serve oysters, shrimps, mussels and other stuff you like. There are thousands of ways to display your seafood including oysters, everything depends on your wishes and the wedding style: these can be canoes, rustic crates, giant shells, galvanized bathtubs and so on, just don’t forget the ice – everything should be very cold because seafood can get spoilt very fast, especially if it’s hot, and this is really dangerous for health.

One more point here is your wedding cake, there’s a cool way to make it seaside-inspired but very simple and timeless: just top it with oyster shells as you want. A simple white cake with such shells looks perfect and reminds of the sea in the most elegant and natural way.

amazing idea to serve oysters for the guests

amazing idea to serve oysters for the guests

an idea of serving oysters for your guests

an idea of serving oysters for your guests

beautiful seafood serving

beautiful seafood serving

23 outdoor seafood bar idea

23 outdoor seafood bar idea

outdoor rustic oyster bar with various sauces

outdoor rustic oyster bar with various sauces

luxurious seafood bar to serve to your guests

luxurious seafood bar to serve to your guests

26 gorgeous oyster bar with citrus and sauces

26 gorgeous oyster bar with citrus and sauces

oysters served in giant shells are a cool idea

oysters served in giant shells are a cool idea

oyster bar in a canoe is a very interesting idea

oyster bar in a canoe is a very interesting idea

decorate your cake with oyster shells to immeditely give it a seaside look

decorate your cake with oyster shells to immeditely give it a seaside look

elegant white cake topped with oyster shells and greenery

elegant white cake topped with oyster shells and greenery

elegant white cake with gilded oyster shell decor has a distinct beach feel

elegant white cake with gilded oyster shell decor has a distinct beach feel

wedding cake covered with oyster shellls in a unique piece

wedding cake covered with oyster shellls in a unique piece

Other Ideas

You can also go for wedding stationary with oyster prints, for menus and other stuff with them. Choose oyster knives or oyster candles for favors, the latter can be DIYed. Get inspired and have the best seaside wedding ever!

oyster knife favors with wood burnt handles

oyster knife favors with wood burnt handles

oyster shell candles can be awesome favors for your guests

oyster shell candles can be awesome favors for your guests

stunning wedding menu display

stunning wedding menu display

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