When it comes to beach inspired weddings, we think there’s no finer color combination than aqua teals and peachy pinks. Today’s team of Sarah McKenzie Photography, Poppy + Vine Events, and Tamara Menges Designs used this color palette to mimic the hues at sea where the setting sun meets the water, and it proved itself to be a winning combo in a scene filled with eucalyptus runners, a dreamy wedding gown, and stylish watercolor invitations.

soft pastel waterside wedding - photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/soft-pastel-waterside-wedding

From the event designer, Rebekah of Poppy + Vine Events: Soft pastels and the quiet sounds of the sea were the inspiration for this styled shoot. Subtle shades of blue and green were infused with pops of pink peach to help mimic where the sun meets the water and it helped to show off the love of our “real life” couple that we used as our models!

watercolor wedding invitations - photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/soft-pastel-waterside-wedding

wedding hair - photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/soft-pastel-waterside-wedding

soft pastel waterside wedding - photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/soft-pastel-waterside-wedding

wedding rings - photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/soft-pastel-waterside-wedding

rose bouquet with eucalyptus - photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/soft-pastel-waterside-wedding

Our inspiration came from an old watercolor photograph found in our family’s home, everything from the soft brush strokes to the way that the color barely kissed the canvas jumped out at us. There was no better way to recreate that same soft, romantic touch of the watercolor painting than to pair with Sarah McKenzie Photography since light and airy photography is her specialty! Vanessa Broomfield with Meet Vanessa was the creative behind the watercolor inspired paper suite and her attention to detail, right down to the hand drawn watercolor map and invitation suite is impeccable. Tamara Menges Designs provided the beautifully organic florals and the Eucalyptus branches provided an extra bit of whimsy that we were looking for the bride’s bouquet.

wedding dress back detail - photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/soft-pastel-waterside-wedding

soft pastel waterside wedding - photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/soft-pastel-waterside-wedding

groom's boutonniere - photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/soft-pastel-waterside-wedding

reception table under moss - photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/soft-pastel-waterside-wedding

beach wedding place setting - photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/soft-pastel-waterside-wedding

escort cards - photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/soft-pastel-waterside-wedding

beach wedding seating chart - photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/soft-pastel-waterside-wedding

The only missing piece was the venue for the shoot and when we spent the weekend at friend’s property in Lake Jackson, Texas, we knew it was just the spot. With a wooden pier, miles of green grass and Spanish Moss hanging from the trees our little Southern hearts were smitten from the beginning of the weekend! We tried to mimic the flowiness of the water in the bride’s dress and BHLDN’s “Laverne” dress complimented not only the model but the airiness of the outdoor venue while the groom’s own suit brought a subtle touch of masculinity to our pastel color scheme.

eucalyptus table runner - photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/soft-pastel-waterside-wedding

beachy wedding details - photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/soft-pastel-waterside-wedding

pastel wedding cake - photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/soft-pastel-waterside-wedding

peach wedding cake - photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/soft-pastel-waterside-wedding

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photographer

Sarah McKenzie Photography

Event Design

Poppy + Vine Events

Floral Design

Tamara Menges Designs

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Hair

Kate Dulin

Makeup

Sarah Joyslin

Wedding Cake

Edible Designs by Jessie

Rentals

Rent Some Vintage

China Rentals

Dress, Flowers, Cake - Vintage China

Linens

Over the Top Linen

Graphic Design

Meet Vanessa

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