How To Create The Ultimate Beach Bridal Style

Exchanging your vows on the beach with the sound of the ocean as your wedding backdrop is the ultimate dream of any free-spirited bride. That being said, there are a few practical considerations when it comes to creating your beach bridal look while looking effortlessly gorgeous with sea salt in your hair.

From choosing the right beach wedding dress, to finishing your look with the perfect pair of wedding sandals, this guide is here to help you create a cool beach bridal style for your special day.

Beach wedding dress tips

To create that beach bridal look, it all starts by choosing the beach wedding dress that will both enhance your beauty while giving you that effortless, natural style. This is because dress ideas that look great in a photo and sound dreamy in theory, may in reality might not withstand the elements and weather on the day.

If you would like to look absolutely stunning in your wedding photos on the beach, a cocktail length or a tea length dress might be worth considering as a place to start.

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Bohemian beach wedding dress perfect for the free-spirited bride who wants her dream wedding on the beach.

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Alternatively, a silky satin dress with a slit showing glowing skin and pretty shoes or your bare feet.

A satin dress with a sexy slit at the front is perfect for your romantic beach wedding.

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You might also consider a beach wedding dress with a varied length skirt,  knee-length at the front and calf length at the back.

This varied length skirt on this wedding gown also makes it a perfect beach wedding dress!Image by Tones & Harmony 

Wedding shoes ideas

When it comes to choosing your wedding shoes for your wedding on the beach, there are plenty of options for you to consider. This guide advises strongly against relying on high heels to make your beach wedding dress work. However, if you already have the perfect beach wedding dress in tow, check out these chic yet comfortable shoes that will go well with your beach bridal style:

Melody Slides

Our Melody Slides with pearl is absolutely gorgeous, comfortable and a great alternative to beach bridal sandals!

Cove Tan Leather Sandals

Forever Soles' Cove tan leather sandals are perfect for the ultimate summer or bridal wedding.

Sailor Sandals

Forever Soles' Ivory low heel bridal shoes are made for the summer bride or beach bride at heart.

Mystic Espadrilles

Mystic espadrilles are the fun pair of wedding heels you need for your beach or summer wedding!

Beach Bridal Hairstyle 

Now that you have your dress and shoes figured out, it is time to decide on your beach bridal hairstyle. Whether you go for a sweet, braided look, romantic tousled wavy hair or side swept beach hairstyle, remember to choose one that allows your personality to shine. At the end of the day, it is all about having fun while looking good on your special day.

If you are in need of a little inspiration, look no further than these Forever Soles real brides who perfected their version of the ultimate beach bridal hair!

Channel the laidback beach bridal look with a straw hat and relaxed sea sprayed hair.

Hello May laidback beach bride inspiration shoot

Forever Soles bride Kristin kept things simple yet romantic by wearing her wavy hair down with a floral wreath. 

Kristin and James' real wedding on the beach with romantic, tousled wavy bridal hairstyle.

Forever Soles bride Steph kept it elegant with a low chignon up-do paired with statement earrings.

    Forever Soles real wedding of Steph & Beetle

    Forever Soles bride Erica accessorised her tousled beach hairstyle with a chic wedding veil.

      Add an elegant veil to your romantic, tousled wedding hairstyle to complete your beach bridal style.

      Forever Soles bride Alline channeled her inner beach goddess with an elegant hair band

        Have extra fun with a cute hair accessory that goes well with your beach wedding updo.

        Incorporate plants and summer flowers to your beach bridal look


        Incorporate plants and tropical flowers to your beach bridal style.

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        Accessories for your beach wedding

        Saying "I do" on the beach is definitely a romantic affair, but walking on the beach for your wedding ceremony also means keeping accessories to a minimum. For most modern brides who love baring their feet on the white sandy beaches, our barefoot sandals are the best accessories ever.

        Forever Soles' Fiji Barefoot Sandals are one of the most loved styles for barefoot brides who favor getting hitched on the beach.

        If you would like to keep things simple while you walk down your sandy aisle for your ceremony, our barefoot sandals are chic, comfortable and photograph beautifully. You will definitely feel like an ocean princess while you get hitched on the beach!

        Forever Soles bride Alline wears the Lai Lani barefoot sandals and her lovely bridesmaid the Fiji

        Alternatively, you can also go 100% barefoot and wear our anklets instead. 

        Accessorize your barefoot on your beach wedding day with our Mazi anklet.

        Forever Soles Mazi Anklets -Gold

        Add some glamor and glitter to your beach bridal look with Forever Soles' Imagine Anklets.

        Forever Soles Imagine Anklets -Gold

        Embroider your wedding dress with floral beads or a tropical theme for elegant beach goddess vibes

          Embroider your wedding dress with these gorgeous beads with floral and beach patterns for the perfect beach bridal style.

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          As you can see, there are plenty of ways you can create your very own beach bridal style. At the end of the day, it is YOUR wedding so be confident in your choices. Whether you favour the more laid back, natural bridal look, or are leaning towards the romantic, ocean goddess style, these beach wedding ideas will definitely serve as a guidance towards creating a wedding celebration on the beach you will never forget!

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