5 Nautical Ideas for Tying the Knot in Style

For a coastal celebration, add some touches inspired by hitting the open seas. Here, Jocelyn Gailliot of Tuckernuck shows you how.

Nautical is a classic theme for weddings around the world. The key to executing this timeless look is to incorporate subtle motifs inspired by the locale. Think natural rope accents, maps, and hints of gold intertwined in everything from wedding party gifts and flower arrangements to table settings, desserts, and more. Keep the backdrops simple with crisp navy-and-white stripes or solids; these blue undertones will create a sense of tranquility for your guests.

Table Setting, Nantucket Wedding 2014

Chainlink Napkins & Rope Napkin Rings, $50 for a set of four; tnuck.com.


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Navy Bridesmaids’ Dresses; paper-crown.com.


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Wedding Invitations; mrboddington.com.


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Map Tablecloth; placesettersinc.com.


Nautical Wedding Style; tnuck.com.

About the Author

Jocelyn Gailliot

Jocelyn is a cofounder of Tuckernuck: a celebrated website that sells clothes, accessories, and home goods for men and women with classic American style. As a purveyor of American cool, Jocelyn's mantra is always fun over fashion. It is with an active spirit and a curious mind that Jocelyn and her cofounders carefully pick every coveted item on Tuckernuck to celebrate a lifestyle...


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