Wedding inspiration trends: nautical theme

All aboard the wedding express! It’s time to hit the decks and discover how to theme your wedding with seafaring shades of blue.

Sail away with me

A nautical theme can bring together your love of the sea with some quirky boating references. It’s amazing what you can style with seashells, ropes and blue-stripes.

Hire a marquee by the sea so you can hear the waves crashing nearby. Style inside with padded white folding chairs, white tablecloths in round or rectangle and some classic market umbrellas if guests want to spill outside into the sunshine.

Ahoy there

Keep the fun going by including a range of oversize party games for the big and little nippers. We’ve got cornholes, giant jenga and giant connect 4.

We can help navigate the tides of your wedding plans.

Talk to Barlens today for inspiration and ideas.

Message in a bottle

There are so many wonderful nautical puns to add some humour and a do-it-yourself feel to your special day. You can link ‘tying the knot’ with thick knotted ropes draped over tables or surrounding table centrepieces. Or use anchors as a metaphor for your relationship – print them on name cards or menus.

Pre-loved wine bottles give a weathered look. Table numbers, treasure maps or candles can be buried inside them.

Seashells and coral can also be introduced as decorations on guest tables, or at the bar, cake table or present table.

Tie the knot

Blue and white are the primary nautical colours, so use stripes, deep blue hues and simple flower arrangements.

If you can find an old boat, fill it with ice buckets and drinks. Hire our large wine barrels as handy areas for small groups to flock and congregate.

Padded Folding Chair - White
Padded Folding Chair - White
Most popular of Barlens' chair range the padded white chair is a classic and comfortable chair available in large quantities for seating crowds. The white padded chair is also great used for sit down events. Chairs are easily stacked and manouevered.
Round Tablecloth - White 3m
Round Tablecloth - White 3m
3m Round Tablecloth in White
Cornhole Game
Cornhole Game

Cornhole Game Includes:

  • 2 x Cornhole Boards
  • 4 x Red Corn Bags
  • 4 x Blue Corn Bags
Giant Jenga
Giant Jenga
81cm high x 21cm wide at the beginning of the game. Ideal game for engagement parties, weddings, community events, outdoor activities, birthdays or social gathering.
Market Umbrella - Natural 3.8m
Market Umbrella - Natural 3.8m
3.8m in diametre, the market umbrella is perfect for adding atmosphere to your event. Useful both in and outdoors, the umbrellas are easily manouevered and look fantastic when used in large numbers. Also available in 3m multi-colours. Size: 3.9mtr (13') OCTAGON, Pole: 60mm, Overall: 2.65mtr, Clearance: 2.2mtr, Rib Length: 8x2.0mtr 8x880mm.
Giant Connect 4
Giant Connect 4
Dimensions: 106cm High, 118cm Wide

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