So, you’re on the hunt for the perfect wedding venue, you love the beach wedding idea but hate sand because yep it just gets everywhere! And you’re wanting to be able to wear those amazing heels that you found on Pinterest right?!. I feel your pain. So I have the perfect win win solution for you because have you thought about tying the knot on a boat?
So incredibly simple and elegant but more so than often boats get overlooked and forgotten as a beautiful wedding venue. Here are my top 3 reasons you should tie the knot on a boat.
1. Perfect for small intimate weddings
One of the wedding ‘trends’ at the moment is an increase of smaller intimate weddings being held. Number one, it’s cheaper. The less guests you invite, the less food, stationery and equipment, etc you need to hire. Tying the knot on a boat significantly limits how many people you can invite as they have strict regulations to how many people can safely be aboard the boat. And this also give you an excuse to give those guests who you didn’t invite. And number two, couples are not wanting either people they don’t know at their wedding or wanting to be spending all day and night going around saying hello to everyone and not actually having the time to enjoy themselves and each other.
2. Creating a memorable unique experience
As boats and yachts are generally overlooked by tying the knot on a boat creates an incredible and memorable unique experience for your guests that they will be talking for years to come. That’s the main reason isn’t it … you want to impress the pants off your friends and family and to be truly proud of the event you’ve planned. Imagine cruising down the river with gorgeous skyline views, and now wouldn’t that make for perfect photos and a stunning highlights film with magical sunsets.
3. Live out your Titanic dream
The great thing about tying the knot on a boat is that you’ve already picked your wedding theme without lifting a finger. The nautical theme. Grab some inspiration for your wedding photography from the Titanic and recreate that stunning scene on the bow of the ship. Also think about getting a beautiful veil or my favourite a gorgeous bridal cape!!! How amazing would that look floating in the wind behind you.
If you’re needing some inspiration check out the styled shoot I created with 3 real couples on a gorgeous luxury yacht. There’s so many ideas and amazing opportunities when it comes to a tying the knot on a boat. Think of unique ways to make an entrance/exit, styling and all the gorgeous things that come with planning a wedding. Most of all think about your wedding team, who will go the lengths to create an amazing day for you and your fiancé and will fit in nicely with you and your guests.
Check out my beautiful team below that helped my create the luxury yacht shoot.
Happy planning, Janette xx
Written by Janette Newell | Olive Rose Weddings & Events
Planner / Stylist: Olive Rose Weddings & Events
Photography: Renee Brazel Photography
Cake: Cake My Day By Jo
Gowns: Jordanna Regan Couture
Suits: Black Jacket Suiting
Florist: Miss Popsy
Videographer: Mcleish Film & Media
Stationery: The Rustic at Heart
Jewellery: Wendy Louise Designs
Hair & Makeup: Beauty By Bliss
Mr & Mrs: Shamika Vilches & Joseph Muller
Mrs & Mrs: Skye Ronan & Jayde Purnell
Mr & Mr: Paul Morgan & Bryden Graham