Newport News Maritime Wedding Inspiration

Surrounded by water and steeped with maritime history, Newport News, Virginia boasts a beautiful nautical culture. Up until the Civil War, Newport News was a small fishing village. And now, it's home to thousands of people and houses one of the largest maritime museums in North America, The Mariners' Museum.

And due to the United States Navy commissioning a naval vessel that was built at Newport News Shipbuilding in 1989, there's even a little ditty written by a Newport News native about this city on the Hampton Roads Peninsula:

... Harbor of a thousand ships / Forger of a nation's fleet / Gateway to the New World / Where ocean and river meet / Strength wrought from steel / And a people's fortitude / Such is the timeless legacy / Of a place called Newport News / Nestled in a blessed land / Gifted with a special view / Forever home for ev'ry man / With a spirit proud and true ... [Wikipedia]

For our wedding connection, you can't help but think of blues and whites when planning a nautical-inspired event! To make the well-loved nautical theme unique, consider different ocean and boat textures like sailboat canvas, captain's telescopes, vintage sail pulleys, and glass plates paired with deep navy blues. And don't forget the Chesapeake Bay Crab an an entrée option!

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Drop back gown: Jessica Lorren Organic Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs // Nautical centerpiece: Alea Lovely via Ruffled // Navy blue napkin: Abby Jiu via Ruffled // Blue calligraphy: Design Love Fest // Sailboat: Abby Jiu via Ruffled