Nautical Christmas Wedding Inspiration

Well, Hampton Roads, there's no way around it. We are a water-inspired kinda region. With significant military presence and our being surrounded by rivers and oceans, local brides and grooms are always going to be inspired by our beautiful geography for their big days. And nautical love is no exception even during the holiday season!

Anchor-lovin' wedding coordinator Jamie Leigh Events and photographer Jami Thompson Photography teamed up with a stellar creative team to weave in Christmas spirit with the nautical touch. Using glittery golds, winter gray, and evergreen, The Water Table in Virginia Beach provided the perfect backdrop with its warm ambiance courtesy of their gorgeous "ceremony area" fireplace overlooking the neighboring marina.

Decking out the mantle, a wintry garland arranged by Kelly Gish Floral Designs and accented with d├ęcor from CereusArt livened up the fireplace with festive charm. It's only the best place for this bride and groom to share some moments together, especially when the newly Mrs. has been beautified by Dhalia Edwards, Behind the Veil Studio, and Maya Couture on Main!

All throughout this wedding inspiration, the nautical textures of rope, driftwood, and oyster shells met with Christmas trees, twinkly lights, and other holiday must-haves as Distinctive Event Rentals gave the reception area form through X-Back chairs, a sweetheart table, and soft linens and PaperDolls Design pulled the theme together through gold and gray menus, flag place cards, and glamourous table numbers. And if all of that doesn't get you warm and fuzzy with nautical cheer, the macaron tree cake topper with a monkey knot as its "star" from Sweet Temptations Dessert Cafe is a guaranteed remedy to shoo the bah-humbugs away!

Dhalia Edwards is a local wedding champ
in the Tidewater and Tulle Vendor Guide.

Photography: Jami Thompson Photography // Venue: The Water Table // Event Coordination: Jamie Leigh Events // Hair Stylist: Behind the Veil Studio // Design and Decor: CereusArt // Event Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals // Makeup Artist: Dhalia Edwards // Florals: Kelly Gish Floral Designs // Bridal Gown: Maya Couture on Main // Stationery: PaperDolls Design // Bakery: Sweet Temptations Dessert Cafe // Submitted via Two Bright Lights