By Madeleine Frank

Dining al fresco in the sand is no reason to limit your wedding tabletop options! These event planners picked pretty dishware, natural centerpieces, and bright flowers to perfectly accessorize the beautiful background of the sea. While we're all for casual celebrations with durable plates and comfort food, taking elegant dishware outside adds an element of surprise and completeness to an outdoor beach wedding. Here are five gorgeous place settings we're loving right now.

Driftwood makes an earthy centerpiece, while dahlias, Juliet garden roses, coral spray roses, succulents, billy balls, pincushion proteas, dusty miller and reindeer moss bring in light pops of color. The wedding favors - bottles of homemade limoncello - were left on the tables for guests to take home.

Venue: Descanso Beach ClubPhotographer: Molly + Co Planner: Lynn NagelmannFlowers: Bloom FloralLinens: La Tavola

 

Bright colors make a bold statement against a coastal backdrop, and are sure to stand out in photos. We love the coordination with the patterned dance floor.

Design and Coordination: Geller EventsFloral Design: The Hidden Garden FlowersPhotographer: Michael Segal PhotographyDance Floor: BB RodeoTabletop: Town and Country Event RentalsLinens: La Tavola Linens Chargers: BBJ Linens

 

So casual, yet so elegant. Why not sip from pretty glassware while sitting on a pillow in the sand?

Design and styling: The Little ThingsPhotography: Ruth Eileen PhotographyFloral design: Sweet Annie Floral DesignStationery (not pictured): Paper Moss

 

This setting combines metallic elements with traditional beach details like a shell-inspired plate.

Event Design + Styling: Harmony Creative StudioPhoto: Robyn Preston Photography Dishware + Chargers: Pier One ImportsVintage Table: Tasteful Tatters 

Mismatched glassware in varying shades of blue keeps things interesting across such a long table.

Photography: The Image Is FoundPlanning and Event Design: GATHER EventsFloral Design: Moon CanyonPaper Goods: Amber Moon DesignCalligraphy: Jimin Bruen for Petite PenVenue: Adamson HouseRentals: Archive RentalsClassic Party Rentals Raj TentsCatering/Bar: The Kitchen for Exploring FoodsDessert: Vanilla Bake Shop 

 

Now that you've got the table settings down, how about checking out the perfect beach wedding dinner? Or see some of our favorite wedding cakes here and here.

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