sea glass (reader request)

Sea glass wedding inspiration

This sea glass wedding inspiration board was created for Kawehi and Michael who are getting married here in Hawaii. These two love birds are tying the knot in gorgeous Hana on Maui where they will have a beach ceremony and their reception will be held in a traditional thatched Hawaiian hale. Kawehi wrote and said that her color palette is based on blue sea glass & grey and that she’ll be stringing twinkle lights with paper lanterns up in the hale. She also mentioned that they really need help with centerpiece ideas and were deciding whether to use picnic tables or round plastic tables for the reception.

When choosing between plastic and natural wood tables I’m always going to come down on the side of natural wood. It has a more refined look, works well with other decor elements, and will complement the hale perfectly! For a sea glass color palette play up the blues in all aspects of your decor. Mercury glass with white and blue hydrangea flowers will make lovely centerpieces and the surface of the glass with reflect the twinkle lights.

Mix in fun Hawaii themed elements like gold pineapples next to the centerpieces to glam it up a bit. A fun play on sea glass is to wrap actual sea glass balls in different shades of blue rope and these can be used to frame the entrance to the hale. The bottles in this inspiration board can serve a lot of different purposes. You can use them store well wishes your guests have written you, as place/escort cards, or even as favors if you write a thank you note to place inside each of them. Pull the grey into your palette with flag cake toppers and blue depression glassware would be beautiful at your place settings!

sea glass wedding color palette Congratulations to Kawehi and Michael on your engagement and I hope that this inspiration board helps! Brides-to-be: don’t forget that you can request your own inspiration board here.


photo credits: mercury glass & place setting styled and photographed by Branco Prata // flag cake toppers via Happily Handmade Decor on Etsy // white calligraphy on kraft paper envelope via Laura Hooper Calligraphy // vintage airplane model & gold pineapple via Desire to Inspire, photographed by Emma Mitchell // write your wishes & yarn balls on beach via Style Me Pretty, photographed by Millie Holloman Photography, paper goods by Salt Harbor Designs // messages in bottles via Style Me Pretty, photographed by Jose Villa.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. Blue is one of my favorite colors so I am loving this board! I really like that cute sign and the details. Great beach inspiration!

  2. Love it! Thanks so much 🙂

  3. Oh , this is fabulous !! I adore Sea Glass !

  4. Great board! Your idea to wrap sea glass in varying shades of blue rope sounds stunning.

  5. these colors are definitely near and dear to my heart. so calming!

  6. I adore sea glass, love this board!


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