shipwreck elopement

Shipwreck themed wedding inspiration board

Just because you’ve decided to elope doesn’t mean you can’t do it with some seriously gorgeous style. A shipwreck themed elopement might be just the right thing if you and your honey are jetting off to a tropical island instead of holding a big affair closer to home. And I’m not talking about tragic Titanic-like shipwrecks, I’m thinking of the washed up on the island with your stunning dress tattered in an alluring way kind of shipwreck. The kind from movies and romance novels. Beautiful right?!

Find more elopement inspiration here.


photo credits: underwater love via Ruffled, photographed by Chelsey Boatwright Photography // chair garland via Green Wedding Shoes, photographed by Elizabeth Messina, designed by Canvas and Canopy // coral centerpieces from Once Wed, photographed by Jose Villa, styled by Joy Thigpen // ocean via Local Milk // heart in sand art print by Retro Love Photography on Etsy // couple on beach photographed by Jemma Keech.

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. Defiantly BEAUTIFUL !!! You are so right !
    This board is so romantic and inviting ,like the perfect escape . Love the “message in a bottle ” and the heart in the sand.
    I could almost feel the sand in my toes ! This was just the refreshing inspiration I needed today ! Thanks Sara !!

  2. You are so talented. I’ve wanted to ask you for a while, what program do you use to create inspiration boards?

    • Aloha Natasha! Thanks for your kind words. In answer to your question: I use either keynote or pixelmator – sometimes idraw – depending on how big I want it.

      • Natasha B says

        Thanks so much. I’m used to hearing about photoshop a lot, so I will have to check out the ones you suggested.

  3. All I can do is swooooooon 🙂