nautical red, white, and blue

To all of my American readers – Happy Fourth of July! If you’re looking to have a red, white, and blue colored wedding a great way to pull it off stylishly is with a nautical theme.

Nautical wedding

This inspiration board is a pretty classic take on a nautical themed wedding and it has an East Coast vibe that I’m loving right now. The blue stripes on the boutonnière, navy blue bridesmaid dress, and sailboat themed save the dates and escort cards are all cute ways to tie this theme together. Adding pops of red brightens your palette and makes it perfect for a seaside summer wedding!

Details to adore: 

nautical wedding escort cards
bout for a nautical themed wedding

If you’re looking for a more rustic, classic American 4th of July wedding style look here, and for all you beachy brides who are loving today’s nautical themed wedding inspiration board be sure to take a peek at these beach themed wedding details!


photo credits: boutonnière from Green Wedding Shoes, photographed by Will and Stacey, designed by Cori Cook // nautical save the dates from Love Jenna // sailboat via Style Me Pretty, photographed by KT Merry // BHLDN wedding dress via Style Me Pretty, photographed by Laura Ivanova // rhubarb raspberry fizz drinks from The Vanilla Bean // bridesmaid and escort cards from  Stephanie Hunter Photography.

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. I adore the sailboat-themed save the date and the navy blue sail-inspired place cards – this shoot has so many good ideas!

  2. Happy 4th! Am loving that boutonnière and those brilliantly bright red cocktails!

  3. I’m a total sucker for all things nautical. Happy 4th!

  4. Happy 4th of July to you!!!! What a beautiful inspiration for a Summer wedding!!! Love these details in so many ways!!!! xo

  5. Beautiful!
    Happy 4th of July too!

  6. Love the nautical twist – a beautiful board as always!

  7. Such a pretty board! Happy 4th to you!!!

  8. Happy 4th and loving the theme!

  9. I am looking for find a blue & white striped (nautical) high-heel shoe for my ’14 wedding. It will be a nautical-themed wedding and want to find the perfect wedding shoes. Does anyone know where I should shop for these? Please email me. Thanks!

  10. Does anyone know where I can order the sail boat escort cards in this picture?

  11. Hello everyone, i came across this blog through Pintrest, and the hand made sail boats caught my eye. Does anyone know how i can have them made? or where to purchase the materials to make them myself? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    • Aloha Megan – A good bet is to click on the credit link (after the inspiration board) and see who the event designer/stylist/planner was and get in touch with them! xx


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