Beach Wedding Trends

By, March 28, 2023

At True Photography, we love capturing the beauty and magic of San Diego beach weddings. From romantic sunsets to stunning ocean views, there’s no better backdrop for your big day. If you’re planning a beach wedding in San Diego, here are a few beach wedding trends to consider that will make your day unforgettable.

Bohemian Vibes

Bohemian beach weddings are still very much in style for 2023. From flowy dresses and barefoot brides to flower crowns and loose, natural hairstyles, the boho trend is all about embracing a relaxed and carefree vibe. Additionally this style works perfectly for beach weddings and pairs beautifully with soft pastel colors, macrame accents, and plenty of greenery.San Diego beach wedding boho vibes

Intimate Ceremonies

Due to the ongoing pandemic, many couples are opting for smaller, more intimate weddings. Beach weddings are perfect for this, as they offer a more casual and relaxed atmosphere. Consider having a smaller ceremony with just your closest family and friends, followed by a sunset beach reception with drinks and appetizers. Consider Sunset Cliffs, La Jolla Cove, or Torrey Pines State Beach for intimate beach ceremonies. Small ceremony beach wedding in San Diego photographed by True Photography

Rustic Chic

Rustic chic is a trend that is perfect for beach weddings in San Diego. Moreover, this style combines the natural beauty of the beach with a touch of rustic charm. Additionally consider using wooden decor elements like driftwood or crates, paired with elegant flowers and soft fabrics. A beachside bonfire is a perfect way to end the night.rustic beach wedding details captured by True Photography

Nautical Details

Nautical details are an overall timeless choice for beach weddings. This trend includes navy and white color schemes, anchors, ropes, and also other marine elements. Think about incorporating these details in particularly subtle ways, like with navy blue bridesmaid dresses, navy striped table runners, or anchor-shaped cake toppers.

Nautical wedding decor captured by True Photography

Unconventional Cakes

Finally, unconventional wedding cakes are a big trend for beach weddings in 2023. Think outside the box with unique cake flavors, shapes, and designs. Consider a naked cake with fresh fruit, a beach-themed cake with seashells and coral, or even a donut tower!

ocean theme wedding cake captured by True Photography

If you’re planning a beach wedding in San Diego, consider these trends to make your day unforgettable. At True Photography, we love capturing all the beauty and joy of beach weddings, and we can’t wait to be a part of your special day. Contact us today to learn more about our San Diego beach wedding photography services and check out our beach wedding gallery for more inspiration.


An Intimate Candlelit Wedding Coordinated by Sweet Blossom Weddings

By, May 28, 2013

Megan and Matt were married at the U.S. Grant, a stunning venue in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp District. Three months before her wedding to Matt, Megan met with Melissa, owner of Sweet Blossom Weddings. There was an instant connection, and Megan asked Melissa and Sweet Blossom Weddings to help with the day-of coordination of her wedding.


Megan began her day getting pampered by her bridesmaids. Meanwhile, Matt got himself looking dapper, and spent quality time hanging out with his guys.


Melissa made sure to include plenty of time for pictures around town, and in the hotel, including a “First Look.” We just love the smile on Matt’s face when he sees his bride for the first time.


Megan and Matt are a fun-loving couple, and they were up for absolutely anything, even playing in traffic!


Megan had over 50 candles placed throughout the Chairman’s Room at the U.S. Grant, where she and Matt exchanged their vows.  Very romantic!


Megan and Matt’s reception was held in the Crystal Ballroom, which glowed with chandeliers, candlelight, and an elegant fireplace. The vibe of the room was intimate and cozy, which is exactly what Megan had initially envisioned.


We thought this custom cake topper was especially cute, and really helped to showcase Megan and Matt’s personalities.


Because Sweet Blossom Weddings was there to take care of all of the details, our happy couple were able to completely relax, and dance the night away!  Thanks Melissa for such a job well done.  We can’t wait to work with you again in the near future!


Sweet Blossom Weddings is a full-service wedding coordination boutique located in San Diego. In addition to day-of service, this company also designs entire wedding experiences for their brides and grooms.  From conception to completion, flowers to linens, videographer to venue selection, they do it all :) To get in touch with Melissa and Sweet Blossom Weddings, please click here.

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