Lake, Lakeside & Waterfront Wedding Ideas

Lakeside Wedding Ideas

Are you a fan of lake life? What about a lakeside wedding? When it comes to planning a wedding at the lake, let nature be the main attraction. Less is more when it comes to decor for a waterfront. What's better than getting married at a beautiful location by the water, like the lake?!

Our wedding planning and design ideas for waterfront weddings at the lake will give you the inspiration to plan your lakeside nuptials. For lakeside weddings, take advantage of nature and your beautiful surroundings. Find inspiration from your specific lake for wedding invitations and decorations. 

Popular in the spring and fall, lake weddings can offer an intimate feel for your wedding where your guests will feel oh-so-welcomed. The beautiful outdoor scenery sets the tone for your nuptials.

For this Garter Girl Loves post we're showing off some great wedding ideas and decor for waterfront weddings at the lake. These lakeside and waterfront wedding ideas will help inspire you for a beautiful outdoor wedding.

Luxury Velvet Tablecloth

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Luxury Velvet Tablecloth
Made by: Soiree Linen

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Tips for Planning a Lakeside Waterfront Wedding

Here are a few tips and ideas to think about when planning your lake wedding.

Being by the water on a lake is so relaxing and we're just calm thinking about all of this gorgeous lakeside wedding inspiration!

Lakeside Location

Choose your lake wedding location first! Or should we say locations plural. From the ceremony to the reception and the little moments in between there are many spots and areas to consider with a lakeside wedding.

The lake and exact location on the lake you choose for your wedding will help you setup a beautiful ceremony spot, followed by an amazing reception. Utilize the lake's natural beauty for your lakeside wedding portrait photos too! 

Lake Wedding Decor & Color

For lake wedding decor, opt for different wood accents and rope knots for a nautical touch. If you like boats and nautical elements, add in some details in your wedding decor with anchors, rope knots and sailboats!

Think shades of blue for your lakeside wedding. Blue is not only calming, but it goes well with so many other shades like neutrals and pops of colors. You can't go wrong with blue shades for a lakeside wedding color palette. 

Wedding Weekend Activities

Consider adding some activities to the weekend festivities for your guests with a lake wedding. Many lakes offer various outings and daily activities like boat adventures, kayaks, fishing, etc.

Everyone loves a visit to the lake! A wedding at a lake could be considered a destination wedding, depending on where you and most of your wedding guests list. If you're guests are traveling to your lakeside wedding destination consider out-of-town bags for your guests. Many of your wedding guests will want to make a trip out of it to come to your wedding! 

Where To Shop For Lake Wedding Decor:

Now, let's show you our favorite lake wedding ideas and decor and where to find it.

From invitations to to wedding cake toppers to tablecloths and linens, Etsy offers wedding items perfect for lake weddings, easy to shop and a great way to support small businesses. 

Driftwood Sailboat Wedding Decor and Keepsake
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Wooden Anchor Wedding Guest Book
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Wooden Anchor Wedding Guest Book
Made by: Celebrate With Us

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Ahoy Boat Wedding Welcome Bag
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Ahoy Boat Wedding Welcome Bag
Made by: Pressed Cotton

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Lake Wedding Can Coolers
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Lake Wedding Can Coolers
Made by: Youre That Girl Designs

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Lakeside Wedding Invitation Suite
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Lakeside Wedding Invitation Suite
Made by: Emmy Paperie

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Personalized Longitude and Latitude Driftwood Sign
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Made by: Destination Tree

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Sail Away With Me Cake Topper
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Sail Away With Me Cake Topper
Made by: Light Paper

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Wood Wedding Welcome Sign
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Wood Wedding Welcome Sign
Made by: Weddings Decor Studio

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Rope Knot Table Number Holder
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Nautical Table Number Holder
Made by: Mystic Knotwork

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Smores Bar Menu Decal
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Smoes Bar Menu
Made by: East Coast Vinyl Decals

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Married On The Lake Cake Topper
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Married On The Lake Cake Topper
Made by: 1 The Cherry On Top

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Watercolor Lake Wedding Save The Date
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Watercolor Lake Wedding Save The Date
Made by: Paper Heart Company

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Love You To Lake Wedding Sign
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Love You To Lake Wedding Sign
Made by: East Coast Vinyl Decals

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Lake Life Tanks for Bride and Bridesmaids
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Lake Wedding Sailors Knot Cups
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Lake Wedding Sailors Knot Cups
Made by: Sequins and Lipstick

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Buoy Lake Wedding Decor
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Buoy Lake Wedding Decor
Made by: B and V Handcrafted

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Lake, lakeside and waterfront wedding ideas and inspiration you'll love for your own wedding! What ideas do you think you'll incorporate? Are you ready for your waterfront lake wedding?

Looking for more inspiration for your wedding planning process? Check out the Garter Girl Loves series of blog posts or find all of my wedding planning advice here on my blog.

With love, The Garter Girl

 

 

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