Attention wedding mermaids: this beach wedding inspiration is like Atlantis come to life

Okay sure, this is beach wedding inspiration, but it's taking things up a level to MERMAID territory. Think blue ombre hair with a handmade shell crown, a beach-y bouquet with air plants and greenery, a golden shell purse, a tall ship tablescape, a gold-gilded cake worthy of King Triton's court, and the blue sequined dress of our sea-worthy dreams. Please take these details and inject them into your seafoam fantasy wedding and then show it to us! For now, behold the gorgeousness…


12 pairs of adorably petal-like shoes with scalloped edges

I just can't escape the lure of these wavy-lined scalloped shoes. The edging gives them all a little of a delicate feel, without getting full-on into bows or flowers. (And god knows I love those details, too!) Let's browse through 12 pairs of my favorite adorable shoes with petal-ish scalloped edges. Or maybe they're not petal-ish… maybe they're kind of mermaid-y. Up to you to decide!


Mer-gagement: This is what a Little Mermaid proposal looks like

Daniel secretly set up a little mermaid photo shoot for my friend and I, and then showed up in the middle of it dressed as Prince Eric. I was in my mermaid tail on the riverside when he got down on one knee, with a little seashell box, and asked me to marry him. It was like something out of a fairytale.


Siren's song: 10 mermaid wedding accessories

Victoria's Secret can keep their angels, because this post is for the folks who have their eye on a different kind of fantastical creature. We're all familiar with Disney's The Little Mermaid , yet not every bride wants to be like Ariel (unless you mean our publisher, in which case everyone wants to be like Ariel). Thus for the brides and grooms on a mission to add a hint of mermaid sophistication to their wedding without drowning in clichés, here are six aquatic accessories that don't scream Disney.