Location Inspiration: Nautical Wedding Theme

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Chicago weddings that take place on Lake Michigan cruise ships can inspire fun nautical themes for summer weddings. 

Ships docked at Navy Pier, Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue and Odyssey, are operated by Entertainment Cruises.  The weddings we have experienced on them have been fun and unique, and when the Navy Pier fireworks go off, the view is always spectacular from the lake.

Chicago River wedding cruises are also fantastic.  Wedding rentals are available by Chicago's First Lady, which docks along the Chicago River Walk and offers river and lakefront charters.  The river cruise route, with up-close views of the city's spectacular architecture, gives your wedding reception an amazing backdrop.

With Chicago wedding cruises as our featured location inspiration today, there are many ideas and fashions that everyone could have fun with for nautical, marina, lakeside, navy, or sailor related themes.

Here is a collection of nautical wedding items we found on

Here are a variety of nautical, marina, sailor and seaside styles by a variety of designers.

Nautical bridal fashions:

J.Crew Indie
Diane von Furstenberg Leron Wrap Dress
Betsy & Adam Split Sleeve Dress
BCBGMAXAZRIA Seashell Belted Silk Column Gown


Nautical wedding fashions:

Milly Sail Away Dress
Dahlia Anchor Print Chiffon Tea Dress
Ralph Lauren Polina Off-Shoulder
Laken long tank dress with belt navy
Laken long tank dress with belt
Anthropologie Gull Wing Dress
Yumi Sailor Dress
Marc Jacobs Delfine Sailor Dress
Badgley Mischka Platinum, black and white silk stripe detail
White House
Isabella Tonchi
Diane von Furstenberg Evadine Wavy-Knit Wrap