Bridal Style: The Best Bridal Sunglasses for Your Destination Beach Wedding

Destination weddings have long been popular with couples seeking a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience for this milestone. The interest in exotic wedding locations is yet to diminish as well, with the destination wedding market expected to grow from $27.64 billion (£22.38 billion ) in 2023 to $36.49 billion (£29.55 billion) in 2024, eventually reaching $105.92 billion (£85.77 billion) in 2028. Beach destinations like Hawaii and The Maldives are among the most popular wedding spots thanks to year-round sun, gorgeous sandy landscapes, and glittering ocean views. However, if you’re looking to plan a destination beach wedding, you’ll need the proper eye protection to guard against harsh UV rays, sand particles, and other elements that can harm your eyes. Sunglasses are a must-have accessory for protection and style, but finding a great pair that suits your bridal look can be tricky. Here are some ideas to help you find the best bridal sunglasses for your destination beach wedding:

The Best Bridal Sunglasses for Your Destination Beach Wedding

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Timeless silhouettes

Regardless of your bridal look, wedding theme, or beach destination, classic shades can suit the occasion. Designer sunglasses often come with timeless silhouettes, keeping them in style no matter how trends change; you won’t have to worry about questioning your choices when looking at memories from your special day. If you’re going for a more dainty look, opt for wire-frame sunglasses in a smaller size. The Ray-Ban RB 3362 model is a great Aviator-style frame with gold frames and brown lenses, which can look great for a golden bridal look. If you want to amp up the glam, an oversized cat-eye like the Gucci GG 1169S can give you a bold and luxurious vibe. These classic shapes can elevate your bridal look in various ways, from making a statement to combining function and fashion. The best part about buying timeless sunglasses is that you can keep wearing them long after your destination beach wedding, allowing you to look stunning and stay protected no matter where you are.

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Matching hues

Sunglasses aren’t typically a bridal accessory, so finding the right pair that won’t look out of place with your look can be a challenge. One simple way to create a cohesive vibe is through colour and matching the hues of your shades to your dress, accessories, or even wedding decor. A pair of white or cream frames can pair nicely with your white gown, and it won’t take away focus from the dress. Take cues from actress Naomi Watts’ simple yet chic wedding look, where she wore Zimmermann Inconcert cat-eye sunglasses in a cream colour, giving a delicate look that matched her white lace dress nicely. If you’re going for wireframes, choose a metallic colour that matches your jewellery, whether gold, silver, rose gold, or more. But if you want more vibrancy that suits the atmosphere of a sun-kissed beach wedding, you can match your sunglasses with your wedding decor. For instance, pink sunglasses can suit pink flowers, or baby blues can match with blue fabrics or the ocean view.

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Embellished frames

If you really want to dazzle with your beach bridal look, you can opt for ultra-glam embellished sunglasses for an avant-garde look. Frames with gems, rhinestones, crystals, and more can look stunning under the light of the sun, making you look regal and ethereal against the beach backdrop. Pearls are also great embellishments, as they tie in with the beach aesthetic while still looking elegant. Luxury brand A-Morir has long specialised in embellished eyewear, bedazzling sunglasses frames with glittering crystals, jewels, and more. Their Lena frames are some of their most iconic, featuring a sophisticated crystal and pearl trim. With these extravagant shades, you can lean into a glam, almost mermaid-like look. You’re guaranteed to stand out and shine as you walk down the sandy aisle in these embellished shades.

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Sunglasses are a fashionable and functional accessory for a bridal look, especially for a destination beach wedding. While a pair that suits your dress and theme can help, the right pair of shades are ones you love and match your style. You can rock these sunglasses anywhere, from your beach honeymoon to the trip back home and beyond. 



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