My brother, Jerry L Thomas Jr was a naval officer for twenty years and my niece Leigh Ann also  married a navy officer Alex Blais, I’ve always enjoyed playful nautical or themed weddings and events mainly because they can be both fun and inexpensive with a little creativity. 


Carrying a theme of navy blue and gold with white is always a classic and elegant presentation for wedding cakes but, you could also add seashells or lighthouses and use ropes throughout your themed event too. 


Remember that when you’re operating on a budget- the importance is to find and decide which items you are willing to spend more money on and which you will be wanting to save. 

Often, you can reach out to friends and family for nautical themed items to “borrow” that can and will enhance the decor of your event. 


Adding your “borrowed” items to Centerpieces, the gift or cake table or even the guest register will “pepper” your unique themed reception area.  Also, have fun creating your announcements by adding anchors, ropes and ships. 


Navy blue against a crisp and clean white background will make for beautiful photos and hints of gold or yellow “pop.” 


I love the use of red in floral designs because this “Christmas” hue is happy and colorful against blues, whites and gold/yellow. The flowers used in this wedding were very inexpensive and assembled by the bridesmaids in an effort to save money.  From classic to contemporary, lake items, nautical themes and even Naval references kept costs down and created a beautiful and memorable event.  


While many wedding cakes can easily cost thousands of dollars- The Pawning Planners/Texas Twins Events Team suggest finding a unique talented and gifted artist in your area who can use a photo of your “Dream Themed Cake” to create a similar beautiful wedding cake at a fraction of the cost.  If you live in the DFW area and need help locating someone- I know of two talented and creative artists who often astound me with their insight and passion that will work with you.  Budgeting your event is an important aspect of successful and beautiful weddings and events. Use photos in nautical frames to decorate with too.

 Don’t forget that year round discounts on ANY service offered by The Pawning Planners and Texas Twins Events are always available for active or retired military members, police, firefighters and first responders.

Giving back to our community is the sole basis of starting this business and creating a Dream Event for a service member is not only an honor for myself and my team but also, a true pleasure in having the ability to “bounce” creative and inexpensive ideas into action to create a beautiful and affordable celebration for families. 

 We are The Pawning Planners and, we love our clients!