8 Blue Beach Wedding Ideas That Brides Will Love

A romantic kiss under a blue and white canopy at St. Augustine Beach wedding.

Do shades of blue make you sigh with joy? Blue is a very popular color for weddings all over the world, but especially beloved when used by brides at the beach. The wonderful thing about blue themed wedding decorations is that they not only compliment the ocean, but the sky and the sand, no matter how light or dark it is. You can’t go wrong using blue in your beach wedding theme, and we can’t think of any other color that really goes with everything. The couple kissing in the photo above chose bright blue and white draping on their wedding arch from the Destiny Package. It really is stunning with the bride’s bouquet and white wedding dress.

Black Anchors at a Florida Beach Wedding Ceremony.

Blue and teal together? We say, “I do” to this wedding color palette. After all, the ocean behind this stunning black bamboo wedding arch is blue and teal also. The black accents in this Anchors Away Distinctive Design package complete this nautical theme on Daytona Beach. Sometimes called “Tiffany Blue”, shades of teal will always be popular with beach brides, and paired with another color it simply makes a seaside ceremony come alive.

Couple hold hands after a beach wedding under blue and white bamboo arch.

This Nautical Knot wedding package is stunning again with white and royal blue, some call it sapphire blue, with a lily topper. The bride and groom chose yellow flowers as an accent color and the effect of the entire wedding setup is whimsical yet beautiful against this cloudless Florida sky and seaside.

Navy fabric on a bamboo wedding arch with couple saying vows on Daytona Beach

Navy, natural thick bamboo and a gold flower accents could not be more beautiful…that’s why we call it the Beach Bliss Distinctive Design! Starfish and nautical rope complete the aisle where the bride walked down to meet her beloved. This barefoot wedding is the perfect coastal wedding design. The addition of navy bridesmaid dresses is an elegant touch. Even the sky cooperated as a soft blue grey background for this couple’s photographs!

Blue and white wedding chairs and bamboo altar on St. Augustine Beach, FL

Navy and white are again the top choice at this St. Augustine beach wedding. This smaller and cheaper Nautical Knot package sure looks high priced with it’s upscale chairs draped in white with large navy bows. The greenery and lovely floral aisle is waiting eagerly for an engaged couple to celebrate their marriage vows with sea oats gently waving in the background. How breathtaking!

Royal blue and white beach wedding setup on Daytona Beach, FL

The Destiny Beach Wedding Package strikes again! For larger weddings it is the perfect choice for brides because it has over 20 colors to choose from…including this Azure blue! Daytona Beach Shores is the perfect backdrop for this wedding setup accented by grassy greenery and Tiki torches. In the photo below we see it combined with coral which is so perfect for a Gulf beach wedding in Clearwater.


Royal blue bamboo wedding arch with white chairs and coral ribbons on Clearwater beach, FL

Blue and teal again intertwine on this beach wedding arch pictured below from our Teal Distinctive Design package. Look at that large, gorgeous topper with white and teal flowers plus greenery! This country-style couple got married at Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine on this beautiful beach that offers white and cinnamon colored sand. Even a vintage wedding could use this blue wedding decor…it never goes out of style.

Groom in cowboy hat and bride say I do under blue bamboo wedding arch on beach

So, after seeing these blue wedding designs, you may be wondering, “How much does a destination wedding cost in Florida?” With our beach company, you will be delighted by how affordable our all inclusive wedding packages are. Depending on which beach location you choose, packages start at $699 and at the high end average about $2,500. Permits and parking may be extra as well as our affordable professional wedding photography option, however your total wedding day bill will be much cheaper than a traditional wedding in your home town. Contact us today to secure your date. You can browse our complete wedding packages here.

Beach Wedding Ideas on A Budget: Decorations and Favors

Beach weddings on the Gulf of Mexico are affordable, fun, and relaxing. You get glistening blue water and a white sandy shoreline as the back drop for your wedding ceremony compliments of mother nature, especially in locations like Fort Myers, Siesta Key or Clearwater. But what can you do to make your beach wedding extra special? How do you add your personal touch? The Florida Beach Weddings company has over twelve years of experience perfecting the classic beach wedding look and we love discovering new ocean-inspired beach wedding decorations. Elopements, vow renewals, wedding parties both large and small, we have the beach wedding set up for you. But let’s take this a step further and add another layer of uniqueness, and fun.  

Clearwater couple kissing at beach wedding on white sand

 Personalize Your Beach Wedding with these Simple Ideas

Before the Wedding: If you have guests traveling from out of town or this is a destination wedding near Tampa, Florida, nothing says, “Welcome to my Beach Wedding” better than a beach-themed welcome bag. Set the tone for your paradise wedding weekend and make your guests feel extra special. What to put in it? How about a handwritten welcome note, a snack, mini-sunscreen or bug spray, sunglasses, hand cream or even a mini-umbrella.

White Wedding bags personalized with wedding couple names

Ceremony Site: Our Florida Beach Weddings company will take care of everything you need to execute an effortless, stress free, and affordable wedding ceremony. However, if you have a creative mind or love a good D.I.Y. project, here are some beach wedding decorations you may want to try:

    • Portable Mini Fans- Keep your guests cool while tying the knot and get creative. You could print bridal party names, provide location/directions for reception, or add a fun engagement photo!
    • Beach Bubbles– A fun way to celebrate without worrying about beach clean up. Makes for great entertainment for kids too!
    • Sunglasses– A fun and practical way to give your guests what they’ll need to have fun in the sun by having a sunglasses basket nearby.
    • Beach sign: These adorable chalkboard signs are perfect for beach weddings and are included in our Distinctive Design wedding packages. Your guests will be delighted at this announcement of the newly married couple!

Wedding Package Decorations: It goes without saying that a successful beach wedding starts with the right package. The most customizable package we suggest to brides is the Destiny Package: over 20 colors to choose from! If you have other beach wedding ideas you want, for example lanterns, we have them! Here is some inspiration (this is a sample list – there is more):

Simple Beach Wedding Ideas: floral arch on the beach with white chairs

A starfish beach wedding ceremony canopy and aisle way on the beach in Florida.

Bridal Bouquets: Think outside the box. You can replace traditional wedding bouquets with some pretty tropically amazing ideas. Like these pineapple or starfish bouquets. And this dried wildflower bouquet are the perfect combination of beach and elegance. 

shell and flower bridal bouquet

Dried Flower Bouquet Wedding Bridal Pale Peach Blush image 0

Whatever your style, whatever your budget, you can buy, make or borrow these beach wedding decorations ideas to make your beach wedding day uniquely yours. Florida Beach Weddings is delighted to help make your dreams come true so contact us today to start planning and reserve your date.

St. Augustine 2021 Beach Wedding Inspiration

In case you missed the news…St. Augustine Beach and the old city are open! However, because of the challenges engaged couples have experienced during the 2020 pandemic and uncertainty when making wedding plans, it has been hard to keep up on the status of popular destinations. In Florida, though, many of your favorite beach cities and other attractions are open. So, if you are planning to get married on a Florida beach in 2021, we would like to share some of the up and coming trends for weddings and how you can use them in your ceremony theme and decor.

Couple kisses on rocks after wedding on St. Augustine Beach, FL

Romantic St. Augustine: perfect beach venue

Our favorite thing about a beach wedding in St. Augustine are those first warm sea breeze winds and sunny skies that you experience when you arrive in Florida. Also, sunshine, the sea and warm air coordinates with any wedding color scheme! Our beach wedding packages allow you to choose your dream color design no matter what time of year. So here you go, get inspired:

St. Augustine, Florida beach weddings

Colors and Trends for 2021

GREENERY: Green will be everywhere in 2021, especially in natural leaves and greenery. Since many couples will be getting married outdoors, green makes sense and we can take full advantage of its natural beauty on the beach. Our Tropical Distinctive Design wedding package is full of greenery: palms and bird of paradise leaves will line your sandy aisle-way. The large palm fronds that adorn the four post bamboo canopy are especially stunning in this design. It makes your first kiss as a married couple so special and you will never forget how you felt on your beach wedding day. If you choose to add the option of our professional outdoor wedding photographer, you will not be disappointed in the extra pictures and poses you get to download and keep forever…and it only costs $350 for that additional time.

Tropical Distinctive wedding arch on Sand Key Beach, Clearwater, FL

ORANGE: We are hearing that bright colors will be trending in 2021, with the spotlight on orange. As you can see again, our Tropical Distinctive Design package in orange is as stunning as the original design. Look at the color against the sand and emerald ocean water! This unforgettable color scheme will delight your guests and family with its beach themed splendor!

Tropical Wedding Arch on the beach with flowers and white chairs St. Pete

LILAC and LAVENDER: Walking down the aisle with this beautiful color in a bridal bouquet is so elegant. The bride below loved it so much she used it in most of her ceremony decorations and even in her wedding dress! What an eye-popping and stunning color! With 20 color choices available, choosing a bold blue as an accent color for her wedding arch draping as well as her bridesmaids really made this Destiny wedding design stand out. We were delighted to put this together for our beach bride and everyone was so happy with how it turned out!

LIGHT BLUE: Blue is always a popular color for weddings, and in 2021 it is reported that brides are using light blues such as powder blue and cornflower blue in their decorations. Darker blues are only used as accents. Quite often blue is combined with white for a simple beach wedding and some brides even use black bamboo to make it pop. Take a look at this stunning Destiny bamboo wedding arch for this beautiful couple below, which starts at $1550 in St. Augustine (without permits or parking).

Couple holds hands under blue and white bamboo wedding arch in Cocoa Beach

BRIGHT and BOLD: According to theknot.com, red, teal, pink and yellow are going to be popular as not only accent colors, but even as the main color of 2021 weddings. Unexpected and fun will be the theme for these couples and guess what…bright colors work great on a beach! Many of our beach brides love teal and it is one of our most requested colors. The couple below used in this bright and gorgeous Coral Distinctive Design, which starts at $1895 in St. Augustine.

Coral flowers and wedding arch on white sand beach with couple

This yellow decor with orchids looks incredible against the cloudless, blue Florida sky as this couple recites their vows on their special day.


Yellow flowers and fabric on bamboo wedding arch with couple saying vows

Of course, teal never goes out of style at a beachfront wedding venue. This Teal Distinctive Design is the perfect choice. It just pops against the slightly darker sand on the St. Augustine beaches!

Newly married couple at this beautiful Teal Distinctive Package at a Florida Wedding on the beach.

EARTH TONES & NEUTRALS: Always in style, the soft and elegant themes of ivory, white and dusty rose is so calming and perfect on a St. Augustine beach. Textured accessories such as shells, starfish, driftwood or in this case branches can add depth to a neutral wedding and enhance the beachfront setting for your guests. Many brides choose this Natural Distinctive Design complete package for a Boho wedding.

Natural branches and flowers on wedding arch Daytona Beach with couple saying vows

Now that you are aware of the 2021 color trends, it’s time to choose your beach wedding venue in St. Augustine. We recommend Anastasia State Park which is very close to downtown St. Augustine. This beach park can accommodate wedding parties of any size and has no buildings on the beach: just natural sea oats, dunes and of course the Atlantic Ocean. Contact us today to book your all inclusive beach wedding.

Sunset on St Augustine Beach with married couple posing

Design Your Clearwater Beach Wedding On A Budget

Do you love the idea of a destination beach wedding in Clearwater? Captivated by these emerald Gulf beaches with a gentle tide and white sand? Here’s how you can do it online with the help of our exclusive wedding portal and beautifully designed wedding packages. This Tampa Florida beach has become one of the most popular and romantic venues for beach weddings, and with good reason. The weather and water is warm all year round making it a paradise for engaged couples to tie the knot. Not to mention the spectacular sunsets the Gulf of Mexico has to offer!

The best part of a Florida Beach Weddings ceremony in Clearwater is that you can design everything online without leaving your house…or sofa for that matter. If you have a specific budget in mind then the best way to start is by choosing an affordable location, and in the Clearwater Beach we offer 8 different beachfront areas to choose from: Clearwater BeachSand Key ParkMadeira BeachIndian RocksRedington Beach, Treasure Island, Passe-A-Grille or St. Pete.  Our complete wedding packages are priced competitively so that you can STAY within your budget and still get a fully decorated, romantic wedding ceremony on a Florida Gulf beach. For example, the Destiny package in the photo below is $1550 at one of our Clearwater Beach locations. There may be extra options you wish to add on, such as our experienced outdoor photographer for $350 or a first dance as a married couple. Even with any permit or parking fees that may be required, this incredibly beautiful wedding package comes in way cheaper than a traditional wedding would cost you at home! Not only that, but you can choose from over 20 different color choices to make your wedding day dreams come true.

Couple at Clearwater Beach with a Destiny wedding package sitting

Clearwater Beach is very popular, of course. So it you are planning to get married there you will need to book your wedding date and hotel stay very soon. As a newly engaged couple there is no time to waste! Destination weddings are on the rise and you don’t want to compromise on any detail if you don’t have to. There are a variety of chain hotels to choose from that you may be able to negotiate a block of rooms discount with. Florida Beach Weddings can provide you with a list of vendors that we have received good feedback about.

Clearwater Beach and pier

Stress is the biggest problem with traditional weddings. As a future bride, you should be enjoying every moment of your engagement with your beloved. Instead, you may have to run around securing catering, halls, parks, decorations, gifts, and more in order to meet the standards of a wedding at home. Guess what? With a beach wedding in Florida you will not have to do ANY of that! Once you have booked your date, you can relax and play around with choosing your colors and decorations. Do you love lanterns? Shepherds hooks or rustic wood? Maybe driftwood or tropical flowers. What color bamboo would you like? All this while reclining with your laptop on your sofa at home in our secure and private online wedding portal. Even more important, you will know EXACTLY how your wedding decor will look because you saw it pictured online. Stress just isn’t a part of the Florida Beach Weddings company planning process…just look how happy the married couple below are as they celebrate their first kiss under the Natural Distinctive Design canopy.

Treasure Island Beach Elopements with a natural bamboo canopy.

Even the more modern bride can get what she wants with a Clearwater Beach wedding. This Tropical Geometric Design Package is pure pleasure on the beach and won’t be forgotten by your wedding guests. With white chairs and flowing fabric, this geometric arch will be a standout success by the blue Gulf waters! Don’t forget to take those pictures and use our professional beach photographer who will find the poses to remember forever.

When all the planning is done, and it is a week before your wedding, you will be glad you chose our Florida Beach Weddings company. We will provide you with a detailed agenda so that when you arrive you will know EXACTLY where to go in Clearwater Beach and at what time. You won’t have to worry about getting lost or any extra fees and you will be within your budget! Soon you will be saying your vows with your beloved by the sea and enjoying your honeymoon. We even take care of officially filing your Florida Marriage License. What more could you ask for? Give us a call today at: (727)249-2708 or email: Pam@FloridaBeachWeddings.com to find out more about Clearwater/St. Pete Beach. We are a Couples Choice® Winner.

Our Top “Trash the Wedding Dress” Moments

Trash the dress refers to part of our photography session in which you can choose to “trash” your beach wedding dress in the sea or sand. Sounds a bit scary but many of our beach brides love it! Popular trash the dress sessions include going in the water, either kissing or jumping waves, or frolicking beach side in the sand and sea with your new spouse. The bride may “trash” her dress by getting it wet in the ocean, all of her dress or only part of it. Most of the time the dress is not ruined and can be cleaned, depending on the fabric (synthetic fibers are usually okay).

Couple trashes the dress in the ocean after vow renewal

This can be a symbolic transformation from a bride to a wife. This part of the photo session can be very romantic as it usually is sealed with a passionate embrace or kiss and makes an incredible picture. While anyone can have a “trash the dress” photo shoot at their wedding at home, it is really popular for destination weddings because you get to take advantage of the stunning sea available on the Florida Gulf coast or Atlantic ocean. So if you decide to “trash the dress” as part of your wedding photography package on the beach, take a look at some of our favorite moments with Florida Beach Weddings company just married couples.

Here is a recent vow renewal couple that wasn’t afraid to get a little wet and have fun at Jacksonville Beach. Five years of marriage deserves a celebration! Crystal and Brandon have incredible passion and their love shines through in this amazing photo take by our beach wedding photographer. We consider this one of our best trash the dress ocean photographs.

Bride and groom in the waves kissing after beach wedding

Trashing the Dress in the surf at Jacksonville Beach

The layers with lace over the fabric of her dress look amazing as the waves in the ocean crash around this couple. Wouldn’t you love our beach wedding photographer to get one of the two of you? You can! You will look back and be amazed at your special day and how wonderful it was. Perhaps you will come back to your favorite Florida beach in the future to celebrate a few years of marriage like this couple did.

Although much calmer, this Clearwater Beach wedding couple is clearly thrilled with their experience tying the knot in Florida! Her simple dress is lightly touched by the rolling waves on this Gulf beach. The water is so warm I’m sure they wanted to go right in, but this sunset wedding is picture perfect. Yes, sunsets are really special if you choose a Gulf beach wedding in Clearwater or St. Pete.

Clearwater Beach bride and groom in the Gulf waters at sunset

Aaaah the “golden hour” in Daytona Beach: pink and peach hues fill the sky as the sun sets over the Atlantic ocean. What a beautiful trash the dress beach picture for this couple’s wedding photo album. The soft pink of the sand matches the sky framing them in soft light, not to mention the blue ocean that gently surrounds them.

Bride and Groom embracing and sitting in the ocean

Trash the Dress on Daytona Beach at sunset

When to do trash the dress photos? After the ceremony in the evening can be just right. It’s hard to beat Siesta Key for romance in the Gulf waters as the sun sets in the evening sky. This bride’s wedding dress is suspended in the water, floating behind her giving added drama to this incredible photograph by our experienced beach wedding photographer. For many years this couple will look back at this day and sigh with pleasure remembering their wedding in Siesta Key. And yes, the water really is that color: the beautiful blue, green Gulf of Mexico needs no photoshop!

This bride and groom share glances during their trash the dress session of our Siesta Key Beach Weddings.

Trash the dress in Siesta Key

Even a long veil can work for your trash the wedding dress session, and a long gown definitely makes a statement. If a trash the dress photo session is on your wedding wish list, then there is no better place than a Florida beach. Even at a cheap wedding on a budget, you can likely afford the extra photography time our beach wedding company offers so that you too can experience the joy of trashing your dress! Don’t be overwhelmed by the stress of planning a beach wedding, if you just got engaged we can help you design the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank. Pam, Kayla and Karen have a reputation for top service and beautiful wedding package designs. There is surely one waiting for you and your beloved.

Our beach wedding company photographer captures your emotions and love for each other as a wedding couple. The warm ocean, your love for each other, and your wedding dress will be captured for now and forever.

Remember, be sure to look at the care label in your wedding gown before you make the decision to go into the ocean. 100% polyester is easy to clean and using a cleaner should make your wedding dress look almost as good as new. However, maybe you don’t care…you just want an incredibly romantic photo like the one taken below. It reminds of a timeless love story in the movies!

Why not be bold and make a statement! You can trash the dress alone like this Daytona Beach bride and her beautiful reflection in the sand. Just the hem of her dress trailing in the water is stunning. Perhaps she is looking at her former self as she embraces her new life on her wedding day. Our photographer from Forever In Love Photos is now part of the Florida Beach Weddings team and available to all our couples when tying the knot. It is important to use a highly experienced photographer that can shoot in outdoor lighting during the night and daytime. Intense sun, salt and sunsets can be challenging. Don’t take any chances!

Daytona Beach Weddings are the best place to have a trash the dress photography session.

If you still don’t want to trash your precious wedding dress in the sea, we have plenty of other poses that make perfect memories of your special day. Why not get down in the sand for some playful couple time? Your dress might get a bit dirty but probably not wet. A few props like buckets or rose petals can set the stage for romantic and unique photographs like this couple who married on Clearwater Beach.

Clearwater Beach Weddings during the sunset have beautiful views of the dunes.

You can also involve your wedding party in a trash the dress session. Even without getting the dress wet, this wedding day was clearly full of fun and joy – what great memories for all of them at Jacksonville Beach! Having a barefoot wedding is the way to really enjoy a Florida beach ceremony. The faces of newlyweds and their friends have a special place in our hearts as we remember their smiles. 

Jacksonville Beach wedding party laughs in photo by the ocean

Now that you’ve done the hard part and picked your wedding date, why not pick your package, wedding location and get ready for your own “trash the dress” photography session! The Florida weather is warm and the water is waiting for both of you to join us. We are standing by so contact the Florida Beach Weddings team today.