The Beach Location
Kaylee and Brandon said, “I do” in July at Butler Beach, just south of St. Augustine Beach, Florida. Butler Beach on Anastasia Island is only eight miles from St. Augustine’s historic district. Wide stretches of white sand beach makes it the perfect location for a beach wedding ceremony. Butler Beach offers free parking, restrooms, showers, barbecue grills, and picnic pavilions.
The bride’s beautiful lace wedding dress included a train that trailed beautifully behind her in the sand. Her father walked beside her to give her away at the beach ceremony. Kaylee and Brandon chose to write their own personalized vows which were witnessed by 50 guests. Music on their custom playlist included, “Marry You” by Bruno Mars. Our wedding ceremony coordinator, Pam, officiated as they tied the knot under this black bamboo wedding arch.
The couple had one groomsman and one bridesmaid, who looked splendid in her purple gown. They had a Unity Sand Ceremony to symbolize their new life together after marriage. This was was included in their Destiny package
. The bride chose coral (tropical delight) and blue as well as beautiful tiki torches to highlight the black bamboo of this wedding package design (natural bamboo is available too). Purple chair bands adorned the white guest chairs. The tiki poles were connected with strands of small white seashells with small purple flowers on the strands. So pretty!
They got to keep the vase to remember their special day with their family. After the ceremony, our beach photographer got to work capturing all the special moments of their wedding day. Choosing this option, for a small fee, can make a big difference in the quality of photos you have to remember and share forever. Don’t leave these important moments up to somebody’s iPhone!
The Wedding Photography
Kaylee and Brandon will remember their special day forever and we hope they will return to Butler Beach. At the end of the beach wedding the family and friends walked down to Atlantic ocean to take more pictures. Our professional wedding photographer takes as many interesting poses as possible. As you can see below, the landscape provided many fabulous opportunities for memorable pictures.
Andy and Julee tied the knot in October at this Clearwater Beach wedding venue. This popular Gulf beach venue is located at Avalon and Mandalay Avenue in Clearwater Beach near Tampa. The white sand is what everyone loves about the Clearwater Beach area! The Distinctive Design wedding package they chose is called the Starfish Distinctive Design because it has large white starfish cascading down the back of the large bamboo canopy and two large starfish in the front corners. Julee walked, with her boys, toward the matching bamboo pole aisle-way with starfish accents and greenery to meet Andy and say, “I do”.
Ivory draping on the bamboo arch went with the bride’s simple, yet elegant, spaghetti strap wedding gown. They also had a large wooden chalkboard sign announcing their new marriage. Beautiful music played for their wedding ceremony procession; they chose to walk together down the sandy aisle to say their forever vows. Songs played included, “What a Wonderful World”. Our wedding officiant and ceremony coordinator, Tyler, gave the newly joined couple the spotlight under the bamboo arch at the end of the ceremony (photo below).
With over 40 guests, this couple added the optional seashell blessing after the ceremony which was included in their package. They also took part in a Sand Ceremony with turquoise and white sand as their color choices. They got to keep the vase to remember their special day with their family. Julee’s attendant (a daughter) wore a one-shoulder, aqua blue bridesmaid dress which was so pretty…it was also the color choice for the sashes on the bride and groom’s white guest chairs.
This kiss by the sand dunes and sea oats in Clearwater Beach is stunning with the couple holding her beach wedding bouquet! This bride and groom made the most of every photo opportunity on the Gulf beachfront. Clouds could not dim the joy of this Florida Beach Wedding and our professional photographer captured every moment.
The Wedding Package
You can see how soft and pretty the draping and starfish hanging down behind this couple is (pictured below). Their all inclusive beach wedding package choice made the whole day easy for them. The blue sky and water in the background are what dream weddings are made of. Julee and Andy will remember this day forever and we hope they will return to Clearwater Beach for future anniversaries!
At the end of the beach wedding the family walked down to the Gulf water to take a group photograph using our professional wedding photographer. The sun was beginning to set in the background making it a perfect end to the day. Afterward they headed over to the Palm Pavilion Inn for a reception dinner.
Congratulations, Julee and Andy! Julee was kind enough to leave us a five star Google review: “Florida beach weddings did an excellent job for my wedding on October 3, 2020. They were flexible with working with a few small details I wanted changed and had everything set up just like I asked. Any future brides I would highly recommend using this company.” Contact us today about your Florida wedding plans.
Kristi and Blake were lucky in love as they recited their vows in September at this Gulf beach wedding ceremony. The white, fluffy sand on Fort Walton Beach, Florida could be mistaken for snow but it was warm at this dream beach wedding venue! Their Nautical Knot wedding package is one of our most popular, and this couple chose the hot pink and white fabric to compliment the tropical flowers that topped their bamboo arch. They added colorful Tiki torches down the aisleway and coral bands for their white guest chairs. The groomsmen waited with the groom, and the bridesmaids walked down individually. They also had a ringbearer.
Look how pretty the bride is in her wedding dress with a cool, flowing overskirt and her beach wedding bouquet! Kristi and Blake had a sand ceremony which included coral and white sand to symbolize the joining of their two hearts, lives and families. They get to keep the vase to remember their special day. This bride and groom chose their own officiant to tie the knot.
The music they added was a customized playlist of their most cherished songs for their special day: a mixture of guitar and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship. Even the cloudy day could not diminish their joy as they posed down by the Gulf beach water. What a perfect barefoot wedding picture!
At the end of the beach wedding the married couple, along with their friends and family, assembled for a fun photograph in celebration of their new union as husband and wife. They were glad they chose our professional photographer to take care of their beach wedding memories.
Legal filing of their Florida marriage license was included in our wedding planning service. Congratulations, Kristi and Blake! We hope you come back to the beach for a future anniversary.
All aboard Longboat Key Beach Weddings couples! LIke Lido Beach Weddings, this paradise wedding venue may be perfect for you and your beloved. Let’s take a trip to our next Dream Beach Wedding spot to see if this could be your beach wedding destination. Longboat Key offers a quiet island vibe with a unique downtown, gorgeous white sandy beaches, and fantastic beach resorts. Not to mention, it’s just a few miles away from a bigger city, Sarasota, and one of the best beaches near Tampa. There’s plenty of opportunities for both relaxation and fun!
Places to Stay:
Zota Beach Resort: The pictures speak louder than words for this resort. Modern, clean, simply beach minded, this place is a dream come true. Trendy restaurants and wine bar with open-air lounge featuring hand-crafted cocktails, wine wall, and fireplace. Oh and you can order your drinks and lunch poolside without ever leaving your lounge chair which is perfect for newlyweds. Yes please!
The Resort at Longboat Key This resort made Travel and Leisure’s “Top 10 Resort Hotels in Florida (Outside of Miami Beach)” list. This resort is a vacation in itself and perfect for a honeymoon. Golf course, marina, tennis courts, spa, multiple on site restaurants, marina. The only downside to staying here is you may not get to everything they have to offer unless you plan on extending your stay! And check out these awesome room options.
Beach Wedding Packages:
Whether you’re looking to have a small beach elopement, large wedding event, or anything in between, we have the beach wedding package for you. Still narrowing down your exact beach location? You can learn more about Longboat Key Beach Weddings and the surrounding gulf coast area beach packages.
Just the two of you or up to six guests can enjoy the stress free beach wedding atmosphere with an elopement. Check out our beach elopement options.
Larger Beach Wedding Packages
If you’re looking for a larger than six guest list, check out these beach wedding package options for Longboat Key Beach Weddings. And remember, these beach wedding packages are all inclusive. No hidden fees and just about everything you need for the day of your wedding ceremony. Oh and did we mention the affordability? Yeah, that’s covered too!
Things To Do:
Catherine’s Florida Charters : Private charter sailing charter company. Professional and experienced staff offering affordable sailing adventure packages. Sunset sail, snorkel, and enjoy the gorgeous gulf! A great adventure for a group or enjoy a romantic intimate sailing experience as newlyweds!
Joan M. Durante Park -The 32 acre site near the north end of Longboat Key, this park offers trails with spectacular look out spots. Get a hands on adventure with Florida’s native plants, sand dunes, and bring the kids along for the playground!
Coquina Beach – Don’t save the beach for just your wedding. Enjoy it every day! This popular beach is great for shelling and relaxing waterside walks. Rent chairs and umbrella and call it a day! The traffic to and from this spot can sometimes be busy during peak season and time of day, but worth every minute!
Longboat Key Beach Weddings sound like it’s calling your name? Our Beach Wedding Specialists are here to help you plan every step of the way. Contact us today to set your date!
Florida destination weddings are more popular than ever for couples that are planning a beach wedding. A wedding on the beach is the perfect romantic way to say “I do” for many people. Planning early can be the best way to ensure your wedding ceremony comes together perfectly. Of course, the perfect beach wedding starts with picking your beach venue. Getting married on the beach does not mean that you need to travel out of the USA, but it does mean you need to make preparations a few months in advance. Choosing a reputable, professional beach wedding company will go a long way to reducing any stress you have about planning a destination wedding.
Tips for Planning A Wedding On the Beach
Beach weddings in Florida are popular destination wedding spaces so you do want to book early. Your first step to getting married on the beach is to ensure that you have your date booked. You should plan as far in advance as possible. Of course, you can always book later, but it is best if you can book around 6-12 months out from your planned date, especially if you want a weekend wedding. One of the things you can do to make the process easier is to be a little more flexible on your wedding date: have a few options in mind when you speak to your wedding provider.
Daytona Beach Wedding Couple
The same goes for location! Have a list of your top 3 beach venues so that you book one that aligns with your date. For example, if you want a Gulf beach wedding then explore Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beaches, and Siesta Key beach. If you prefer the Atlantic coast of Florida with its white capped waves, then explore getting married on St. Augustine Beach, Daytona area beaches and Cocoa Beach.
You should plan for about 50% attendance rate at your beach wedding if it is a destination wedding. If you live in Florida that changes things. A local Florida resident will have a much larger turnout, than those that have to travel a long distance for the wedding at the beach. Don’t worry either way, your Florida marriage license is easy to get.
Sand Key Park, Clearwater FL
Make a List
If your wedding is a destination wedding, lists are a very important part of the planning process. Making lists of everything that you will need for your wedding on the beach is vitally important to ensure a smooth ceremony. Include on your list the following:
- Delegation of duties
- Packing list
- Ceremony necessities
In addition to the general bridal planning, you will need to delegate some of the duties for your destination wedding, especially if children are involved. A bride and groom should not be managing young children on their wedding day, so enlist the help of family and friends to assist with them. Also, delegating someone to ensure that guests have all the help they need, directions, etc. is crucial. Ensure every detail is planned for the day and keep a list of who is responsible for what. Your bridal party will be glad to help as well.
New Smyrna Beach wedding couple after saying vows
Make a list of what transportation you will use to get around during your stay. Contact the transportation method of choice early on to book your transportation so you can check that off your list. Whether it is a beach shuttle, rental car or private limo, make sure it is confirmed and ready when you arrive. We encourage our couples to arrive a few days early to their chosen beach venue in order to become familiar with the beach, their accommodations and transportation. We also provide our wedding couples with a list of local amenities and vendors, once they have booked their ceremony with our top rated beach wedding company.
What To Pack
You will need to arrange to get your wedding attire to the beach venue, and all the things that you will need during your stay. Make a list of everything that you want to bring with you so nothing is left behind…especially your wedding dress! Check with your airline for sizes and carry on regulations. Don’t assume anything. It is important to avoid packing your wedding dress in checked luggage if at all possible. Try to find out how your airline handles passengers with large-but-delicate items like a wedding dress. You can call them ahead of time to see if they would potentially offer closet space (often at the discretion of the flight attendants on duty).
Destin, Florida beach wedding bride in mermaid dress
Make a list of everything you want at your ceremony. Having a list to check off will ensure that you do not forget anything. Maybe you want guest bags or sunglasses. Maybe some cute flip flops. Do you want chilled water for your guests? We have complete beach wedding packages that include this so you won’t have to worry about their comfort in the Florida weather. Getting organized and using lists to your advantage can help you to have the amazing beach wedding you always dreamed of. Contact our beach wedding specialists for more help. Some of most popular Distinctive Designs are listed below:
Coral Distinctive Design Package – click here for more information
Coral Distinctive Siesta Key
Floral Distinctive Design – click here for more information
Clearwater Floral Distinctive Design
Rustic Geometric Arch – click here for more information
Rustic Geometric Arch