Weddings On The Nation’s Best Beach: St. Pete Beach

Wedding fever has hit America and it seems there is nothing more popular right now than outdoor weddings. Brides from coast to coast are planning their special day and one of their top location choices is the Clearwater Beach area, which includes St. Pete Beach!

Groom picks up bride on Gulf beach at St. Pete

St. Pete Beach named the nation’s best beach, fifth-best globally

The 2021 Tripadvisor rankings put St. Petersburg Beach, or St. Pete, in the top citing it as “The most perfect place to watch the sun set over the ocean.” And that’s what many engaged couples are looking for: weddings on the beach including a dream location with stunning sand, sea and sunsets. St. Pete Beach delivers on all three!

The vibe in St. Pete beach is youthful and upbeat. Sunny days can be filled with toes in the sand fun, kayaking, fishing, jet skiing, horseback riding, gulf beach dining and musical entertainment. Your friends and family will be delighted to not only attend your St. Pete Beach wedding, but stay for a vacation at the same time!

Florida Island Beach Weddings on clearwater beach during the sunset hour.

Pass-A-Grille Beach

Very relaxed with local boutiques, having a Pass-A-Grille Beach wedding includes dolphins with your sunset! What could be better to delight all your destination wedding guests? What a local gem.

Pass-a-grille sunset beach weddings in Florida.

Fort De Soto Beach Wedding

This paradise covers five islands and 1,136 acres on the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, and offers activities and amenities to entertain your guests. For an intimate wedding, Fort De Soto offers a secluded feeling with wildlife and a serene, natural environment. What a special place for a St. Pete Beach ceremony.

Couple under wedding arch on Fort De Soto Beach

Wedding Package Options

Simple Florida beach wedding packages are a great way to go with a Gulf beach location. You can choose to elope and just because you are eloping doesn’t mean you can’t have the dream wedding experience! Pamper yourself so you look and feel your best and don’t worry about other details. Your elopement package in St. Pete includes everything!

Couple elopes at sunset on Clearwater Beach FL

If you are want a small St. Pete Beach wedding package that is more decorated than an elopement, we the Beach Beginnings wedding package includes our professional photography. It’s simplicity is what makes it so pretty and you and your beloved will shine as you say your vows with those you love to witness it.

Bamboo Beach wedding setup on Clearwater Beach

For a large wedding day, our highly designed weddings in Clearwater and St. Pete are the best choice. These have many upgrades and special touches for you and your guests to enjoy and our professional photography can be included for just $350. These inexpensive beach wedding packages cost far less than a wedding at home, and offer you and your guests so much. For example, the Tropical Distinctive Design is very pretty on a Gulf beach with colors that you can customize.

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

Our all inclusive beach wedding packages in Clearwater Florida will never be disappointing when you choose the nation’s best beach: St. Pete! This is the perfect spot for an elopement, vow renewal, small wedding, second marriage, large formal wedding, and same sex marriage. Contact us today to reserve your date.

5 Ways to Have a Neutral Wedding

Do you want to tie the knot in an understated, elegant way? The beach backdrop in Florida is already the perfect environment, but many of today’s brides are looking for soft and neutral decor for their wedding day. For those brides, this is what dreams are made of: light and airy colors and pure romance. Hosting your dream wedding on a beach guarantees a venue full of lush beauty. Greenery, white and coral sand, and the sea that glimmers with emerald and silver waves. With the expert planning help of the Florida Beach Weddings team, a neutral color palette for your ceremony will make for a stunning wedding day everyone will remember!

Couple under wedding canopy exchanges sand during wedding in Siesta Key

This Nautical Knot beach wedding package below in Siesta Key reminds everyone of a spring wedding. The wonderful thing about Florida is that you can enjoy this feeling just about any time of year on the Gulf coast. Temperatures on this Sarasota beach are mild year round so pairing this beachfront location with a simple, neutral wedding arch will work in any season. This muted palette paired with a lily topper is one of the best wedding colors you can choose and adds a vintage touch. For simple Florida beach wedding packages, it is hard to beat our Nautical Knot since you can customize it to suit your taste and it won’t break your budget!

couple holds hands under wedding arch in Siesta Key

Let’s face it, even a cloudy day can’t take away from this stunning white draped Natural Distinctive Design wedding package on Daytona Beach below. The fabric gently flows in the Atlantic ocean breeze as it awaits the entrance of the bride and groom at low tide. This romantic and unfussy look is so natural it seems like it belongs on this beach! The branch and floral topper paired with luminous fabric, bamboo posts and white chairs is a wedding dream come true. 

Natural branch and floral topper on wedding arch Daytona Beach

The ultimate in understated beauty is our dreamily draped Classic Distinctive Design package. Peaceful and simple, it never goes out of wedding style. Breathtaking details such as pink and white floral arrangements on the sides of the bamboo pole arches and aisleway. This ceremony pictured below on St. Augustine Beach was filled with delighted guests as the couple completed their vows. A neutral color palette can be suitable for any size wedding. You do not have to choose loud or extra color to make a statement on a Florida beach!

Bride and Groom hugging under beach wedding arch in Florida

In Clearwater Beach, the couple below tied the knot with our Floral Distinctive Design wedding package. Although it is classic design with white draping, the asymmetrical flowers on the bamboo poles with greenery give it a modern touch. Additional neutral touches include “kissing balls” on shepherd hooks and white guest chairs with coordinating warm toned color bands. Our photographer captured the couple with the chalkboard sign announcing their special day!

Clearwater couple poses by chalkboard sign announcing marriage on beach

Finally, in Daytona Beach Shores, this couple chose our Beach Chic Nautical Knot wedding package with satiny, blush and neutral ribbons on a simple, pale bamboo wedding arch. The metal buckets lining the aisle are filled with baby’s breath flowers adding a touch of vintage whimsy to the entire look. These muted shades are so pretty for a small wedding by the sea. The blue Atlantic and sky highlight the beauty of this neutral wedding package that comes complete with setup, breakdown, and wedding officiant. They added our professional beach wedding photographer.

Bride and groom say vows holding hand on Wilbur Beach, Daytona FL

Destination weddings are so popular in Florida now that couples need to book early so they get the date and beach location they want. You can see by these complete wedding packages that neutral doesn’t have to be boring. You can customize your neutral color palette to fit your dreams. So contact us today and get inspired by the sun and sea for a perfect beach wedding.

Escape And Elope To A Florida Beach

Now that many of us are staying (and many working) at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, engaged couples including those who were only weeks away from tying the knot, have had to abruptly postpone or rethink their plans for their special day. This is frustrating and, as the winter months approach, you and your fiancé may be yearning to escape from it all! We don’t blame you…and the good news is you CAN still have a wedding ceremony in a safe environment, and celebrate with family and friends, if you wish. You and your partner can celebrate safely at an outdoor wedding where there is air circulation and lots of space. Where? A Florida beach of course which is perfect just about any day of the year!

Why not choose one of our Gulf Beach wedding locations? This sweet couple embraces with the stunning Gulf water and sunset behind them on Clearwater Beach. The white sand and emerald sea never disappoints, especially for a romantic elopement ceremony with the two of you alone.

Couple elopes at sunset on Clearwater Beach FL

Clearwater Beach Sunset Elopement

The couple below chose St. Augustine for their elopement ceremony. Even if it is just the two of you, the bride and groom can still dress in full wedding finery, as this couple did for their Florida Simply wedding ceremony. The wonderful thing about this package is that it is an all-inclusive wedding: photography, an officiant for your vows, decorations and legal filing of their Florida marriage license. No wedding planning by the couple necessary – they just obtained their marriage certificate and showed up at the beach! 

St. Augustine Beach couple married under stormy skies

St. Augustine Beach elopement couple

Cocoa Beach is a very popular location and will be again once the cruise ships return to sailing. However, by itself Cocoa is still a beautiful beach with lots of Atlantic wave action and entertainment options for the just married couple. It’s also the closes beach to Orlando and part of the Space Coast.

Couple’s first toast after Port Canaveral wedding

If you are looking for a small, simple and affordable elopement ceremony then our Daytona Heart in The Sand package may be the right choice for you. This is a true escape experience to the sun and sea! Daytona area beaches are beautiful almost all year round and the variety of oceanfront venues gives you lots of choices. This romantic, complete package has everything you need except the stress! Photographer, officiant, vows, and up to 4 guests. Of course, it can just be the two of you if you choose. This popular Elopement Package can be booked up to 6 months in advance.

Eloping couple stands in petal hearts on Daytona Beach, FL

Daytona Beach couple in heart made of petals

Siesta Key…need we say more? The couple below chose a slightly larger wedding with our Natural Distinctive Design ceremony package. With stunning decorations, a decorated aisle and guest chairs, it is a great choice for family and friends to witness your love. As you can see, a long or short wedding dress can be worn at a beach elopement…it’s up to you. Many couples choose an intimate dinner after their elopement ceremony, however if you have a larger wedding party, our staff of Beach Wedding Specialists can make recommendations for a reception venue close to your beach location.

Couple holds hands during Siesta Key wedding

Couple tied the knot on Siesta Key Beach

Right now, most major health experts still recommend staying away from big crowds, so why not consider an elopement ceremony or very small wedding in Florida? You can still be following all the guidelines outdoors. In fact, it is forecasted that in 2021 outdoor weddings will be more common during the pandemic. We applaud this approach and have been helping couples do this for years. And just because couples have to scale back their wedding size  doesn’t mean their celebrations will be less special. Just look how pretty these weddings are and they are just so stress free!

Tanned wedding couple in Atlantic surf at night

Couple in Daytona Beach surf as night falls

Now, if you do decide to change your current wedding plans and elope, you will need to notify your guests of this change. Fortunately, the Knot website offers some email templates you can use for this purpose. The Knot goes on to say: Among 750 guests surveyed in The Knot 2020 Guest Study, 71% of guests prefer to receive health and safety measures before they RSVP. Within this set, 63% of respondents said they’d like PPE information; 60% expressed interest in the overall guest count. 

Just married couple in Gulf of Mexico

Quite a few couples have chosen an elopement wedding in Florida with us and have been so happy with the results. Our bride Dari wrote, “We used Florida Beach Weddings for our intimate ceremony in October. Due to COVID-19 we had to delay our wedding by 5 months. Although it was frustrating for us, Pam made the process go smoothly. Any questions were always answered promptly. If you want a stress free beach wedding, Florida Beach Weddings is for you. Highly recommend.” 

Our bride Brittany wrote, “I am absolutely thrilled with how my wedding played out. The decor was elegant and beachy. It was everything I’d dreamed of and more. Getting married during a pandemic could have been stressful but they were very professional and accommodating making the process smooth. Thank you for making my day special!”

Destin Beach bride by sandy sea oats

Of course we loved working with them just as much and we want to work with you too! We welcome same sex marriage couples too. Contact us today to book your wedding ceremony date and have a Florida beach wedding or elopement ceremony in 2021.

Break Away To A Butler Beach Wedding

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.  

Butler Beach Bride with Father on sand

The Bride

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.

Couple marries under pink and blue wedding arch on Butler Beach, FL

The Ceremony

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!

Bridesmaid in purple dress on Florida beach

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!

Couple kisses under pink and blue wedding arch by the Atlantic Ocean

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.

Couple poses on rocks at Butler Beach, FL after wedding

Couple holds hands by the Atlantic Ocean after beach wedding ceremony

Family photo after wedding on Butler Beach

Wedding couple strolls holding hands on Butler Beach by the ocean

A Crystal Clearwater Beach Wedding Day

Andy and Julee tied the knot in October at this Beach wedding venue. This popular Gulf beach venue is located 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”.

Clearwater beach bride walks towards groom with two sons

The Bride

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).

Couple holds hands under wedding arch on Clearwater Beach, FL with bridesmaid

The Ceremony

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.

Family in Clearwater Beach takes part in sand ceremony at beach wedding

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!

Couple kisses after saying I do on Clearwater Beach under bamboo canopy with starfish hanging

Wedding Photography

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.

Family puts hands in the air after beach wedding in Clearwater near Tampa

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’s Fort Walton Beach Wedding

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.

Bride walks between sand dunes at beach wedding in Destin FL

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.

Destin Bamboo wedding arch with tropical flowers

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!

Couple stands together by seaside in Destin after wedding

Just married couple embrace on Destin Beach FL

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.

Wedding family and friends on Destin Beach, FL

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.