Spring St. Augustine Beach Wedding

This past March the weather on the east coast was perfect for an outdoor wedding. This St. Augustine beach ceremony was everything this couple was hoping for…and the fact that their wedding package was all-inclusive was just an added bonus. The brides wedding dress with flowing train was so enchanting and perfect for a beach environment. She opted for long, flowing hair which was playful in the ocean breeze. The groom’s more formal look added a touch of class to the ceremony, and was echoed by the children’s attire.

Barefoot wedding couple on St. Augustine Beach

Choosing an all inclusive beach wedding package is definitely the way to go for an easy ceremony. However, which one do you choose when there are so many beautiful designs? This St. Augustine Beach wedding couple decided to go for a vintage theme: they chose our Rustic Romance beach wedding package. It is an elegant yet earthy theme that incorporates a rustic, wooden wedding arch with soft, pastel florals.

First wedding kiss on Anastasia Island wedding

Muted florals are all the rage this spring and when combined with neutral colors it is a sensation on the beach. This package also comes with just about everything you need to look forward to on your wedding day: vows, a unity sand ceremony, music, officiant, chairs and chilled water for your guests. The chalkboard sign at the beginning of the aisleway is the perfect way to announce the newly married couple.

Rustic beach wedding in St. Augustine

Don’t worry about getting a Florida marriage license, our beach wedding specialists can help you with that. In fact, Florida destination weddings are just about the safest and easiest way to get married in the US. Our wedding company takes care of any required permits too.

Bride and groom kissing by ocean

The best thing about a simple beach wedding in Florida is that its fun! If you add our wedding photography to your package, our professional outdoor photographer will take all the wedding pictures you crave: the bride approaching, your vows, first kiss, family and friends, bridal party and more photos down by the ocean. Although we suggest a few traditional poses, some of the best moments are when you and your guests are relaxed, happy and laughing!

Bridal party jumping on St. Augustine beach

At the end of your special day you and your beloved will be laughing at how stress-free your wedding was! All-inclusive destination weddings are cheaper than weddings at home, even when you factor in travel and hotel. If you don’t want a full on, big guest wedding, you can choose to elope: many of our Florida elopement packages include photography.

wedding couple laughs by the ocean

St. Augustine on the east coast is so beautiful for a Florida wedding on the beach. Are you ready to have a fun-filled wedding? Of course you are! Our beach wedding specialists are ready and excited to help you reserve your date and find your perfect affordable beach wedding. Contact us today.

Wedding Hair for East Coast Beaches

There are the color swatches…and the wedding dress shopping. The vow choices…and the perfect location. Then there’s the icing on the wedding cake: your hair and make up. Let’s talk about wedding hair, specifically for east coast beaches. Why? Because the Atlantic ocean is unique and if you are getting married on Daytona Beach, New Smyrna BeachSt. Augustine Beach or Cocoa Beach, or further south in Boynton Beach and Fort Lauderdale, there are natural elements to consider when planning your wedding hairstyle. So here’s some Atlantic ocean beach wedding hair tips.

Sea Breeze

MPH– I’m talking wind here. Consider the unpredictability of the wind conditions, especially on the east coast. You could have a bright sunny day, with little wind 5 miles inland, but a normal day’s sea breeze on the coast will get things moving. And by things, I’m talking your hair. So whether your hair’s up, down, or somewhere in between, keep this in mind. For your beach wedding day or beach elopement, you want to keep your face clearly visible. A simple pin back with a cute, beachy accessory or a headband could do the trick

Bride with white rose bouquet and groom hug on st augustinebeach

Wedding Veil

A wedding veil on the beach…why not? However, keep in mind the east coast breeze could have it whipping around. You might want to make it easy to remove in case the wind picks up. You can wear it for the ceremony and remove it afterward for your ocean wedding photos. Our professional photographer will ensure you have beautiful pictures in both cases.

Couple gazes at each other under wedding arch on Daytona Beach

Professional Hairstyling

D.I.Y. or call in the professional: Do you have some wiggle room in your budget for hair and make up? If you’ve booked a cheap Florida beach wedding package you probably do! If so, this is a good place to go for it. There’s just something about the magic touch of a stylist that keeps things in all the right places for the long haul. Especially for beach weddings when you’re considering sand, salt, heat, wind, etc. Maxed out budget? Don’t sweat it. Seek help from a fashion savvy friend, or a YouTube style channel, and do a few practice runs. Oh, and LOTS of hairspray!

Your Hair Type

Be realistic: In the world of internet stock images and photoshop, don’t be fooled. Finding an image or style that “inspires” you is a GREAT place to start. But be willing to modify the look to fit your beach wedding venue and personal hair type. Consider thickness, length, and curl/straight and be aware of how that affects your style options. If you have heavy, thick, straight hair, springing curls may not work for you. However, you can still achieve a beachy wave or similar look. Just cater to your natural beauty!

Bride Smiling before wedding Cocoa Beach trees

Long/Medium Wedding Hairstyles

Couple kisses by ocean in St. Augustine at beach weddingBohemian bride and groom by the seaBride looking down at bouquet on Anastasia Island Beach FL

Short Hairstyles:

Up Do’s

Hair updo

Happy Hair Styling! And if all these dreamy hair photos have you ready to get things going, click here to book your all inclusive Florida Beach Wedding package today!

Tie the Knot: Sunset Beach Weddings

There are so many options when it comes to deciding on the date, time and location of a wedding it can seem mind-boggling to a couple. The trend is for couples to get married outdoors, but there are barn weddings, park weddings, winery weddings and more to choose from. While many of these traditional wedding venues are delightful, there is one wedding ceremony that is set above all the rest…the sunset beach wedding on the Gulf coast of Florida!

Clearwater Beach wedding couple in Gulf water

Clearwater Beach wedding couple in Gulf water

There is no doubt that a destination wedding on the beach as the sun goes down can be the most romantic and beautiful ceremony with unforgettable photographs. However, to make that happen you need to time things just right at the best beach destination, with the best photographer. An experienced beach wedding company is the first step to take to make this dream come true. Here are 3 tips from Florida Beach Weddings to help you get the best experience for your sunset wedding on the beach.

1. Find the Best Beach Sunset Wedding Location

In Florida, the Gulf coast (west coast) is known for it’s stunning sunsets. Our Florida wedding planners recommend Clearwater and St. Pete Beaches for sunset beach weddings. Our select locations include: Indian Rocks, Treasure Island, Sunset Beach, Madeira Beach, Redington Beach, Fort De Soto, Sand Key Park and St. Pete Beach.

Sunset at a Treasure Island Beach wedding.

Sunset at a Treasure Island Beach wedding.

In addition to saying your vows at sunset, you will also have the luxury of walking down an aisle way of soft white sand, beautiful wedding decor customized for you, choice of vows, and even the experience of dipping into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico after your ceremony. Gulf beach weddings also truly deliver the inexpensive beach wedding packages you desire…and they include just about everything you need to tie the knot in style.

St. Pete Beach sunset

St. Pete Beach sunset near Clearwater

 

2. Timing of the Wedding Ceremony

Getting married as the night approaches is truly an unforgettable experience. The weather will be cooler if you get married during sunset, but keep in mind that a wedding on the beach in Florida is still likely to be very warm or hot (depending on the time of year: check our temperature guide here). Florida Beach Weddings recommends you have your ceremony 1 hour before sunset. Afterwards, you have the option of a late-evening wedding reception or small party at one of the beach wedding pavilions or restaurants nearby. Florida Beach Weddings has experienced wedding planners that will provide you with recommendations.

Clearwater Beach wedding at sunset

Clearwater Beach wedding at sunset

 

3. Use an Experienced Beach Wedding Photographer

Beautiful wedding photos can be taken as the sun sets and at twilight that compare to nothing else. Low light photography brings out colors that we don’t see during the day and is magical. A photographer experienced in beach photos, especially at sunset, will capture your Florida beachside wedding like no one else can. You only have one chance to get it right, so ensure your chosen photographer can show you previous beach wedding photos he or she has taken so that you will be delighted with the results. Look at their body of work to see how they have captured wedding couples in various types of light, angles and shadows. Choose the right wedding photographer, like those provided with our beach wedding on a budget packages, and you will have a breathtaking backdrop for your beach wedding photos to enjoy forever.

Eloping couple kisses at sunset in Clearwater

Eloping couple kisses at sunset in Clearwater

A sunset beach wedding or Gulf beach elopement could be just the thing for you if you want a memorable wedding ceremony to treasure for years to come. Why not book one of the best beach weddings in Florida today. Call or contact us to find out more.

 

Affordable Sarasota Beach Weddings

Sarasota has a reputation as an upscale city which attracts many visitors each year. As an engaged couple, you might think the beach wedding cost in Florida is out of reach. However, using an all inclusive beach wedding package is a game changer. Instead of planning your wedding day a la carte, the simple act of booking beach wedding package can leave you money left over to really enjoy the Sarasota beaches, dining and shops.

Bride in Hat at sunset in Siesta Key

Weddings in Siesta Key

Weddings on the beach are extra special when they include sunsets. Siesta Key beach has earned a reputation as one America’s Best Beaches and continues to be one of our most popular Florida weddings destination. From the moment you step foot onto Siesta Key Beach, you’ll be delighted by its sugary, quartz white sand. You can also visit beautiful Crescent Beach, which is also right in Siesta Key.

Siesta Key Beach Weddings in Florida

Beach weddings in Siesta Key are for couples who love a laid back vibe. Whether it is a destination elopement with just the two of you, or a larger Florida wedding, Siesta is the perfect place to say “I do” with your toes in the sand. No shoes needed for a beach wedding! And beach wedding prices in Siesta are not as costly as you might expect…a complete package will include just about everything you need for your special day. You can use the affordable package for a vow renewal or same sex wedding on the beach too, and many smaller packages include our professional photography.

Weddings in Lido Beach

Sarasota is also home to Lido Beach, which is stunning and offers natural scenery and tranquil beauty. Your guests will be amazed and may enjoy staying longer than they intended! You will not be able to get this wedding experience at home so take advantage of it and book your honeymoon here too. There a variety of hotels, motels, and condos that are available to rent in Lido Key. Less crowds, more relaxed and romantic is the vibe in Lido Key Beach. What a hidden gem!

Elopement in Siesta Key Couple

Shops are only 20 minutes away if you decide to venture out after your wedding day. St. Armands Circle offers the perfect environment for a stroll with your new spouse to enjoy locally crafted brews, brunch, arts and crafts, and restaurants. Lots to see and do but finding your way around St. Armands is easy with conveniently located, color-coded map kiosks. Palm trees and fresh delights await you and your wedding party in Sarasota.

Siesta Key Bride and Groom in water

Your Wedding Ideas Await

So perhaps we have convinced you that a Sarasota beach wedding is the one for you? It’s time to get to work planning but wait…you can do it in one day! Yes, weddings on the beach are among the easiest celebrations to plan when using a package…and they are so beautiful! Why not choose the hottest trend: dusty blue wedding decorations? This Distinctive Design package includes up to 36 white chairs, chilled water, a chalkboard sign, officiant who also coordinates your ceremony, music and more. Just add our beach wedding photography for $350. Other Distinctive Design packages are available for you to customize.

Dusty Blue Distinctive Design Wedding Package

Do you want a simple beach wedding with fewer guests and photography included? Our Beach Beginnings all-inclusive wedding package is a great choice. Inexpensive yet still elegant on Siesta Key Beach, it will keep your memories alive forever.

Bamboo Beach wedding setup on Clearwater Beach

As destination wedding booking continues to rise across the US, if you are considering a Siesta Key beach wedding then it’s time to reserve your date. Don’t hesitate and lose your opportunity to tie the knot on this fabulous beach venue. Contact us today.

Daytona Beach Wedding Ideas

Are you thinking of having a Daytona Beach Wedding Ceremony? There are many reasons to choose the Daytona Beach area. Not only is the the popular Daytona Beach boardwalk and entertainment area, but there are many smaller beaches that provide a no-drive, more intimate setting. Our couples love Wilbur Beach with its whiter sand and greenery: perfect for wedding photos! To help you, we have compiled a list of our top 5 favorite ideas for your destination wedding ceremony with us.

Ponce Inlet Beach Sunset

Golden hour sunset on Daytona Beach Shores

  1. Chalkboard hashtag sign: Coming up with your own unique and fun hashtag has been a growing trend in weddings. With all the beauty that a Daytona Beach wedding ceremony will have, your guests won’t be able to help but snap away with their phones and cameras. Make sure you can easily see all the photos by letting them know your hashtag…after all, you did spend days coming up with the perfect wedding hashtag! Even though this is a great way to look back at photos on your anniversary, it is wise to consider a professional outdoor photographer for your wedding memories. The Florida beaches can be sunny and cloudy at the same time! So make sure you consider this option so every detail of your wedding on Daytona Beach is captured to perfection.
  2. Salt Water Taffy Jars: We love the idea of including salt water taffy into your Daytona Beach Wedding. Whether you have a little jar for each couple at the ceremony or welcome gifts at the hotel for your guests this wedding idea will make the perfect addition. Give a true beach wedding feel to your Florida wedding ceremony. Your guests will love it.
  3. Take Advantage of the Scenery: The beaches of Daytona have many beautiful spots for wedding photos. We highly recommend adding our professional photography time if you plan to take full advantage of the scenery. With beautiful wooden walkways, views of the lighthouse, down by the ocean (or in the ocean when you trash the dress), you can rest assured that you will be able to show off the most beautiful beaches back home.Daytona Beach Weddings are the ideal spot for a groom to dip his bride.
  4. Add a first dance under the bamboo canopy: Of all of our ideas, adding a first dance has to be one of our favorites. Did you know that with all of our Daytona Beach wedding packages you can add a first dance to the song of your choice under the bamboo arch? Can you imagine a more romantic place to share your first dance? This is especially great for couples who will not be having a traditional wedding reception and this may be your only chance to share a first dance in front of your friends and family. Take a look at our packages to book your first dance.
  5. Beach Sand for your Sand Ceremony: Most of our Daytona Beach wedding packages include a sand ceremony, where you and your significant other will blend 2 sand colors into one jar signifying the joining of your lives. We love the option of taking the sand right from where you stood as a bride and groom as one of your sand choices. This will make the sand ceremony even more special.

Now that you have some Daytona Beach Wedding ideas let’s start planning. Daytona Beach is a beautiful location for your Florida destination wedding ceremony. Not only do you get beautiful sandy beaches and the white cap waves of the Atlantic Ocean, but Daytona Beach is a most affordable option for hotels and entertainment. Check out more about Daytona Beach Weddings here or Contact Us to start planning today.

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The Basics of Planning a Memorable Beach Wedding

wedding at the beachA wedding at the beach in Florida can be unforgettable when it’s planned the right way. Of course, planning beach weddings is a unique challenge, especially when you compare them to more traditional wedding settings. But a wedding on the beach can offer so many more fun, memorable experiences, so it’s worth the effort to educate yourself and create a wedding that you and your guests will remember for the rest of your lives! If you’re not sure how to plan, design, and execute a wedding on the beach, then follow our simple tips below to get started. Let’s begin.

Location

You’ve probably heard it before, over and over, but choosing the right location for your wedding will make all the difference. In fact, it can be the difference between a successful, memorable event, and a mediocre one. This is why Florida beach weddings are such a popular choice. As far as planning a wedding at the beach, Florida is one of the best locations. The atmosphere has a distinct vibe that promotes fun and socialization. Not to mention there are some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and sunsets in Florida. Your guests will also love to visit the Sunshine State for your event.

When it comes to choosing a location, it helps to be proactive in advance. Popular destination wedding spots are often booked months or years in advance, so it’s a good idea to secure a place once you’ve gotten engaged to your spouse to be. Asking around for recommendations from trusted friends, family members, and colleagues may help you decide on the right location for your wedding at the beach. You may also find it helpful to search for different locations online to get a better feel for how your event might look in a particular environment. Dealing with a knowledgeable, experienced beach wedding company that specializes in Florida weddings is always a wise move. Their wedding specialist will be able to take your unique desires into consideration and cater results to match your vision. Trying to do it all alone can quickly become quite exhausting and stressful. With the help of a professional, you are much more likely to persevere and get the exact location that you have always imagined.

Decorations, Entertainment, and Atmosphere

Of course, selecting the right location for your wedding at the beach is only one hurdle to overcome when you’re planning your event. Designing the rest of your wedding has an incredible impact on the experience for you and your guests alike. With a beach wedding, there are some unique decor considerations that you should take into account. For one, you have to deal with sand. This adds a special element to plan around when you’re looking for seating and aisle runners. Again, this is where it’s helpful to enlist the help of a beach wedding company who specializes in destination weddings.

Anastasia Park Wedding Pavilion

Choosing the right entertainment for your reception is also important. It’s a good idea to have a list of potential entertainers and hotels in mind throughout the entire planning process. When you give yourself some options to choose from in advance, you take some of the pressure off of yourself so you don’t have to worry about any last minute surprises.

When it comes to the special day, you want to know that the atmosphere is right. This is that indescribable essence that results from all your preparation and planning. For a wedding at the beach, you can enjoy the advantage of a unique atmosphere. It’s much easier to create a memorable day with a beach wedding than it is with a more traditional venue. For the logistics of the ceremony, it’s wise to prepare in advance. If at all possible, you should wait until about 30-45 minutes before the wedding ceremony to get dressed. The right timing is crucial in making your ceremony go as smooth as possible. Your beach wedding specialist will help advise you.

Florida Beach Wedding Packages with photographer included.

A beach wedding gives you a special memory that lasts forever. If you’re looking for help and guidance along the way, then contact us today. We would love to help you plan your beach wedding so you can rest assured that your special day will be one to remember.