Brittany and Darren- Anastasia Beach Wedding Ceremonies

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A Dreamy Destination Wedding in St. Augustine: Brittany and Darren’s Love Story

Brittany and Darren’s love story came to life against the stunning backdrop of St. Augustine, Florida, in a destination wedding that exceeded all expectations. Their choice of Anastasia State Park as the venue proved to be nothing short of perfect, resonating with both our staff and couples alike.

Anastasia State Park, with its expansive space, ample parking, and serene beaches year-round, proved to be an ideal setting for their celebration. Whether intimate or grand, the park accommodated weddings of all sizes, providing a tranquil atmosphere for exchanging vows and creating everlasting memories.

Opting for our Floral Distinctive design beach wedding package, Brittany and Darren brought their upscale style to their destination wedding. While some may envision dressing down for a beach wedding, this couple embraced the opportunity to showcase their elegance and sophistication against the natural beauty of St. Augustine’s beaches.

Their choice to elevate their beach wedding with sophistication and glamour exemplified their unique love story, creating a memorable experience for themselves and their guests. Brittany and Darren’s celebration serves as a reminder that love knows no bounds, and that the beaches of St. Augustine are the perfect canvas for love stories to unfold in all their splendor.

 

One of the questions that frequently arises when planning a beach wedding is, “What is a sand ceremony?” Often likened to a unity candle ceremony, a sand ceremony holds a deeply symbolic meaning for couples embarking on their journey together.

During a sand ceremony, you and your partner will each select a color of sand from our curated selections. As you stand together on the beach, surrounded by the beauty of the ocean, you’ll pour your individual containers of sand into a single vessel. This act represents the merging of your unique, individual lives into one cohesive union.

Just as each grain of sand is distinct and separate, so too are your lives before coming together in marriage. By blending your sands, you symbolize the creation of a new, shared life—a life built on love, commitment, and unity.

The resulting sand mixture serves as a tangible reminder of your wedding day and the promises you’ve made to each other. It’s a beautiful keepsake that you can proudly display in your home, serving as a testament to the enduring bond you share.

So, as you plan your Florida beach wedding, consider incorporating a sand ceremony into your celebration. It’s a simple yet profound way to symbolize the beginning of your journey together and create lasting memories of your special day and is included in all of our Florida Beach wedding packages.

 

Anastasia Beach State park weddings in St. Augustine
Planning your St. Augustine beach wedding with “Florida Beach Weddings” means you can breathe easy knowing that every detail is taken care of. Just ask Brittany and Darren, who experienced the joy and relaxation of their special day without a worry in the world.

From the moment they began getting ready to the blissful moments of their ceremony, Brittany and Darren were able to fully immerse themselves in the magic of their wedding day. With everything expertly handled by Florida Beach Weddings, they were free to focus on each other and the love they share.

As an extra touch of romance, Brittany and Darren opted for one of our ceremony add-ons: sharing their first dance on the beach. Choosing a song that held special meaning to them, they swayed to the music surrounded by their closest friends, all while our photographer captured every precious moment.

Consider adding this unforgettable experience to your wedding package. It’s a magical way to begin your journey as a married couple, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

When you choose “Florida Beach Weddings” for your St. Augustine beach wedding, you’re not just planning an event—you’re crafting an unforgettable experience filled with love, laughter, and cherished moments.

Brittany and Darren’s wedding day was made even more special surrounded by their nearest and dearest. With an abundance of friends, family, and an incredible bridal party by their side, every moment was filled with love and joy.

Take a look at their stunning bridal party—don’t they look absolutely gorgeous? From the elegant suits to the flowing gowns, each member of the bridal party exuded sophistication and style. Their attire perfectly complemented the newlyweds, adding an extra touch of elegance to the ceremony.

The simplicity of their color palette enhanced the overall aesthetic, with crisp white florals, blush gowns, and classic black suits creating a timeless and refined look. Against the backdrop of the beach, this bridal party truly shone, adding to the beauty and magic of Brittany and Darren’s special day.

We can’t help but admire the grace and elegance they brought to the ceremony. It’s clear that surrounded by such wonderful friends and family, Brittany and Darren’s love was truly celebrated in style.

St. Augustine beach wedding ceremony bridal party attire.
Beach weddings in St. Augustine Florida photography and style ideas
Brittany and Darren concluded their ceremony with a timeless tradition: capturing moments of love against the backdrop of the beautiful ocean—a must-have for any St. Augustine Beach wedding.

Their photos speak volumes of their deep connection and unwavering love. Against the serene backdrop of the empty beach in October, their wedding ceremony was nothing short of unforgettable.

Now, as they embark on their new journey together, Brittany and Darren will treasure these stunning photos capturing every detail of their special day—from the intimate moments shared between them to the intricate wedding details and beautiful florals.

Ready to start planning your own beach wedding in St. Augustine? Contact us and lets start planning your beach wedding ceremony. Let us help you turn your dream wedding into a reality—one filled with love, laughter, and memories to last a lifetime.

Siesta Key Starfish Beach Wedding

Florida destination wedding packages are the way to go if you are planning to get married on Siesta Key Beach. Dionna and Anmolpreet tied the knot in April 2021 on this beautiful Gulf beach with sand as white as snow. They chose our Starfish Distinctive Design package which has very soft, subtle decor that lets the wedding couple take center stage. It is sophisticated with a four post bamboo canopy with white or ivory draped material. Greenery with pink and white floral arrangements line the bamboo pole aisle-way. Starfish and tassels hang behind the bride and groom, and accent the aisle too.

Wedding couple under starfish canopy on Siesta Key Beach saying vows

They hosted 35 guests and a ring bearer on Siesta Key Beach. Music played on our PA system included a steel drum rendition of, “A Thousand Years”. They had a Unity Sand Ceremony and Seashell Blessing. This Sarasota beach wedding couple glows with happiness as their friends and family watch. Sometimes this popular beach gets crowded, but this day in April it seems as if they have the sugary sand to themselves. Our beach wedding staff knows the best days and times to schedule your ceremony, so that you won’t be overcrowded. Our officiant, Pam, guided them through their vows to their very first kiss!

Siesta Key wedding couple kisses after saying vows on beach with guests

What could be more beachy than aqua blue chair bands with a Siesta Key Starfish wedding? Chilled water was also included so that everyone would remain comfortable. A large, decorated “chalkboard” sign announced the newly married couple! Siesta Key is one of the best beach wedding venues Florida has to offer and our Florida wedding packages made it all easier than ever!

Bride is carried by groomsmen on Siesta Key Beach

This wedding party did not worry about what to wear to a beach wedding: they chose suits that matched their personality. The perfect way to go for any groomsman. Do you love the white, bridal bouquet? It’s very elegant, matches the style of her wedding dress, and adds a touch of formality to your special day. Even on a Florida beach you can have the more formal wedding of your dreams!

Couple walks on Siesta Key beach at sunset after wedding

Why do we suggest you use beach wedding packages in Siesta Key? Because you shouldn’t have to spend your wedding ceremony running around to take are of decoration setup or breakdown, get a wedding permit, chase after guests, worry about the weather or tides, coordinate music and wedding photography. And it doesn’t cost extra to have it all taken care of for you; in fact it can be a cheap wedding compared to a wedding day at home! Why spend more than $2500 or so when you an have the Gulf of Mexico sunset as your backdrop? It will be unforgettable for everyone involved…as well as being easy.

Groomsmen point at groom on Siesta Key Beach

Fun is the name of the game after a Siesta Key Beach Wedding. If you have booked our professional beach wedding photographer you will enjoy a number of poses that will have your wedding party and wedding guests laughing. Of course, we have plenty of romantic photo opportunities down by the water and as the sun dips low in the sky.

Couple gazes at each other at sunset after Siesta Key Beach wedding

If you want to book your Siesta Key wedding ceremony, it’s best to contact us as soon as possible. Dates and times do fill up quickly with Gulf coast weddings. We will help you with suggestions for a wedding reception or dinner, hotels, salons, florists and more. All you will have to do is obtain your Florida marriage license, show up and say, “I do”!

Sunset on Lido Beach, Sarasota

Getting Started With Online Wedding Planning

Now that you’re engaged it’s time to start the wedding planning (you might already have given it a lot of thought). After looking at all the online articles and advice, you may be feeling overwhelmed. It’s not hard to feel like that with Pinterest, The Knot, Wedding Wire and more. However, there is an easier way to begin your journey to wedded bliss…especially if you’ve decided on a destination wedding in Florida.

So you want to plan a wedding by the ocean, but perhaps you don’t know where to start. How do you get all your beach wedding ideas to work? One of the toughest things to choose is your Florida weddings destination: Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach, Destin? Or is your heart beating faster at the though of a Miami wedding? There are many great locations and details, but planning a destination wedding is actually not as difficult as you may think – if you have the right help!

According to Travelmarket Report, 88.6 percent of destination wedding respondents said yes, they enjoyed their wedding day, compared with 82.6 percent of those who held non-destination weddings. So it seems that couples who choose to get married away from their hometown have a happier day. Why?Less stress. When these brides choose a competent beach wedding planner, all the little details are being taken care of for them…and the planning can be done without leaving your sofa! When they choose all inclusive beach wedding packages in Florida…there is truly nothing left to do but show up on the beach and say your vows. Some packages even include wedding photos.

We’re here to take you through a few simple steps of how to plan a Florida beach wedding, so there’s no need to spend hours on the internet making yourself crazy.

Step 1: Determine your budget

The first step in setting your wedding budget is to sit down together with your fiancé and decide what amount you feel is right, and then figure out how far that budget will take you. There might also be other family members who want to contribute, so include them in the discussion also. Work on your guest count since that will be part of the costs i.e. chairs, reception food, gifts, any liquor you might have. List your non-negotiables as a couple. Remember, with destination weddings, the couple does not have to pay guest travel arrangements or hotel stay. You might, however, want to see if you can get a discount on a block of hotel rooms so everyone can benefit.

Other factors that impact a destination wedding budget include the luxury level of your beach wedding package decorations, time of year and day of week of your celebration, package add-ons, wedding dress and more. Whatever choices you decide upon, you can be sure you will be paying much less than a traditional wedding at home!

Nautical Knot wedding arch in St. Augustine with couple

Step 2: Decide if want to work with a Destination Wedding Specialist

It’s always smart to have an expert assist in coordinating the details of a wedding ceremony: even a small beach wedding. The benefits of using a beach wedding planner are too many to list, but the most important is that they know the locations like the back of their hand. They can help you choose the right beach venue, the right time of day for sunsets, the tides, take care of permits and more. They set-up and break-down the decorations, wedding arch and chairs. Plus, they can officiate and send off your Florida marriage license at the end of the day. As an established leader in weddings on the beach for over 13 years, the Florida Beach Weddings company is the easiest, smartest and most affordable choice you can make.

On top of an expert Beach Wedding Specialist by your side, you’ll have an onsite wedding coordinator who also officiates your ceremony. Won’t it be nice to have this coordinator handling all the day-of details? You will know when to walk down the aisle, perform your Unity sand ceremony, say your vows and more. You can be sure you have a stress-free planning process from start to finish and enjoy more time with your family and friends. Same-sex wedding or elopement? No problem! Florida is the perfect place for same-sex marriage ceremonies. All the same details

Step 3: Choose a location

With so many amazing destination wedding locations to choose from in Florida, it can be overwhelming to decide which one is right for you and your beloved. Think about the type of sand or sea you want when saying “I do.” Ocean waves or calm Gulf water? Dunes or walkways? Sunsets or brilliant blue skies? Will you be driving or taking advantage of direct flights? Again, speaking with our Beach Wedding Specialist will help you make your choices. So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today and get started from the comfort of your own home.

 

 

5 Must Haves For A Beach Wedding in Daytona


If you are planning a Florida wedding in Daytona Beach you want to be sure that you have not missed any details. Most brides know that they should allow enough time to get their hair done (2 hours is the recommendation) but there are other things that need your attention. We have suggestions that will make the day easier for you and your guests.

Couple gazes at each other under wedding arch on Daytona Beach

The goal for any wedding is to have a memorable ceremony where everyone has all eyes on the bride and groom, then to follow it up with a reception or dinner where everyone can enjoy themselves. Every great wedding IS great because every detail has gotten the attention it deserves.

Couple kissing in sea on Daytona Beach after wedding

5 Things That Will Make Your Day Perfect

Daytona Beach wedding couple going on honeymoon

If there is one thing that everyone can agree on it is that beach weddings in Daytona are beautiful. There is another thing that everyone can agree on, it can be hot on these east coast beaches. Making sure everyone attending your beach wedding in Daytona is comfortable can be accomplished with just a little planning. A little pre-planning for your guest’s comfort can go a long way in making sure that everyone has a great time during the ceremony. Incorporate the following into your wedding planning:

  • Sunglasses for the sunny beach
  • Sunscreen to protect each wedding guest
  • Flip flops for safe walking on the sand
  • A foot cleaning station to remove sand
  • Handheld fans for guest comfort

Setting up the beach area for comfort is key. You want all eyes on you and your beloved, and you do not want people squirming in their seats because they are comfortable. A couple of buckets of cheap sunglasses will ensure that everyone gets to see the service and that they are not fighting off the glare. There are plenty of ways to present these little gifts for those that forget their own. Why not a little gift bag or beach bucket on each chair? If you’ve chosen one of our Distinctive Design wedding packages, it comes with chilled water which will be welcome on a hot day. Perfect for an elegant Florida beach wedding.

Sunscreen and Fans

Your beach wedding in Daytona is going to hopefully happen on a crystal clear day. However, even a sunset wedding, requires sunscreen because of the location. Buy trial sizes and place them in the area that greets your guests. A little protection can go a long way in making sure no one is too burnt to enjoy the reception. Help your guests to beat the heat by incorporating handheld fans into your wedding décor. You can place them on each chair with that chilled water.

Couple by sea grapes married on Daytona Beach

Flip Flops for the Sand

Coming to your wedding dressed to impressed may mean you will have some ladies that have left their sandals at home…or want to take those shoes off. Make it easier for them to get on the sand and watch the ceremony by placing a bucket of different sized flip flops near the entrance to the ceremony. You can buy flip flops online or at a dollar store for $1, and they will be greatly appreciated as they watch you tie the knot.

Bucket in sand with starfish

Foot Brushing Station

Set up a station where your guests can brush the sand off their feet. A mat with some paintbrushes in a bucket can be a welcome relief for guests that have sand between their toes that do not necessarily want to take with them to the reception dinner.

A Wedding Agenda

Using the best beach wedding company means your entire ceremony is planned from start to finish. As a bride, you will only have to focus on your vows and not the decoration setup, chairs, accessories or priming the location…because we do it all for you. We provide you with a general timeline when you book your wedding day with us and a completely detailed agenda for your wedding day. It will help you and your guests arrive on time and enjoy your special day.

 A Wedding Package

The smartest brides understand a package is the way to go. No matter how hard you try, it will be hard to find all the items you want in your wedding on an a la carte basis. Having everything in a package, professionally designed, setup and executed for you will save you a lot of time and money. Plus there are so many themes to choose from and customize: tropical, rustic wood, black bamboo, dusty blue designs, classic floral, branches, shells and more! The colors to customize are many so browse for one today.

This bride and groom celebrate during one of our weddings in Florida.

We hope these tips help you plan an amazing Daytona Beach wedding day. Contact us to speak to a beach wedding specialist now.