Anastasia State Park Beach Weddings- Your ideal location

Anastasia State Park beach weddings in Florida

Tucked away, off a main road, is the beautiful 1600 acre, Anastasia State Park. Situated on a peninsula on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine, 4 miles of pristine beach awaits. Not only do beach goers have this beautiful beach to enjoy, but there a variety of activities that are sure to cater to any bride and groom, wedding guests and party of any size.

The beautiful, expansive beach at Anastasia State Park is the perfect location to sit back, enjoy the warmth of the sun and the sound of the crashing waves. If you stay for your honeymoon, feel free to take a swim in the refreshing, cool Atlantic water or a casual stroll down the beachfront to collect sea shells or maybe even a shark tooth. You never know what little treasures may wash up.

Wildflower Rustic Wedding arch on St. Augustine Beach

Anastasia State Park is also a great location to host special events or gatherings, like beach wedding receptions! They have picnic pavilions, playgrounds, restrooms, and best of all parking. With the peach and silver sand, this location creates the perfect back drop for your special day. Nature trails, coquina rocks and natural dunes make this a favorite spot with our brides.

Speaking of rocks: Located at the park entrance, visitors can find the protected historical site of the Spanish Coquina Quarries. This archeological site dates back to the 1700’s and was the primary source of coquina. This coquina was used to build the Castillo de San Marcos as well as many other buildings throughout St. Augustine.

As far as history goes, the city of St. Augustine is close by with many attractions to explore. But why not make some history yourself by choosing this location for your destination wedding in Florida? Our Beach Wedding Specialist will help you choose the most beautiful wedding package within your budget. In business since 2007, our Florida wedding planners guide you through the steps to create your special day using your wedding ideas and our customized decorations. We setup everything on the beach and meet you and your beloved to tie the knot. Adding our professional photography ensures your wedding ceremony memories area captured forever. Contact us today to book your date!

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Say Sí to a Natural Siesta Key Beach Wedding

Stress free. Perfectly romantic. Beautiful beach sunset. Do those thoughts make your engaged heart beat with excitement? If you like the thought of a destination beach wedding in Siesta Key, but don’t quite know how to do it, check out how to have an elegant, natural ceremony that you’ll never forget.

Couple kisses at Siesta Key beach wedding at sunset under bamboo arch

Natural Distinctive Design ceremony package on Siesta Key Beach

Planning a Siesta Key Beach Wedding is probably easier than you think! With over ten years in the bridal business, our beach wedding company has gained the knowledge, experience, and stellar reputation to help you have a great Florida wedding experience.

A bride holds her groom after our Siesta Key Beach Weddings.

Sun is setting in Siesta Key

Planning a Siesta Key wedding is easy:

Contact the most important guests, and to make sure they will be available to travel to your destination wedding on your chosen date. Confirm that there are no special events in the area that might effect room costs and beach accessibility (for example, Holiday Weekends).

Weddings in Florida with draped aisle-way.

Natural Distinctive Ceremony in sunny Siesta Key

Choose your Beach Wedding Package

The Distinctive Design Packages are highly designed beach wedding packages, which include custom and themed décor, chairs, music, and chilled water station for your guests. Many of our Siesta Key couples choose the Natural Distinctive Design which is so perfect against the white sand with its flowing, draped material and rustic branches with florals. It’s stunning simplicity is what makes it hard to forget.

Natural Design Wedding package setup on Siesta Key Beach

Natural Distinctive Design wedding package setup on Siesta Key awaits couple

All of our packages include the ceremony officiant (the person who will legally marry you, or perform your vow renewal ceremony). You can also bring your own minister if you like.

Reserve Your Day

Once you have chosen your date, and package online then contact us to reserve your wedding package on your chosen wedding date (dates go faster than you think!) Once your reservation is made, you will receive a confirmation packet in your email. It contains a log in so you can securely access all of the following documents whenever you wish. It will also let you know your current balance that will be due on your wedding package.

Couple embrace in Siesta Key at sunset wedding on the beach

Couple embraces in Siesta Key at sunset wedding on the beach

  • A quote document: This will have any ceremony extras you may wish to add to your package (professional wedding photography, toasts, water on ice for your guests, etc.)
  • A Florida marriage license document: This document thoroughly explains the process in obtaining your Florida marriage License.
  • A Ceremony questionnaire: This document is where you will insert all of your ceremony choices (ceremony colors, ceremony and music choices, etc.)
  • Your Final Invoice: The balance that is owed on your package, after your deposit. Also invoices for any ceremony extras. If your beach area requires a permit (which we will inform you when reserving), we will obtain the beach wedding permit for you, and add this cost to your wedding package.
  • A Recommendations document: This information can be very helpful in planning your Siesta Key Beach Wedding. We list restaurants, hotels, reception sites, hair and make up, and florists.
  • A general timeline to assist you in planning your destination wedding. in addition to this timeline, we will provide you a very detailed ceremony agenda the week of your wedding with all the specifics of your wedding. For example, where we will meet you at your location, how your bridal party will walk down to the aisle, and how the after ceremony photography will work. When available, we will even provide you with an aerial view of your particular beach location, along with any surrounding landmarks to assist in planning your Siesta Key Beach Wedding. We want to make sure you have as much information as possible, so you can relax and enjoy your destination beach wedding in Florida.

Save the Date

Just Married couple smiles through buoy in Siesta Key

Happy couple just married on Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota

Keep your guests in mind when planning your Siesta Key Beach Wedding. Give your guests the details we provide you with for the ceremony location. For example, the main beach in Siesta Key is very large. We give you an aerial view of the wedding zones, along with landmarks. Passing this information on to your guests is important so they can arrive on time and at the right place!

Share the Timeline of your Wedding

  • If your wedding starts at 6:00 p.m., guests are instructed to arrive between 5:30 and 5:45, so they will be seated and waiting for your arrival at the ceremony site.
  • Siesta Key, Lido Beach and the surrounding beaches in Sarasota are always popular, so parking can sometimes be hard to come by. We would suggest getting there a bit earlier than even requested, so there is time to find adequate parking. As most weddings happen near sunset, the day visitors will have left the beachfront area, so this always helps a little in clearing the parking lots.
  • If you are staying in Siesta Key: there are several golf cart companies that offer free rides throughout the island. This is a great way for your guests to arrive and not have to worry about driving, or parking.

Share your Recommendations

Give your guests some of the recommendations from our furnished list, so that they have options for hotels, condos, etc. You can also contact the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce (which we are a proud member), and they can provide you with some local guide maps that will include even more local restaurants, marinas, etc. for you and your guests to enjoy after your wedding day. Having a wedding party? They might want to get their hair and makeup done for the wedding day: we recommend A Victorian Bride hair and makeup by Linda and her team. You won’t be disappointed!

Beautiful bride Siesta Key

Having a destination beach wedding in Sarasota, Florida can be an amazing experience when you choose the right company to ensure its success. Pick the company with 5 Star reviews! To get help in the planning your Siesta Key Beach Wedding, contact us today.

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Fort Myers: Beach Wedding Inspiration

It’s time again to look at wedding colors and decor trends to inspire your wedding dreams for the new year. In Fort Myers, Florida the forecast is: warm, sunny, with a touch of spring pastel! Check out some of our staff favorites for affordable beach wedding set ups that are perfect for a Gulf beach wedding. Whether it’s a Spring beach elopement or you’re ready to get ideas for a destination wedding later this year, these inspirations will have your beach wedding heart in full bloom!

Plan Your Fort Myers Beach Wedding

Our favorite thing about a beach wedding in Fort Myers is the warm sea breeze, sugar sand and sunny skies. The natural, outdoor environment and white sand coordinates with any wedding color scheme! Our beach wedding packages allow you to choose your dream color design or touches like Starfish. So here you go, get inspired…

Colors and Trends

NEUTRALS: White, blush, and ivory are such classic colors that really they can go with any season. This allows you to really be creative with your focal points of design such as flowers, textured greenery or accessories like lanterns or buckets. For example, the Nautical Knot Beach Chic design pictured below has such a clean, subtle design it blends seamlessly with the sand and water. This allows you to include pops of color through your floral bridal bouquet or bridesmaid dresses and groom attire. All-white flowers look natural and organic and give your wedding an elegant look.

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

PASTELS: It’s hard to say the word Spring and not think of baby pinks and blues, soft greens and cream. In the beach wedding world, we love soft colors that compliment the natural beauty of the sand, sea and Florida sky. In Fort Myers, the Gulf water is a beautiful turquoise so just about anything goes. For 2021, we are seeing groom attire trend towards bolder colors while the bride and her bridesmaids stay with pastel tones.

Beach wedding pastel colors

FLORALS IN FOCUS: For brides flowers never go out of style, and that goes for beach weddings too! We love the simple, organic beauty of our Natural Distinctive Design Wedding Package which features bamboo and champagne tones: timeless and elegant in its rustic wedding simplicity.

Gulf beach wedding in Fort Myers

Incredible Weather

Another great thing about a Fort Myers Beach Wedding is the lovely weather. There are usually a few lingering “cold days” before Spring and we use the Florida definition of cold. Florida Cold: Any temperature below 70 degrees Fahrenheit! Spring Florida temperatures can range anywhere from upper 50s to low 80s, which by most standards is pretty pleasant weather and the oceanfront is usually milder.

Affordable Wedding Package Prices

No matter what location you choose, our complete wedding packages allow couples to have the wedding of their dreams without breaking the bank. It can be planned from the comfort of your home because we show you online exactly what you are going to get with each package. We provide you with a detailed timeline, an aerial view of your beach ceremony location, photos of all of our decor and wedding ideas from you to choose from, sample ceremonies to read and choose and more. The classic distinctive design below includes everything you need

Classic Distinctive Design Gulf Beach Wedding couple kissing

And if we had an image to match the stress level for couples planning a beach wedding with our Florida Beach Weddings company, it would probably be something like lying in a hammock on the beach or a happy just married toast! Affordable, stress free, gorgeous: the triple play!

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Just Engaged? Plan a Beach Wedding Everyone will Envy

Congratulations! It’s so exciting to get engaged and celebrate! However, after the BIG question, there are even more questions to answer: when and where? These days, those questions can be tough to answer. Even with the new COVID-19 vaccine, it may be awhile before traditional weddings and receptions get back to normal. So, these days many couples who want to get married are still considering outdoor, non-traditional venues. Destination weddings and elopements are more popular than ever and, in Florida, destination weddings offer the the most unique, beautiful venue: the BEACH!

Even during a pandemic, one thing remains constant: all brides desire a wedding ceremony that fulfills their dreams. That dream could be romantic, fun or dramatic. It could include flowers, rustic wood, lanterns, a variety of colors or flowing, silky fabric. Can you get this on the beach in Florida? Yes, you can! Beach wedding packages include all the elements of a traditional ceremony including on-trend, elegant decor, a wedding officiant, and music. Some may even include a wedding photographer or you have the option to add it (for less than a traditional photographer). You can have 100 guests if that is your dream, although many couples choose smaller guest counts during this time. Our Florida Beach Weddings packages start at $699 and at the top end average $2,500.

This couple is happy to say "I Do" under one of our Classic Distinctive Design Wedding Packages in Florida.

Which Florida Beach is Best for a Wedding?

Although very affordable, the beach a couple chooses will be a factor in the cost. Gulf beaches like Clearwater/St. Pete and Siesta Key are very popular because of the sunsets. However, with the Daytona Beach area is often less crowded and provides a variety of beaches. They offer you the Atlantic ocean and beautiful waves. Permits are less, and many places don’t have parking fees. Brides also love St. Augustine which is a historic city and Cocoa Beach which is the closest beach to Orlando. A reputable beach wedding planner can help you pick the right beach location for your ceremony.

However, do you really need to use a wedding planner or beach wedding company? The answer is no…BUT if you want an outdoor wedding ceremony everyone will envy, you should say YES! Besides the fact that you will have a much easier wedding experience, and will likely save some money if you do. Choosing a complete beach wedding package will be stress-free and, once you browse the gorgeous package designs with customizable options, you will be even more excited about your special day. Some of our most popular wedding ceremony designs include:

Rustic Romance Beach Wedding Package

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Wedding couple kissing on white chairs in St. Augustine

Floral Distinctive Design Beach Wedding Package

Click here for more infoClearwater couple poses by chalkboard sign announcing marriage on beach

Natural Distinctive Design Beach Wedding Package

Click here for more infoNatural branches and flowers on wedding arch Daytona Beach with couple

Teal Distinctive Design Beach Wedding Package

Click here for more infoWe present the newly married couple at this beautiful Teal Distinctive Package at a Florida Wedding on the beach.

Tropical Geometric Distinctive Design Wedding Package

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Nautical Knot Beach Wedding Package

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Nautical Knot wedding package and couple Palm Coast

Florida Destiny Beach Wedding Package

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Daytona Beach Wedding Packages with black bamboo, aisle way, chairs and officiant.

Beach Wedding Planning

The help you receive from your Beach Wedding Specialist will make every detail a sea breeze! After you reserve your date with a deposit she will:

  • Provide guidance in choosing exact ceremony location, time (tides or sunset), as well as the beach permit if required
  • Recommend many package options to design your wedding online with your wedding ideas
  • Assist you with ceremony vows (you can also choose to write your own)
  • Provide consultations by phone and email
  • Help you choose ceremony decorations including sand colors for the Unity Sand Ceremony
  • Provide recorded music for ceremony played on our PA system and decide if you want to add on a first dance under the wedding arch
  • Legally file your Florida marriage license after the ceremony, per Florida laws for resident and non resident couples
  • Provide recommendations for florists, salons, suggestions for a reception or celebration dinner, outline the best parking areas and more.

As you can see you, your partner, your guests will be comfortable and relaxed on your wedding day. Your friends will breathe a sigh of envy when looking at your photographs and you will remember your Florida Beach Wedding ceremony for a lifetime. So are you ready to plan when and where to say, ‘I do?’, then CLICK HERE to book a Florida Beach Wedding or browse more packages. You can also call our Beach Wedding Specialists at 386-214-6361.

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

6 Reasons to Choose Jacksonville for a Cheap Beach Wedding

To plan an affordable beach wedding, try to choose a location that’s easy to travel to so you and your guests don’t have to spend a lot of money getting there. Consider booking at a resort, since you may be able to obtain a group discount if you book a certain number of nights. Jacksonville, FL, may be just the right location to provide you with a cheap beach wedding, as well as a beautiful and fun experience.

Couple kisses at Jacksonville Beach Wedding

Why choose Jacksonville for your beach wedding? Located just North of St. Augustine, Jacksonville Beach is a small coastal resort community.  Boasting over 11 miles of beach front, it is located right next to the city of Jacksonville, which is the largest metropolitan city in Florida. Jacksonville Beach is a quiet surprise within this large city area. Home to only 21,000 residents, there are several beach front hotels.  Along with a vibrant night life, great surfing, and several golf venues, you will be delighted with the quaint shops, and award-winning restaurants. You, and your guests, can enjoy the nightlife, kick back, and relax while enjoying a drink at one of the several beach front bars. Why not check out all there is to do in Jacksonville?

Jacksonville Beach Weddings in Florida with bamboo canopy, decor, photographer, officiant and more

TRAVELING TO JACKSONVILLE BEACH:

Getting to Jacksonville Beach for your wedding is easy.  With an international airport right in Jacksonville, you will be able to fly right into the city. Now you will just be a short ride to the beaches for your wedding ceremony. Afterwards, you can visit St. Augustine as a honeymoon location or for a fun day of exploration in the Old City.

Map of Jacksonville Beach

STAYING IN JACKSONVILLE BEACH:

There are several hotels directly on Jacksonville Beach, where you can stay, walk right outside onto the beach and join your guests. How relaxing.  And, why not have your first kiss as a married couple right on the beach!  Next, after we take some great photos, you can walk back to the hotel and enjoy your planned party, or reception. The Hampton Inn is pictured below and offers a heated lagoon-style pool with four waterfalls and a whirlpool grotto. Dine at Tides Beach Bar and Grille and Waterfalls Lounge.

Jacksonville Beach Wedding hotels

A WEDDING RECEPTION AT THE BEACH:

Why not plan a reception at Hanna Park’s Dolphin Plaza. It is an oceanfront site that seats up to 125 people. This 2,000-square-foot facility offers an incredible oceanfront view with 30′ ceilings. It is air-conditioned, has kitchen facilities and restrooms. It also includes chairs and tables. The Dolphin Plaza charges very reasonable rent. Wedding couples may provide their own food or catering and bring in their own alcohol. Hanna Park is rustic and beautiful for a beach wedding reception your guests will always remember.

Dolphin Beach Wedding Reception Jacksonville, FL

SIX REASONS TO HAVE A JACKSONVILLE BEACH DESTINATION WEDDING:

Jacksonville Beach Weddings are recommended not only because of the beaches, the surfing, the golfing, but of so many other things to do.  How about a visit to the Jacksonville Zoo?  With vast areas of beautiful beaches and waterways, Jacksonville is home to the largest urban park system in the country. Families, foodies, nature lovers, couples, history buffs, and outdoor enthusiasts, will appreciate all that Jacksonville has to offer. Plus here are six more reasons to plan your sunshine, ocean wedding at this Florida beach:

  1. Jacksonville Beach has no permit fees
  2. Hotels in Jacksonville Beach are reasonable
  3. JAX is reasonable and easy to fly into for your guests
  4. Jacksonville Beach has an amazing and cheap reception venue
  5. Port is nearby for built in low cost cruise honeymoons to the Bahamas (if available)
  6. This major destination city has plenty of affordable entertainment

The Florida Marriage License fee is $93.50 and must be paid in cash. The marriage certificate is issued by the clerk of Courts in each County of Florida but can be used throughout the State of Florida. Read more about getting one here.

Affordable Jacksonville Beach Weddings in Florida

It’s pretty clear that to tie the knot in Jacksonville Beach will ensure all your family and cherished friends will want to come celebrate with you. With a Florida Beach Weddings complete package, it will be a perfect place for your unforgettable wedding ceremony or vow renewal! We have a professional and experienced staff ready to help you plan your special day. Our highly rated reputation guarantees you won’t have to second guess your decorations or stress about a wedding company being late or your wedding place unprepared. So take a bow if you’ve chosen to plan a Jacksonville Beach wedding and get ready to dive into the details by contacting us today!