Does a wedding ceremony have to be religious? Not at all, but you can incorporate some blessings into your special day that can be meaningful for you and your family. If you choose a beachfront wedding in Florida, along with one of our beach wedding packages, you can definitely experience a piece of paradise that you all remember forever while incorporating those traditional elements. Even if you elope in Florida, these special blessings can be part of your simple beach wedding.
Our officiant will always be delighted to officiate your wedding ceremony, as well as coordinate the proceedings so you know when to walk down the aisle, etc. Religious-toned or non-religious can be accommodated. If you have a minister that you wish to preside over your vows, just let us know. Your vows are so special and should be the way you both want them to be. Maybe you want to write your own vows, or use one of ours with a touch of customization. Anything goes for your special day on a Florida beach.
A Unity Sand Ceremony by definition is a tradition in which a couple getting married pours sand from separate containers into one central one. It represents the two people uniting together in marriage. Children love it because they get to pick the color they love and blend it into the vase with the rest of the family. Historically, this type of ceremony was performed in a church, but on the beach its too windy for candles and the sand is much more meaningful. Many brides coordinate the sand color with their beach wedding theme colors. Usually your minister or officiant will say a few words that resonate with the two of you as you pour your beautifully colored sand together into the unity container.
“As these separate containers of sand are poured into the common container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these sands can never be separated, and poured into their individual containers, again, so will your marriage, and family, be.”
Tie the Knot on Your Favorite Beach
Gulf Beach Weddings
Siesta Key. It embodies everything you’ve dreamed of for a destination wedding. White sand, turquoise water as far as the eye can see. Your wedding guests will not be able to say, “no” to a wedding on Siesta Key Beach or its quieter cousin: Lido Beach. Plus the sunsets are hard to beat and make incredible wedding photos.
Weddings in Clearwater, Florida seem to be more popular than ever. It’s because there’s just so much to do and the beach is beautiful. You and your guests may see dolphins, manatee and pelicans during your ceremony. Afterward, have your first toast as a married couple as the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico. What could be better?
East Coast Beach Weddings
When it comes to having a beach wedding in the sun and sea, choosing a location on the east coast of Florida will tick all the boxes. Why? It’s simple…the Atlantic ocean! Nothing beats the cooling sea breeze on a summer day or the sound of ocean waves as you say your vows. Up and down the Florida Atlantic coast you will find a wide variety of beach and sand types, depending on what activities you want to do after your beach wedding. Our couples choose St. Augustine as one of their favorite beach wedding locations because of the historic and romantic atmosphere. Daytona Beach is perfect for biking and walking with its firm sand, Cocoa Beach for surfing and Boynton Beach or Fort Lauderdale for shopping and beautiful blue green ocean views.
Designing your wedding is so important and contributes to the type of experience you and your guests desire. A beach wedding will be much easier with the purchase of a complete package that comes with unique decorations for a tasteful and lovely ceremony. This is where it’s helpful to talk to a beach wedding specialist who can guide you in choosing the best theme for your destination wedding. You might think you want a tropical theme, but after browsing our all inclusive packages and talking to others, you may end up with rustic wedding…both are beautiful!
After The Wedding
When it comes to your special day, you will want to consider activities after the wedding ceremony. Many couples getting married on the beach just want to have a relaxing dinner with family and friends. Again, our beach wedding specialist will help advise you. We provide our brides with a list of quality options for dining and entertainment near your beach wedding venue. It might even be at your hotel.
Best Beach Wedding Company
Dealing with an experienced beach wedding company and their wedding specialist will just ensure your day is perfect. With help you can have the wedding of your dreams. So contact us today. Let’s plan together.
It’s time to make the time and get ready for some fun, relaxation, and bonding with your beloved. Often there is a lot that goes into planning a destination wedding, however, with Florida Beach Weddings, we take a great deal of time planning the details on your behalf. Things like, ocean tides and ceremony times, wedding package decoration set up, guest seating, officiating, the list goes on. This allows you to plan your destination wedding as a vacation and it feels less like work, especially with our all-inclusive beach wedding packages. So let us make even that a little easier for you with this Destination Wedding Adventure List.
Things to do in Destin, Florida for Newlywed Couples
- Destin Harbor: Eat, shop, take a boat tour. The harbor is a landmark in Destin Beach and a must see for a laid back day of exploring and eating.
- Segway Tour: Check out the city of Destin and learn a bit about the city’s history and tips of other must see locations. A fun way to cruise around town and take in the sights together!
- Boat tours: From sunrise to sunset, there are boats cruising through the gulf, harbor, and pass. Spot some wildlife like turtles, dolphins or sharks on a nature boat tour. Fly high in a parasail. Take a fishing charter boat for the freshest catch. Speed through on a high speed boat or relax and sail as the sun sets. Whatever your adventure level, Destin surely has a boat tour for you!
- Beach: This is really what the destination wedding is all about after all isn’t it? Relaxing on the beach? Check out Florida State Park’s Henderson Beach. There is a small fee to enter, but the clear water, white sandy beaches free of hotels and condos make it worth it. Sightsee, hike nature trails, or simple lay back and relax on this beautiful Destin beach.
- Shop: Brides and grooms alike, there’s a shore for you at Destin’s Silver Sands Premium Outlets. So if shopping is your game, this is the place for you.
- Eat: What’s a vacation without good food, right? And nobody can quite match your taste, budget, and appetite like Trip Advisor’s Best Destin Food & Drink list.
Now that you see how much there is to do, it’s time to reserve your date. Destination beach weddings are more popular than ever, so it’s crucial you contact us as soon as you and your partner choose a date. We need a little time to get a Destin beach wedding permit and determine the best time of day for your beach ceremony. You will want to take advantage of the incredible sunsets the panhandle has to offer and our beach wedding company knows just the best way to do this. Choosing a complete beach wedding package just makes it all easier and stress free, especially when you add our beach wedding photographer to capture your special moments.
Beach weddings in the Florida panhandle are pretty special. The turquoise Gulf of Mexico water is so incredible combined with the white, thick sand found only in the Destin Florida Beach area. You will look back amazed at the beauty you and your guests enjoyed on your wedding day when you see your wedding pictures.
Well it’s clear our suggestions can keep you pretty busy on your honeymoon. And when you’re ready to add this Florida wedding venue to your Destin Adventure list, click HERE!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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 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 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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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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.
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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Floral Distinctive Design Beach Wedding Package
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Natural Distinctive Design Beach Wedding Package
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Teal Distinctive Design Beach Wedding Package
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Tropical Geometric Distinctive Design Wedding Package
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Nautical Knot Beach Wedding Package
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Florida Destiny Beach Wedding Package
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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.