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

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

Groom picks up bride on Gulf beach at St. Pete

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

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

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

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

Pass-A-Grille Beach

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

Pass-a-grille sunset beach weddings in Florida.

Fort De Soto Beach Wedding

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

Couple under wedding arch on Fort De Soto Beach

Wedding Package Options

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

Couple elopes at sunset on Clearwater Beach FL

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

Bamboo Beach wedding setup on Clearwater Beach

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

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

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

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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Beach Wedding Ideas on A Budget: Decorations and Favors

Beach weddings on the Gulf of Mexico are affordable, fun, and relaxing. You get glistening blue water and a white sandy shoreline as the back drop for your wedding ceremony compliments of mother nature, especially in locations like Fort Myers, Siesta Key or Clearwater. But what can you do to make your beach wedding extra special? How do you add your personal touch? The Florida Beach Weddings company has over twelve years of experience perfecting the classic beach wedding look and we love discovering new ocean-inspired beach wedding decorations. Elopements, vow renewals, wedding parties both large and small, we have the beach wedding set up for you. But let’s take this a step further and add another layer of uniqueness, and fun.  

Clearwater couple kissing at beach wedding on white sand

 Personalize Your Beach Wedding with these Simple Ideas

Before the Wedding: If you have guests traveling from out of town or this is a destination wedding near Tampa, Florida, nothing says, “Welcome to my Beach Wedding” better than a beach-themed welcome bag. Set the tone for your paradise wedding weekend and make your guests feel extra special. What to put in it? How about a handwritten welcome note, a snack, mini-sunscreen or bug spray, sunglasses, hand cream or even a mini-umbrella.

White Wedding bags personalized with wedding couple names

Ceremony Site: Our Florida Beach Weddings company will take care of everything you need to execute an effortless, stress free, and affordable wedding ceremony. However, if you have a creative mind or love a good D.I.Y. project, here are some beach wedding decorations you may want to try:

    • Portable Mini Fans- Keep your guests cool while tying the knot and get creative. You could print bridal party names, provide location/directions for reception, or add a fun engagement photo!
    • Beach Bubbles– A fun way to celebrate without worrying about beach clean up. Makes for great entertainment for kids too!
    • Sunglasses– A fun and practical way to give your guests what they’ll need to have fun in the sun by having a sunglasses basket nearby.
    • Beach sign: These adorable chalkboard signs are perfect for beach weddings and are included in our Distinctive Design wedding packages. Your guests will be delighted at this announcement of the newly married couple!

Wedding Package Decorations: It goes without saying that a successful beach wedding starts with the right package. The most customizable package we suggest to brides is the Destiny Package: over 20 colors to choose from! If you have other beach wedding ideas you want, for example lanterns, we have them! Here is some inspiration (this is a sample list – there is more):

Simple Beach Wedding Ideas: floral arch on the beach with white chairs

A starfish beach wedding ceremony canopy and aisle way on the beach in Florida.

Bridal Bouquets: Think outside the box. You can replace traditional wedding bouquets with some pretty tropically amazing ideas. Like these pineapple or starfish bouquets. And this dried wildflower bouquet are the perfect combination of beach and elegance. 

shell and flower bridal bouquet

Dried Flower Bouquet Wedding Bridal Pale Peach Blush image 0

Whatever your style, whatever your budget, you can buy, make or borrow these beach wedding decorations ideas to make your beach wedding day uniquely yours. Florida Beach Weddings is delighted to help make your dreams come true so contact us today to start planning and reserve your date.

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

Shades of the Ocean: Stress Free Beach Wedding

Did you know the average engagement period is 14.5 months (thanks to theknot.com for that stat)? And when it comes to traditional wedding planning, you need almost every day of that time to plan. However, when it comes to a Florida Beach Wedding, you can cut that planning down substantially. In fact our expert beach wedding planners have actually arranged small beach weddings within just a week! But whether you want to get married later this year or next year, you CAN have the beautiful ocean-themed wedding of your dreams: just look at our Florida Destiny package featuring shades of the ocean below!

Destiny bamboo wedding altar on Daytona Beach

This design includes all the great features of our Destiny Package available at no additional cost. Seat up to 24 guests in deluxe white chairs and your choice of spandex sash color. They will be in awe of the white shepherds hooks and teal lanterns. Take your pick of up two colors for your bamboo material, and blue and white starfish topper. Combine this with the emerald sea, white sand and sunshine, and you have a clean, fresh, gorgeous ocean-themed wedding starting at $1450 (depending on location). Can you smell the ocean? We can!

This is the Aloha option of the Destiny Package: completely tropical for the couple that loves color and texture. What a feast for the senses. There is the option to add more guest chairs if you need to.

Destination Florida beach weddings with tropical beach decor and bamboo chairs in Daytona Beach.

Now some of our couples have chosen other color combinations which are equally delightful: why not choose soft pink to compliment the shells on the beachfront? This beach bride and groom have a coordinated wedding party with smiles all around – such a beautiful day to remember!

Daytona Beach weddings on the beach in Florida.

That’s the beauty of the Destiny Package: it offers you the most choices for customized wedding decor. With over 20 different color choices for the bamboo canopy, multiple choices for your canopy topper, a variety of aisle-way styles and an extensive list of ceremony music, you can leave Pinterest behind and design your own wedding online from the comfort of your couch – such fun!

Feeling exotic? Love purple? Wow, look at the decor options for this couple in Daytona Beach below. What a wonderful choice to compliment the setting sun and clouds floating in the background.

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

Florida Beach Weddings Company does ALL the wedding planning and coordination for you. Our beach planning services allow you time to get excited: not stressed out, broke, and overwhelmed about your wedding ideas. Our all inclusive packages include a minimum of the following (keep in mind this is our most BASIC package, more options and packages are available):

  • Officiant: who will legally perform, and coordinate, your beach wedding ceremony
  • Traditional ceremony and wedding vows provided by “Florida Beach Weddings”
  • Our select Florida US beach wedding locations on either the east coast or Gulf beaches
  • Consultations by phone and email with our dedicated wedding specialists
  • Ceremony set up and break down (bamboo canopy or posts)
  • Unity Sand Ceremony, including: Decorated sand ceremony table, keepsake vase, sand color choices
  • Photographer at ceremony site can be added for extra time for wedding pictures
  • Legal filing of your Florida marriage license

Our wedding planners are available to help and guide you in creating the ultimate dream beach wedding, all within the privacy of your online wedding portal. It contains your package, chosen customizations, contract, a way to track expenses, agendas and more. Oh, and add to the list of things NOT to get stressed about: BUDGET!  Contact us today to get started. 

Boho Beach Wedding on a Budget

Boho” is short for “bohemian” which refers to a free-spirited lifestyle. The boho style began trending in the 2000s, with influences from the 60s and 70s, and we don’t see this trend going anywhere! The boho style is all about artistic self-expression. Dreamcatchers, flower headbands, and wavy beach hair are part of this look. Bare feet and a simple earthy floral touches bring this whole look together. Even if you don’t completely identify with this “hippie” inspired lifestyle, you can still express your unique tastes and incorporate the boho theme into your wedding. Whether you’re looking for inspiration for a fun, informal wedding or a more romantic one, the boho style will look amazing at an outdoor wedding by the ocean. This style is light, flowy, and free-spirited. The essence of boho is chic, effortless, and timeless…and a low beach wedding cost doesn’t hurt either!

How to Have a Boho Beach Wedding

THE DRESS:

To make your big day as stress free as possible, the key is making all your decisions ahead of time. Boho wedding dresses come in many forms. You can choose a design that incorporates subtle boho elements or opt for a statement dress with tons of bohemian flair. Bell sleeves, separates, flowing skirts are all fun boho dress elements. While we don’t recommend adding boho touches to a completely classic satin ballgown, there are tons of ways to take a simple classic gown and pair bohemian details with it, such as a flower crown or statement jewelry. Timeless lace and shorter skirts can work too.

Boho beach bride after wedding in Daytona

Bride on beach with flowers

The Wedding Decor: The most wonderful thing of having a boho each wedding is that your guests and family can join in the fun, bringing their own style into the mix. For the ceremony decor, consider a floral arch, natural driftwood, or natural greenery for your aisleway – we have photos featured below. For a beach reception under a seaside pavilion, centerpieces could include mismatched vases filled with big, bushy flowers, simple greenery with some succulents, 

Rustic Romance Package

Romantic Bohemian Beach wedding decor in Daytona

It’s easy to see how this popular new Rustic Romance design would appeal to a boho beach bride. With the oversized, wooden wedding arch and massive, muted flowers, it is easy on the eyes yet stunning at the same time. Romantic, simple and elegant. Your guests will love attending this beachfront wedding with upscale decorations. This amazing complete wedding package starts at $1325 depending on your beach wedding location. Click here to get more wedding inspiration and ideas with this design.

Floral Distinctive Design

South Beach weddings in Miami Florida with natural floral designs.

Nothing says boho better than flowers and natural foliage. Throw in a beautiful bamboo canopy and it is time to walk down your greenery lined aisle toward your beloved by the sea. Your beach wedding planner will help you plan the perfect ceremony at the beach wedding venue of your choice: we set-up and officiate weddings on both the east coast and west coast beaches of Florida. We will come to your chosen beach so find out more about this Floral Distinctive Design today.

Drift Away Design

Driftwood wedding arch on the beach with white chairs

For a bohemian wedding theme, it makes sense to take the natural scenery of the beachfront and turn it into an unforgettable wedding. This package is all-inclusive and comes complete with wedding officiant, set-up crew, chilled water station, sand ceremony vase and so much more starting at $1750 depending on location. If you want a change from a bamboo canopy, then escape to beach elegance with our driftwood beach wedding packages: click here to find out more.

Invitations: Save the dates and invitations will set the mood for your wedding and get guests excited for what’s to come. Craft stationery or crisp, white cards with light, bohemian artistic elements are a perfect way to hint at your outdoor wedding theme. Place cards and signage for the wedding day can follow the same theme. If you’re feeling extra crafty, consider practicing your hand lettering and making the signs yourself! 

Now it is time to smile, relax and enjoy the rest of your day! Our beach wedding photographer will make sure you have the memories of your boho ceremony with family and friends forever. Questions? Please contact us today.