The Beach Location
Kaylee and Brandon said, “I do” in July at Butler Beach, just south of St. Augustine Beach, Florida. Butler Beach on Anastasia Island is only eight miles from St. Augustine’s historic district. Wide stretches of white sand beach makes it the perfect location for a beach wedding ceremony. Butler Beach offers free parking, restrooms, showers, barbecue grills, and picnic pavilions.
The bride’s beautiful lace wedding dress included a train that trailed beautifully behind her in the sand. Her father walked beside her to give her away at the beach ceremony. Kaylee and Brandon chose to write their own personalized vows which were witnessed by 50 guests. Music on their custom playlist included, “Marry You” by Bruno Mars. Our wedding ceremony coordinator, Pam, officiated as they tied the knot under this black bamboo wedding arch.
The couple had one groomsman and one bridesmaid, who looked splendid in her purple gown. They had a Unity Sand Ceremony to symbolize their new life together after marriage. This was was included in their Destiny package
. The bride chose coral (tropical delight) and blue as well as beautiful tiki torches to highlight the black bamboo of this wedding package design (natural bamboo is available too). Purple chair bands adorned the white guest chairs. The tiki poles were connected with strands of small white seashells with small purple flowers on the strands. So pretty!
They got to keep the vase to remember their special day with their family. After the ceremony, our beach photographer got to work capturing all the special moments of their wedding day. Choosing this option, for a small fee, can make a big difference in the quality of photos you have to remember and share forever. Don’t leave these important moments up to somebody’s iPhone!
The Wedding Photography
Kaylee and Brandon will remember their special day forever and we hope they will return to Butler Beach. At the end of the beach wedding the family and friends walked down to Atlantic ocean to take more pictures. Our professional wedding photographer takes as many interesting poses as possible. As you can see below, the landscape provided many fabulous opportunities for memorable pictures.
The Beach Venue
Pass-A-Grille is located at the southernmost end of St. Pete Beach. Historic Pass-A-Grille is a laid back beach town where you can easily walk to the beach, visit boutiques, have an ice cream or drink, dine out at restaurants, or walk on fishing piers. Laneasha and Anthony were married in June under the canopy of their beautiful Tropical Distinctive Design complete wedding package. The bride walked toward her beloved Anthony and was given to him in marriage as the Gulf beach water sparkled in the background.
The Wedding Party
They had 50 guests and a bridal party that included a groomsman, ring bearers, a flower girl, a junior bridesmaid and one Woman of Honor. The bridesmaids walked individually down the Tiki torch lined aisle. Starfish and green ferns guided them through the white guest chairs accented in a tropical orange color.
The Wedding Vows
Laneasha and Anthony had their own minister officiate the beach ceremony. They also included an optional seashell blessing and Sand Ceremony. The sand colors were white and bride orange, and they brought their own unity glass to use and cherish forever.
The music playlist for this couple’s beach ceremony was used for the bridal party to walk down the aisle, the bride to walk down the aisle, and a song for after the kiss! They chose:
- Bridal Party: The Blessing by Kari Jobi, Cody Carnes
- Bride Walk: This is Why I Love You by MAJOR
- After Kiss: Cruisin’ by Smokey Robinson
The Beach Wedding Package
Consultations by phone and email with our Beach Wedding Specialist were included and we made sure the bride had a final beach wedding ceremony agenda and Pass-A-Grille location instructions to share with her wedding guests. A large wooden “chalkboard” sign announced the new couple as well. The guests also enjoyed chilled water so they could stay cool during the vow ceremony. This couple used tropical orange as an accent color for their chairbands, but a bride can customize this to her own style.
Choosing a wedding photographer was easy for this couple who used our professional photographer to capture their memories of this special day in St. Pete. Many shots of their wedding ceremony were taken, as well as fun and romantic pictures down by the Gulf water and with family and friends.
If you are ready to escape with your beloved and tie the knot click HERE to book your Florida Beach Wedding today!
Andy and Julee tied the knot in October at this Clearwater Beach wedding venue. This popular Gulf beach venue is located at Avalon and Mandalay Avenue in Clearwater Beach near Tampa. The white sand is what everyone loves about the Clearwater Beach area! The Distinctive Design wedding package they chose is called the Starfish Distinctive Design because it has large white starfish cascading down the back of the large bamboo canopy and two large starfish in the front corners. Julee walked, with her boys, toward the matching bamboo pole aisle-way with starfish accents and greenery to meet Andy and say, “I do”.
Ivory draping on the bamboo arch went with the bride’s simple, yet elegant, spaghetti strap wedding gown. They also had a large wooden chalkboard sign announcing their new marriage. Beautiful music played for their wedding ceremony procession; they chose to walk together down the sandy aisle to say their forever vows. Songs played included, “What a Wonderful World”. Our wedding officiant and ceremony coordinator, Tyler, gave the newly joined couple the spotlight under the bamboo arch at the end of the ceremony (photo below).
With over 40 guests, this couple added the optional seashell blessing after the ceremony which was included in their package. They also took part in a Sand Ceremony with turquoise and white sand as their color choices. They got to keep the vase to remember their special day with their family. Julee’s attendant (a daughter) wore a one-shoulder, aqua blue bridesmaid dress which was so pretty…it was also the color choice for the sashes on the bride and groom’s white guest chairs.
This kiss by the sand dunes and sea oats in Clearwater Beach is stunning with the couple holding her beach wedding bouquet! This bride and groom made the most of every photo opportunity on the Gulf beachfront. Clouds could not dim the joy of this Florida Beach Wedding and our professional photographer captured every moment.
The Wedding Package
You can see how soft and pretty the draping and starfish hanging down behind this couple is (pictured below). Their all inclusive beach wedding package choice made the whole day easy for them. The blue sky and water in the background are what dream weddings are made of. Julee and Andy will remember this day forever and we hope they will return to Clearwater Beach for future anniversaries!
At the end of the beach wedding the family walked down to the Gulf water to take a group photograph using our professional wedding photographer. The sun was beginning to set in the background making it a perfect end to the day. Afterward they headed over to the Palm Pavilion Inn for a reception dinner.
Congratulations, Julee and Andy! Julee was kind enough to leave us a five star Google review: “Florida beach weddings did an excellent job for my wedding on October 3, 2020. They were flexible with working with a few small details I wanted changed and had everything set up just like I asked. Any future brides I would highly recommend using this company.” Contact us today about your Florida wedding plans.
All aboard Longboat Key Beach Weddings couples! LIke Lido Beach Weddings, this paradise wedding venue may be perfect for you and your beloved. Let’s take a trip to our next Dream Beach Wedding spot to see if this could be your beach wedding destination. Longboat Key offers a quiet island vibe with a unique downtown, gorgeous white sandy beaches, and fantastic beach resorts. Not to mention, it’s just a few miles away from a bigger city, Sarasota, and one of the best beaches near Tampa. There’s plenty of opportunities for both relaxation and fun!
Places to Stay:
Zota Beach Resort: The pictures speak louder than words for this resort. Modern, clean, simply beach minded, this place is a dream come true. Trendy restaurants and wine bar with open-air lounge featuring hand-crafted cocktails, wine wall, and fireplace. Oh and you can order your drinks and lunch poolside without ever leaving your lounge chair which is perfect for newlyweds. Yes please!
The Resort at Longboat Key This resort made Travel and Leisure’s “Top 10 Resort Hotels in Florida (Outside of Miami Beach)” list. This resort is a vacation in itself and perfect for a honeymoon. Golf course, marina, tennis courts, spa, multiple on site restaurants, marina. The only downside to staying here is you may not get to everything they have to offer unless you plan on extending your stay! And check out these awesome room options.
Beach Wedding Packages:
Whether you’re looking to have a small beach elopement, large wedding event, or anything in between, we have the beach wedding package for you. Still narrowing down your exact beach location? You can learn more about Longboat Key Beach Weddings and the surrounding gulf coast area beach packages.
Just the two of you or up to six guests can enjoy the stress free beach wedding atmosphere with an elopement. Check out our beach elopement options.
Larger Beach Wedding Packages
If you’re looking for a larger than six guest list, check out these beach wedding package options for Longboat Key Beach Weddings. And remember, these beach wedding packages are all inclusive. No hidden fees and just about everything you need for the day of your wedding ceremony. Oh and did we mention the affordability? Yeah, that’s covered too!
Things To Do:
Catherine’s Florida Charters : Private charter sailing charter company. Professional and experienced staff offering affordable sailing adventure packages. Sunset sail, snorkel, and enjoy the gorgeous gulf! A great adventure for a group or enjoy a romantic intimate sailing experience as newlyweds!
Joan M. Durante Park -The 32 acre site near the north end of Longboat Key, this park offers trails with spectacular look out spots. Get a hands on adventure with Florida’s native plants, sand dunes, and bring the kids along for the playground!
Coquina Beach – Don’t save the beach for just your wedding. Enjoy it every day! This popular beach is great for shelling and relaxing waterside walks. Rent chairs and umbrella and call it a day! The traffic to and from this spot can sometimes be busy during peak season and time of day, but worth every minute!
Longboat Key Beach Weddings sound like it’s calling your name? Our Beach Wedding Specialists are here to help you plan every step of the way. Contact us today to set your date!
Maybe the correct question is…why not? You can come to Florida any time of year, Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter, and have a beautiful beach wedding because the weather is lovely almost all year round. Sink your toes in sand, watch the ocean waves and sunrise/set, and leave your winter coat, gloves, boots, and ear muffs behind. Florida’s mild winter temps will have lucky in love couples ditching the snowsuits for swimsuits any time of year. The west coast beaches can offer you everything you want to tie the knot.
The stunning, smiling couple in the photo above said “I do” right here in sunny Lido Key, Florida. And yes, it was winter and it was a gorgeous day all around. Beautiful couple, brilliant sunset, and 75 degree weather. It was the ideal beach for a destination wedding. They chose the “Nautical Knot” complete wedding package in the colors of their choice.
Our preferred Lido Beach wedding venue has a sandy walkway from the parking lot. This is also a shorter beach than the public access of Siesta Key, so your wedding ceremony will be closer to the turquoise Gulf water. This is not always possible with every location, but with Lido Key your professional wedding photographs will include sand, sun and sea. Let’s not forget the stunning orange and pink sunsets that set this location apart from many others. This makes it one of the top destination wedding locations for our brides to say, “I do”.
There is a Holiday Inn, which is just a short walk away across the street from the beach. Need a wedding reception venue? Nearby is Tommy Bahama Restaurant at which you can rent a banquet room that can seat approximately 35. More upscale, the Columbia Restaurant located in St. Armands Circle, offers private dining available for groups between 24-40 people. For family and friends, this can be a great option.
Your wedding does not have to be large for any of our beach wedding packages. Lido Key is perfect for any size wedding party: intimate elopement, smaller beach wedding, or a wedding with 100 guests. Maybe you’re on the fence if a destination winter wedding is for you. But I think this next comparison will help you with your decision. Would you rather be shoveling snow or walking down a white sandy aisle one your wedding day? If you really miss the shoveling we can find you a beach pail and shovel. Then you and your beloved can shovel sandcastles until your heart’s content
Ready to make like a snowbird and fly south for your winter beach wedding this year? Click HERE to book your Lido Beach Wedding today!
Sea oats and native Florida vegetation greet you as you walk over wooden bridges onto white, sugary sand and azure water. The two public beach accesses in Indian Rocks are located at 4th Avenue and 17th Avenue. Indian Rocks, has 27 access points along Gulf Boulevard is popular with both locals and visitors seeking paradise…including couples wanting to get married on the beach!
Full of character, there is always something to do in this thriving beach town with many activities for everyone, young and old. Explore the Indian Rocks Beach nature preserve and other parks, or plan to take the kids to Splash Harbour Waterpark for water slides. Of course, Tampa is close by with airport access and many more activities including Busch Gardens.
The main attraction for beach wedding couples is of course, the stunning Gulf of Mexico, white sand and incredible sunsets! The main beach includes a pay station for you and your guests to park as well as a nice boardwalk for the bride to walk down the aisle. While this Gulf beach can get busy during the day, it tends to clear out towards the evening hours which is perfect for a sunset wedding. If you guest list is under 50 people, no permit is required for this Florida beach wedding venue.
Top Indian Rocks Beach Restaurants for a Wedding Reception
What is the the best beach wedding reception venue that includes great food in Indian Rocks Beach? Read on for a delicious list of Indian Rocks Beach Restaurants. So whether you’re eloping and looking for an intimate dining spot or hosting a full on post wedding party, we’ve found the place for you. Just make sure to check ahead regarding any current dining guidelines.
Caddy’s has it all. Waterfront. Great food. Laid back atmosphere. Indoor or outdoor seating. And live music. Now if that doesn’t say perfect post wedding reception dinner then I don’t know what does. What we love about Caddy’s is the delicious seafood selection (there is other non-seafood cuisine), refreshing drinks/cocktails, and views of the river with boats cruising by! Oh, and the service matches the rest of the awesome atmosphere.
JD’s Restaurant and Lounge
JD’s Restaurant and Lounge is an all American good time kind of place. Piano bar, dance floor, fresh burgers and local seafood all come together in one place for a roarin’ good time. And they even accommodate large wedding parties. So if you’re ready to bring your newly wedded sandy feet to the dance floor, this is the reception venue for you, your wedding party and guests. They also have a great happy hour if you need a little liquid courage to get on the dance floor.
Guppy’s on the Beach
Looking for something a little more upscale? Guppy’s on the Beach is on the map for fine dining without the stuffy fine dining atmosphere. This place offers both indoor and outdoor seating and has a wonderful ambiance. This place can fill up quickly so be sure to get on the call ahead/reservation list.
Salt Rock Grill
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the best steak house in town, Salt Rock Grill (well the best in our opinion, but you can ask Trip Advisor if you don’t want to take our word for it). On the pricey side, but worth every penny. The menu here is full of classic American steakhouse classics with a creatively delicious touch. Wood Grilled Alaskan King Crab Legs, Caribbean Fire Roasted Lobster Tail, Filet Oscar. Cue the drool.
Jimmy’s Fish House & Iguana Bar
The view, the sunset, it’s paradise in a restaurant at Jimmy’s Fish House. Enjoy a fish sandwich and a beverage of choice while overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The food is affordable, atmosphere is casual, and locals & vacationers alike are returning for the breathtaking sunsets and pina coladas.
CLICK HERE to book your Indian Rocks Beach Wedding and cheers to a happy marriage!