Now that many of us are staying (and many working) at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, engaged couples including those who were only weeks away from tying the knot, have had to abruptly postpone or rethink their plans for their special day. This is frustrating and, as the winter months approach, you and your fiancé may be yearning to escape from it all! We don’t blame you…and the good news is you CAN still have a wedding ceremony in a safe environment, and celebrate with family and friends, if you wish. You and your partner can celebrate safely at an outdoor wedding where there is air circulation and lots of space. Where? A Florida beach of course which is perfect just about any day of the year!

Why not choose one of our Gulf Beach wedding locations? This sweet couple embraces with the stunning Gulf water and sunset behind them on Clearwater Beach. The white sand and emerald sea never disappoints, especially for a romantic elopement ceremony with the two of you alone.

Couple elopes at sunset on Clearwater Beach FL

Clearwater Beach Sunset Elopement

The couple below chose St. Augustine for their elopement ceremony. Even if it is just the two of you, the bride and groom can still dress in full wedding finery, as this couple did for their Florida Simply wedding ceremony. The wonderful thing about this package is that it is an all-inclusive wedding: photography, an officiant for your vows, decorations and legal filing of their Florida marriage license. No wedding planning by the couple necessary – they just obtained their marriage certificate and showed up at the beach! 

St. Augustine Beach couple married under stormy skies

St. Augustine Beach elopement couple

Cocoa Beach is a very popular location and will be again once the cruise ships return to sailing. However, by itself Cocoa is still a beautiful beach with lots of Atlantic wave action and entertainment options for the just married couple. It’s also the closes beach to Orlando and part of the Space Coast.

Couple’s first toast after Port Canaveral wedding

If you are looking for a small, simple and affordable elopement ceremony then our Daytona Heart in The Sand package may be the right choice for you. This is a true escape experience to the sun and sea! Daytona area beaches are beautiful almost all year round and the variety of oceanfront venues gives you lots of choices. This romantic, complete package has everything you need except the stress! Photographer, officiant, vows, and up to 4 guests. Of course, it can just be the two of you if you choose. This popular Elopement Package can be booked up to 6 months in advance.

Eloping couple stands in petal hearts on Daytona Beach, FL

Daytona Beach couple in heart made of petals

Siesta Key…need we say more? The couple below chose a slightly larger wedding with our Natural Distinctive Design ceremony package. With stunning decorations, a decorated aisle and guest chairs, it is a great choice for family and friends to witness your love. As you can see, a long or short wedding dress can be worn at a beach elopement…it’s up to you. Many couples choose an intimate dinner after their elopement ceremony, however if you have a larger wedding party, our staff of Beach Wedding Specialists can make recommendations for a reception venue close to your beach location.

Couple holds hands during Siesta Key wedding

Couple tied the knot on Siesta Key Beach

Right now, most major health experts still recommend staying away from big crowds, so why not consider an elopement ceremony or very small wedding in Florida? You can still be following all the guidelines outdoors. In fact, it is forecasted that in 2021 outdoor weddings will be more common during the pandemic. We applaud this approach and have been helping couples do this for years. And just because couples have to scale back their wedding size  doesn’t mean their celebrations will be less special. Just look how pretty these weddings are and they are just so stress free!

Tanned wedding couple in Atlantic surf at night

Couple in Daytona Beach surf as night falls

Now, if you do decide to change your current wedding plans and elope, you will need to notify your guests of this change. Fortunately, the Knot website offers some email templates you can use for this purpose. The Knot goes on to say: Among 750 guests surveyed in The Knot 2020 Guest Study, 71% of guests prefer to receive health and safety measures before they RSVP. Within this set, 63% of respondents said they’d like PPE information; 60% expressed interest in the overall guest count. 

Just married couple in Gulf of Mexico

Quite a few couples have chosen an elopement wedding in Florida with us and have been so happy with the results. Our bride Dari wrote, “We used Florida Beach Weddings for our intimate ceremony in October. Due to COVID-19 we had to delay our wedding by 5 months. Although it was frustrating for us, Pam made the process go smoothly. Any questions were always answered promptly. If you want a stress free beach wedding, Florida Beach Weddings is for you. Highly recommend.” 

Our bride Brittany wrote, “I am absolutely thrilled with how my wedding played out. The decor was elegant and beachy. It was everything I’d dreamed of and more. Getting married during a pandemic could have been stressful but they were very professional and accommodating making the process smooth. Thank you for making my day special!”

Destin Beach bride by sandy sea oats

Of course we loved working with them just as much and we want to work with you too! We welcome same sex marriage couples too. Contact us today to book your wedding ceremony date and have a Florida beach wedding or elopement ceremony in 2021.