Rustic walkways, beautiful greenery, silky sand, sea grass and a multitude of colorful trees…this Cocoa Beach area is a couple’s dream! The couple shown below, Meg and Taylor, got married in December and the beach environment provided a colorful background that can’t be beat. Our professional wedding photographer captured so many stunning pictures before and after the small wedding ceremony by the sea.

Cocoa Beach Wedding couple kneeling on Beach by ocean

The Closest Beach to Orlando

Most people do not realize how close to proximity this city is to Orlando. It’s pretty much a hop, skip, and a jump away. So skip the traffic jams and head east for the beach for your wedding. It’s a charming way to celebrate your vows. Yes, Cocoa Beach is known for surfing, but for a pretty wedding it can be an unforgettable choice. Our beach wedding photographer knows all the best spots for breathtaking photos.

Walkway Cocoa Beach Bride from the back with flowers

Depending on the time of the year you visit, the temperatures here are one of the main reasons why people flock to this area. And there is always something for you to do, whether indoors or out. One of the reasons why Cocoa Beach is a great choice is that the surfing is better on the East Coast compared to the West Coast. The West Coast features the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, but the only swell you get is if there is a storm off in the distance. If you want to learn to surf or already know how, Cocoa Beach offers a consistent opportunity to hit the surf. Plus, there is a variety of other entertaining things to do if you don’t surf, which we explore below.

Bride Smiling before wedding Cocoa Beach trees

With only ten guests, this adorable couple chose the Nautical Knot package for their special day. They said, “I do” by the ocean with shades of navy, white and starfish complimenting the sand and sea. The fabric “ties a knot” around the bamboo wedding arch, and Tiki torches complete this Florida beachfront look. Their sweet wedding included a unity sand ceremony and more photographs down by the water.

Cocoa Beach Wedding Ceremony near Orland

The Kennedy Space Center

Go to the Visitor Complex at The Kennedy Space Center for an out-of-this-world experience: you’ll be inspired as you dive into the past, present and future of space travel. Divided into Mission Zones, where attractions and tours are grouped by chronological era, you can get an up-close, hands-on feel for the story of the humans in space. Learn about early space adventures and pioneers at Heroes & Legends. Take your honeymoon visit to the next level with a Behind the Gates bus tour that gives you access to launch sites

Space Coast Florida Logo

Museums

The Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures is a non-profit educational center attached to the locally renowned Dinosaur Store, a 20+ year Cocoa Beach landmark. With three stories to explore, you can expect to walk through and explore the prehistoric age and the giant 46-foot Giganotosaurus skeleton, or step back in time to learn about ancient Egyptians and King Tut. If you are bringing children to your Florida Beach Wedding then don’t miss out on these awesome exhibits!

Cocoa Beach Museum of Dinosaurs skeleton on display

So if you are looking for a beautiful environment with tons of fun close to Orlando, don’t overlook this incredible oceanfront beach location! Our experienced wedding planners can help you with your dream wedding every step of the way. Without leaving your home, you can choose your beach wedding ceremony package and include your ideas, colors and the decorations you have been dreaming of. Contact us to reserve your date and get started today!

African American bride and groom on Cocoa Beach