As a Florida-native and Treasure Coast wedding planner, I personally love a tasteful beach wedding when it is planned perfectly. While beach weddings can sometimes be a little tricky, especially if planned as a destination wedding, they are well worth the result and offer oh, so many benefits!
This one is also a piece of advice that I think applies across the board for all outdoor weddings, but a major influence on the photos of your ceremony is the lighting. If you work with a wedding planner in the destination that you are choosing, that planner can tell you when the sun typically sets on your chosen wedding date; pick a ceremony time during the golden hour and your photos will be gorgeous! On the beaches of South Florida, however, there is an undeniable glow that just feels so bridal behind a ceremony space as a bride and groom seal their vows. During this time, the Earth begins to cool down and the ocean takes on a shade of blue that you will want in every. single. photo!
NO SHOES, NO PROBLEMS
Ladies (and let’s be honest, gentlemen) this one’s for you. No one will blame you if you get married barefoot on the beach, and they may actually go barefoot themselves too. There is something about the way the sand feels on your feet that makes you instantly relax and enjoy yourself. I find that most of my destination brides want their guests to feel relaxed and like they can have fun during their weddings, and there is no more perfect destination for this than the beaches of South Florida.
If barefoot isn’t really your style but you aren’t interested in kicking up sand behind you with every step you take, consider trying some of those gorgeous jewelry sandals that add a little pop of fashion to your footwear without the stress of actual shoes or sandals.
A WEDDING AND A VACATION
This is possibly my favorite reason of all! A destination wedding is a vacation in many ways where you can spend a few days with your guests rather than a few hours. If you decide to host your wedding reception in a hotel, your wedding planner can set up a room block for you and your guests so you can all stay in the same hotel together. This means days by the pool and beaches, dinners and brunches together, and so much more of that treasured quality time that we cherish during weddings. Plus, think of the gorgeous tan you will have! (Just remember that sunblock is your friend and sunburn on your wedding day is not easily covered up!)
If a destination wedding to the beaches of Florida sounds like a dream, contact us for some details on how we can build a package suited especially for you! We will gladly accommodate requests for destination weddings to Key West and the Florida Keys, Miami, the Palm Beaches, the Treasure Coast (Stuart, Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie, and Vero Beach), Melbourne, Daytona Beach, Saint Augustine, Jacksonville Beach, Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island, Tampa Bay, and beyond!