A Florida Beach Wedding Guide.
A Florida Destination Beach Wedding
Written by Michael Jones, with over 30 Years in the Wedding industry Michael is more than qualified to help plan, run, and help with any aspect of your wedding from planning to day of Co Ordination , He was voted President of the Bay Area Bridal Association 6 times by his piers , leading them to the largest Wedding show in the Tampa Bay Area. He owned and operated a Country Club for over 25 years doing over 200 weddings a year. His team is outstanding as he was able to pick the best of the best over the two decades at his club.
So why plan a beach wedding in Florida, why not, we have the best weather , we are based on Clearwater Beach , voted now the third year in a row, Best Beach in the whole USA .
We can and do of course travel all over the State of Florida, but its here on Clearwater beach that we do most of our weddings, at this time no permit is required , unlike a lot of beaches who have seen a tremendous jump in the number of beach weddings over the past 5 years and so the local Cities are now charging $200 plus for a beach wedding permit at a lot of locations , please check with our staff , who can advise you if the beach your looking at requires a permit.
The beauty of what we do, is to make your life as stress free as possible, we come to you , so if you book a beach hotel , villa , condo or house , we can set up right there on the beach for you, so all you have to do on the day , is relax , get dressed and walk out to us. We will already be set up waiting to go. We typically meet you at the back of the property about 5-10 minutes before the aisle time. The minister will take the groom and guests out to the set up while the photographer waits for the bride to arrive. The photographer will then take a few a pictures of the bride, before bringing her out to us at the set up. The ceremony takes place.
Once complete we will take a group picture of everyone there, then using the bride and grooms help narrow down and down through family to just themselves. Its at that point we will typically take the bride and groom, plus their children if they have any, down to the waters edge for the remaining shots, so as to eliminate any other beach traffic, but more importantly to enable us to get a clear backdrop of the fantastic Florida Sunsets over the ocean.
After the photographer has completed their hour with you, we will then burn your images to a disc or thumb drive for you, before leaving you, so you have all your images instantly. All copyright free and with full printing right to you. We do then offer a full enhancement program once you have viewed all the pictures. Select the ones you really love and we can enhance them for you, where its just one or the whole shoot.
To book us is easy: we require just the $250 retainer, we instantly email out to you an invoice with receipt, a contract, full information on how to get your Florida Marriage License, as it generally has to be done in person, and a choice of ceremony’s for you to pick from. We then contact you about 2 weeks before your wedding to go over everything with you including choice of ceremony, they are very flexible and can be altered to suit you, including writing your own vows, your color scheme for the decorated Arch, unity sand and fresh Rose petals.
Its then at that time after we have finalized all the details with you that your balance is due just 7-10 days before your big day.
Its just that easy, a walk on the beach as so many of our clients have expressed to us juts how easy we made it for them. We are always available to answer questions by both phone, email and text and try to respond very very quickly so you have the peace of mind of knowing the answer to that all important question as you think of it.
You will have questions for us, please ask, we are here to help guide and make the planning of your Dream Beach wedding in Florida as easy as possible.