10 Fun Ideas with a Beach Wedding Theme

If you love planning and playing with a theme, beach weddings give a perfect opportunity to think outside the box and have fun with the details.

Here are some of our favorite ways to take inspiration from the beach and incorporate them into your wedding.

1. Message in a Bottle

A great way to send ‘save the date’ invites is a ‘message in a bottle’. Here, the addition of a sand dollar adds extra charm.

2. A nautical centerpiece

A net, shells, and starfish transform the table with style and whimsy. Easy to set up, yet effective and appealing, this popular choice works for indoor and outdoor receptions.

3. A seashore inspired sign

Everyone loves being at the beach, and there are so many ways to personalize your wedding day.

4. Themed Coozies

Because once you say “I Do” they’ll be …

5.Sandy Favors

This is a really nice idea to create a personalized keepsake for guests. Shells can be picked from the beach or locally bought and the sand can be from your special location 🙂

6. Fisherman’s Frivolity

For the couple that loves to fish, we have unexpected ideas like starting your aisle with fishing poles!

And for symbolism and theater during the ceremony, tie a fisherman’s knot together.

7. Beach ball shower

No confetti is allowed on the beach and a shower of beach balls creates a fun mood and a great backdrop for pictures

8. Tropical Music

Everyone is transported by the distinctive and uplifting steel drums. Get ready to dance down the aisle!

9. Wedding cake – beach style!

No need to compromise on flavor or impact – a beach inspired wedding cake can be a show stopper!

10. Beach bouquets

We love seeing these creative and beautiful bouquets and boutonnieres – look forward to great portraits and style points from all your guests.

If you’re ready to start planning, we’re here to help! Call us today to get started 727-443-0039

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6 Ways to bring Crystals to your beach wedding

There’s something magical about crystals catching the sunlight and that’s the beauty of having an outdoor wedding in Florida – when you come to the Sunshine State, why not maximize the bling appeal and incorporate crystals into your big day. We’ve got some creative ideas and we’ve been inspired by our Suncoast Weddings couples. So read on and start planning, here’s to the glitz and the glam 🙂

A crystal drape

A picture is worth a thousand words. In the sunshine or as the sun sets, adding our crystal drape as a backdrop for your arch truly sets the stage for a magical ceremony and stunning wedding portraits. It can be added to any of our packages or as part of a customized a la carte ceremony.

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A Chandelier

Why not? If you love crystals, a chandelier is an easy way to set a shimmering centerpiece within the arch. There are many styles to choose from – some bring a vintage flair and others are chic and modern in style. Looking to carry the theme to the reception? A chandelier over the top table will leave no doubt who the stars are on this special day 🙂

 

Your bouquet

This could be an homage to crystals or some strategically placed gems in your flowers, we’ve seen both versions and they both look awesome. Easy to transport, you can order these well before your wedding and adding that touch of decadence will really make a difference to your photos.

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Your wedding reception

Bring the bling to catch the candles and lights of your reception. We can help with beautiful centerpieces or votives. The glimmer from the crystals showcases your flowers and brings an opulent setting. It’s a super special day and every detail counts.

Your Wedding Dress or shoes

Yes – there are stunning wedding dresses with crystals as a part of the gown. Stylish, eye-catching and very fashion forward, if you love crystals then check out your options.

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Your Jewelry

Hair clips, bracelets, necklaces, tiaras, earrings … whatever makes you feel special on your wedding day! You’ll remember this day forever and it’s the perfect time to take your confidence to the next level with your bridal style.

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When you’re ready to start planning your big day, we’re your Florida team to make your dreams come true. Check out our wedding themes and wedding packages and then give us a call at 727-443-0039

Florida Beach Wedding Sweeping Aisle

When we first coined the term ‘sweeping aisle’, we had in mind an elegant entrance similar to the curve of a grand sweeping staircase. Translate that to the sandy shores and you get our famous (and very popular) ‘sweeping aisle’.

We are giving you an inside look at several sweeping aisles to see if it fits your vision for the day – the best part of all? There is no extra cost! When we plan your ceremony this will be one of the choices – do you want a straight aisle or a sweeping aisle?

First – let’s look at what it isn’t.

This is a traditional straight aisle where you enter directly opposite the arch and can walk down towards your partner.

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There are also ceremonies and packages that don’t include an aisle, so obviously our sweeping aisle does not feature there… (like our ‘Toes in the Sand‘ Package and the ‘Gulf Beach Ceremony‘ with a heart in the sand of fresh rose petals.

So on to the ‘sweeping aisle’ ….

The drama

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This aisle demonstrates the sweeping curve which we craft for your walk down the sandy aisle. It looks very dramatic especially when they are no chairs.

The way it mimics a wave

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This aisle sweeps around to an avenue of pomanders on the way to the arch, reminding us of the waves lapping up onto the shore.

Reinforcing your color scheme

 

The colors on the aisle décor can be paired with your ceremony theme

Adding height and interest

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Grasses add height to the aisle borders and grant extra definition to the lines of the sweeping aisle

Your partner can’t see you easily!

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Keep your outfit a secret longer – as you have to round a curve, they won’t be able to see you at first!

 

It’s less intimidating for children

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Starting out down a straight aisle can seem a little daunting for younger members of the wedding party. A sweeping aisle leads them to the arch along a less direct path.

It fits any beach wedding package with an arch

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This sweeping aisle leads to our Island Oasis.

 

We like to think our sweeping aisle gives you an extra chance to customize your wedding day. You have the opportunity to be unique and with Suncoast Weddings, we don’t determine your color scheme or décor – everything is tailored so that it fits the two of you  perfectly. We have even had a wedding with two sweeping aisles – one from the left and one from the right, curving together towards the arch so that both partners reached the arch at the same time. We work with you to form the blueprint for the day so that you can relax and enjoy every second – we’ll take care of the rest.

With a sweeping aisle or without, with Suncoast Weddings arranging your wedding or vow renewal, you’ll be sure to relax and enjoy every second. Give us a call today to start planning. 727-443-0039

 

 

 

 

 

Beach Wedding Trends for 2016

We’re seeing trends for bookings in 2016 and would love to share them with you. Thank you for being our inspiration.

Colors

Turquoise is leading the way and was a popular choice in 2015. For 2016 we’re seeing turquoise as a co-star along with other colors. Perfect pairings include

Turquoise and Royal Blue

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Turquoise and Fuchsia

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Turquoise and tangerine

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Fashion

Lace

Classic and popular for very good reason … lace panels are flattering and increasingly popular with our beach brides.

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Long Veils

As long as it’s not too windy on the beach, long veils add such flair and make for truly beautiful bridal portraits. We love the romantic look!

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Starfish Accessories

From hair accessories to buttonholes to bouquet accents, jeweled and real starfish are catching admiring glances in 2016.

 

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Bold bouquets

Unique and breathtaking new designs with colors, textures and accents to take a classic staple to new heights

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Photography

Pictures in the surf

After the ceremony it’s time to venture into the waves – for those wanting romantic portraits or just super fun, playful photos, this is a trend we are enjoying.

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Beach Wedding Chalkboards and Signs

Quirky, rustic additions to any ceremony they also provide great props for photos. Ask us about renting signs or bring your own and we’ll gladly integrate them.

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Music

The piano Guys are proving popular as we enter the year – especially ‘A Thousand Years’. After the vows, the favorite at the moment is ‘Happy’ by Pharell Williams (the chorus).

Old favorites which never go out of fashion include Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole and The Bridal March by Jonathan Cain.

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We’re excited for a fantastic 2016 filled with love and laughter. To all of our couples anticipating their big day this year, we’ll see you soon!

tel: 727-443-0039

email: inquiries@suncoastweddings.com