Sun and Sea Beach Weddings
My venue has to change at the last minute because of the weather and everyone was willing to assist to make my day the best
Our experiece was great with these guys. They watched the weather and moved the time up for us. The only thing I was disappointed with was the tropical flowers. The flowers were artificial instead of real. Other than that, it was great. Thanks for making out day stress free for us.
I was thrilled with the Chuppa. The colors of the fabric looked beatiful on this sunny day. Vicky and her sisiter arrived at just the right time and kept the chuppa stay assembled until the right time. The swag of fresh flowers looked gorgeous. I was very pleased. The wedding coordinator at Serenata was also very impressed with the team and want to reccommend Sun and Sea to others. thank you, Susanne
I would recommend Sun and Sea Beach Weddings to any bride and groom planning a wedding. The company, and Vicky in particular, did such a professional job from creation to execution. Throughout all of the correspondence with Vicky and her team, they all remained polite, cheerful and professional whether it was during meetings, follow-up phone calls, emails or in person. We had a Jewish ceremony and we hired this vendor to create and design a chuppah or canopy, to symbolize the home that we as the bride and groom would be building together. This particular chuppah was designed with starfish and fresh flowers. The team took such care in designing a chuppah that would fit with our theme, color scheme, flower choices and vision. When I first saw it set-up on my wedding day, I almost gasped. It took my breath away and was everything I could have dreamed of. My husband and I got married under this beautiful chuppah and it couldn't have been more perfect! Our guests loved it too and wanted to take pictures under it when the ceremony was over. Hiring Sun and Sea Beach Weddings was one of the best decisions we made throughout our wedding planning process!
We had a magical and memorable wedding thanks to Sun and Sea Beach Weddings! It was just the two of us and they provided everything they said they would, plus more! Everything was absolutely perfect and I could not have asked for anything different. Derek took care of everything for us during the ceremony and afterwards while we were getting our photos done. We really had nothing to worry or stress over and actually enjoyed every second. Not many couples get to say that about their wedding day! I would 100% recommend Sun and Sea and all of the staff to anyone that ask for a reference or for my opinion. Fantastic job guys - keep up the great work that you do!
Perfect!!! All details taken care of by Sun and Sea!!!
I really enjoyed the experience. We were new to the area and we had a wonderful time when we arrived that day but they made me feel relaxed. Wonderful Thank you again! I can't wait for pictures. I will recommend you to any of my friends
Nick, I want to thank each and everyone of you for making my daughters day special. Everything was so beautiful and you guys had that set up wonderfully. The releasing of the doves was very special for them, thank you for allowing that to happen. Couldn't have asked for any thing any better..
My ceremony was absolutely breathtaking! i loved every minute of it, Nick was awesome i just wish he could have been with us the night of our rehearsal to go over everything with us instead it was his brother! But it still turned out to be amazing:)
Sun and Sea Beach Weddings were a pleasure to work with for our wedding. They responded to all of my questions quickly. They really took all the stress out of our wedding, all we had to do was show up! Derek and Jason were very friendly and made us feel comfortable. Amanda was very accommodating and moved our wedding to an earlier date when we realized a storm front was coming through during our previously scheduled time. I couldnt beleive how easy the whole process was. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Thank you so much for helping us with our special day! Everything turned out perfectly! It was important to us to have a simple private ceremony with only our two children & ourselves. Sun & Sea allowed us to have that private moment without feeling like we had missed out on a romantic wedding. At the last minute, we decided to change the time of our ceremony. The team was so accomodating! Thanks again!
We couldn't be happier with how wonderful everything went! Amanda was awesome and easy to reach. Derek did a wonderful job with the music and Vania was such a fun photographer! We can't wait to see our pictures! Highly reccommend Sun and Sea Beach Weddings!
Our wedding was better than I had imagined, and our guest had a wonderful time. I wanted a simple (pain free) wedding and that is exactly what we got. All of the staff I worked with was very helpful and friendly.They made planning a destination wedding easy as pie.
Our wedding was scheduled for a Saturday,however rain was forecasted...Sun and Sea was able to change the wedding to Friday for us on Friday morning, since most of the guests were already there..They truly saved my day and made it as stress free as possible.The ceremony was amazing and our guests had a great time !
Great people to work with ! Nick is the best !!
The entire experience was outstanding. We had several last minute changes, but Sun and Sea were on top of it all and ready to assist in any way possible. Great experience and overall great value!
Had an amazing experience with sun and sea! They helped me plan our wedding while I was at home in ga and were above any expectations that I could have ever had! I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a spectacular beach wedding!
Our wedding was perfect. We are so happy that we chose Sun and Sea Beach Weddings. Nick and Amanda helped us plan the details and made things very easy for us. The officiate and the photographer were awesome. The ceremony was intimate and exactly what we wanted. We highly recommend this company for a beach wedding.
Wedding was absolutely beautiful Derek and vania did I wonderful job we highly recommend them for any wedding very professional we could not have asked for anything better
I planned a wedding in 10 weeks, and the staff at Sun and Sea Beach were unbelievable. They worked with us to keep it in our budget, always responded to my numerous questions in a timely manner, and the wedding and reception were more than we could have hoped for!
It was so relaxing to know I didn't have to anything! All we did was show up! I would recommend Sun and Sea to anyone that wants a laid back stress free wedding!!! Mine was wonderful! Thank you all so much!!'
David and I wanted a simple but elegant wedding on the beach & you guys exceeded our expectations!! Our wedding day was absolutely beautiful! Perfect!! It was raining & cold the day before the wedding and I was a bit concerned but Amanda assured me everything would be fine and she was right! It was beautiful and sunny the day of our wedding. Thank you to Amanda and the staff for everything!!! My bouique was stunning! A big thank you to Nick and Vonya...you guys did outstanding on our Seaside Blooms package! LOVE IT!!! The photograher did amazing with the pictures! Nick we LOVE the video! We highly recommend anyone considering a beach wedding to use Sun and Sea Beach Weddings! Our special day could not have been more perfect! BIG THANK YOU!! We are a happy couple!!!
They did an amazing job of our beach wedding February 23 2013 on st Augustine beach. Good communication and a personalized ceremony my family is still talking about. They take all feedback and really wanted to make our wedding special. Thank you!
THANK YOU SO MUCH to NICK and his excellent staff for making our wedding day absolutely PERFECT!!! My fiancé and I only had a month to find the perfect location for our big day and put together our dream wedding. It was AMAZING to us how Sun and Sea Beach Weddings helped us to pick out the perfect color scheme, flower arraignments, setup, and added personal touches to the ceremony for a day that we will NEVER FORGET!! Nick also went out of his way find us an outstanding photographer and even pick up special ordered chairs!! The photographer he set up for us was truly unbelievable!! People have easily, and I mean easily paid THOUSANDS for this quality of photo's at their weddings!! GREAT JOB SUN AND SEA BEACH WEDDINGS!! HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
The staff were professional and took care of everything of the ceremony. All decoration was set up as planned and looked very beautiful on the beach. The ceremony went smoothly under the staff's guide.
My husband and I renewed our vows for our 10th anniversary and every thing went flawlessly. Even though it was just us and our daughters in attendance, they made every last detail special. The ceremony its self was unique and beautiful and my favorite part. I would recommend them to anyone!!!
Sun and Sea Beach Weddings was an amazing company to work with. We planned our 10/27/2012 wedding from out of state in about 3 months. We are originally from Florida and relocated to Asheville, NC only to fall in love with Saint Augustine, FL time & time again. We decided to get married in Saint Augustine because of the beautiful beaches, location, & to remember where we truly came from while we started a new chapter in our lives.
Amanda & Brent were both very compassionate about our situation and ensured that we had everything we wanted. Hurricane Sandy (or shall I say Super Storm Sandy) thought she'd rain on our parade but with team work, patience, and great communication we pulled off a beautiful ceremony with SSBW. I'll never forget talking to Amanda and her professionalism as I nearly melted down due to the weather; however, she simply allowed me to make the decisions with her guidance which was a great way to work with a confused bride. We did postpone our ceremony by a day and SSBW ensured to pull it together without any worry on my behalf. I spoke to Amanda numerous times & emailed often. She ensured that all my worries were calmed. Although she complimented me on my flexibility & told me I was the first bride of the day not to cry (who ultimately ended up crying out of worry) she truly was the one who calmed me & allowed everything to fall into place perfectly. The morning of the ceremony Brent called with another simple change (location) due to the storm flooding the beach; however, they waited for us to call our guests.
Decor was amazing. The officiant was fantastic. The ceremony was perfect. Our children were included which is exactly what we wanted. Every detail was thought out & magnificent. I can't thank SSBW enough for a beautiful ceremony.
All aspects of the wedding were truly amazing. I actually had to plan this in one month due to my first event having issues with the location. They were able to do everything on schedule and were there for me every step of the way. I then had my reception at Eleven South could not have had a better day and turned out WAY BETTER than my first venue choice. I recommend them 100%!!
I would recommend sun and sea to anyone! My day was perfect and they helped it remain as stress free as possible! Can't wait to see my pictures!! Thank you Sun and Sea!!
Our wedding day was everything we dreamed of! We and our guests thought you did an awesome job and we were very pleased with the services provided! Thank you for making our wedding day so wonderful. We will definitely be recommending your company to our friends!
Great people. Very professional and accommodating. Efficient and to the point which was greatly appreciated!! I would highly recommend to anyone who lives far away and would like to have a beach wedding! They take away the worry! And the price is a great value!!
I highly recommend them:)! Everything turned out exactly the way we wanted!!! Jackie and Rob are super nice! Thank you so much for a wonderful wedding!
Carl and Amie Messina
On the beach in Amelia Island...
Wow is all I can say after this past weekend! I would highly reccomend Sun and Sea Beach Weddings to anyone looking for a beach wedding! It was so beautiful and so much more than I expected at such an amazingly low price! I definitely would not have done it any other way... everything went so smooth and the Officiant was great. When I was walking down everything was so well put together and the crew was spectacular. Always answered their phones or called back within a reasonable time, answered all my questions no matter how stupid. And the photographer was amazing as well, haven't gotten any pics back yet but I'm sure she did awesome. For sure choose Sun and Sea!
The wedding was better then we expected. Everything from the flowers to the photoprops were amazing! The ceremony was awesome,the girls did a wonderful job. I would highly recommend them to anyone. I rate the whole a 20 with 10 being the highest!!! Thanks guys you did a great job!!
Very professional. Everything was terrific.We needed a wedding planned in a very short amount of time (less than two weeks). After speaking with Nick, we left everything in his hands, He chose the BEST beach location and designed a beautiful set up. Our wedding was very small and intimate but everyone loved it and they are still talking about it.
Sun and Sea did such a wonderful job making our day just right! It took alot of stress off of me trying to get everything accomplished! I want to thank you Sun and Sea for the wonderful experience and making our day beautiful!!!
Best day of our lives!!! We had family come from all over the world to see us on our special day and Sun and Sea Beach Weddings made it an absolute spectacular day for all of us. We ran into a small obsticle when our original beach location was under construction and they were prompt in moving our location at our request. Thanks again to all of those that were involved! We now have memories to last a lifetime. I would recommend you all to everyone...
Shawn & Nicole McCarthy
My wedding was absolutely wonderful could not expect anything better. It was beyond my dreams and the staff was great. I feel like they are a part of my family and whenever I am planning anniversaries or any special occassion I will use them and tell my friends and family as well to consider them first.
I thought that the entire staff at Sun and Sea Beach Weddings did a fantastic job with my wedding ceremony. They stayed in constant contact with me during the weeks prior to the wedding making sure each detail was how I wanted it. The day of the wedding Brent and Amanda did a fantastic job setting up for the ceremony. The arch and the chairs looked amazing and was exactly what I wanted! They both did a great job coordinating the wedding party and friends and family on where to stand and what to do. Brent did a wonderful job marrying us with a ceremony that was not cheesy or too long. He knew exactly where to stand to allow the photographer and family and friends to take fantastic pictures. I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of professionalism and thoughtfulness that I experienced from Brent and Amanda! Thank you Sun and Sea Beach Weddings for a beautiful day that I will cherish forever!
I had always dreamed of a beach wedding, but ten years ago family convinced us to go for a traditional church wedding instead. I have always regretted that decision so when our ten year anniversary came around, we decided to have the beach wedding we always dreamed of. After a few weeks of trying to plan everything for our vow renewal myself, I realized it was more than I could manage. I had attended a wedding by Sun and Sand before so decided to give them a look. What a perfect company! I was immediately intrigued by the blessing stones and decided I had to incorporate them into our vow renewal. They were very accommodating with some changes we wanted to make to incorporate our children into the sand ceremony and a family promises ceremony as well as specific pictures we wanted to try and capture. The day was everything we wanted it to be and more. The decorations were absolutely beautiful, the officiant's words were incredibly touching, and there were so many little details that made the entire day just perfect. How funny when Vicky, our officiant, recognized me as we graduated high school together! Teresa, our photographer, was absolutely delightful to work with as well. She immediately bonded with our daughter so she was comfortable with her during the ceremony and picture taking afterwards. The details from the gorgeous starfish adorned arch that coincidentally matched my jewelry to the pirate treasure box for gifts for our children in lieu of a ring exchange were so much more than we expected. Thank you so much to everyone at Sun and Sea for giving me my dream wedding! I actually had more fun at my vow renewal than on our actual wedding day! If anyone is contemplating a beach vow renewal, I highly recommend Sun and Sand to make it happen!
I was very pleased with everything, so was my husband, and our family/friends. Sun and Sea Beach Weddings work hard on finding our colors. We will use the company again when we renew our vows :)!
Overall a great experience. They emailed me back very quickly when I had questions and even responded on a Sunday. The ceremony was everything my husband and I wanted.
What a great experience! Amanda and Brent were fantastic with all the communication. We can not say enough about the Officiant and the Photographer... A breathtaking ceremony! Thank You Sun and Sea for going above and beyond all expectations.
The sun and sea beach wedding team are amazing. They went above and beyond to make our special day picture perfect! We would highly recommend them and are so happy that we decided to work with them. Thank you so much!!
Lisa & Joe Niesen
Please feel free to use this in any way possible- like we said we believe you all did an amazing job!!
I absolutely LOVE the quality of work produced by Sea and Sun Beach Weddings. It was a pleasure and ease working with Brent in discussion of the details of the ceremony. I was able to customize the package as I desired. EVERYTHING was perfect and stress-free. I am one to ask a great deal of questions….BRENT, AMANDA, and NICK were understanding and answered all my inquires which put me at ease. I WOULD MOST DEFINITELY RECOMMEND SUN AND SEA BEACH WEDDINGS TO ANYONE!! I had an amazing experience. My wedding day truly came to life. I would like to THANK-YOU AGAIN FOR THE HARD WORK AND DEDICATION. I would have given you 10 stars if possible. I hope your company continues to be BLESSED and you all are able to allow others to have their DREAM WEDDING!!!
You guys were awesome! We had a great experience and look forward to telling others about you guys.
Sun and Sea were amazing, I am so glad I chose them to do my wedding. They are fabulous and provide amazing services. They were extremely easy to communicate with and very good about keeping in touch throughout the whole planning process.
Sun and Sea were amazing, I am so glad I chose them to do my wedding. They are fabulous and provide amazing services. They were extremely easy to communicate with and very good about keeping in touch throughout the whole planning process.
Wish they would have let me swap out different arbor while keeping rest of package the same. Treasure chest and seashell basket seemed overpriced for what they were. Other than that, everything was done very well. Have not seen pictures yet but photographers were very professional. Flowers were very beautiful.
I loved the ceremony it was everything i had imagined. it turned out great and it was a very smooth and hassle free day! Thank you for everything!
Thank you, thank you, thank you Sun and Sea Beach Weddings for making our day special and memorable. My friends and family never attended a beach wedding so it was something different from the traditional church ceremony; they all expressed how much they loved the sand and hand ceremonies. Also, everyone at SSBW were friendly, responsive and helpful. Special thanks to Kathy (officiant) and Amanda ... You are awesome!
Amanda, Nick & Brent were fantastic. I really just can't say enough how they made the whole process of getting married easier than we could have ever imagined from changing packages, to even going above and beyond to help us find a backup location when the rain tried to shut us out! Everything was perfect I couldn't imagine having our wedding with any other company!
Sun and Sea Beach Weddings did an excellent job for my beach wedding in Fernandina Beach, FL! Photos came out great and everything was exactly as I had requested. Bouquet was also beautiful too. They were very professional and followed up with me frequently to make sure everything was perfect.
Absolutly "The BEST!" I couldn't have imagined a more perfect beautiful day! They made everything wonderful way beyond my expectations. I can't say enough nice things to describe what they did for us. There ceramony is AMAZING! All it says in their description is signiture ceramony... What you get is a Very Heart Felt beautiful ceramony that brings together two people in a very wonderful way that you will remember forever. Best Wedding I ever attended and Lucky me it was MINE!
I just want to say that sun and sea beach weddings did a GREAT job on our wedding! We were very impressed. It was fun and way more than we expected! I was over an hour and a half late to my own wedding and when I was on the way it started raining. They moved my wedding to the next day and it worked out great because the weather was even better! :) they were very helpful and made me feel more than comfortable! totally loved them! From the Crocker-Thomas family
Overall we were disappointed in their services. We thought that this was a good option, since we were coming from out of town, but that did not turn out to be the case. Our ceremony site was under water at the time we chose - due to tides and erosion - which no one from Sun & Sea checked out ahead of time. We realized this the day before our wedding, for ourselves, and contacted Sun & Sea to make the needed changes. I was disappointed with the bouquet options in the package so I went with Flower Works instead and was THRILLED with my flowers. The guy who performed the ceremony was wearing a polo t-shirt, sunglasses on his head, and his pager. Fairly inappropriate in our opinions. Our contact person was very nice but did not seem knowledgeable about the process or the St Augustine beach options. Sun & Sea was also unable to provide ANY recommendations for salons on the area so I had to find one on my own, from 1000 miles away, and hope for the best. The pictures were also mediocre - we got much better pictures from family who attended the wedding. We would definitely not recommend using this company - you can do just as good a job for yourself, I'm sure.
They were very resonably priced for the package & worked with us on other items .They were set up & ready on time & the setting was amazing . Photographer they provided was very nice & corordinator was very helpful & accomidating!! I would reccomend them to anyone!! Our wedding day went off without a hitch & all thanks to them!!
This company was extremely helpful and made our wedding day stress-free.
Sun and Sea Beach Weddings made our Wedding Day special, wonderful, and to say the least.. BEAUTIFUL!! Even with the chill in the air and the very windy conditions... Everyone keeps telling us about how beautiful everything was!! I love that's what my guests remember! I will most definitely refer anyone who wants a beautiful, stress free wedding to them! I want to thank Nick and Brent so much! Thanks again,
Neal and Sommer "Dukes"
Brent and his team were AWESOME! They delivered all and more to the "Boykin’s" wedding on Anastasia State Park 6/23/12! As the planner for this wedding I cannot tell you and your team "THANK YOU" enough! I truly intend on passing your name and experience I encountered along.
We had a beautiful service and really enjoyed our wedding. We had so much good feedback from all of our guest. Great job and keep it up!!
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Landers
Sun and Sea Beach Weddings co. was amazing! Very friendly, affordable, and professional. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a romantic, casual beach wedding! Thanks so much for making our day spectacular!
They did an amazing jiob with everything! I couldnt have asked for a better wedding day! Flowers and arch were absolutely beautiful! if i could just get all the pictures :) Good work!
Incredible! we had 3 weeks to plan a destination wedding, found these GREAT FOLKS! And they took it and ran! The flowers were the prettiest I ever seen! They answered every phone call and email immediately..asked the bride ... What SHE wanted ...and made sure it happened for her. Everything was top notch. Even dad was happy with the price! I (mom) just had to show up and enjoy our daughters wedding. Somehow they even worked out great weather for an afternoon beach wedding..not sure how they managed that! They worked HARD to make it a special day, and I cannot thank them enough!
Nick and Derek were fantastic. They had everything ready and the quality of the ceremony was top notch. I would recommend Sun and Beach Weddings to anybody who wants outstanding customer service and a lasting impression.
Everything was perfect! Couldn't have asked for more!
For my wedding, I planned myself and the day before, I found that our officiator was a fraud all over the Jacksonville news and Google.com!!! I was devastated to say the least! By looking at reviews on Google about the situation, someone HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Sun and Sea and I set out to find them and give them anything they wanted for performing at the last minute for my Beach Wedding on Atlantic Beach! However, when I talked to them, they were VERY flexible, professional, and financially accommodating and pulled off my beautiful beach wedding flawlessly in less than 24 hours! BY FAR THE BEST in the area! The only issue I had and still have is that my marriage certificate reads that I got married one day later on 7/2/11, rather than 7/1/11. I have called and emailed several times and they keep promising to fix it or that they have called to have it fixed, but it is now April, 2012 and it still has yet to be fixed so I gave one star for responsiveness. The only great and fast response I received was the day I called to have them come to my rescue!! :)
Renae McBride Eric and I can't thank you enough, for such a perfect wedding day! Thats all we had to do was show up. Beautiful setup, nice people, worry free, and they listen and work with you on whatever you may want on your day to make it just that perfect! Thanks again! Eric and Renae McBride
Sun and Sea did an awesome job for our wedding! I would highly recommend them.
I cannot express how wonderful this company made our wedding day. The ceremony was beautiful, the set up was gorgeous, and they just made everything fall into place. I will recommend them to everyone I know...they made my day perfect and what I dreamed it would be. Thank you Brent, Rob and Nick for making our day so perfect!!!!
I, Chase, the singer for this band, play guitar for Sun and Sea. They are the best for everything about weddings. Beach ceremonies, decorations, officiants, flowers, music, receptions, and lots of little things that make them stand out. They have so many things to choose from. Go to their website and you can build your own package.
The staff at sun and Sea Beach Weddings is a pleasure to work with. They make my job as the musician easier by maintaining good communication. They know how to set a great atmosphere for your beach wedding and will do so with professionalism.
From an Intimate beachside ceremony for two, to a large Tropical celebration, Sun and Sea Beach Weddings has the right package for your special day. Sun and Sea Beach Wedding Packages include the Officiate, beach wedding photos, Unity Heart of Glass - sand ceremony keepsake, Blessing Stones, Decorated Beach Wedding arches, aisle ways, and much more!!
I have decided to have a beach wedding. What now?
Call or e-mail for date and time availability..
The most popular times of the year for a wedding on the beach in this area are March- November; although we do offer our services year round. The most popular months being April, May, June, September and October.
Keep in mind that Friday & Saturday sunset ceremonies are the first to be booked .
We will be able to provide you the sunset time for the date upon your inquiry.
Where are you located?
We are located in St. Augustine, Florida.
We service St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Amelia Island, Jekyll Island
We do not refer to ourselves as "Wedding Coordinators".. we are a "Beach Wedding Service".
How soon should we reserve our date and time?
If you choose a Friday or Saturday sunset- we suggest putting a deposit down as soon as you have decided
(to hold the date). We generally do not take bookings any further than 1 year in advance.
How do we book our wedding?
Once you've decided the time and date, confirm the availability through our office.
We require the appropriate deposit/ payment for the services requested.
There is a Request Form available on this site that can be printed to be filled out to be mailed with proper deposit/ payment. We accept personal checks, money orders and credit cards (by phone).
Once payment is received a Service Agreement, our Beach Wedding format , FAQ's,
and a packet of vows (to choose from) will be mailed to you. You may call or e-mail as much as you'd like and ask as many ??'s as you'd like.. (even if it's the same one.. smile!)
When you arrive in town for the wedding, we ask that you contact us .
Do you pick the location for the ceremony or do we?
The location is your choice. We go to County/ State Parks, hotels, condos and beach houses.
There is an additional travel fee for “out of the area”. The fee is based upon the services requested and the distance needed to travel.
Some of the locations do charge a fee for the use of the beach as well as a "Special Use Permit"...
these fees are NOT included in any of the Sun and Sea Beach Wedding Packages". If you choose one of these locations for your wedding, you must send in the permit fee at the time of booking with a separate check . We will mail it in with the permit application. We will handle all the details of acquiring the permit.
Please visit our Florida Locations Link for some of the available areas.
Can we get married at the location where we are staying?
As long as you obtain permission from the hotel/ condo.
Be sure to ask if there is an additional fee for the use of the beach for the wedding.
The couple is responsible for any “fees” that may be charged.
Are rehearsals included?
No. There is an additional fee of $250.00. Rehearsals must be scheduled no later than 2 hours prior to sunset. Also, rehearsals and Wedding Ceremony Coordinator must be scheduled and paid for at the time of booking for scheduling purposes.
Intimate Island Packages are Officiate and Photographer only- if you need someone to direct the "day of" your wedding, the fee is $150.00
What happens if it rains?
It is the responsibility of the Couple to have a "back-up" location in case of inclement weather. You may want to consider WEDDING INSURANCE
**The majority of Hotels/ Condos generally do not have any type of outside shelter
** If you are having a reception- it can be moved to that location.
** If you have only a few guests- it can be “postponed” until the next day- **time based upon Sun and Sea Beach Weddings availability. The couple makes the final decision.
Will there be other people on the beach?
Yes. All beaches in the State of Florida are public beaches. We cannot “rope off” any part of the beach.
There are obviously certain times of the year when the beaches have more beachgoers than others.
Even “in season” the Families are usually beginning to “pack up” and leave the beach around 4:00. Then there are usually couples going for strolls along the beach. Many of them “watch” from a distance. There are some areas that are less populated than others. In all of the weddings that we have done we haven’t had any interference with beachgoers.
Who performs the ceremony?
Florida Notary Public or Ordained Reverend
Can we bring our own Officiate?
Certainly, as long as he/she is Ordained or a Notary for the State of FL.
We will deduct $75.00 from the Package you choose.
**** We will not release our ceremony which includes the verses for the heart of sand and the Blessing stones…
only Officiates directly affiliated with Sun and Sea Beach Weddings are provided this information with whom a confidentiality agreement has been signed.
Can we write our own vows?
Yes, we encourage couples to be creative.. We also send a packet of different vows/ ring vows to choose from upon receiving deposit. When couples write their own vows- we suggest the “Message in the Bottle Vows” - as the vows are usually more “personal” and do not sound right being repeated after the Officiate.
Can we have a friend read a poem?
Yes, you can have a Friend/ Family member read a poem, sing, or lead in prayer.
Who takes the photographs?
All of our packages include photos by “our “ photographers which are “free-lance” and shoot for Sun and Sea beach Weddings, only.
Couples will receive 4X6 color prints. Extra photos will be available for viewing and purchase from our web site.
We strive to provide our clients with quality photos... however weather conditions may affect the outcome. If you are scheduled for a sunset wedding and arrive more than 15 minutes late- we may not be able to take the amount of photos in package... there will be NO adjustment on costs. Photos are mailed generally within two weeks after your ceremony.
Can we provide our own photographer/ videographer?
Yes- we will deduct our fee from the cost of the “package”..Some Companies DO NOT allow "other" cameras.
We have found that most of the guests come with a camera/ camcorder in hand. We do ask you do not get any “rear” shots of us.. Ha!). Also, if you do provide your own photographer, make sure they know that we have the right to take pictures also.
*** Here's a Camcorder Tip for Friends and Family-****
Be sure to take your Camcorder equipment out of the A/C at least an hour prior to the ceremony... when you go from A/C into the heat- the dew condensation will not allow most camcorders to work. Also, tell them not to put it on "pause".. you can always edit it...
Can we bring our own decorations for the beach?
The only package we provide that will allow for you to bring your decorations is our Intimate Island package which is our Officiate and Photographer ONLY. You will be responsible for any setup and/or cleanup and you MUST comply with all rules/regulations of the beach.
** Effective Immediately ***
Any person(s), companies or individuals, using Florida State Park Recreational facilities for weddings and/ or receptions must show proof of liability insurance. This includes, and not limited to, wedding decoration, tent/ chair rental companies, musicians, caterers, etc. For more information.. contact Fl State Park Recreational Services. ** Our insurance DOES NOT cover any decoration/ services other than our own**
Do you provide music?
Yes. Music is an a la carte item- the fee is $75.00. We will play “mood music” as the guests arrive on the beach, the processional and recessional, then put the mood music back on during the photos being taken.
Do you provide chairs?
Yes, we do have chairs available on the a la carte list. However keep in mind that most of the guests will have a camera/ camcorder in hand and do not “sit” in the chairs provided. We do not recommend having a chair for each guest. If you’re having approx 50 guests, we recommend approx 10 chairs for immediate Family or for any elderly guests or guests with health problems.
How do we obtain the Marriage license?
Both of you must apply in person, together at the Clerk of the Court. Both of must have a State issued photo ID (Drivers license)** make sure it is not expired- if you are not a FL resident there is NO waiting period, you will receive the marriage license the same day- Fl residents have a 3 day wait. The fee is $93.50 If either of you have been divorced within the past 6 months- you must bring a copy of your divorce decree. If it has been more than 6 months- you will be asked the County/ State and date the divorce was finalized.
What happens to the license after the ceremony?
The following business day, we mail the license to the appropriate County Clerk of the Court. The Clerk's office will then mail the couple the certified copy.
What happens if we have to “postpone”?
Any deposits/ payments will be applied to your new date as long as its within one year of booking with us.
What happens if we have to cancel?
All deposits are non-refundable. If you paid in full at the time of booking you will be refunded the difference of the appropriate deposit along with any other costs incurred of the amount paid in full.
Do you handle the receptions?
No, we do not- however we are more than happy to refer you to area restaurants, caterers, etc.
We also have a receptions link from the home page titled Helpful Resources.
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