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8 Picture Perfect Beach Weddings

Photo by Misti Layne

From the feel of the sand to the soothing sound of waves, there is nothing like a beach wedding. Whether you travel near or far for your special day, you have already created the most picture perfect backdrop to say “I Do.” But make no mistake: not all beach weddings are alike. We’ve rounded up 8 breathtaking celebrations that showcase some of the best work from event professionals all around the world.

Romantic Caribbean Wedding

Photo Courtesy of Colin Cowie Lifestyle

Colin Cowie Lifestyle executed this beautifully romantic beach wedding at the Albany resort in the tropical destination of the Bahamas. The ceremony featured an arrangement of cream and pink sequin chair backs paired impeccably with the calm sand and vibrant blue waters. The aisle and altar were adorned with soothing pink and cream arrangements, creating a romantic atmosphere. The couple was married at the gorgeous altar of pink and cream flowers dressed with light pink curtains and complimented by the waves of the ocean in the background. The reception was held underneath a glass roofed tent, allowing the guests to still enjoy the spectacular blue Bahama sky. The color scheme and Bahamas setting made for the perfect intimate destination wedding.

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French Rivera Beach Club Wedding

Photo by Yvette Roman Photography

Krista Banta Events does an amazing job creating this 70’s inspired, warm but chic beachside wedding! Located at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica, guests enjoyed an evening full of food, fun and glamorous decor. A tailored natural tweed chuppah stood at the end of the white aisle decorated with beautiful, large floral arrangements. The sway of the palm trees and the sound of the waves complemented the string trio as they played their melodies. A color scheme of blush, cream, champagne, and vanilla, along with pale pink and soft coral flowers gave this wedding a neutral, warm tone. A residentially inspired glamorous ballroom welcomed guests to a metallic dance floor encompassed by soft vanilla, clothed square and round tables. Beautiful, lush floral centerpieces were lit by votives and tables were set with golden place settings and blush napkins where a custom menu lay atop. The sandy beaches of Santa Monica, endless cocktails, and a warm but chic atmosphere, what more could you ask for? This Beach Club wedding had it all!

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Intimate Costa Rica Wedding

Photo by That First Moment

Tropical Occasions phenomenally incorporates accents of Costa Rica into this private, intimate beach wedding. Married on the shores of Tamarindo, Costa Rica, this bride and groom had the time of their lives. A Banyan tree stood in the center of this beach ceremony giving it a gorgeous Costa Rican touch. An intimate ceremony with only the closest family and friends kick started this tropical wedding. After the romantic ceremony, guests were escorted to the private reception area enclosed by walls of flowing white curtains and twinkling, hanging lights. This subtle twinkle spread overhead as sparkling lights were suspended over the reception area. Beautiful pink and ivory floral arrangements brought complexion and the beauty of the surrounding forests to this venue. Continuing the Costa Rican feel, Guanacaste wood tables locally made from Los Primos Designs dressed with floral vases and gold accents encircled the wooden dance floor. This exquisitely decorated, perfectly private, and simply intimate beach wedding is one that guests will remember.

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Blue Romance Wedding

Photo by Blue Glass Photography

At 30-acres, the Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas has been the host for countless beach weddings, both large and small. “Blue romance” was the theme for this wedding, drawing on the brides’ wish for a small, intimate and beach-inspired celebration. The couple exchanged vows with their toes in the soft Caribbean sand, under a bamboo arch draped in white chiffon and accented with blue Dendrobium orchids, white spray roses, blue hydrangeas and Ruscus leaves to complement the dramatic blues of the Caribbean Sea. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a signature blue cocktail that was topped with an edible floating blue orchid. The reception took place under the beach gazebo. The entrance was lined with tiki torches and glass cylinders of various heights, filled with floating orchids and pillar candles. Acrylic chiavari chairs, white Capri linens, glass beaded chargers and custom printed menus greeted guests as they arrived to the gazebo. The evening concluded with a moonlight bonfire under the open Caribbean Sky.

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Ocean Monochrome Miami Wedding

Photo by Ripe Resolution

Produced by Chris Weinberg Events, this beautiful Miami Beach wedding was held at the breathtaking W South Beach, where modern architecture and a gorgeous tropical surrounding create the perfect wedding. The ceremony was held on the sandy shores of Miami and was embellished with a white aisle, elegant white florals and a magnificent white, wooden altar. The reception was beautifully decorated to a black and white theme. The modern all white chairs and tables were complimented by white florals and black and white pillows. The guests enjoyed his and her cocktails and delicious cuisine such as black and white themed desserts throughout the evening.

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Coral & Fuchsia Cabo Wedding

Photo by Bay Milan

This spectacular destination wedding, created by Jennifer Anderson Events, was held on the beautiful sandy shores of Cabo. The outdoor beach reception displayed breathtaking tropical coral and fuchsia florals that perfectly popped against the simplicity of the all white tent, chairs and ocean sand. Both the ceremony and the reception took place under custom tents which were designed to incorporate the palm trees on the property. With décor and flowers that celebrated bold colors with a vintage vibe, this scene created a clean, yet energetic environment for the guests to enjoy as they celebrated the bride and groom.



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Garden-Inspired Wedding

Photo by Shane & Lauren Photography

This romantic La Jolla beach wedding was produced by the talented Olive Willow Designs. The simple and elegant garden design featured a neutral color palette of cream, blush, and fresh greenery, which allowed the gorgeous waterfront views to be the star of the show. Floral arrangements included succulents, lilac, garden roses, and many other locally grown plants that decorated the outdoor celebration. At the reception, the tables and the simple white two-tier cake were decorated with succulents to tie into the garden theme of the wedding. The minimalist design of the seaside wedding provided a chic setting and highlighted the stunning ocean views.

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Sam and Cary's wedding in Bali at Amankila Resort on May 8th, 2016

Captured perfectly by Misti Layne, the black sand, crystal clear water, and rocky cliffs topped with dense rainforest provided a stunning backdrop for this Bali wedding. The aisle was composed of yellow and white plumerias which led to a bamboo chuppah draped in white linens swaying in the wind. Guests were seated on long bamboo benches with white cushions where they could enjoy the ocean breeze. After the ceremony, guests could dip their toes in the cool Indian Ocean and enjoy refreshing cocktails and coconut water while taking in the scenic beach views. The reception took place at the hotel where friends and family dined on a traditional Balinese dinner of roasted pig while being surrounded on three sides by rich green rainforest and palm trees. The intimate wedding drew on the families’ Taiwanese heritage and also the Balinese culture, creating an emotional and romantic destination wedding celebration.

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