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Lindsay and Pete: A Driftwood Beach Wedding

Lindsay & Pete Ferguson traveled all the way from Ohio to have their dream
wedding on the beautiful shores of Driftwood Beach in Jekyll Island Georgia.
Lindsay choose a stunning 2 post bamboo arbor with our vibrant red organza that
was accented with our red and white floral swag and tie backs set with the amazing
backdrop of the picturesque driftwood trees.

The beautiful bride walked down the aisle arm in arm with her father to our
recorded music option of her choice of “A Thousand Years by The Piano Guys”. Once
her father gave her away Pete and Lindsay exchanged wedding vows and rings
in the traditional style. Our unique sand ceremony including the ceremony table
was a great accent as they joined 2 families together into one with 2 colors of sand
becoming one. The ceremony ended with a kiss and the pronouncement of Mr. &
Mrs. Pete Ferguson as they journeyed to the waters edge to the recessional music
choice of “Never Stop by Safetysuit”. All the guests lined up on the waters edge
and concluded the ceremony with everybody throwing their stones into the ocean
making a wish or blessing for the newly married couple.

The happy couple chose our Video Slider DVD option to the tune of “All I’m Looking
For” by Chelsea Lee Featuring Jason Reeves to capture their nuptials. A Photo Video
Slider is a unique way to also share with your friends and family who were unable to
make it. Our video is the length of one song of your choice. This selection is a great
way to relive your day for many years to come.

Their ceremony was intimate only including family and friends who all happened
to color coordinated their outfits to match their theme of red and white. We really
enjoyed being part of Lindsay & Pete’s special day on Driftwood Beach!


St. Augustine Beach Wedding Venues - River To Sea Preserve - Marineland

River to Sea Preserve

River to Sea Preserve is a beautiful natural beach 15 mins south of St. Augustine. Just over the Matanzas Inlet and right near Marineland, River to Sea Preserve has numerous venue benefits to consider.

The natural setting of River to Sea Preserve is ideal for photography. Without buildings on the beach, the surrounding dunes and sea grass are unobstructed, making this a perfect spot to diversify your wedding gallery.

With River to Sea Preserve being right over the border into Flagler County, a permit for your ceremony is not needed. This saves the our couples $100 by avoiding the St. John’s county permit process for St. Augustine weddings.

Sun and Sea Beach Weddings highly recommends this location for any Florida Beach Ceremony. Give us a call today to discuss River to Sea Preserve or other location options along the coast of Northeast Florida or Southern Georgia!


Beautiful Bride and Groom on Jekyll Island's Driftwood Beach. Georgia.

Casey and David – A Driftwood Beach Wedding

Sun and Sea Beach Weddings would like to congratulate Casey and David on their recent wedding on Driftwood Beach.  Driftwood Beach is located on the northern part of Jekyll Island, Georgia and is part of the golden aisles.  With it’s haunting driftwood trees, this landscape creates dramatic and unique photography.  This beach is ideal for a couple that is looking to get away from the “beach city” vibe and escape to a natural and rustic setting.  Being a tidal beach, Driftwood Beach is best utilized during low tide.

Casey and David selected Sun and Sea Beach Weddings’ new 4-Post wooden arbor.  This wedding arbor is stained dark and really adds a level of sophistication and elegance to any wedding theme.  Decorated in Mauve, pinks, and champagne,  Casey really wanted that upscale look right in the heart of mother nature.

This couples photography was outstanding.  The groom David, is active military and brought out the old stars and stripes as a backdrop for a stunning photo captured by our photographer.  We really love this shot of the couple and I would put it up there with one of my favorite photos in Sun and Sea’s history.

Our team really enjoyed working with this lovely couple and we thank David for his service to our country.  We wish you two all the best in the years to come.

Your Friends at Sun and Sea Beach Weddings.


Hampton Inn Jekyll Island wedding and reception venue

Hampton Inn Jekyll Island

A truly natural setting for a Georgia Beach Wedding.

The Hampton Inn and Suites Jekyll Island is one of Sun and Sea’s favorite destination locations along our southern Georgia and Northern Florida coast.  This cozy lodging option is surrounded by maritime forest and protected by the dunes of Georgia’s golden coast.

The natural beach setting is just one of the attributes that set this venue apart from anything we have to offer in Florida.  Stroll down one of the most stunning boardwalks to the secluded beach with a coastline of trees instead of buildings.  This location has one of the most picturesque bridal walks that can be found.

Looking for a destination location for your upcoming Georgia Beach Wedding?, then the Hampton Inn Jekyll Island is an ideal choice.  With the option of getting married on the beach behind the hotel, cruising up the island to driftwood beach, or using their new paver garden courtyard, this venue has everything to offer.

Visit our full page HERE for more photos of this wonderful Georgia wedding and reception venue.


Sun and Sea Beach Weddings is proud to annouce our new Falling Into Forever Florida Beach Wedding and Reception Package for North East Florida.

New Package – Falling Into Forever

Sun and Sea Beach Weddings is excited to announce our new Falling Into Forever Beach Wedding and Reception package.  Bundled with our new chocolate 4-post arbor. this all inclusive wedding and mini reception package allows you to have your cake and eat it to!

Looking for the ultimate beach ceremony experience?  This package comes with all the works including decoration, bouquets and flowers, live music, extended photography, tented refreshment area, and a your day on video.

Imagine walking down the aisle to a gorgeously decorated wooden arbor surrounded by your closest friends and family.  The aisle is lined with fresh flower hangers accented in your wedding color choices.  After the exchange of “I Dos” and the celebratory kiss, your guests are treated to a toast and refreshments on the beach.  With live music setting keeping the energy high, you have your cutting of the cake and first dance.  As you take your seat at the sweetheart table under the arbor, you smile for the photographer under your decorative crystal chandelier, capturing a cherished moment forever frozen in time.  If any of this sounds great to you, then our new Florida Beach Wedding package could be the perfect fit for your upcoming wedding or vow renewal.

For more information on our new Florida Beach Ceremony package, Click Here


Florida Beach Weddings, Receptions, Elopements, and Vow Renewals.

The Nautical Knot Package

Sun and Sea Beach Weddings has a multitude of designed wedding packages to choose from.  We wanted to take some time to review some of our popular Florida Beach Wedding Packages.

The Nautical Knot is a great choice for a wide variety of couples.  This package consists of our elegant 2 post bamboo arbor decorated in your favorite color material.  Our material sparkles in the full beach sunlight and gives the perfect splash of color to your special day.  The beach wedding package also includes a professional officiant to perform our unique ceremony and the professional photography package.  Brides will also receive a fresh rose bouquet that can be customized in a verity of colors.

This Florida or Georgia Beach Ceremony Package is an ideal choice for elopements or small weddings.  With just the right amount of decorations to keep things simple, The Nautical Knot is one of our all time favorite choices.

Add chairs or music via our build your own wedding booking process to customize your package to fit your guest needs.

Please visit our packages page for a full list of Beach Wedding Packages available.


St. Augustine Yacht Club Reception Venue in St. Augustine, Florida.

Karen and Paul: A Jacksonville Beach Wedding

Congratulations to Karen and Paul for their recent Florida Beach Wedding.  The couple, from Atlanta, were accompanied by 60 of their closest friends and family as they exchanged “I DOs” on the sand of Jacksonville Beach.

The wedding site was decorated by an arch of white lilies accented with coral and dark turquoise.  A coral rose bouquet added the ideal splash of color to this winter beach wedding.

Jacksonville Beach is a popular choice for many of our couples.  With numerous hotels and reception options, Jacksonville Beach offers not only beautiful beaches, but great food, bars, and pubs.  If you are looking to get away from the main beach area, Atlantic beach is just a little north and offers a more private and residential setting to any beach ceremony.

The staff of Sun and Sea Beach Weddings would like to wish many years to this wonderful couple.

For more information on a Sun and Sea Beach Wedding or Ceremony, Contact Us.


New Wooden Wedding Arbor for your St. Augustine Florida Wedding

New Wooden 4-Post Arbor

The design team at Sun and Sea Beach Weddings is proud to add our new Wooden 4-post Wedding Arbor to the 2014 decoration line up.  This classic arbor is an ideal choice for not only the beach, but for garden and lawn weddings as well.  Stained dark to give a strong contrast with most color choices, this wedding arbor adds a sophisticated look to any Florida Ceremony.  The arbor also has a center beam that can hold a chandelier for post ceremony receptions on the beach.

Choose from just about any material color combination and add your favorite floral or nautical centerpiece or accents.  The design team at Sun and Sea will work with you to customize your wedding arbor to fit both your style and color choices.

Contact us today for more details on this new decorative option for your upcoming Florida Beach Wedding or Renewal.


St. Augustine Yacht Club Reception Venue in St. Augustine, Florida.

Kate and Matt: A St. Augustine Wedding and Reception

Congratulations to Kate and Matt for their recent wedding and reception at the St. Augustine Yacht Club.  This lovely couple decided to keep both the ceremony and reception on site, making it easy for all.  The decorations were centered around a nautical rustic theme with lanterns, burlap, and wild flowers.

The St. Augustine Yacht Club is an ideal reception venue.  Capturing the essence of both old Florida and the historic heart of St. Augustine.  This water front venue is truly amazing and unique in the North East Florida Area.  Breathtaking views of the inter-coastal waterway and the dunes of Anastasia State Park add the natural setting that most couples are seeking in a Florida Wedding.

The lighthouse of St. Augustine graces the backdrop of the yacht club, making the perfect photo stamp of historic Florida.  Still functional, the St. Augustine Lighthouse adds an element of decoration to a reception that can not be easily matched.

The staff of Sun and Sea would like to wish Matt and Kate many years of happiness.


Aunt Kate's Weddings and Receptions on Vilano Beach. St. Augustine Reception Venues.

Aunt Kate’s

If you are looking to capture that old fashion Florida feel, then Aunt Kate’s is a wedding reception venue you want to check out.  This Vilano Beach restaurant continues over 100 years of serving the finest seafood that is not only pleasing to the eye, but the pallet as well.

Just a little south of St. Augustine beach, this reception venue is ideal for the couple looking to capture the indoor/outdoor theme most sought after in a Florida wedding and reception.  Nestled in a live grove of oaks on the bank of the Tolomoto River, this location offers the most amazing sunsets.  Imagine your guests looking out on the river, watching passing dolphins, and awaiting the beauty of a setting sun.  How better to celebrate your special day.

Only a short distance from St. Augustine and walking distance to Vilano Beach, this reception venue is ideal in conjunction with a beach wedding.  The Hampton Inn Vilano Beach is also just minutes away for easy lodging.  Porpoise Point and the surrounding beach area are popular choices for wedding venues.

The reception site is a covered area with the main tent size as 40×40.  The maximum capacity is around 100 guests.  Food and alcohol are both handled in house by Aunt Kate’s.  DJ services and Live music are available, but music must end at 10pm to honor noise ordinance agreements.

Contact Us for More Information Regarding This St. Augustine Reception Venue.