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Beach Wedding Ideas, Inspiration, and Advice

Today, I have a very special beach wedding ideas, inspiration, and advice post with the help of my friends at Paradiso Weddings. Their photo below, caught my attention immediately. The ocean is breath taking! The pop of aqua blue and splash of red is fun and still elegant! I created the inspiration board for you below, featuring a lovely blue Melissa Sweet Bridesmaid gown (Style MS215) and our popular beach wedding invitations in a box.

I asked Annie to give me their most popular FAQ for beach weddings. She was kind enough to do so…

“Hi Michelle! First, let me say we are such fans of yours and think your work is awesome!”  :)


Some of our most FAQs…


Q. What colors work best for a beach wedding?
A. Express yourself! Florida’s Emerald Coast is considered to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Our amazing turquoise water, sugar white sand and clear blue skies make a perfect backdrop for just about any color combination. Vivid tropicals like red, orange, and yellow are always popular, as is turquoise and coral. Pink and orange with green and shades of blue with white or cream are favorites. Most brides have some idea of colors they like and shouldn’t be afraid to experiment with combinations for their beach wedding. Of course, we recommend My Personal Artist for the latest trends in wedding colors and beach wedding invitations!


Q. What months are best for beach weddings?
A. In our area the busiest months for weddings are April, May, June, September and October. The weather is great and the beaches are not as crowded as in July and August. It’s not unusual, though, to see beach weddings happening every month of the year on the Emerald Coast.


Q. Veil or no veil?
A. A pretty veil flowing in the sea breeze is lovely but to be honest it can be a source of frustration. A long veil can get caught on a wooden boardwalk or handrail during the processional. If it’s a windy day a veil can be hard to manage during the ceremony. Flowers and fascinators are very popular here!


Q. Why not just do a DIY beach wedding?
A. Having been involved in a lot of weddings in a lot of different capacities we have seen just about everything. More often than not, there is disappointment with a DIY beach wedding. There are lots of ways that you and your family and friends can express yourselves with the reception decor. Leave the hard work in the heat, sun, and humidity to us! That way you and everyone involved can relax and enjoy the special day and won’t be hot, exhausted, or even worse, running late and missing the sunset colors!



Paradiso Weddings offer intimate all-inclusive beach wedding ceremonies from Panama City Beach to Pensacola, including the Destin area and all along 30A. Contact them today for the perfect destin beach weddings experience!


  1. I’m having a beach wedding next year! Thank you this post was so helpful. I even love the colors blue and red together. AND those beach wedding invitations… PERFECT!!!!!!!!

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