This is the blog of PixelArt Photography (and me, the owner – Anna). As summer is in full force so is wedding season. As we operate primarily in Sarasota and Tampa Bay, Florida, our summer months are not quite as busy as in the North. Nevertheless, we are busy and here are a few ideas for those of you who are planning a summer wedding in Florida:
- It will with no exception be very hot and humid. Most likely 90+F and 70% humidity. Keep this in mind when you insist on the groom and boys wearing black…
- Use fans as programs. This will give guests shade, a fan, and a program all in one.
- Provide custom bottled water and towels for guests.
- Consider using large shells instead of a ring pillow, decorate chairs/isle with shells.
- Avoid unity candle ceremony at a beach wedding… it’s breezy. A sand ceremony is a better choice.
- Beach weddings are great, but stay away from food on the beach as the seagulls are…well… hungry, and what goes in must eventually come out…
- It is a very good idea to wear flip flops or go barefoot in a beach wedding. It makes walking easier and it is a romantic look.
- Consider foot jewelry instead of shoes.
- If you insist on shoes with heels and a beach ceremony, plan a white or off white carpet runner. This will ease the walking.
- Rose petals on the beach are very pretty and romantic, but it is difficult to have them stay in place in the wind. Use mesh runners on each side of the isle and glue or sew the petals (referrably silk petals, not real :-0 ) to the mesh runners. This will keep the petals in place and the mesh is not visible as it sinks into the sand
- Arches are very nice, but remember to select an arch that will hold up in the wind/breeze. The best looking arches for beach ceremonies are the bamboo arch with fabric “curtains”. This creates a very romantic and chic arch.
- Stay away from torches as those will rarely stay lit.
- Lastly, have a plan B. Most thunderstorms pass through between 2pm and 7pm (in prime ceremony time), and have a plan with your photographer incase it rains.
For more samples and ideas visit our website: PixelArtPhotography.com
Happy wedding planning and have a great summer!