I know many of you are excited and thinking about your beach wedding in gulf shores Alabama. However there are some things you will need to know before you get married and one of the most important one’s is Alabama marriage license information. If you want to be married in the state of Alabama you will need to have an Alabama marriage license. You cannot bring another state’s marriage license into Alabama and use it. Most marriage licenses cannot be legal in another state. Once you obtain your Alabama marriage license you will receive a certified copy after you mail in your certified copy order form with your check or money order. In the state of Alabama you do not automatically receive a certified copy of your marriage license. However considering that a marriage license in the gulf shores area is only 30 to 35 dollars that’s very inexpensive. Certified copies are about 3 to 4 dollars each and easy to obtain. If please remember that state marriage license offices are only open Monday through Friday in closed all holidays. Some brides and grooms have chose to get married in their own state and come down here and have a beach wedding. What ever works best for you is the best way to go.
Well here it is 2014 and beach weddings are off to a dash to the altar. Make sure to check out the beach wedding packages for decorations and photography. Fast and furious. No just kidding. Lots of calls and questions. Do you do this, do you do that, etc. And the lists go on and on. One question that kept coming up was if I offered discounts to get married in the middle of the day. And I thinking what? Are you crazy? Let me tell you why that is a really bad idea. Starting in early spring, summer and late fall it gets really hot quick. And I’m talking in the blink of an eye. Gulf Shores beach weddings So imagine my surprise when there’s a large group of brides wanting this very thing. Most people think of the beach as being in a swimsuit on the beach enjoying the day. Maybe an umbrella and a cold drink. And of course you can get in the water and cool off. When you and your guests are dressed for a wedding there is no way to get in the water and cool off. At one time I did weddings during the day in the heat and swore to myself I would never watch people go through that again. It just wasn’t worth it. The wedding I remember most had people becoming ill because of the heat, especially the bride’s grandmother. What a nightmare this was. And that was it for me. No more! Yet there are some people out there who won’t tell brides of the dangers that can happen with this kind of wedding. Maybe it’s just about the money to them. Not me. Now way. Don’t want that kind of karma. It’s better to be safe and have a joyful wedding on the beach instead of an ambulance. But that’s just me.
We had a beach wedding in Gulf Shores close to the Fort Morgan area. The condominium was about 200 feet from the Gulf of Mexico. We got set up with her wedding package design that she had picked out for her ceremony, I had been up to the condominium and talk with her her, our bride, to see how her preparations were coming. Everything was proceeding as planned including all the wedding bouquets were here and the bridesmaids were preparing to line up for the wedding procession. We started the music and the bridesmaids and the grooms men walked down and took their places. Then we started the music for our bride and her father to walk down to us. From where I could see them everything seemed to be going just fine, they were walking through this and and there were smiles on everyone’s faces. Then the bride stopped. I was confused why was she stopping? Then I saw another man who turned out to be her uncle, running up to the bride and her dad. Her uncle to ocur arm on the other side and they started walking down to is again. The music had stopped playing by that time and I’ve restarted it. When they finally got down two as I could see what the problem was right away. Dad and the uncle had to pick her up by her arms Ann walker through the sand and because her Gann own was so heavy. It was a beautiful structured down but the weight of it proved to be an issue for her to walk through the sand. But she made it and we had the wedding. I’ve made sure she didn’t have to move at all during the posed pictures after the ceremony.
Ok so now you need to find lodging, accommodations, hotels, condos, tents. What? No tents. You can’t get ready in a tent, no way. It can’t be done. But you do need to find a place. Where to stay can also depend on the number of people coming to your wedding. There’s a lot to take into consideration. So let’s begin. If it’s just going to be a small wedding like just the two of you or under ten people you may want to consider a condo or hotel. This way you keep it easy and hopefully inexpensive. Most condos are about the same price as a hotel room but with so much more amenities. Think apartment If there more than twenty five people coming you may want to consider a beach house. What great about doing this is you can have your reception right there. Be careful about trying to get a beach house. Some areas don’t like the idea of having a wedding next door because sometimes (that’s sometimes) guests at weddings get out of control and then the police are called and everything gets scary. Please remember you’re not the only people on the beach and be respectful of others
Had a beautiful wedding this weekend. Really nice. We had a moment of silence for the father and grandfather who had passed away. Both bride and groom were some of the sweetest people ever. The families and friends were very polite. The new design I created for the bride turned out great and the rose petals matched the grooms tie. Everything was going fine. And then the rude women floated up. I had asked them to move over so their pictures wouldn’t be in the wedding and they just sat there not doing anything. I kept motioning over by making sweeping movements with my hands but they didn’t seem to care. I know you can’t force people to make room for a wedding but every time I’ve ever asked for some room before I never had a problem but not today. They stayed there the whole time. Fortunately my photographer is very skilled and these women were not in any of the pictures. But where was their kindness? Do they not understand that they were in the way? What’s up with that, I mean come on move it already. Like I said I didn’t speak their language or I would have explained it to them politely. When in Rome…
Spent some time with my friend Stephanie.We’ve known each other for years. It seems like just yesterday Steve appeared. Of course being a good friend I watched his mannerisms today Steph, just to make sure he was sincere. Like most couples they’ve had their moments but always turned out great. Compromise is the key from both sides. You got to give a little to get a little. They started out making all decisions together, which is important. If you start it from the beginning you’ll be more prone to keep it up. Anyway we were watching her picture cd on the big screen listening to an orchestra play classic rock, which is so cool. I loved the destination, Hawaii. The area where they got married was on the top of a small cliff overlooking the Pacific, the most picturesque beach wedding ever. The top of the cliff was sandy with tall palm trees which made great shade with some sun peaking through. She said the weather is paradise, not too hot. She found a great little condo on VRBO. Love that place, you can really pin point what you’re looking for, too easy. It was more of a duplex and they had a clear path down to the beach. The price was amazingly reasonable making it a great value for a destination wedding
Yes it’s that time of year when all the spring breakers go home. Hurray!!! Don’t get me wrong I love the ones that come down here to visit our beautiful beaches and do so respectfully but the others really need to get a grip and stay away forever. I’ve never had an incident while I was doing a beach wedding but it is something that is on my mind every year. I’ve had some drunk students threaten to but I was able to reason with them (law enforcement) and they quieted down. Except for that one wedding I did in Destin and the Brazilians were there wearing thongs and they were men. That was fun. I thought the bride was going to keel over. I felt for her. The good thing was that it did happen at the end of her wedding. Could have been worse. Gulf Shores spring breakers seem to be a well behaved bunch. I’ve never had an issue over there. Maybe it’s just such a laid back atmosphere. I’ve seen folks partying and enjoying themselves on the beach but not being obnoxious. Now the beach is quieter and more calmed down with everyone gearing up for the Mullet Toss. Always wanted to do a mullet beach wedding. Just the sound of it brings forth interesting attire. Mullet shaped headdress for the bride. Grooms in fishing gear. Fish nets. Sounds like fun to me
So you all know what I’m talking about. We’ve all seen it before. You’re invited to a beach wedding and you’re stepping on the sand, thinking to yourself how refreshing. Until you hear that laugh or howl of someone who started drinking way too early and doesn’t care about what anyone thinks before the alcohol has given this person the courage to do almost anything. So be prepared. What’s really sad is no one knows how to address the issue. Do you just let it go and pretend it’s not happening? Does someone say something to the person who is intoxicated? Does anything work? Unfortunately nothing really works. The person in question probably knows they won’t get kicked out of the wedding regardless of what they do so that’s the reality. Dang! I’m seen some real flaming drunks before but not too many. Most people are just tipsy and not really causing issues. They might be smiling more than usual. So that’s okay. I like people who are smiling and enjoying the wedding and the beach. It’s when they start grabbing me is when I have to step away. We had one drunk guy who knocked over the arch in the middle of the wedding but everyone just took it in stride and we all just smiled and carried on
Getting ready for a beach wedding in May? You’ve come to the right place and the weather is getting warmer. We’re sure you’re excited at the idea of coming to the Alabama Gulf Coast and walking on the white sand. It’s the best place in the world. We have many beach wedding packages for you to choose the one that will fit your needs. From the small and intimate to the family size we are here to help you make the right decision. There are so many places too. Gulf Shores for the larger parties and Orange Beach is great for smaller parties. Whatever beach you choose we will help you pick your beach. Just pick up your cell phone and dial our number. We are open seven days a week from nine in the morning until seven at night, and there is an answering machine to take your calls if you call after hours. We get back to you within twenty four hours or less. e are ready to serve you and want your business.
So you’ve decided to get married in the great state of Alabama. Consider staying in Orange Beach. It’s a great place, smaller than Gulf Shores but alot of fun. Go to Cosmos or Cobalt restaurant. Both are yummy. But hey now you need an Alabama marriage license. What’s that you say? You brought your own from your state. Unfortunately that won’t work. So you need to forget about it. To get married in any state you must obtain a marriage license from that state. There is no getting around that one. If someone tries to tell you that you can use your Louisiana marriage license in Alabama, do yourself a favor and run the other way because someone is trying to pull a fast one. Not cool. There is only one place you can get your marriage license in the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area and that’s in Bay Minette the county seat in the area. I know some of you are going, dang but there is only one place and that’s it. But if you live in Alabama and are coming to the Gulf Shores or Orange Beach area you can go anywhere in the state of Alabama and get your marriage license and take it anywhere in the state of Alabama and get married. I know it sounds strange but it’s true. Ta daaaa!