Last week’s bride had a strong desire to get married in Gulf Shores. With Mardi Gras going on she decided to dress like the queen she is at her groom would be king. They were so cute. She had her tiara and he had his crown. We met them at their beach house and walked across the sand, down to the Gulf of Mexico. Their friends and family were there were dressed the colors of Mardi Gras, purple, green and gold. It was a very festive beach wedding. I have never seen one quite like it. I’ve had Mardi Gras weddings before but nothing like this. Umbrellas were decked out with beads and streamers. Everyone was in great spirits. So much joy and happiness. I also dressed in the Mardi Gras colors of green and gold with purple beads. I think having these touches made this celebration of love very personal to the bride and groom. The ceremony went off very smoothly. It was a little cool but with all the costumes people were warm. Pictures turned out fantastic. Very colorful. As we left them and headed home the party continued without us. It was a moment I will remember.
Gulf shores beach weddings will have the bride looking great and be groom looking fabulous. So let’s talk fashion for the man of the hour. One of the most enduring looks for grooms is a short sleeve white button down shirt with khaki slacks. This is a classic look that can be tailored to fit your needs. I’ve seen some really great white on white print shirts that looked similar to bowling shirts. All guys love bowling shirts don’t ask me why I have no idea. But they look at him and that’s what counts. I left the white on white print. Or the classic solid white shirt. I’ve also seen a white or off white linen suits. I would advise suits after June because of the heat unless there in the military and have to wear a dress uniform. Even though it looks good I’ve had them in passing out from the heat from wearing a suit on the beach. I would advise it trust me. Nothing in Paris System and more than passing out unless he’s been drinking. A little humor. Another thing that looks really good is either a short sleeve for a long sleeved white shirt with a tan or beige vest and off white pants or khaki slacks. Another look I saw was a sports jacket with matching shorts that were a pale blue. The grooms’ men can wear the white button down shirt with khaki slacks or shorts. One reason I like the shorts is it makes the groom stand out more. Anyway tell me what you think I like to get your input to see what your thoughts are on the subject of men’s fashion.
OK I understand you want to have a gulf shores wedding and you don’t know where to start. Well I’m gonna tell you how to keep it simple so you don’t get stressed out. It’s easier than it sounds. And I let anyone tell you otherwise ’cause I’ve been doing this a long time and I know how to do a beach wedding. First call less and make sure we have your date available. Next find a beach house on the Gulf of Mexico. Go to our wedding resources page, you will find two web sites where you can find beach houses. Find one that can hold as many people as you plan on having. Because you’re going to want to have your reception there. Make sure there is enough parking or there is some place you can park and ride to your house. Half the wedding in the back of the house where the Gulf of Mexico will be. That way you can get ready in the house then walk out onto the beach get married, and the reception is right here at your house. This really keeps things easy. You can have the food catered or have a cookout. You’re on the beach why not make it a barbecue? Are you could a shrimp boil or gumbo. You can really see the lot of people if you decide to have someone cut can rather than have it catered because catering can get extremely expensive fast. And nothing’s tastes better than home right there at the house. Now you’re starting to get the picture. A lot of the beach and houses that you can get for your beach wedding can hold up to 30 people. That way nobody has to drive if you plan on having alcohol. Keep this thing easy on you!
Did you get engaged over the holiday season and won a beach wedding in gulf shores? One sure some of you did. It’s a great time to be here any time if you doesn’t really matter when you come. If you decide to elope come on down right now. The weather is in the seventies. This would be a great time to just come down and have a fantastic wedding on the beach. There’s no one around. When I say it empty I mean it’s empty there is nobody here. It’s the perfect time this year to come down and enjoy yourself on these beautiful beaches. There’s no place like this in the United States. We have white sand beaches and beautiful water. I’m sure some of you have friends that have gotten married on the beach somewhere and some of them may even have come to this area. The rapid growth of the area has been slowed some so that overgrowth does not take place. A leaves plenty of beach for brides and grooms to have weddings on. We are still having the best weather we’ve had in a long time. It still is December and you can go outside in a short sleeve shirt and shorts and flip flops. That’s my kind of December. I know you’re all looking forward to coming down here and having your beach wedding of your dreams and we can help you make it happen. Give us a call today and let us work our magic. It’ll be the best thing you’ve ever can I promise you.
I’m talking about bouquets for your beach wedding in Gulf Shores. Over the years of doing weddings I’ve noticed different trends in bridal bouquets. For a while we had cascading bouquets which are nice but can be quite cumbersome on the beach. Then we started having hand tied bouquets which became smaller with time. This trend seems to be lasting longer than I thought it would. Hand tied bouquets seem to be lasting the test of time. I’ve got to say I really do prefer them on the beach. One advantage they have is they are lightweight and easy to manage when walking down the aisle. I’ve also noticed these beautiful bouquets being made not only from fresh flowers but also silk and burlap. The burlap flowers are particularly appealing on the beach by adding to the natural look of your theme. Now burlap comes in many floral colors. Silk is nice also because silk flowers don’t wilt in heat and wind. On our resources page we have a listing of a florist in gulf shores if you prefer live flowers in your bouquet if. And even order silk bouquets online. I get this question often, do silk flowers look like real flowers? No the don’t but they look as close to real as you’re going to find. And they last for years if you take care of them.
When getting married in gulf shores don’t forget to bring your boat. If you have a boat or jet ski this area is perfect for both of them. If you have a smaller but you can take it on the intercoastal waterway. If you both love to fish this is a great place to go or if you like to ski or just taken the scenery. If you have a bigger boat you can go out in the Gulf of Mexico and go deep sea fishing. Bring back some red snapper for me! After a day on the water why not relax by walking down to the water and having your wedding on the beach. Whether it’s just the two of you or with family and friends you will find this area to be very friendly with plenty to do for everyone. Imagine waking up in the morning and taking the boat out for a day of sightseeing. The dolphins will swim right beside your boat jumping out of the water to the delight of your family. They are the clowns of the sea and will entertain you by raising your boat. Make sure not to interact with them as this is against the law. Bring plenty of sunscreen and use it often so you don’t get burned. Make sure to have plenty of refreshments to keep herself hydrated. We can even do a wedding on an island if you have the boat. There are several islands in the intercoastal waterway that we could have your ceremony on. Just pick one. What ever you choose will have a great day on the water or a quiet one beside the shore.
Are you an animal lover and want a gulf shores beach wedding? If so we have a great zoo in gulf shores Alabama. There is everything from lemur and kangaroo encounters to playing with tiger cubs. What a great encounter to have an ban ball down to the beach and get married. We’ve had some couples that did just that. They both loved animals and had children from previous marriages. The entire family went to the same and had a wonderful time. They got to meet a lot of interesting animals including playing with baby tiger cubs. The kids really loved it, it was so exciting for them to see a wild animal as a baby. Then that afternoon we all walked down to the beach together and had a ceremony on the sand. While you are here you will also see pelicans flying overhead and a V formation, with their graceful wings outstretched flying on the gentle currents of air. If you’re in one of the condominiums the fly right by your windows and it’s a great experience to share. You can also see dolphins early in the morning out hunting their breakfast, but delicious fish fresh from the Gulf of Mexico. Or sometimes you can find stingrays gliding silently through the water. You’re sure to have a wonderful time at your beach wedding with so much to do and so much to see. Make sure to bring your camera for plenty of pictures to bring home and showed your family and friends.
The weather outside is inviting for a Gulf Shores wedding. We’re in the seventies here in Alabama. It’s the perfect time to come down and walk across the sand of the person you care about the most. If you’ve already popped the question, why not take a small trip to the gulf coast of Alabama? You’ll find bargains galore on accommodations. Discount prices are quite available this time of year. You’ll pay a fraction of the price you will pay in the summer. There will be many places to choose from. Everything from a house to a condominium to a hotel, let your fingers do the walking through the Internet. On our website make sure to check out the resources page, a valuable page to help you find the resources you’ll need for your ceremony. With sand the color of snow you will feel like you’re in a winter wonderland except it’s not cold. Maybe you want to come down and renew your vows. We do vow renewals for those couples who have been married before but want to express their love in a different and unique way. Romance will be sure to blossom while you were here. Check out some of the unique restaurants we have for that dinner for two. Light the candles to her heart while sharing a meal prepared by the top chefs in the area. Walk down to the sand to your beach wedding of a lifetime.
A beach reading and Gulf Shores at Christmas would be great this time of year. We have beautiful weather might now so why not grab the family and make your way down to the Southern Alabama. Its 74 degrees outside which is fantastic for a wedding. Your family and friends would tell you to do the same thing. Why not elope to Alabama? How romantic for just the two of you to come into town get married and be back home for Christmas! Walk and two Christmas dinner with rings on your hands. While you’re here enjoy some of the great outdoor activities and don’t forget to visit The Wharf. They have plenty of live entertainment there every night. Grab a condominium with the balcony looking over the Gulf of Mexico. When you wake up in the morning you’ll be looking at the waves rolling in. Don’t be surprised to see dolphins playing in the surf. Have your coffee and enjoy the scenery. Most of the terrorist are gone except for the snowbirds so you’ll enjoy the beach to yourselves. A lot of the condominiums have grills so why not have a couple steake after your beach wedding or go to one of the many restaurants in the area. We’re looking for a day helping you when you’re special day so give us a call. We’re waiting to hear from you.
Getting married in Gulf Shores can be a really exciting experience but there’s another little place named Orange Beach Alabama. It’s a great place to have the beach when. Especially this time of year in December. While you’re here may I suggest learning how to ice skate. I know you don’t normally think of Southern Alabama and ice skating but at The Wharf parity as an ice skating rink setup this time every year. It’s really a lot of fun for all ages. Orange Beach offers some wonderful places to stay and during the winter you can find great deals on condominiums and houses. Or you can stay in one of the lovely hotels that we have in this area with the Island House Hotel being one of the best hotels to stay at and is wedding friendly. You could stay there with your family and friends and have you waiting right there on the beach. So all you have to do is ride the elevator down to the beach and walk across the sand to the love of your life. It doesn’t get any easier than that. Talk about stress free! And isn’t that what we all want? December has highs in the sixties which is comfortable. You can have your wedding any time of day but I would suggest about three are four in the afternoon. You’ll enjoy lovely views from the balcony of your condominium and windswept beaches. Walking onto the beach without a lot of people there is one that you will treasure for a long time.