As summer is approaching, the idea of a beach wedding is on some of our brides’ minds. We at A Lavish Affair believe that as beautiful as beach weddings can be, as much preparation needs to go into them. You want to enjoy the surroundings that the ocean side naturally offers such as sun, sand and the sounds of waves but in addition to that, you want so much more: We want to bring the grand and the glamorous to the beach to create an unforgettable and romantic experience.
There are very clever ideas how to avoid the not so enjoyable side effects the beach can bring along such as heels sinking into the sand, wind flying around, no natural shade or no electricity. As we love marquee weddings as well, it is always a good idea to place a marquee near or right at the beach side to hold the reception. A barefoot beach wedding is gorgeous, but it is not always realistic to expect every bride to not wear any shoes. We like the solution of burying a wooden walkway that leads to the ceremony under the sand so it makes it possible to walk in heels. In order to organise a beach wedding, it is always a good idea to hire a wedding planner as they know how to solve difficulties such as getting a sound system running, along with bringing electricity down to the beach. The following selection of photos gives you inspiration and an insight of what we like when thinking of a glamorous beach wedding: