Choosing Formal Attire
Many people tend to dress less formal at beach weddings . Its best to wear lighter fabrics so that you are comfortable at your wedding and keep it short enough so it doesn’t drag in the sand.
Choosing the Location
You want to make sure you look into legal considerations such as permits and restrictions. Make sure you find out how much parking is available and also keep in mind the number of guests you have invited. You want to make sure your location is secure and safe as well.
You’ll want to decide if your going to tie the knot at a public beach or private. Private may be more expensive, so your going to have to look at your budget and go from there.
Time of Day
Saying your vows at sunset may create the most romantic atmosphere for the wedding albums. You’ll have to keep updates on the weather so that you prepare yourself incase something changes.
You’ll have to set up chairs for your guests so they don’t have to stand in the sand. Make sure there are accessible bathrooms nearby as well. And keep the ceremony a fair distance away from the water incase of the tide. Incase of unexpected weather you’ll also want to have a tent set up.
Sugar Beach Weddings will travel to your beach side location to perform your marriage ceremony, setup at one of our beautiful pavillions on the beach like: Gulf State Park, Ft. Pickens State Park, Big Lagoon State Park, Pensacola State Park, Navarre State Park, Beasley State Park, James Lee State Park, Henderson State Park, St. Andrews State Park. There are wonderful facilities for a reception under one of the pavillions. Simply use one of many wonderful caterers in the area. Receptions and marriages on a Cruiser Yacht in Destin are also available. Full Dinner and Open Bar available.
Sugar Beach Weddings offers you a choice of Officiants to perform your beach wedding. You can choose a Male or Female Notary Officiant or an Ordained Minister. If you are energetic and love the beach, please contact them for information on owning your own Beach Weddings Business in any State that has a Beach.
A traditional wedding cake was frosted in white or ivory buttercream. The buttercream icing has a softer and more genuine look than the too-perfect look of perfectly smooth fondant. (I once attended a wedding where one of the young guests insisted that the cake was fake; he could not believe that fondant was edible and not plastic!) The look of buttercream frosting harkens back to the day when the families of the bride and groom did much of the cooking for the wedding celebration. Although I don’t necessarily recommend having your mom try to make your wedding cake, working with buttercream is something that a talented amateur could conceivably do.
Classic wedding cakes were generally round, and could either consist of stacked layers or tiers with risers in between. The risers got a bad name in the 1980s, as they were often really tacky plastic things made to look like fluted columns, or worse yet, bridges spanning from one tier of cake to another adjacent to it. Yet, pedestals can be used to in a good way to add height to a cake and to give it a lighter feeling. One very nice way to use risers without the tacky factor is to partially obscure them with flowers between the layers of the cake.
The decorations on your nostalgic cake are what will really give it a charming simplicity. White on white is best, perhaps with a touch of pale pink if you want a hint of color. Keep the design classic. You cannot go wrong with pretty decorations piped in white frosting. Wonderful choices include garlands, scrolls, and Swiss dots. The pearl is another lovely addition to a vintage inspired cake, as it really ties in with the classic bridal jewelry favored by brides throughout the ages. You can have a simple pearl border piped along the edge of each tier, which looks beautiful when the bride is wearing pearl bridal jewelry.
Another nice choice for cake decorations would be fresh flowers. They can be arranged in small clusters on the base of each tier, cascading down one side of the cake, or as filling between layers if your cake has risers. Ask your florist to bring some additional flowers to place around the base of the cake, as well as some petals to sprinkle on the cake table. Roses are a timeless flower to use; even more vintage would be orange blossoms. Choose cake flowers that tie in with your bouquets and centerpieces. One of the nice things about decorating your cake with real flowers is that it is considerably less expensive than having the baker create handmade sugar flowers.
A nostalgic wedding cake should definitely have a vintage cake topper. The best of all would be if the bride or groom’s parents saved their cake topper for you to use. Otherwise, look around at vintage stores and online for wedding cake toppers with a sentimental design. You cannot go wrong with an original bride and groom topper. Other popular choices from the past are wedding bells and doves.
Your wedding cake should be special, but it does not have to be cutting edge or extravagant. Create a cake with a nod to the past for a dessert that will have both beauty and simplicity. A nostalgic wedding cake is the perfect sweet ending to your special day.