Beaches are still very popular wedding venues and are often the dream of Brides and Grooms who have a real and personal connection with the ocean, water and the Australian outdoors.
Settings which include sun, surf, clear blue skies, crisp mornings with gorgeous sunrises, afternoons with stunning sunsets, chirping birds, clear waters, ocean views for as far as the eye can see, and even dramatic rolling clouds, all provide magnificent imagery and reflections for a gorgeous outdoor beach wedding.
With Australia having some of the most spectacular beaches in the world, it can often be a very memorable wedding for the Bride and Groom and their guests. Couples who often look at having a beach outdoor wedding are influenced in their decisions by the fact that they have guests that are coming from overseas, and they choose to incorporate the gorgeous beaches and views that Australia has to offer.
Sydney beach weddings needn’t be a casual, layback affair either – using the outdoor elements together with some thoughtful decorative styling, can be simply stunning.
When you are considering having an outdoor beach wedding, it is important to look at the time of the year you are getting married and also the day. Keep in mind the hottest times of the year in Australia and if you want to have a beach wedding on a Saturday or Sunday in the summer months, they can be the busiest times of the year.
Late Autumn and early Spring are lovely times of the year and weekdays, such as a Friday can prove to be a better option as there are far less people on the beach, but always remember to enquire from the local councils for their approvals and restrictions.
Couples can also opt for cliff side areas that offer dramatic, stunning, ocean and beach views without having to be on the beach itself.
Balmoral Beach, Shelly Beach, Pearl Beach, Byron Bay, Palm Beach, Whale Beach, Newport, Coogee cliffs, Watsons Bay are just some examples of stunning Sydney & NSW locations ideal for beach weddings you may want to consider.
When styling and decorating for a beach wedding there are many little things you can do to add to the design. For example, you can use sea shells or stones or rattan runners to make an aisle to where you will stand during the ceremony. Other ideas are:
- Beach thongs in baskets for guests
- A Coloured Sand Ceremony is a memorable idea
- Little timber benches with cushions make for a gorgeous raw setup
- Natural weighted pagodas, bamboo torches
Please note that with any outdoor ceremony or reception just always make sure that you have a wet weather alternative.
We can’t control the outdoor elements, however never let some unforeseen weather spoil your beautiful day. It might not be what you expected or planned for, but sometimes the unforeseen can add fun and laughter to your day. Just remember the most important thing: YOU JUST GOT MARRIED!