If the sand and surf are calling your name when it comes to your wedding, there are many venues throughout the U.S. to choose from. However, not all beaches are created equal, and there are none so beautiful as the ones that line the shores of Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida. From private beaches with pure, glittering white sand to stunning sunset views of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, these beaches are the perfect backdrop for any beach wedding. From Lido Key to Siesta Key, there are four main reasons why this coastal city has everything you need for the beach wedding of your dreams.
1. The Wide Selection of Beaches
Sarasota boasts a large number of beaches that range from private to public, and no matter what type of beach setting you're looking for, you'll find it in the Sarasota Keys. From Greer Island Park, which has secluded beaches hidden away near the Longboat Pass Bridge, to the Lido Key beaches that range from those with snack areas, picnic tables, and trendy shops to those that are completely secluded, you're sure to find a beach that suits your ceremony's theme. Keep in mind that some of the more secluded beaches, especially those that are on Greer Island Park, can be a challenge when it comes to public access and parking, so this is something you'll have to deal with if you choose a beach in this area.
2. The Selection of Beachfront Resorts
The job of a wedding photographer might only seem like it is one of the easiest and most relaxing in the world. It is definitely a beautiful job, full of opportunities to be creative and meet wonderful people, however, the amount of stress that comes with it can sometimes be overpowering. Here are a few tips how to minimize the fuss and create beautiful photographs which will live up to your clients’ expectations.
- Chances are, the most nervous person at the wedding will be the bride. She will also be the one to judge your photos in the least of details so make sure you pay the most attention to her. Search fashion magazines for interesting and stylish poses and instruct her carefully.
- Before the wedding, ask about the venue and, if possible, go visit it. Look for some interesting places to take photographs at. You will usually want to look for long lines which will add to the overall look and feel of elegance in your photos.
- Do not plan weather dependant photo sessions. The weather is fickle, it changes before you know it. Think of a theme which can be adapted to different conditions.
- While horizontal and vertical photos are the norm, consider experimenting, tilting your camera every now and then. It adds the motion to your photographs and looks great in photo book albums, where it destroys monotony.
Having a flower girl is the best way to make that little one in your family feel special on your big day. They are the first ones to appear on your wedding aisle and announce your arrival. In fact the flower girl and the ring bearer are going to be the cutest members in your wedding party. Traditionally, all the flower girls were meant to wear white and replicate the bride, but not anymore. You can make them look cute and adorable in classic ivory tutus, satins and silks, with a big bow sash that matches your wedding theme.
Here are a few things to consider before you go out to choose your favorite flower girl.
Flower girls are generally 3 to 8 years old. Consider her age before you choose a flowing gown for her. Also a young flower girl will always add to the charm and create some awe amongst the guests. Make sure she is old enough to understand your instructions and perform her duties well. Her age will define what she can do, whether its petal toss or banners or something more.
If you can't resist having a young flower girl who is less than five years old, make sure you have an adult supervising them all the time. You may have great ideas to deck them up in beautiful tutus or flowing gowns but will they be comfortable in such clothes, is the question.