I've done some beautiful beach weddings, all very different and special.
One thing I have noticed is the gorgeous details people included in their beach venue.
Homemade bamboo wedding arches, ones made of driftwood and even one made of old door size shutters, all decorated beautifully, either with flowers, taffeta ribbons and sashes or locally made driftwood "here come the bride" signs. The aisles were marked out with rocks, or carpets, or signs and ribbon "fencing", even raked smooth sand.
My sound system worked great, even with a good sea breeze, and with Bluetooth link up a guest could just push play on their phones and the music came thru nice and strong. For some reason the wedding imps really love to mess with music, something I am very familiar with now, so know that whether a professional DJ or a friend does your music I can guide them over those potholes, and help keep it professional, those imps are really crafty!
And have had the pleasure of some beautiful backyard weddings too, where a bit of choreography means the flow looks effortless and the intimate nature is very special, even in the smallest of spots.
Should you want a beautiful homestead as a backdrop, Magnolia Estate with the wonderful Wendy is just stunning, the layout and decorations that they do are so romantic and take you back to a time of elegance and romance.
I've had quite few weddings where young children and babies have been involved in the ceremony, and for those wondering how it went, every one of them were little angels and behaved beautifully.
They just know that its a special day, and for those able to understand a present or surprise, they are on their bestest behaviour as I have a wee stash of surprise bribes in my bag!
So if you are a bit nervous, please don't be. As a mother myself I understand wee ones, can chat to them and love to see them involved and relaxed as much as you do!
If you have any questions or queries please feel free to drop me a line.