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COCOA BEACH WEDDINGS


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COCOA BEACH WEDDINGS


WHAT WE DO

We are a small team of wedding officiants, photographers, and coordinators who got together to arrange simple, no-frills, all-inclusive intimate ceremonies in Central Florida for couples eloping and intimate destination weddings.  We book the ceremony vendors, arrange beautiful flowers, get you married, and take beautiful photos.  Easy. Simple. FUN!

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Get Married Right On The Beach!


Get Married Right On The Beach!


COCOA BEACH WEDDINGS

Get married on Cocoa Beach, Florida! The closest beach to Orlando.  Located in Florida's Space Coast and about an hour East from Orlando, Cocoa Beach is an affordable beach town with plenty of recreational opportunities including deep-sea fishing, eco-tours, museums, historic sites, golf courses,  day cruises, water sports and more.  We LOVE Cocoa Beach because:

  • NO beach permit required for intimate weddings
  • Next door to Port Canaveral for those leaving on a cruise
  • Many things to do including Kennedy Space Center
  • Nothing beats Atlantic ocean waves for water sports!
  • Is the closest beach to Orlando
  • Easy to get to without much traffic
  • Less crowded than most beaches in Central Florida
  • Is one of the most affordable beach locations in Florida
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Cocoa Beach Wedding Packages


Cocoa Beach Wedding Packages


OUR “WINTERS” ARE THE BEST!

BOOK A WINTER CEREMONY (NOVEMBER - FEBRUARY) AND TAKE $300 OFF ANY PACKAGE PRICE!

Our mild winters (low 70’s average temperature) are perfect for a romantic beach ceremony. You might have the entire beach just for you! For a limited time, book any package for a ceremony to be held between November 2018 and February 2019 and save $300 off the package price!

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Beach Elopements


Beach Elopements


"JUST US" BEACH ELOPEMENT - $1,299 ($999 WINTER SALE)

This package includes:

  1. Ceremony Officiant (the person who performs the ceremony service)

    • The Officiant files the marriage license after the ceremony as required by State law.

  2. The Florida Marriage License by Mail Service

    • We will help you obtain you license ahead of time so that it would be ready the day of your wedding.

    • This service required at least four weeks advanced notice. A license is NOT needed for vows renewals.

  3. Bridal Flowers:

    • A rose bouquet and a matching boutonniere in your choice of natural color (white, pink, red, peach, lavender, etc.)

  4. Professional Photographer includes:

    • The photographer will take photos throughout the ceremony followed by a photo session with the couple around the venue.

    • The couple will receive all of their digital photos with print rights. (Average 50-75 photos)

Please add 7% sales tax to package price.
A $400 Nonrefundable retainer is required to reserve this package.
The balance is due 2 months prior your wedding.
If you are booking a ceremony with 2 months or less notice, full payment is required to reserve.

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"A Simple Kiss" Intimate Beach Wedding


"A Simple Kiss" Intimate Beach Wedding


"A SIMPLE KISS" PACKAGE - $1,699 ($1,399 winter sale)

This package includes:

  1. Ceremony Officiant (The person who gets you married)

    • The Officiant files the marriage license after the ceremony as required by State law.

  2. The Florida Marriage License by Mail Service

    • We will help you obtain you license ahead of time so that it would be ready the day of your wedding.

    • This service required at least four weeks advanced notice. A license is NOT needed for vows renewals.

  3. Bridal Flowers:

    • A rose bouquet and a matching boutonniere in your choice of natural color (white, pink, red, peach, lavender, etc.)

  4. Professional Photographer includes:

    • The photographer will take photos throughout the ceremony followed by a photo session with the couple around the beach.

    • The couple will receive all of their digital photos with print rights. (Average 50+ photos)

  5. Ceremony setup:

    • Prerecorded music for processional and recessional

    • Guest Seating for up to 20 guests including chair sashes. You may add up to 20 more (40 total) for an additional $10 per chair.

    • Our 2-post bamboo archway decorated with white fabric and your choice of accent color (flowers in the canopy and rose petals not included)

Please add 7% sales tax to package price.
A $400 Nonrefundable retainer is required to this package.
The balance (package price less retainer) is due 2 months prior your wedding.
If you are booking a ceremony with 2 months or less notice, full payment is required to reserve.

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"Seaside Kiss" Intimate Beach Wedding


"Seaside Kiss" Intimate Beach Wedding


"A SEASIDE KISS" PACKAGE - $1,999 ($1,699 winter sale)

This package includes:

  1. Ceremony Officiant (The person who gets you married)

    • The Officiant files the marriage license after the ceremony as required by State law.

  2. The Florida Marriage License by Mail Service

    • We will help you obtain you license ahead of time so that it would be ready the day of your wedding.

    • This service required at least four weeks advanced notice. A license is NOT needed for vows renewals.

  3. Bridal Flowers:

    • A rose bouquet and a matching boutonniere in your choice of natural color (white, pink, red, peach, lavender, etc.)

  4. Professional Photographer includes:

    • The photographer will take photos throughout the ceremony followed by a photo session with the couple around the beach.

    • The couple will receive all of their digital photos with print rights. (Average 50+ photos)

  5. Ceremony setup:

    • Prerecorded music for processional and recessional

    • Guest Seating for up to 20 guests including chair sashes. You may add up to 20 more (40 total) for an additional $10 per chair.

    • Our 2-post bamboo archway decorated with white fabric and your choice of accent color (flowers in the canopy and rose petals not included)

  6. The aisleway decorated with fresh rose petals and baby's breath

A $400 Nonrefundable retainer is required to reserve this package.
The balance is due 2 months prior your wedding.
If you are booking a ceremony with 2 months or less notice, full payment is required to reserve.

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Simple Romance Beach Wedding Package


Simple Romance Beach Wedding Package


"A SIMPLE ROMANCE" PACKAGE - $1,999 ($1,699 winter sale)

This package includes:

  1. Ceremony Officiant (The person who gets you married)

    • The Officiant files the marriage license after the ceremony as required by State law.

  2. Florida Marriage License by Mail Service

    • We will help you obtain you license ahead of time so that it would be ready the day of your wedding.

    • This service required at least three weeks advanced notice. A license is NOT needed for vows renewals.

  3. Professional Photographer includes:

    • The photographer will take photos throughout the ceremony followed by a photo session with the couple around the beach.

    • The couple will receive all of their digital photos with print rights. (Average 75-100 photos)

  4. Bridal Flowers:

    • A rose bouquet and a matching boutonniere in your choice of natural color (white, pink, red, peach, lavender, etc.)

  5. Professional Photographer includes:

    • The photographer will take photos throughout the ceremony followed by a photo session with the couple around the beach.

    • The couple will receive all of their digital photos with print rights. (Average 50+ photos)

  6. Ceremony setup:

    • Prerecorded music for processional and recessional

    • Guest Seating for up to 20 guests including chair sashes. You may add up to 20 more (40 total) for an additional $10 per chair.

    • Our signature bamboo canopy decorated with fabric in your choice of available colors

A $400 Nonrefundable retainer is required to reserve this package.
The balance is due 2 months prior your wedding.
If you are booking a ceremony with 2 months or less notice, full payment is required to reserve.

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Seaside Romance Intimate Ceremony Package


Seaside Romance Intimate Ceremony Package


"A SEASIDE ROMANCE" package - $2,499 ($2,199 winter sale)

This package includes:

  1. Ceremony Officiant (The person who gets you married)

    • Access to our beautiful collection of vows for inspiration

    • The Officiant files the marriage license after the ceremony as required by State law.

  2. The Florida Marriage License by Mail Service

    • We will help you obtain you license ahead of time so that it would be ready the day of your wedding.

    • This service required at least four weeks advanced notice. A license is NOT needed for vows renewals.

  3. Bridal Flowers:

    • A rose bouquet and a matching boutonniere in your choice of natural color (white, pink, red, peach, lavender, etc.)

  4. Professional Photographer includes:

    • The photographer will take photos throughout the ceremony followed by a photo session with the couple around the beach.

    • The couple will receive all of their digital photos with print rights. (Average 50+ photos)

  5. Ceremony Setup:

    • Prerecorded music for processional and recessional

    • Guest Seating for up to 20 guests. You may add up to 20 more (40 total) for an additional $10 per chair.

    • Our signature bamboo canopy in your choice of available colors

    • The aisleway decorated with FRESH roses

A $400 Nonrefundable retainer is required to reserve this package.
The balance is due 2 months prior your wedding.
If you are booking a ceremony with 2 months or less notice, full payment is required to reserve.

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FAQ's


FAQ's


FAQ'S + DETAILS

How does everything work?

  • Decided on a wedding date and a package and contact us to check availability for your day.
  • If the date and venue you want is available, secure your date with a signed agreement and a paid retainer.  
  • You will receive a special marriage license application so that we can help you obtain your Florida marriage license by mail ahead of time. (Read below more our Florida marriage license details).
  •  As we get closer to the date, we will discuss flower choices, colors, etc.
  • The day of the wedding all you need to do is show up with your rings and get married!

What's included with the photographer?
The photographer will start taking photos when the ceremony starts followed by a bridal session around the beach. It includes up to one hour of his/her time including the ceremony. The couple will receive all their edited high resolution digital photos (approximately 75+ photos) with a print release via a download link approximately four weeks later.

What times do you perform beach ceremonies?
We prefer to start  no earlier than an hour or two before the sun sets when it's less bright and there is less people on the beach. To find out what time the sun sets, just do a "Google" search with your preferred wedding date, followed by the phrase "Cocoa Beach sunset" and google should give you the sunset time.

Are travel, transportation, and/or accommodations included?
No. We only provide the actual ceremony service and do not arrange accommodations or transportation. 

How far away is Cocoa Beach from Orlando or the Disney area?
Cocoa Beach is about an hour's drive from the Orlando area (International Drive). However, if you are staying at a Disney Hotel, Kissimmee, or the Davenport area, it will take you a bit longer (about 1.5 hrs) since those areas are a bit further from Orlando

Where are your ceremonies held?
We prefer the public beach area located next door to the Hilton Cocoa Beach. However, this is subject to change anytime.

Can you recommend a hotel on Cocoa Beach?
The Hilton Cocoa Beach is the closest Hotel to our preferred beach location/area.  TripAdvisor is your best source for hotel reviews and recommendations.

Do I have to stay on Cocoa Beach to get married there?
Of course not! Many couples drive from Orlando instead. It should take you approximately one hour from Orlando, and about 1.5 hours from the Disney or Kissimmee areas.

Is there a place to change into my gown?
You need to arrive dressed and ready to start.

Which packages allows guests?
With the exception of the "Just Us" Beach Elopement package, all other packages accommodate guests. Please read the package description for guest limits.

Is sitting for guests available?
Sitting for up to 20 guests is included with all intimate beach ceremony packages (not for the elopement package). You may add additional seating (20 more max) for $10 per additional guest.  

Where are your beach ceremonies held at?
Our beach ceremonies are held at a public beach on Cocoa Beach. We've used the same spot for years.  All the beach ceremony photos you see on the website were taken there.

Is that a secluded or private beach?
No, it's not. However, we usually avoid crowds by choosing a weekday ceremony and a start time early in the morning or late in the evening before the sun sets. We can help you choose the best time for you based on your chosen wedding date.

What colors are available for the beach canopy?
We can arrange any combination you want with the following colors based on availability: Aqua, Black, Coral, Diamond blue, Eggplant, Fuchsia,  Ivory, Green, Light Blue, Light Pink, Lime Green, Navy Blue, Orange Red, Silver, White, Yellow. The bamboo arch uses up to 2 colors and the bamboo canopy up for 4 colors.

When included, which songs are played for the bridal party entrance and exit?
Pre-recorded processional and recessional music is included with all the packages except the elopement package. We play Pachelbel Canon D for the bridal party entrance and The Wedding March for the exit. If you want a different song(s) you may send them to us via email in MP3 format. Our system doesn't play disks.  In addition, we don't play more than two songs and cannot arrange a custom repertoire or special requests. If you prefer a personalized music service, we suggest you hire a musician instead.

Can I add the arch or canopy to the Elopement package?
Yes, you may. Contact us for details.

Do you have reception packages?
We don't arrange receptions.

Can you suggest a restaurant on Cocoa Beach for after ceremony?
A lot of the area Hotels have restaurants that may accommodate small receptions. Also, check with some of the area restaurants including The Fast Nook,  Brano's Italian Gril,  Heidelberg Restaurant, and Pompano Grill.

Can you recommend someone for bridal hair and makeup on Cocoa Beach?
Yes! We've heard great reviews from Cocoa Beach Spa for bridal hair and makeup.

What happens if it rains?
We just wait for the rain to move away to proceed with the ceremony because there is no back-up location on the beach. 

What happens in case of a hurricane?
We will try to move your ceremony date to accommodate your party the best we can. If your wedding is scheduled during Hurricane season (June-November), we strongly suggest you purchase wedding cancellation insurance. Wedding cancellation insurance is inexpensive (from $130) and offers protection if you need to cancel or reschedule your wedding  in case of severe weather, a sudden illness, and other extreme circumstances out of your control.

How is the weather like during my chosen date?
Click here to check out Weather.com average temperatures and precipitation tables by month

Do we meet before the ceremony or can we meet up in person to discuss our ceremony?
No, we don't.  You will meet us for the first time the day of the ceremony, a few minutes before we start. However, we will communicate via phone and email, as many times as you need us, to make sure all the details are taken care of the day of your ceremony. In addition, the day of your ceremony, the coordinator will send you a text, so that you can contact her on her cell phone if you need to talk to us right away.

Do I need a marriage license from Florida even though I don't live there?
Yes, you do. You always need to obtain a marriage license at the State you are getting married at, regardless of where you live.

We are already legally married. Do we need a marriage license?
No, you do not. Vows renewals do not need a license because you are already married. If you are renewing your vows, please discount the marriage license by mail service fee ($200) from the package price.

I don’t live in Florida. Do I need a Florida marriage license to get married in Florida?
Yes, you do. You get a marriage license at the State you are getting married at, no matter where you live. Click here for details.

Is a Florida marriage valid at my Country?
A marriage performed in Florida is valid anywhere in the US, Canada, and the UK. For other Countries, please contact your local registrar for details. We are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice.

What are the requirements to get married in Florida?
To get married in Florida:

  • You must obtain a Florida marriage license no earlier than 60 days prior the ceremony
  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • There is NO residency or waiting-period for non-Florida residents. Florida residents ONLY must wait 3 days after they obtain their license to get married.
  • All you need is a valid State ID or Driver's License
  • If you don't live in the States, all you need is a valid passport
  • You do NOT need a Social Security card - only the number. If you are not a US Citizen, you don't need a Social Security Number.
  • You do NOT need birth certificates or divorce papers.  If you've been married before, all you need to know is the exact DATE of your divorce.

Can I write and read/recite my own vows?
Of course you can! You should be free to express how you feel about each other on your own way!

Do you perform same-sex ceremonies?
Yes, we do!

What’s included with the photography?
The photographer starts taking photos when the ceremony starts, followed a photo session around the venue. Packages include up to one (1) hour of photographer’s time on location including the ceremony. The couple will receive a link to download their photos with a print release approximately four weeks later. We don’t burn disks. Photos are sent electronically and you can burn your own disks as you please.

How far in advanced can I reserve your services or a package?
We are accepting reservations through the end of 2018. However, please be advised that some venue do not book more than a year out.

What happens if I have to postpone my date?
You will have to sign a new agreement and submit a new retainer. Remember – retainers are used to retain a date. If you no longer need/want that date, that date will remain open because we turned people away for your date. Therefore, retainers are NOT transferable.

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Testimonials


Testimonials


HAPPY COUPLES

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M + S FORBES

Me and my wife got married in 2010 on cocoa beach. After booking our wedding here in the UK all we had to do is fly over to Orlando and relax knowing the only thing we had to do was go to the court house for our wedding license. These guys make everything so easy and take all the stress out of a wedding. If any of my family of friends are thinks of a beach wedding I would highly recommend it.

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K + P MITCHELL

Me and My husband got married on Cocoa Beach in 2007.  We were on holiday in Florida & planned to get married while we were there with all our family around us.
Mya & Hector were so helpful with the planning of our day, everything was so organized and professional. We cannot thank them enough for making our day so perfect, stress free & memorable. We often look back on our beautiful photographs...

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K + S GIBBONS

We got married on Cocoa Beach July 2015, it was the most rain I've ever experienced in Florida, along with thunder and lightening, luckily it stopped 10 minutes before we were due to start our ceremony, Mya and Hector were amazing to work with, i knew we were in good hands, so I didn't panic when we were riding out the rain storm. Our pictures came out amazing and the set up of our ceremony was beautifully decorated.

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About Us


About Us


 
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WHO WE ARE

Hello, my name is Nerissa Johnson and I'll be your wedding coordinator and photographer. I have worked in the wedding industry for over 15 years and I'm the proud owner of Lady Blue Photography, specializing in weddings and families. 

I am honored that you are considering my services for one of the most important days of your life! My promise to you is that my team and I will do our best to make your day FUN and a memorable experience.  

Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different and each one is beautiful.
— Maggie Reyes
 
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Getting Started


Getting Started


STEP 1

Choose a ceremony package, a wedding date, and contact us to check availability for your date.

 


STEP 2

Confirm your wedding date with a paid retainer and a signed agreement.

 


STEP 3

You will receive step-by-step information to process start your marriage license paperwork, choose your flowers, and decor if applicable. The day of your ceremony all you need to do is show up and get married!

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Contact Our Team


Contact Our Team


 

Contact Us

407-865-0747

You may reach us by phone during business hours at 407-865-0747, however, the fastest way to get a hold of us is via email. Please complete the form below with your information and we'll get back to you by the next business day. If you don't hear from us within 2 business days, please check your junk/spam folder.

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