Who We Are
Sunny Beach Weddings is a full service wedding planning company specializing in planning and coordinating unique and beautiful beach weddings in Ocean City, Assateague Island, and the Delaware beaches. Since 2008, our mission has been to serve and create memorable events that our couples will treasure for a lifetime. Our team is a small, tight-knit group of vendors who love to work together in order to bring your dream wedding to life. We truly love what we do and our passion for planning once-in-a-lifetime weddings runs deep. Our number one goal is to ensure your wedding day is as magical as you hoped it to be. We’re honored to have been a part of so many beautiful love stories over the years and would love nothing more than to be a part of yours.
What We Do
Your wedding day will be one of the most joyful days of your life, but all the planning that goes into it can be stressful. With endless to-do lists and decisions to make, the planning process can quickly go from exciting to overwhelming. That’s where we come in. At Sunny Beach Weddings, we take all the stress away from the planning process and give you the helping hands you need to create the beach wedding you’ve always dreamt of. From our caring officiants to our talented photographers, we’ll help coordinate every aspect of your ceremony to ensure your special day is one you’ll cherish forever.
MEET THE TEAM
In 2008, Viktor Tsvetanov and Andrew Van Zee founded Sunny Beach Weddings as a way to provide engaged couples with the help and guidance they need to plan the beach wedding of their dreams. Having worked in the wedding industry for over 10 years and witnessing countless weddings gone awry, they set out to create a company that would guide couples through the planning process and provide them with a top-notch vendor team to help bring their wedding vision to life. Since 2003, Viktor has called Ocean City, Maryland his home. Having started out organizing large automotive conventions, Viktor is no stranger to planning large scale events. After getting his feet wet in the event planning industry, he decided to transition to wedding planning where he could help couples plan more personal and intimate gatherings. When he isn’t hard at work planning your wedding, he loves spending quality time with his wife, Maya, and their two amazing little girls. Andrew resides in the neighboring town of Bethany Beach, Delaware where he lives with his wife, Kristie, and their two wonderful children. In 2004, Andrew and Kristie started a wedding photography business specializing in beach weddings. After a few years photographing weddings near and far, he and Viktor joined forces to start Sunny Beach Weddings.
What people say?
“We had a perfect wedding day thanks to Sunny Beach Weddings! They took care of everything and made the experience stress-free. Their team is amazing, I highly recommend them!”
“I couldn’t have asked for a more attentive planner. The pictures also turned out absolutely beautiful. Both photographers captured the memories that we can cherish forever. I can’t say thank you enough to SBW!”
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Most frequent questions and answers
I want to get married on the beach but I’m not sure where. Can you help me choose a location for my beach wedding?
Absolutely! While almost any beach destination makes for a good ceremony location, there are a few things you should take into consideration. The number one thing to consider when choosing a ceremony location is where you will be staying and getting ready the day of your wedding. Most couples choose the beach right outside of their hotel or condo. However, if you’re not staying near the beach, we’re happy to help you choose a location that’s convenient for you. Another thing to take into account is that some beaches will charge you a permit fee, including Rehoboth Beach and Assateague Island. You can view our Locations page for the rules and permit schedules for each of the different beaches. If you have additional questions about choosing a location for your beach wedding, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The ideal time of day for a beach wedding is a few hours before sunset. This is typically between 5 and 7pm, depending on the time of year. This time of day offers cooler temperatures, secluded beaches, and milder skies that are ideal for photographs. For these reasons, we do not plan beach weddings during the middle of the day in the summer. In addition to evening weddings, we also offer sunrise weddings. If you choose to have your wedding in the summer, it must take place before 9am or after 5pm.
Rain is always a possibility if you’re planning a beach wedding. However, over 90 percent of our weddings are not affected in any way by bad weather. Unfortunately, for safety reasons and by law, thunderstorms will prevent us from having your wedding on the beach. Of course, we will do everything we can to have your wedding as originally planned, but on rare occasions, we may have to move the wedding inside. If there is rain in the forecast, it is best not to reschedule your wedding. Oftentimes, the forecast is wrong and the logistics involved in rescheduling your wedding become very complicated when taking your family, guests, officiant, and photographer into account.
Yes, you’ll need to apply for a marriage license in the county you plan on getting married. The marriage license must be obtained by the couple to be married. After the wedding, your officiant will file your marriage license with the county on your behalf.
Your wedding photos will usually be ready within two weeks of your wedding date. Once they are ready, we’ll send you a link to your online gallery where you can view your wedding photos. If you’ve chosen to order a disc of your images, please allow three weeks for this to be delivered to you.
I need a photographer for my reception as well. Can Sunny Beach Weddings also provide a photographer for my reception?
Of course! We would love to photograph your wedding reception. However, additional hours of wedding photography must be ordered ahead of time. If you’d like additional hours of photography, please be sure to let us know in advance.
Due to our high volume of weddings during the summer, please allow three weeks for your wedding video to be delivered to you.
We are happy to provide additional chairs for your wedding. If you need additional chairs, we ask that you order these at least a week before your wedding. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee additional chair rentals the day of your wedding. In any case, we will touch base with you about any need for extra chairs a few weeks before your wedding.
We’re always happy to share our knowledge and experience with couples. We’re here to answer any questions you may have and help put your mind at ease during the planning process. You can email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (302) 581-0190.