Assateague Island Beach Wedding

Assateague Island Beach Wedding by Sunny Beach Weddings

Assateague Island Beach Wedding

Assateague Island always held a special place in the hearts of Olivia and Allen. This is why they wanted to announce their love through marriage in front of friends and family in this beautiful beach ceremony venue location. They choose to have the ceremony on October 19.

The ceremony was set to begin at 4:45 pm approximately 90 minutes before sunset. Sunset time is ideal for capturing the best wedding portraits.

Assateague Island is known for its summer camping and clean family-friendly beaches. It is most known for the wild ponies that roam the area. While we were setting up for Allen and Olivia’s beach wedding ceremony a group of around 20 horses walked by to check out what we were doing. While not a threat, people are required to keep a safe distance and not pet or feed the horses.

3 easy steps How to plan your Assateague Island Wedding

1. The first step in planning an Assateague Island wedding is to contact the state park to obtain permission and a free permit to have the beach wedding ceremony there.  The permit will be granted for evening or early morning hours.  Wedding ceremonies are not permitted while the lifeguards are on duty. Contact: Campground Office/Ranger Station: 410-641-2918 Headquarters Office: 410-641-2120 Click here for More info.

2. Contact us so we can discuss your ideas for your dream wedding day.  We can provide ceremony chairs, an arch or altar, ceremony music, photography, and video.   

3. Moving on you will need to find a wedding venue to hold your reception after the ceremony. It is the responsibility of the couple to obtain a backup plan as the wedding company or park will not have a separate covered space for you. 

The foundation of your day has been set

Now you can work on the details of your day.  When choosing a beach wedding gown you will want to consider the time of year you are getting married.  If it is a hot and steamy July day you will want to choose a cooler gown that breathes.  The boys may opt for khaki pants or shorts with button-down shirts and possibly bow ties.  Spring or Fall Weddings offer more flexibility in the dress.  If you choose a thinner dress it may be good to have a sweater on hand to throw on between pictures.  The boys will be comfortable in tuxedos as it most likely will not be too hot.  This, of course, is entirely up to the style of the couple. 

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