I Do {How To’s}: Santa Monica Beach Wedding Ceremony

Aug 19, 2011

An awesome couple from Denver, Colorado contacted us to plan their dream ceremony. They wanted their toes in the sand on the beach in Santa Monica just a short walk from their reception venue, Viceroy Santa Monica.

Santa Monica State Beach is run and operated by the city. There is no permit required to have a beach ceremony, just a few rules. (See link for list of rules and regulations) With no permit required it is first come, first serve. To avoid any issues we arrived at the beach two and a half hours before our bride and groom’s ceremony to stake out their perfect spot. We set up the four post altar, chairs for the 50 guests and smoothed out the sand and voila!!! Toes in the sand accomplished.

The gorgeous flowers were created by Debbie at Flowers Etc Weddings. Rentals by Signature Party Rentals, Orange County. Rev. Clint Huft married the happy couple & Vox DJs supplied the music & sound.

It was a perfect day, thanks to Evoke Photography for sharing the photos!



"Thank you for making our day so special! It was perfect and I will always treasure it. I have now had multiple people tell me it was one of the most amazing weddings they’ve ever been to- and I think they’re right!!" Jen | 2019 Bride

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