Here Comes the Sun

Published in Beach to Bay Times

Everyone has a bucket list that often includes watching the sunrise. And For many people watching the sunrise on the beach is on that list. What if you could do just that and get married at the same time? Picture this- the first streaks of sunrise are over the ocean, it is eerily quiet and the only people stirring are the fishermen everything is slightly moist and smells fresh. The sky is a beautiful red, yellow,  & blue with just a hint of the heat from the upcoming day. As you approach the beach there is a beautiful arbor complete with candles twinkling from some hanging lanterns, a few rows of white chairs are setup and ready for the guests, more lanterns line the isle with their candles welcoming the bridal party and their guests. All that is visible at this point are shadowy images of the scene. It is still dark but a light dark.

As the guests arrive they are greeted with a breathtaking view of mother natures finest work sunrise over the ocean from the beach! With proper timing everyone should be seated and the bridal party ready to go before the sun comes up. As the bride and groom exchange vows the sun slowly rises over the ocean lighting the ceremony as it come. By the time “I Do’s “are said the sun has come up and it is the beginning of a beautiful beach day. The wedding pictures from a sunrise wedding will be breathtaking and different from almost everyone else’s. Definitely a ceremony to remember!

If you are planning a wedding think about the many options you have for a destination wedding weather it be sunrise or sunset, on the beach or on the bay. The photo opportunities are endless and breathtaking . Another thought is to get married on a private boat with your immediate family and later have the big celebration with everyone else.

This year weekend weddings are very popular. On Friday night host a welcome reception with a signature drink  (named for the bride and groom) allows the couple to mingle with all of the attendees. Saturday is the wedding day so all of the festivities that go along with that ensue. A sunrise wedding allows everyone to enjoy a day at the beach or one of the many other things on the island. Followed by an evening reception. Everyone has had a full day of sun and fun! Sunday a brunch is a great way to send everyone off! The bride and groom have had a nice weekend to visit with loved ones and enjoy their special day over the course of three days.

If you or someone you know is thinking about getting married there are a lot of options in Ocean City, Maryland. Why not look into a beautiful and unique wedding memory by checking out what this town has to offer! 

Alison Sappington

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