|Address:||6655 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706, USA|
My husband and I are very pleased that we went with Florida Gulf Beach Weddings! It was such an easy and stress free way to plan a wedding!!! We initially wanted to plan a traditional ceremony in our hometown but we felt it just wasn’t practical to spend a crazy amount of money on a 5 hour party. So we decided to Google "Beach Weddings" and Florida Gulf Beach Weddings was the first search result. After reading many HIGHLY RATED reviews we decided Florida Gulf Beach Weddings was the way to go! It was so simple - you pick your package, you pick your decorations/songs/vows...etc, and pay your deposit/balance! You can send an email with any questions or concerns and someone from FGBW replies in a short amount of time. I think the longest I waited for a reply was 12 hours! Ive called once to finalize details over the phone but it was so easy to communicate with FGBW through email that we mostly emailed our questions/concerns. We traveled from Pennsylvania and when we arrived on our wedding day, our ceremony was exactly what we ordered! All our decorations were accounted for! There was a FGBW coordinator at the isle entrance when we arrived to help guide us through the ceremony and how things will work. Roger from CCS Photography that we paid for through FGBW was there on time and was willing to follow our "must-have shot list" we provided. He also put his creativity spin on his own poses too!!! :-) Super friendly and a great personality! We have not seen the photos yet so I can not comment on the shots themselves yet! Our officiant through FGBW, Dale Miller, called us two days prior to discuss the ceremony script and was VERY friendly both over the phone and in person! FGBW and Dale have made the marriage license process SO EASY! The only reason we did not give this a 5-Star is because our ceremony site at Upham Beach - St Pete Beach was put next to another wedding that had booked the same beach, the same day and time as us through FGBW. Both ceremony sites were far enough apart that there were no interferences but we booked our ceremony 7 months in advance - we wouldve appreciated to know that another wedding was book for the same location and we might have chosen a different location. Not sure when the other couple booked their wedding but with us booking 7 months in advance, we are disappointed that we got the 68th Avenue site and not the 67th Avenue site at Upham. Our site was great/perfect, please dont be misled by this part of our review, but 67th was way better and more private! We recommend if you pick Upham Beach, make sure they book you for 67th Ave! Keep in mind, if you pick a public beach - its not going to be completely private. FGBW tries their best to make it as private as possible but there will be people, chairs, umbrellas and possibly people with guitars singing in the background! If you want your ceremony completely private - Upham is not the beach for you! Unless you book in the "off season" and a random week day - you may get lucky! We would not have done our ceremony any other way! We are very happy! Our 10 guests LOVED our ceremony! We would recommend FGBW to anyone! Mr. & Mrs. Hunter <3 05-06-2016
Overall Im satisfied with the way my wedding turned out but the few things that did occur resulted in the 3 star rating. Im happy with the timeliness of their response to my questions, I felt like it was a great deal for what I hoped would be my dream wedding. The few issues I had: 1) when designing the dream wedding and selecting different options I choose tiffany blue to be dropped across the arch - or at least thats how it looked in the pictures, when I arrived there was white draped on the arch with tiffany blue tie back. Small detail I know but its something. 2) when emailing back and forth I stated I did not want the blessing stone option, someone didnt get that memo and it was done at the ceremony. 3) last and probably the worst part was the photographer... he showed up after I did, took pictures for prob 45 min, then left, I got my photos a day later and honestly my family took better pics. He sent back ones that were completely unretouched, ones that had nothing to do with the wedding/ceremony, I understand I picked the simplest package but I see other images on their site that are a million times better than what I received. I actually paid someone to retouch our images. I wish I could have selected a photographer from a list of available. Update - this company is great! They contacted after my review and offered to edit the photos. They really go above and beyond and tried their best to make everything right. I will definitely be referring friends and family and would love to renew my vows using this company. Im really amazed by the level of service I received from them.
I highly recommend you consider Gulf Beach when planning an intimate wedding. Our wedding day was absolutely spectacular, down to every last detail. I have to admit I was a little nervous planning a destination wedding but Gulf Beach made planning simple and stress-free! They responded to each and every one of my emails very promptly, regardless of the time of day the message had been sent. They were organized, pleasant to speak with, and extremely accommodating. They even called me one week prior to go over all the details and to see if I had any further questions in regards to the day of. Our officiant, Cody, was so friendly and made us feel at ease. He even called us the night prior to go over details. Our photographer, Dorothy (from P.L. Carrillo Photography) was absolutely amazing! She was open to listening to our suggestions but also had creative ideas of her own. She went above and beyond to get our pictures, even stepping into prickly bushes to get the right shot. We received our photos two weeks after the ceremony and they were absolutely beautiful! Thank you Gulf Beach, for making our day beyond all of our expectations. I cannot thank you enough. It truly is a day we will always remember.
Gulf Beach Weddings has revolutionized the art of a "Beach Wedding." They have recently revamped their entire inventory of set ups and unleashed a brand new website that creates a more user friendly experience. I had the pleasure of surprising my parents for their 30th anniversary last December, and I must say that GBW really out did themselves! The level of professional they portrayed from the start really gave me that sense of comfort and trust that most people are looking for on their special day. They were able to answer all of my questions and even recommend special amenities I never would have thought of on my own. After going through the logistics of choosing what would be my parents dream wedding, I was given a time and date to show up and was told that everything else would be taking care of! Sure enough, my parents ended up having a magical moment of love that they havent experienced in years. It was truly an inspiring moment watching my mother tear up once she realized what was happening. I am forever grateful to Gulf Beach Weddings for the amazing experience and memory that I will now have for the rest of my life.
Communication was fairly good between Gulf Beach Weddings and myself. It would have been nice to have one person assigned to our wedding and be able to contact them directly over the phone or e-mail vs. e-mailing the general e-mail all the time and not knowing who would be the one I was talking to. Our officiant, Mitch, was great! He called before the ceremony to see if we had any requests and to go over what we should expect! He met with each of us separate before at the ceremony site as well and without ever meeting him before he made us both comfortable! Set-up was beautiful and just as described! The ceremony was a tad late starting as the 2 guys setting up were unsure of what all was supposed to be included in our package, which was not the greatest as we had a June 18 wedding and our guests had to sit in the heat waiting. The PA system addition did not include a microphone which would have been nice for the officiant to have so that all of the guests could hear better.