Barefoot in the Sand - Wedding Compass

Beach Weddings in Southern California. A dream ceremony on the beach with your toes in the sand!

For the free-spirited wedding couple, few images are more compelling than that of a beach wedding. Imagine standing barefoot in the sand, exchanging vows as loved ones look on, the surf rolls in, and seagulls serenade you…

Beach Weddings at Hotel Laguna - Laguna Beach
Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach, Orange County


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An oceanfront wedding can take place anywhere from a remote tropical isle to your local beach. It may include just the ceremony or just the reception, or both together, and the location can even double as your honeymoon destination.

hotel del coronadoHotel Del Coronado in Coronado, San Diego County

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Beach venue options range from an intimate, ocean-side boutique hotel, to a high-end beach resort, to a casual ceremony on a public beach with your closest family and friends (in that case, passers-by are part of the fun). If you opt for a beach wedding, try carrying the theme through the reception with seashell decorations and local seafood.

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