If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water -- Loren Eiseley
It’s as obvious as wings on a dove.
The beach, with its natural, timeless beauty, is the perfect place for a wedding - or to renew your vows. But I’ll bet my flip-flops you’ve never considered paddling into passion.
I’m talking about the new ‘Kayak Weddings’ package offered by Phoenix Rising Kayak Tours out of Cape Haze in Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands. It’s the perfect package for couples craving novel nuptials – or, for those who just wish to stray from the glitz, glam and expense of a conventional wedding. And, if you’re looking for an awesome anniversary, the vow-renewal package has your lips written all over it.
This is how it works.
You and your sweetie – and your wedding party, if it’s no more than eight people - board your kayaks and join a guide on a short paddle to one of the numerous remote and pristine barrier islands in the Charlotte Harbor preserve, where your ceremony will be performed.
If you have a larger wedding party, don’t get your beach towel in a twist; special arrangements to attend the ceremony by boat may be made. Following the ceremony, you can host your reception at an area restaurant.
Wedding packages begin at $150; vow renewal ceremonies start at $130. Both come complete with the kayak excursion, a fruit and cheese plate, and a champagne toast.
Sounds snuggly to me!