Float Away…

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…In Love!

I love this picture, found in Inside Weddings magazine.  The picture shows “dinner by lantern light” on a pontoon, at Turtle Island resort in Fiji.  However, it brought another idea to my wedding-obsessed brain.  If you’re planning a beach wedding, you might want to consider this as an option…

…What if you had your wedding ceremony on a small pontoon?  The good news is that you wouldn’t have to go to Fiji in order to do it!

I remember when I was little, my family and I would go up to the cabin.   There was a floating pontoon on the pond, similar to this one, attached to the dock by a rope.  It was mostly enjoyed for fishing or jumping off of to go swimming.

I’m sure there are many local ponds and lakes that also have the same thing, which you could use for your ceremony base.  Picture it…an intimate ceremony for the two of you, but at the same time allowing friends and family to still enjoy by witnessing your vows from the beach!

Of course, I’d keep it in shallow water just in case, with life vests ready…and I’d stay out of the ocean especially at dusk because I hear that’s when the sharks like to feed.  Don’t laugh… yours truly is terrified of sharks.  But don’t let me scare you, because this idea forming in my head was working well for a bit…don’t you agree?  What are your thoughts?

Happy planning! 


  1. Comment by Jessica:

    My brother did something similar to this only the dock had a pier leading up to it so it wasn’t completely surrounded by water and all the guests watched from shore.

  2. Comment by Jaime:

    Hi Jessica,

    That sounds lovely! Do you have pictures of it you’d like to share with us? If so, I’d love to see! If you’d like to send a few pictures to give us an idea of how it looks when done, you can send them to itsajaimething@yahoo.com. If not, that’s fine too…it just sounds so cool!

    Thanks for reading!
    Jaime :)

  3. Comment by eric hegwer:

    I’ve photographed several weddings on piers and docks. I think it is much easier than having a floating pontoon.

  4. Comment by Fabulously Lizy:

    What a beautiful photo! So romantic and your very own littel adventure all at the same time!

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