If you're planning a micro wedding or Virginia Beach elopement, why not consider a luxury picnic as your wedding reception?
A beach picnic can be a romantic and intimate way to celebrate your love, while also enjoying the beautiful scenery and fresh sea air. Whether you're planning to party it up with just the two of you or would like to include family and friends, a luxury picnic is an easy, stress-free way to match your elopement day vision. Read on to discover the steps for the perfect beach elopement.
How to Plan a Luxury Picnic
1. Choose the Perfect Location
The first step in planning a beach picnic is to choose the perfect location. Virginia Beach is a stunning destination with miles of white sandy beaches and blue waters. Look for a spot like Sandbridge, the North End Beaches, or Chic's Beach that have picturesque views and are secluded enough to allow you to enjoy your picnic in privacy.
Whether you're looking for wide beaches with crashing waves directly on the ocean, or perhaps a calm bay with stunning sunsets, Virginia Beach is the perfect place to elope.
You'll also need to obtain a permit from the city to have a picnic on the beach, so make sure to plan ahead.
Don't have time to obtain an event permit? No worries! East Beach in Norfolk is a locals beach on the bay that features gorgeous sunsets, golden sands, and incredible dunes. Because it's technically located in Norfolk (not Virginia Beach), the permit rules do not apply.
2. Prepare the Menu
No picnic is complete without an ensemble of delicious treats! Prepare the perfect menu for your luxury beach picnic. I recommend opting for a mix of fresh fruits, salads, sandwiches, and artisanal cheeses spread out on a charcuterie board. Pair your luxury picnic with a bottle of champagne or wine to celebrate your special day.
You can also hire caterers like Brooke's Boards & Boxes LLC, Bella's Berries, and East Beach Catering to deliver fresh, delicious food—reducing stress and adding to the magic of it all.
Bonus! No need to bring plates, cups, champagne flutes, or napkins--Bethany at Moonfly Events has you covered!
3. Hire a Professional Photographer
A luxury beach picnic is an unforgettable experience that you'll want to remember for years to come. Beach photography can be tricky due to the amount of direct sunlight and how it reflects from the water. Hire a professional photographer like me at Jessica Erin Photos to capture the magic of your special day.
I'm Jess—an experienced, boho-loving Virginia Beach elopement photographer specializing in capturing intimate moments and creating beautiful images that tell your love story.
Plus, I'll assist you in planning the whole thing. I believe in doing whatever it takes to make sure your day looks and feels like you envision and capture your love.
4. Let Moonfly Events Take Care of the Details
Planning a luxury beach picnic requires attention to detail, from choosing the perfect location to setting up the perfect picnic spread. Let Moonfly Events take care of all the details so you can relax and enjoy your special day.
Moonfly Events is a luxury picnic company that specializes in creating bespoke picnics tailored to your unique vision and style. They'll take care of everything from setting up the picnic blankets to arranging the perfect props for both the ceremony and the picnic.
Bonus! If you're looking for unique and fresh florals to decorate your day, pair Aster & Bee Floral Design with a custom fresh floral cake from Wildflower Confectionery to complete your masterpiece of a picnic!
Should I Plan a Luxury Beach Picnic?
A luxury beach picnic in Virginia Beach is a romantic and memorable way to celebrate your micro wedding or elopement—and it's easier to plan than you think! With the help of Moonfly Events and Jessica Erin Photos, you can create a truly unforgettable experience that you'll treasure for years to come. Don't wait to book your luxury beach picnic today!
Don't wait to book Moonfly Events and Jessica Erin Photos to capture your luxury Virginia Beach picnic elopement or micro wedding today!
Hair & Makeup: Anywhere Beauty by Shae
Dress: Here & Now Bridal
Florals: Aster & Bee Floral Design
Cake: Wildflower Confectionery
Luxury Picnic: Moonfly Events