Boho Elopement Picnic at Black Rock Beach, FL

Boho Elopement Picnic at Black Rock Beach, FL

North Florida has some of the most intimate beach elopement destinations we have seen. This Black Rock Beach elopement on Big Talbot Island is a great place to plan a romantic getaway together.

If you’re feeling inspired by this styled session, then team up with an elopement vendor today to start planning your Florida wedding adventure.

Planning Your Elopement at Black Rock Beach in FL

This styled boho elopement gives us all the feels with its romantic picnic. We love the sunset and blue hour portraits too! Jessica, the photographer, shares her top tips when planning a wedding adventure at this location.

  1.  Wear comfortable shoes for your walk to the beach. The flat trail is about 1 mile long through a forest canopy, so you don’t want to go barefoot quite yet! Save it for the sand.
  2. Bring bug spray! Since this is a fairly remote beach surrounded by North Florida’s beautiful forests and marshes, it can get a little buggy during the warmer months. My favorite all-natural bug sprays are Buggins and Babyganics DEET-free bug spray.
  3. Keep the tides in mind. Black Rock Beach’s beautiful black rock formations are best seen during low tide. Using an app like Tides Near Me makes it really easy to look up the times for low and high tide ahead of time.

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Permit Information at This Florida Beach

Please keep in mind, that a lot of elopement locations, even beaches, will require a permit. This is why it’s always a good idea to team up with a vendor who has experience documenting an elopement at the location you’re interested in.

“There is a $50 fee for weddings at this location in addition to park admission, which is $3/car. Permits are acquired through Florida State Parks, or you can call the ranger station at (904)-251-2320. Parking is very limited – about 15 spaces – and can not be reserved. While there are not many rules about setup for your elopement, always keep in mind Leave No Trace principles and clean up everything you bring to the beach.” [Jessica, the photographer]

Details From This Styled Boho Beach Elopement

“I absolutely love the remote location. It’s like being transported back in time and gives an extra romantic feel to your time there. North Florida has a particularly wild look that is different from other parts of Florida. It doesn’t look quite like the typical tropical beaches you often see online. There are also so many huge driftwood trees on the beach that make for great photos (or tree climbing!).

The idea of a picnic waiting for the couple after they have exchanged their vows is so fun! Being able to sit together on the sand enjoying the sunset and ocean breeze without almost any other people around feels like having your own private beach. Decorating the picnic with electric candles and lanterns also added to the ambiance.” [Jessica, the photographer]

Unique Ideas To Incorporate During Your Beach Wedding Day

“I am definitely loving the picnic idea! Even if you have friends and family with you, a picnic setup can be tailored to your needs. The Honey Picnic Co has options for everything from an intimate picnic setup to a larger picnic reception with room for everyone. The picnic paired with a table spread of charcuterie is such a great spot for everyone to hang out around! Lanterns or battery-operated string lights are also a simple way to add that extra touch to a picnic set up and look great as the sun goes down.” [Jessica, the photographer]


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Florals –

Flutter Dress – @flutterdress 

Cake – @merakiartistry.byjenlee

Picnic – @thehoneypicnicco

Bride and Groom – Justin Ma and Catherine Rubio – and @cathyyrubio

Earrings – @gypsetco

Hand Lettering – @twitchandlou

Photos From This Styled Black Rock Beach Elopement

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