November in Gulf Shores is becoming a popular month for a beach wedding!

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Gulf Shores almost has an endless Summer! November is also a great time for a beach wedding on the Gulf Coast! Beach Houses are normally a little cheaper during this time as well. Foley has the new OWA amusement park open now as well. Come down for Thanksgiving with the family and get married while your here! Paradise Beach Weddings Inc. has been the Gulf Coast premier beach wedding planning company for 14 years now. We can help you plan the beach wedding of your dreams!

Fall Beach Wedding? This is our favorite package for a Fall beach wedding in Gulf Shores

Driftwood Weddings

Gulf Shores is so romantic and beautiful in the Fall. This is our “ultimate beach wedding” We can do this with wood cross backs, benches, chavari, or white chairs. The Arbor can be our custom built drift wood or porch arbor. This packages is sure to turn heads on your wedding day! Check It Out! Give us a call today! Let’s start planning!


Do you know what could be killing your relationship? HINT: It’s in your pocket or in your hand right now.

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Yes, you guessed it. Your Smart phone could be killing your relationship. The smart phone is a wonderful tool but also can kill the romance in your relationship. Paradise Beach Weddings Inc. wants you to have a great Gulf Shores beach wedding but we also want you to have a great marriage! We’ve all seen it. The person that is constantly checking their phone. It’s fine to do that some time but not when you are with company and especially the company of your spouse! Not only is it killing romance but also tearing families apart. All you have to do is go out to eat at any restaurant these days and look around at the families that are out to dinner. They are more than likely looking at their phone. Kids included! We don’t know how to talk to each other anymore. My wife and I see it all the time when we are with couple friends. Here is some research that might make you feel differently about reaching for your phone the next time you are with your sweetheart. 

A team of researchers thought that smartphones might be making relationships worse, so they wrangled 170 college kids who were in committed relationships to see what role their phones were playing.

In the study, published in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture, the college lovebirds were asked to report on their own smartphone use: how dependent they felt on their device, and how much it would bother them to go without it for a day. They then answered similar questions about their own partner’s smartphone dependency.

It didn’t matter much how much a person used their device, but how much a person needed their device did. People who were more dependent on their smartphones reported being less certain about their partnerships. People who felt that their partners were overly dependent on their devices said they were less satisfied in their relationship.

In other words, people get jealous of their partner’s smartphone. “I’m more likely to think my relationship is doomed the more I believe my partner needs that thing,” explains Matthew Lapierre, a ssistant professor in the department of communication at the University of Arizona, who authored the study with his former undergraduate student Meleah Lewis . “It’s not use; it’s the psychological relationship to that device.”

If you are married, put your phone away at the dinner table. That is another thing that people don’t feel comfortable doing anymore. Share a meal together and look face to face! Real intimacy begins when you can put your phone down! Your spouse should not have to get jealous of your phone addiction! In a world that we are always getting calls, sending reviewing texts, getting on social media, and etc., we are losing touch with the ones we love. Social Media was supposed to bring us closer together and it has made us farther apart than ever. Try baby steps at first. Just try going out on a date and leaving the phone in the car. Try eating a meal with your phone out of reach. Go on vacation and leave your phone behind. Unplug your life! All of your relationships will improve.

Marriage Is Rewarding, Fun, and a lot of Work. Communication is key to a lasting Marriage.



My wife and I were wed on June 5, 1999. 18 years ago. All of our married friends are now divorced. It is a sad epidemic. Marriage is supposed to be “death till we part”. Our culture has turned marriage into a contract to be broken. We learn from God’s word that marriage is a covenant. God’s word is the true picture of marriage. So below I have included scriptures about marriage.
I once heard a Pastor stand before his congregation and tell them that He and his wife have never had an argument. Either he was lying or they have a very unhealthy relationship. I’m hoping that he was lying for the sake of his marriage. Communication is key to a healthy marriage. We can not bottle our feelings inside. Talk it out! Work it out! We can’t work it out if we don’t talk. It’s ok to disagree. If husbands loved their wives like Christ loves His church think of how many marriages would be healed. Jesus sacrificed himself for the church! When we look at marriage as a covenant relationship rather than a contract between two parties that can be broken, we begin to see that marriage is about sacrifice. Jesus gave His life for the church. That is what true love looks like.


Genesis 1:27-28: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’ “

Malachi 2:14-15: “But you say, ‘Why does he not?’ Because the LORD was witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.”

Isaiah 54:5: “For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called.”

Song of Solomon 8:6-7: “Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LORD. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.”

Ephesians 4:2-3: “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

Colossians 3:14: “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9: “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?”

Ephesians 5:25: “For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her.”

Genesis 2:24: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

Ecclesiastes 4:12: “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

Mark 10:9: “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Ephesians 5:25-33: “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, …”



Check Out These Gulf Shores Wedding Photos

Your wedding photos from your Gulf Shores Beach Wedding will be memories that you cherish for a lifetime. In this gallery you will see weddings that we have done recently. All of these weddings took place on the Gulf Shores beaches. Enjoy! Remember to click through our site to view more galleries. 

Will you write your own vows for your Gulf Shores Beach Weddings?

Writing your own vows are a great way to really personalize your ceremony for your Gulf Shores beach wedding! You certainly do not have to but some do. You can write them in a little note book and read them to your groom or spouse. It will be something that you will cherish for a lifetime. We can do the traditional vows along with your vows or we could do just your vows or just ours. It is important when you are writing your vows however to have something that you are vowing to do. Sometimes it is is easy to just say how much you love your spouse and forget that the vows are supposed to be promising something. Marriage is a covenant and your vows should reflect the covenant that you are making. What are you promising in your vows? Here is an idea below. 


I am reminded of James 1:17 Where it says that every good and perfect gift comes from above.

(Name) you are truly a Gift from God and I promise to spend the rest of my life treating you as such.

I will cherish you always and never take you for granted.

I will lead you and guide you as Christ leads me.

I will follow His teachings and obey His commands.

I will lead by example, with patience, and with understanding.

I will be slow to anger, and quick to listen.

I will be a strong spiritual leader in our home through good times and bad, in joy and in sorrow.

I will love you and be faithful to you alone from this day forward until God calls us home.

This is my solemn pledge to you and to God.


Have fun! Writing your vows are fun. Don’t worry about what everyone will think. Your vows are for your Bride or Groom. Remember you can just use our traditional vows if you don’t want to bother with writing your own. Most use the vows our Minister provides. See you soon!


Pastor Robert Bullock
Paradise Beach Weddings Inc.
Uptown Event Rentals LLC
Trinity Baptist Church Foley



Marriage Is a Covenant, Not A Contract! Very Important to know the difference. Please share if you agree!

We want your wedding in Gulf Shores to be great, stress free, beautiful, and fun! However we also care for you and your marriage! We want you to have a good understanding of what marriage really is. Our society calls it a contract. I would like for you to think of it as a covenant instead because that is exactly what it is. Below you will find the difference between a contract and a covenant. Please share! 

Pastor Rober Bullock

God established marriage as a covenant, not a contract 

Malachi 2:14

14 But you say, “Why does he not?” Because the Lord was witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.

Notice in this scripture He does not call marriage a contract. 

Proverbs 2:16-17

16 So you will be delivered from the forbiddena] woman,
    from the adulteressb] with her smooth words,
17 who forsakes the companion of her youth
    and forgets the covenant of her God;


Why is it important for the Christian to view marriage as a covenant? 

 It is important to understand the difference between a covenant and a contract. Three important differences separate them.

1. A covenant is based on trust between parties. A contract is based on distrust.

2. A covenant is based on unlimited responsibility. A contract is based on limited liability.

3. A covenant cannot be broken if new circumstances occur. A contract can be voided by mutual consent. 


Therefore, the marriage covenant between a man and a woman should be a permanant commitment. This type of marriage covenant was ordained by God to provide believers with a picture of Christ’s love and relationship to His church 


Ephesians 5:25-33

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.a]28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.


Revelation 21:2,9

I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.


Marriage is something that we should not take lightly. It is not just a contract that is meant to be broke and thrown out. It is a life long commitment. A covenant that we make in the presence of God, Family, and Friends. Having a close relationship with our creator is the best way to have a happy, lasting marriage. 

This Summer’s most popular package for Gulf Shores Weddings has been??

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This is our “Fairytale Package” This includes Minister, Photographer, Photos, Arbor, Fabric on the arbor, Chandelier, Burlap runner, lanterns, 20 chairs, Chair Covers, Sashes, Location Permit, Coordination, Consultation, Vendor Info, Filing Of Marriage License, and Southern Hospitality! We would love to plan a wedding for you. We can do this wedding package at your beach house or at the Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores. Check it out here!

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Here are our Top Reasons to have a Beach Wedding In Gulf Shores Alabama


Top Seven Reasons to Have a Destination Gulf Shores Wedding

Are you dreaming of a beach wedding in Gulf Shores Alabama? We would love to help you plan your destination wedding! Why a destination beach wedding to Gulf Shores? We are glad you asked! Here are the top 7 reasons!

1. Fancy a barefoot bash over a buttoned-up affair? You’re not alone. The 2016 Mintel U.S. weddings report found that 58 percent of brides want their wedding to be remembered as a fun and casual party, rather than a formal event. No wonder so many couples are hitting the road for their nuptials. After all, when was the last time you saw stilettos on the beach? A Gulf Shores beach wedding is perfect for you!

2. Your photos! The scenery around your local banquet hall can be pretty dull and limiting. Just look at all the wonderful photos on our site and you will see that the beach in Gulf Shores  makes the best backdrop for your wedding photos.

3.Cut down on guests. The average number of guests at a traditional wedding is 140. The average number of guests at a destination wedding? A mere 48. Having a more intimate setting gives you more time to spend with the people that you are closest too.

4. Have two honeymoons! A wedding away doesn’t need to replace your honeymoon — in fact, many couples head to a different ­location for their honeymoon. Stay a few extra days near your wedding location for a mini moon. Gulf Shores is the best place for that! (you’ve already paid the travel expenses to get here), or plan a separate trip a few months to a year later, so you’ll have a new adventure to look forward to together.

5. Leave all the stress at home. Yes, it’s your wedding — but it’s also your vacation, so leave the details to our onsite experts. Just ask Amy Bullock, Paradise Beach Weddings owner and wedding planner, “Unlike your traditional couple who may have to speak to a florist, an entertainer and a photographer, we make it a one-stop shop,” she explains. Instead of stressing about centerpieces and wedding vendors, you can focus on more important things, like your guests (or your tan).

6. Spend a few days not a few hours with your guests. We’ve all been to those weddings where the couple ends the night hungry and exhausted from making the rounds to greet and thank every guest. According to the 2016 Mintel U.S. weddings report, “One reason destination weddings are popular is because they allow the bride and groom more opportunity to truly interact with their guests over a longer event.” Indeed, quality time is a lot more doable — especially when everybody stays at the same hotel, condo or beach house. We can refer you to the best in the area!

7. Get more bang for your buck! Across the board, destination weddings are more affordable when compared with their hometown counterparts. Save your money for a down payment on a house instead of that $35,000 hometown wedding. Yes, the average American wedding cost $35,000. Our beach wedding packages are affordable. We have a wedding package to fit everyone’s budget. Best of all, everyone gets a great vacation out of it! So what are you waiting for? Call us today to start planning with one of our pros!

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