Beach weddings are becoming more and more popular. An escape to a tropical paradise for your wedding day celebration could be perfect! Anna Maria Island is Florida’s #1 destination for weddings. The island has a neat history. Back in 1513, Ponce de Leon started his quest for the Fountain of Youth in order to get its powers of eternal youth and healing the sick. He also wanted to find the nearby gold and silver. Ponce de Leon traveled through this region in his quest. George Bean was the first actual resident of the island back in 1892. Today the island serves as a vacation getaway. The white sands of Anna Maria and the privacy of the island are both appealing for those looking for a peaceful beach wedding. Anna Maria Island has a population of 1500 and is a seven-mile long island. After you arrive on Anna Maria Island, you will then be offered a ride in the island trolley to check out different sites before picking the perfect site. Many other services are offered to help your special day be unforgettable. A jet ski rental is a great way to see all the beauty Anna Maria Island has to offer. A jet ski rental in FL could be a great way to explore the different locations to find the perfect place for your beach wedding. Quite a few beaches can be found on Anna Maria Island. Coquina Beach is on the south end of the island and one of the largest beaches. This is great for those of you with big wedding parties. Cortez Beach is north of Coquina Beach and stretches along the Gulf of Mexico. A wonderful restaurant for your wedding reception on the island is the Sandbar Restaurant. This Florida restaurant is located on the north end of Anna Maria Island. It is famous with visitors and locals for its fresh seafood. Its location offers the ideal place to enjoy dinner and watch a beautiful sunset. Live music from local artists sets the mood. Bradenton Beach is another popular wedding location. It is on the southernmost side of the island. Great views and tropical palm trees make for perfect wedding picture taking. Manatee Beach is the busiest beach on the island. Because of this, we wouldn’t recommend it for your wedding, but you could explore it on a different day with a Ft Lauderdale kayak rental. Holmes Beach is located in the residential area. There are no facilities here, but it still makes for a peaceful wedding site. Anna Maria Beach offers some of the best sunsets on the entire island. It is said to be “unspoiled” and gives you a feel of how it most likely was many years ago. Whether you are flying in a large wedding party, your close family members, or just driving you and your future spouse to Anna Maria Island, this island offers everything to make your wedding memorable. American Watersports offers several kinds of water sport rentals and tours in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, and the surrounding Florida communities suchb as Anna Maria Island. Grab one of our jet ski rentals or a kayak rental and explore all that the coast and ocean at Fort Lauderdale have to offer! We hope you consider Florida and its beaches when planning your beach wedding.