In Britain the law states that ceremonies may only take place in a 'permanent covered building'. Our brides and grooms therefore have somewhat more restrictions than couples getting wed overseas.
Beach weddings now possible in the UK
Recently however Bornemouth Borough Council has granted permission for couples to tie the knot in a 'permenant covered building' which is just 16ft by 8ft and is better known to most as a 'beach hut' on the resort's seaside.
Beach Hut on Bournemouth Beach
Melanie Kiani, director of Bellissimo Wedding Planners, which is the operating the venue, said: 'This is an absolutely amazing opportunity for prospective couples. Never before has it been possible to conduct a legal, civil ceremony on the beach in this country, we think it will be phenomenally popular'.
So who will follow suit? By this time next year we envisage more and more ocean loving brides and grooms will be tieing the knot on beaches all over the UK as local councils come on board and follow suit. It's a shame we don't have the same weather as some of our European neighbours but you can't deny we don't have some equally beautiful coastline's.