Patricia Slater's Weddings by the Sea

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Weddings and the Hurricane

The bridge to Sanibel is now open. We are looking for locations on Sanibel Island that will provide a good backdrop for elopements. Along the way to Sanibel, there are attractive beaches too. Another idea is Marco Island, this charming island town had less hurricane damage. See this website, Marco Island Photographer for more information.

To All: Patricia is safe, she stayed on Sanibel Island during the hurricane. Neighbors and Patricia are helping each other during this difficulty. Thanks for all your concern and prayers.


Oct 3   Update on Patricia: We spoke with Patricia on Monday at 5pm. She told us how she stayed in her home until Sunday afternoon. Sunday morning a rescue crew from Miami told her that she would be evacuated by the local fire department at 1pm, so pack and be prepared. Patricia was packed and ready with her 4 kitties when the fire department came with a jeep to pick them up for the ride to a Sanibel boat dock. Patricia was then taken by boat to the Port Sanibel Marina in Fort Myers. She and 4 kitties are doing fine and now staying with a friend in Cape Coral. 


Oct 4   Update: Patricia now has electricity at her friends’ apartment in Cape Coral.


Oct 6    Update: Patricia now has email connection on her cell phone and her post office mail is being forwarded from Sanibel Post Office to her off island temporary address.


Sanibel and Captiva Weddings

photo of wedding officiant on Sanibel Island

Patricia Slater, Wedding Officiant on Sanibel Island

Sanibel and Captiva weddings are on tropical islands situated along the Gulf of Mexico, on the southwest coast of Florida near Fort Myers. These islands are perfect for weddings and vow renewals of any size… from an elopement up to a celebration with family and friends. Sanibel and Captiva weddings have become an all-year-long wedding destination in Florida. Patricia Slater offers customized services which includes wedding ceremonies and renewal of vows.


Sanibel beach wedding

Secluded beach wedding on Sanibel Island


Sanibel and Captiva weddings

Sunset wedding on Captiva Island


Elopement on Sanibel

Sand crabs visit elopement on Sanibel beach

Sanibel Island Elopement Packages

Thousands of Weddings by the Sea ceremonies were officiated by Patricia Slater, who is a Sanibel resident for over 40 years. A former Sanibel Island Innkeeper, Patricia Slater’s Weddings by the Sea embraces all aspects of planning the perfect Sanibel Island wedding venue including: officiating services, flowers, photography, music, food, resort accommodations, even transportation and salon appointments – whatever you desire for your most important day. As an elopement officiate and Sanibel Island resident, you will have access to the best that the industry has to offer including your elopement ceremony on a secluded beach. I can also provide your marriage license by mail, which saves you time of going to the local county clerk office.

Wedding Officiant

When you engage Patricia Slater for your wedding on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, you are promised a personalized wedding that speaks to your individuality as you become husband and wife. Presented in her signature heartfelt way, Patricia’s original wedding ceremony blends the marriage vows with a special collection of inspirational readings, poems, and prayers.


elopement photo

They are married!


bride and groom laugh at their intimate wedding on Sanibel Island

Wedding Officiant on Sanibel Island



From a Recent Destination Wedding on Sanibel Island

Hi Pat!! First off, I want to let you know that we received our marriage license in the mail today! And most importantly, we want to express our gratitude to you and the phenomenal work you do! We are still in awe of just how perfect our wedding day was. Every part of that amazing day exceeded our expectations! We truly could not have done it without you. Every one of our family members raved about how impressed they were with you and Frank… read more

wedding venue on Sanibel beach

Elopement ceremony on Sanibel beach


wedding couple enjoy a rainbow over their wedding ceremony

Destination wedding on Sanibel Island

Sanibel and Captiva Wedding Officiant

The magnificent Sanibel and Captiva Islands themselves inspire a sense of awe and splendor, quiet reflection and personal peace for your island wedding. When you find the one to share your life with, you share those feelings, too. Express them beautifully on the most important day of your life with help from Patricia Slater’s Weddings by the Sea.  Here is a blog post of a Sanibel wedding Celebration I performed recently.

Sunset elopement on Sanibel Island

Sunset Elopement on Sanibel Island


Sanibel wedding officiant

Sunrise wedding at Sanibel Lighthouse


If you are in need of assistance for your elopement and destination wedding, or just have a few questions, please call me at 1-239-823-3497. When you call I will be happy to speak with you about my services. Read the blog post for information on this sunrise elopement wedding at the Sanibel Island Lighthouse. In addition, I now offer Florida Marriage licenses by mail for couples looking for a destination wedding in Florida. Hope to hear from you!

bride and groom walk along Sanibel beach

Joyful beach weddings on Sanibel Island


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