Patricia Slater's Weddings by the Sea

Wedding Officiant

Sanibel Beaches are open for Weddings!

I am pleased to report that Sanibel beaches are now open for your wedding ceremony! Together, we will choose the best locations on Sanibel Island that provides a great backdrop for elopements. The photograph below is from a vow renewal ceremony at the Lighthouse on July 31.


Vow Renewal Ceremony

Summer of 2023 Vow Renewal Ceremony at the Sanibel Lighthouse

Sanibel and Captiva Weddings

photo of wedding officiant on Sanibel Island

Patricia Slater, Wedding Officiant on Sanibel Island

My Sanibel and Captiva weddings are performed 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. Please call or email for more information.


Call: Patricia at 239-823-3497


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2024 Valentines Day Elopement 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.

Family Photo Sessions

Your Elopement is a great opportunity for a family photo session!


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.


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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

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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.


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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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