Of course now is not the time of year to be anywhere near water, at least not up here this close to Canada, this far into winter. However, in the summer, when the sun can actually warm the earth, that's the time to get outside, get on a boat and get married! Here are 6 Reasons to Get Married on a Boat, and if you heed my advice, feel free to invite me as well!

Bride and groom wedding ring, hands on his chest photo | Image from Tigerlily Photography
  1. Elegant or Casual. You don't have to have a nautical theme, but having one would allow guests to comfortably don summer dresses and shorts with suit jackets, meaning they will feel more at ease. Or have everyone dress to the nines and really feel like a bunch of high class hoity toitys, it's fun to do so every so often.
  2. Adventurous. This wouldn't be your ordinary get-married-at-a-church wedding. This would be an adventure for you, your family, and your friends. And you get to see the sights. I've done a few river cruises on the Mississippi and boy is it beautiful. Throw in a stellar sunset, a mild weathered evening, and dinner, and you are sure to blow your guests out of the water #verypunny
  3. Keep guests from leaving early. Ha! Once you are on the boat, you are on. the. boat. There isn't an option for party poopers to head out early, or dip out on dancing. That means FUN for EVERYONE, whether they like it or not.
  4. Intimate. Since most of us can't afford to charter the Titanic or a Viking Ocean Ship, the boat you'll likely snag has a small capacity. That means only the people most important to you can gain access aboard. And it also means more of your budget can go elsewhere, like a floral arbor to get married under or a top shelf open bar.
  5. An excellent crew. I mean it, companies like Paradise Charter Cruises have got the routine down pat. Not sure how to load your guests onto the boat? They are. Don't know how to manage dinner service on a boat? They do. Wondering how to decorate a boat? They know.
  6. A Ceremony with a View. When I say 'get married on a boat' I don't necessarily mean 'have your wedding ceremony on a boat'. And there is a difference. The ceremony can be spent on land, with a stationary backdrop, then a short cocktail hour, then spend the next 3-5 hours in 'eat, drink and be merry' mode, while softly drifting on a body of water. That way there's more room for walking down the aisle, for a reveal (like first look etc) and for family photos. 
Bride in tasteful wedding dress with a perfect weave, minimal makeup | Photo by Tigerlily Photography
Groom waiting for his bride, first look, navy suit, light pink vest, bow tie and pocket square | Tigerlily Photography
Blended family, wedding with light pink and navy | Photo by Tigerlily Photography
My king nautical tattoo, bride with tattoos | Tigerlily Photography
white tables with white chair covers and pink satin napkins with pink satin chair bows | pink roses and Queen Anne lace centerpieces | Princess Charter Cruises | Tigerlily Minneapolis Wedding Photography
Princess Charter Cruises for a Minneapolis wedding on the water | Tigerlily Photography

Certainly a big thank you to Tigerlily Photo for the images, and for being such a joy to work with, check them out here.

Prosperity, Love & Happiness,

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