The wedding is finally over and I thought I would post this for future brides who are looking for an affordable wedding and reception site on the beach. First Christian Church of the Beaches is a great option. http://fccbdoc.com/
It is located directly on the beach, great parking, affordable rates, a beautiful sanctuary with ocean views is available as an awesome back-up plan (or first option) if weather is an issue. (We were blessed with a wonderful day for a wedding in the sand for a sunset ceremony.)
They allow you to bring in your own caterer and they have a great full size kitchen on site.
Cons (if they apply): no alcohol on premises.
Brandy was more than wonderful to work with and went above and beyond what was necessary and any bride will be more than pleased to have an affordable and convenient option for their beach wedding.
The company we used for flowers and who created our heart in the sand was priceless as well.
Feel free to send me a note if you want more info or have any questions.