South West Florida

A Wedding Weekend in Sarasota

With its soft, sandy beaches and warm, calm waters, Sarasota is a dream wedding location. And whether you’re a local or you’re hosting friends and family for a destination affair, there’s plenty to see and do in town in between wedding festivities. Images via The Resort at Longboat Key Club Where to Stay Tucked away on a barrier island in…

Five Florida Hotels You Can Take Over For Your Wedding

A wedding is a precious and rare occasion that brings together friends and family members you otherwise likely wouldn’t see gathered together in the same place. And there are few better ways to take advantage of the happy circumstance—and enjoy your company in complete privacy—than with a hotel or resort buyout, giving yourselves and your guests the freedom to celebrate properly….

Eight Picture-Perfect Florida Churches and Chapels

However popular outside-the-box wedding venues become, churches and chapels will always come out on top considering the faith that countless couples base their unions on. Florida is home to scores of these spiritual houses, some of which are bases for particular faiths, while others welcome worshipers and wedding couples regardless of their religious convictions. Photos by Vitalic Photo (left) and Hunter Ryan Photo In…

Beyond the Beach: 10 Rustic Florida Wedding Venues

From its glitzy beaches on the Atlantic Coast to the sleepy, pristine shores of the Gulf, Florida draws thousands of visitors—plus brides and grooms—each year who are in search of sun, sand, and turquoise surf. But that’s not all there is to the Sunshine State. Photo by Your Story by Us Florida is also dotted with rustic farms and ranches, whose…

Seven Breathtaking Florida Bridal Suites

With gowns to get into, hair to be styled, makeup to be applied, and—of course—lots of singing, dancing, and champagne sipping to be done on the day of your wedding, you’ll want to take up temporary residence in a bridal suite that offers plenty of space for you and your bridesmaids to get ready. Image via Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach…

Stand Out From the Crowd: Five Unique Florida Wedding Venues

Is a church wedding not your style? Hotel not quite your speed? Backyard shindig? Okay, we won’t even go there. When it comes to picking the perfect spot for a ceremony or reception, many brides are skipping the traditional go-tos for something a bit more outside-the-box. Image courtesy of the Florida Aquarium From historic estates to the world’s largest shuffleboard club,…

Where to Wed: 20 Florida Venues That Dazzle

Next to finding your forever mate, pinning down the perfect venue ranks up there among the most key components of a wedding. Happily for brides- and grooms-to-be, Florida is packed with picture-perfect spots to say “I do,” from rustic farms dotted with palms to sleek, sexy beachfront hotels—not to mention a gaggle of classic Grande Dames (like The Breakers and Boca Raton Resort…