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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Naples Botanical Garden

The Naples Botanical Garden stretches across 170 acres of Southwest Florida’s Paradise Coast.

Sandpearl Resort

The Sandpearl Resort, located in Clearwater, is surrounded by 700 feet of powdery beach and crystal blue waters.

Longboat Key Club & Resort

The exclusive Longboat Key Club & Resort is situated on a barrier island off the coast of Sarasota.

The Club at the Strand

Featuring a clubhouse, grand ballroom and botanical gardens, The Club at the Strand is reminiscent of the Old South.

The Club at Olde Cypress

With an award-winning clubhouse and forests of trees, the Club at Olde Cypress offers a variety of celebration spaces.

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

Situated on the tip of Fort Myers Beach, Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina offers sweeping gulf and bay views.

Useppa Island Club

A 15-minute boat ride from the mainland, Useppa Island Club is a private island located off the southwest coast.

Bellasera Hotel

One of TripAdvisor's "Top Ten" Hidden Gems, Bellasera is a four-diamond hotel in Naples featuring Mediterranean decor.

Ca’ d’Zan Mansion

The palatial Ca’ d’Zan Mansion, part of the historic Ringling Estate, sits on the coast of Sarasota Bay.

The Gasparilla Inn & Club

A premier destination on Florida's Gulf Coast, The Gasparilla Inn & Club is a classic resort in Boca Grande.

Waldorf Astoria Naples

Sitting on the Gulf of Mexico, the Waldolf Astoria Naples is a blend of modern luxury and eco-friendly design.

South Seas Island Resort

Located on the Florida Gulf Coast, the South Seas Island Resort is a 330-acre tropical resort and wildlife sanctuary.

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Whether you're throwing a huge celebration of love, keeping it intimate, or even eloping, let the sweet aura of Valentine's Day set the scene for your fairy tale day with these holiday-inspired details.
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Lighten Up: 11 Pretty Pastel Wedding Cakes for Spring

One thing we look forward to each year with the arrival of spring is breaking out our favorite pastel pieces, from cardigans to sundresses to skinny...

Honey Lake Plantation Resort & Spa

Situated on 4,700 acres, Honey Lake Plantation combines Southern hospitality with world-class accommodations.

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Five Easy Jobs for the Mother of the Bride

Your bridesmaids will be on hand throughout the wedding planning process for bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and dress fittings, but there's still one more special lady...

Valentine’s Day Wedding Inspiration

Whether you're throwing a huge celebration of love, keeping it intimate, or even eloping, let the sweet aura of Valentine's Day set the scene for your fairy tale day with these holiday-inspired details.