REAL FLORIDA WEDDINGS

Real Florida Wedding: Paria and Bradley at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

With scenic views and a second ceremony to celebrate the bride's heritage, the Sarasota wedding of Paria Shirzadi and Bradley Heeter was a beautiful, elegant affair.

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Real Florida Wedding: Amanda and Robert at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

The two wed in a lavish three-day celebration that memorialized the bride's late mother and showcased shades of gold, champagne, and blush.

Real Florida Wedding: Meredith and Matthew at Saint Edward Roman Catholic Church, Palm Beach

The couple, both lawyers, chose a legal theme for their wedding with unique details ranging from custom escort cards in the shape of the scales of justice to their favorite Supreme Court cases as table names.

Real Florida Wedding: Tamara and Nick at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami

For nature-lovers Tamara Garcia and Nick Tarantino, getting married at the lush Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami was “the obvious choice,” according to the bride.

Real Wedding: Perri Pincus and Robert Gianquitti at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach

Bride: Perri Pincus Groom: Robert Ryan Gianquitti Wedding date: May 28, 2016 Venue: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa Theme: Romantic chic Colors: Blush, gold, Champagne, gray Wedding...

Real Florida Wedding: Chelsea Joyce and James Loffredo at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island

Chelsea Joyce and James Loffredo met online in 2013, and on a Saturday morning two years later, the couple got engaged when James placed...

Real Florida Wedding: Maru Bazua and David Acosta in Miami

How they met: It was definitely not love at first sight when Maru and David met n 2008 at Duffy’s Sports Grill in Boca...

Real Florida Wedding: Stephanie Cohen and Jordan Lerman at B’nai Israel, Boca Raton

For Stephanie Cohen and Jordan Lerman, the way to each other's hearts was through food. The pair, who live in West Palm Beach, met...

Real Florida Wedding: Ashley Ferguson and Jordan Langlois at Bonnet House

Ashley Ferguson and Jordan Langlois grew up and graduated from the same high school in their hometown of Elkins, West Virginia. Ironically, it wasn't...

Real Florida Wedding: Kelsey Willaman and Jason Emmett at The Breakers Palm Beach

For many men and women who work in the restaurant industry, favorite perks of the job include free food and drinks. But for Kelsey...

Real Florida Wedding: Brittany Pillard and John Dietzler at The Breakers Palm Beach

John Dietzler and Brittany Pillard's first meeting, which came in September 2009, was anything but romantic. "John had just moved to Omaha to attend...

Real Florida Wedding: Lindsay Schroeder and Drew Hoffman at Naples Botanical Garden

On February 20, 2016, Lindsay Schroeder and Drew Hoffman exchanged vows in front of 250 friends and family members at St. William Catholic Church...

Gloria Goebel and Dane Savela’s Easter-Inspired Wedding at The Colony Palm Beach

With Easter coming up on Sunday, we're especially excited to bring you the whimsical wedding of Gloria Goebel and Dane Savela, shared with us by...

Déjà Vu: A Sentimental Bride Recreates Her Parents’ Wedding

Often, when we look back at our parents' wedding albums, it's all we can do to stifle our snickers at the sight of outdated...

Real Florida Wedding: Ashley Feinstein and Justin Gerstley

On February 15, 2015, Florida natives Ashley Feinstein and Justin Gerstley became husband and wife at The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. Though the couple now...

Real Florida Wedding: Steve Walsh and Deanna Lederman at The Breakers Palm Beach

For former University of Miami and NFL quarterback Steve Walsh, many of his greatest football memories and achievements happened on the field. But Walsh...

Valentine’s Rewind: 14 Sweet Moments from Our Favorite Florida Weddings

With Valentine's Day approaching on Sunday, there's love in the air here at Weddings Illustrated (especially since one of our own staffers is in...

Real Florida Wedding: Lauren Grattenthaler and Jim Willbrand at South Seas Island Resort

As the saying goes, love often finds us when we least expect it. That was certainly the case for Lauren Grattenthaler and Jim Willbrand,...

Real Florida Wedding: Courtney Shaw and James Gabelbauer

In August of 2008, when wedding planner Courtney Shaw, owner of Fabulously Chic Weddings, spotted James Gabelbauer playing guitar with his band in Cape...

Real Florida Wedding: Christina Frate and Andrew Cribbs at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

For Christina Frate and Andrew Cribbs, romance sparked where it does for so many couples: in college. Theirs was Loyola University in Chicago, where...

Real Florida Wedding: Natalie and Ryan

For Natalie Yacoub and Ryan Pugh, it wasn't their first time meeting, but their second, that proved to be a charm. "We were both living in...

Real Florida Wedding: Aimett Mary Alvarez and Juan Francisco Perez

Aimett and Juan met 15 years ago while working at AMC Movie Theatres, but, as happens for many couples, their road to happily ever after...

Real Florida Wedding: Ashley Murphy and Richard DeMonte

Ashley, who grew up in Voorhees, New Jersey, and Rich, who hails from the nearby town of Berlin, were introduced by a mutual friend in...

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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.