Let’s face it, planning a wedding can be stressful.  There’s so many people, places, and things to research, buy, and track!  When Kelly and I were planning our southwest Florida (Sanibel Island) destination wedding, we found it hard to find accessories and decorations that fit with our location and theme.  If you’re planning a beach… [Continue Reading]

Chapel By-The-Sea (Captiva) Having spent the past few months doing research into the differences between traditional versus destination weddings, my fiancé and I have our hearts set on a Florida beach wedding at Sanibel or Captiva Island.  We created our list of venues for Sanibel Island weddings, and decided to take a trip to the… [Continue Reading]

Have your Florida beach wedding here! First off, congratulations to you and your bride/groom-to-be! I’m assuming you’ve managed to find our page because you, like us, decided to entertain the idea of a sunny Florida beach wedding! You may be feeling overwhelmed about the decision and planning that lies ahead.  Hopefully, as you read through… [Continue Reading]

Latest Sanibel Island Wedding Venue Posts

Questions to Ask Your Wedding and Reception Venues

Getting married at Chapel-by-the Sea or a beach wedding venue?  Know your wedding venue questions! As you begin looking for a beach wedding venue and places for a wedding reception, you’ll most likely get caught up in the excitement of picturing your dream wedding!  However, remember that you’re there for business – the business of […]

Our Second Wedding Planning Trip (March 2010)

Kings Crown lawn at South Seas Island Resort So the time came to really get down to business and get some details ironed out for our wedding.  As you may have remembered in my post that “The Decision in In,” we had the tentative go-ahead to start tracking down some costs for the full-out wedding […]

The Decision Is In!

Happy Day! We’ve presented all the facts and figures to the parents of the bride!  They are tentatively giving us the go-ahead to start doing additional research on vendors for a Sanibel Island Wedding.  As it stands, we are planning our second trip to Sanibel for sometime in March 2010 to show them all the […]

Latest Decor Posts

Destination Wedding Store

Let’s face it, planning a wedding can be stressful.  There’s so many people, places, and things to research, buy, and track!  When Kelly and I were planning our southwest Florida (Sanibel Island) destination wedding, we found it hard to find accessories and decorations that fit with our location and theme.  If you’re planning a beach […]

Beach Destination Wedding Card Box Ideas

The “Lobster Trap” Card Box at our destination wedding!! One of the problems Kelly and I struggled with when planning our own wedding was the Card Box.  To be honest, I had totally forgotten that we needed to plan one of these for our southwest Florida destination wedding!  I set to research what others had done, and […]

Questions to Ask your Floral Designer

Hiring a floral designer is probably the second most important aspect to the decor of your destination wedding (falling second only to the bridal party attire).  The floral arrangements are what take the colors of your bridal party attire and marry them to the naturally beautiful colors of your destination wedding and reception location (or […]

Latest Checklist Posts

Wedding Ceremony Time Line Document

As you begin planning your southwest Florida destination wedding, it is important you keep in mind your ceremony and reception timeline.  Many of your vendors and locations will be hired/rented by the hour.  By making a timeline, you can ensure that you’re reserving the right amount of time for each of your vendors and locations. […]

Wedding Apps for your iPhone or iPad

Wedding Plan by rocksee (Flickr) We all know that planning a wedding is probably one of the most stressful things you’ll do in your lifetime.  Fortunately, you can minimize the stress by keeping yourself organized!  Kelly and I managed to keep fairly organized via an Excel spreadsheet, but this was cumbersome at times since we […]

Wedding Photography Ideas

Before we met with our photographer, we outlined all the different types of photographs we were hoping to get during the day.  This allowed us to discuss the flow of the day with our photographer, and decide when and if there were enough time to capture all the shots.  Fortunately, our photographer was quite commanding […]