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Weddings at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

Fact: LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort is the type of place that just makes your soul happy.  The perfect combo of luxury and elegance, it’s glistening beaches meets amazing accommodations meets that sweet Florida sun.  In other words?  It’s the ideal setting for your wedding, vow renewal or honeymoon.

Located against a stunning Gulf of Mexico backdrop, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort knows a thing or two about throwing a perfect party.  From that intimate vow renewal to that 200-person affair, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort has the venue just right for you and yours.  Think grand ballrooms, poolside spaces and sandy beaches that will wow you and your guests with their awesomeness.  Not to mention an amazing team of wedding professionals that will make sure each and every moment of your day is simply flawless.  Add all of that to the peace and tranquility of a Naples vacation and it’s the wedding of your dreams… and then some.

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Elegant Naples Wedding at La Playa Beach & Golf Resort

I’m pretty sure I let out a big fat squeal when I first laid eyes on this amazing Naples affair captured by Hunter Ryan Photo. Ok, let me be honest. I definitely squealed to high heavens. And you might find yourself doing the same. Because when you pair a perfectly pink palette with beautiful design and florals from Isn’t She Lovely Florals, you are sure to get a winner. And trust me, this one is a winner.

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From Hunter Ryan PhotoNicole & Sean had their destination wedding at La Playa Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, FL. Nicole said: “I envisioned our wedding to be elegant, classic, and beautiful. I definitely leaned towards a somewhat formal wedding, but nothing stiff or stuffy. The venue was very elegant, but it also had a bit of a laid-back seaside vibe. We only had 60 or so guests, so it was an intimate event.

Our colors were pale pink, cream, and touches of gold. I love soft, muted colors for weddings. I would say my style is fairly traditional, and I wanted the event to have an elegant, Southern, classic vibe, like something you would see in the lowcountry in Charleston or Savannah. Sean and I are both Catholic, but we had a non-denominational Christian ceremony. The ceremony was very important to me, and it was a very tough decision to choose an outdoor ceremony instead of a traditional church ceremony. Ultimately, we chose our ceremony venue because it is stunningly beautiful and we loved the idea of having all of the wedding events in one place. The lawn at La Playa is beautiful, and I think it really reflected our style.”

Special touches from Nicole’s day were: the inclusion of Sean’s 2 adorable sons as groomsmen with their big seersucker bowties! :) To complement to elegant theme she wanted – the event designer – Krissy, hung a beautiful chandelier in their wedding arch. Nicole really loved the soft palette for her wedding and wanted to add her own personal stamp on it – so she DIY’d all her paper goods like her menu & table numbers with her die-cut machine! She also had custom monogrammed robes for all of her maids, as well as Sean’s mother and her mother. :) During cocktail hour they had some passed hors d oeuvres, but added a super fun gorumet macaroni & cheese station with all types of delicious toppings – like Truffle Mac n Cheese! They ended the night on a sweet note – having guests fill their own goodie bags full of treats from Nicole’s custom candy bar.

Nicole & Seans honeymooned on the slopes of Vail, Colorado!

Photography: Hunter Ryan Photo | Event Design: Isn't She Lovely Florals | Floral Design: Isn't She Lovely Florals | Wedding Gown: Pronovias | Reception Venue: La Playa Beach & Golf Resort | Hair & Makeup: Salon Tease | Ceremony Strings: Seaside Strings | Cocktail Hour Guitar/DJ: Stereophonic DJs

Glamorous Ballroom Wedding in Naples, Florida

KT Merry and glamorous beach weddings go together like sequins and tulle; quite the delicious combo. Now pair her images with florals and decor by 50Fifty Creative Services, and planning by LUCIA PAUL Weddings + Events, for a shindig that is the prettiest mingling of sand and glamour. And you would never guess that the weather forced this couple to go with plan C. See it right here.

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From Meghan Detweiler of LUCIA PAUL Weddings + Events… I was honored to be a part of Lindsay and Scott’s destination wedding in Naples, FL. From the very beginning, Lindsay had a very clear idea of what she wanted her wedding to look and feel like: clean and modern with a few small elements of Florida. Lindsay and Scott both really had their heart set on a beach ceremony however, due to beach renourishments and bad weather, we had to change the ceremony location three times within two months. But the third time was definitely the charm! With an amazing group of vendors and supportive parents, what was plan C was decided on and executed in a matter of days and felt Lindsay & Scott’s plan A. From the romantic draped ballroom ceremony all in white to the white and silvery blue reception space, it was definitely a night to remember for all!

From the Bride, Lindsay… Scott and I have dated for over 7 years. We live in Manhattan but have always shared a love of warm weather, sun and sand. When Scott finally popped the question, we both knew we wanted to celebrate our big weekend with a beachside ceremony in Naples, Florida. Naples is home for my parents and I have been enjoying the beautiful beaches there since I was a little girl. Our goal was to create a fun, destination weeding for our family and friends to enjoy a weekend away from the cold.

As we began planning, Style Me Pretty was a fantastic resource to research vendors and find style details that I wanted to incorporate into our overall aesthetic. I could not have been more pleased with the team that we put together (see all of our vendors below)! 50 Fifty Floral was able to completely transform my many, many mood boards into a capiz shell and orchid filled dream. We could not wait to see all of our family and friends gather on the beach at the Waldorf Astoria for our sunset ceremony. The day before our wedding, however, the unpredictable Florida weather took a turn for the worse. Rain was imminent, and we had to make a last minute decision to move our ceremony set up inside the hotel.

The last minute change in plans was stressful, but the end result was absolutely stunning. 50 Fifty was able to create a gorgeous, romantic setting inside the hotel. The room absolutely glowed! They even incorporated small details such as bringing sand into the room as part of the décor. Although inside, we were still “on the beach.” Fortunately, we had a break in weather and were able to shoot all of our first look photos on the beach. We were even lucky enough to have a rainbow in our background!

Photography: KT Merry Photography | Videographer: VH Video | Event Planning: Meghan Detweiler Of LUCIA PAUL Weddings + Events | Cake: Ella's Cakes | Stationary: Paper Presence | Wedding Invitations: Arabesque Of Naples | Ceremony Venue: Waldorf Astoria Naples | Reception Venue: Royal Poinciana Golf Club | Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair: John Spencer | Lighting: KCTecs Pro Lighting & Sound | Ceremony Music: Vanderbilt Strings | Bride's Gown: Reem Acra | Ceremony Draping: Swag Decor | Cocktail Hour Linens: Over The Top | Cocktail Hour Music: Resort Talent And Entertainment | Dessert: Kilwins Of Naples | Flowers And Decor: 50Fifty Creative Services | Makeup: Brandi Perkins | Photo Booth: Bash Booths | Reception Linens: Nuage Designs | Reception Music: Powerhouse | Transportation: Dolphin Transportation

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