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You know what I love? A vacation wedding. The sort of fun-filled weekend meets breathtaking “I do’s” that happen at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village. Think one part awesome nuptials, one part kayaking, boating and dolphin watching and one part relaxing spa. It’s the perfect way to celebrate with your nearest and dearest all weekend (or week!) long. Scroll to get your fun on.

The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village isn’t just the perfect place to say “I do,” it also happens to be a whole lot of FUN. From the sunset tours to the boat rentals to the day trips to Sanibel Island, your itinerary will be jam packed with amazing activities that are enjoyable for every single one of your loved ones.  Just imagine a fab welcome dinner coordinated by The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village’s talented staff followed by a sunset tour OR a day-of morning spent golfing in the always amazing Florida weather OR a day-after brunch followed by a trip to the Imaginarium Museum OR all of the above. Not to mention the three resort pools, luxurious spa + salon, plus a planned expansion of the resort, which will add 35,000 square feet of space (that’s 50,000 square feet!) that can accommodate 400+ guests… all by February of 2018. We call that awesome, loves.

Whether you’re planning a small affair for 20 of your nearest and dearest or a more elaborate “I do” for 200 of your loved ones, contact The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village today to begin that journey to the wedding of a lifetime. You (and your guests!) will never enjoy a wedding more.

PROMOTIONS

Select The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village and receive special rewards and bonus Starpoints® which can be used immediately towards honeymoon nights.

  • Earn up to 100,000 bonus Starpoints®*
  • Overnight guestroom or suite accommodations for bridal couple on wedding night
  • Sparkling toast during the wedding reception
  • Valid on weddings reserved this year and hosted by December 31, 2017

Contact a Wedding Specialist or request more information online.

*Client is eligible for a Starpoint® signing bonus equal to one Starpoint for every one US dollar ($1) of contracted food and beverage and room rental fees, maximum 100,000 Starpoints.

Sunsational Savings! Book three (3) night, get the fourth (4th) night free + a $100 resort credit per stay! Click here for more info.

We Found the Perfect Spot for Your Dream Wedding

I love ALL weddings… I really, truly do.  But, if I am being honest, it’s those seaside nuptials in paradise – aka Sanderling Resort – that really get my heart pumping. From the miles of sandy beaches to the crystal blue waters to the top-notch service, this is one locale that knows a thing or two about throwing THE perfect wedding. Fall in love with them below.

Located in the oh-so-stunning Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Sanderling Resort is everything you’ve ever wanted (and more) for your Big Day. Think space for 15-180 guests, luxe accommodations and mesmerizing sunset views to add a little touch of romance to your festivities. Not to mention their ah-mazing venue options, knowledgeable staff and relaxing spa. In other words? The teams at Sanderling Resort will turn those wedding dreams into an absolute reality.  We promise.

Contact the Sanderling Resort TODAY to speak to one of their full-service event planners to begin your vacation of a lifetime meets awesome wedding weekend.  We can’t wait to see you say “I do” in the Outer Banks.

Plan a Gilmore Girls-Inspired Bachelorette Weekend!

With T minus four days until the highly anticipated Gilmore Girls revival (!!!) we’re happily diving into a bachelorette weekend inspired by Lorelai and Rory themselves. Complete with good food, good coffee and loads of Stars Hollow-style charm, this is a weekend planned by Locklane Weddings & Events and photographed by Erin Lee Allender that any Gilmore Girl would love.

1. Channel your inner Paris Geller

Map out an itinerary for the weekend to include with the invites (you don’t have to line them in pearls, but a little winsome formality never hurt anyone). You can emulate Lane’s free-spirit when the weekend rolls around, but a well-planned weekend promises plenty of time for fun.

2. Find your own Stars Hollow

Wherever you live, an adorable small town is probably within driving distance. Or maybe you are lucky enough to live in one! Either way, escape from the hustle and bustle and fully immerse yourself in a Stars Hollow-type experience. Bonus points if it’s a town festival weekend!

3. Check-in at the local Inn

Take a note from the Dragonfly Inn and stay at a local inn. Not only will you support a local business, but you’ll enjoy a hometown vibe that can’t be found at a hotel chain.

4. Keep caffeinated

Keep yourself caffeinated with coffee. The weekend should start and end with the most essential beverage of the Gilmore Girls!

5. Don’t forget the books

Relax with a good read. Rory’s bound to have packed at least one (if not multiple) books, so take a moment to sit down with a great book. Or, if you’re more of a Lorelai, grab several of the latest magazines.

6. Pack the swag bags

Surprise your bridesmaids with a perfectly Gilmore gift bag. Our bag from Batch incorporates a few favorites—a hat reminiscent of Luke, “Babette ate oatmeal,” coffee (need we say more?), snacks for sustenance, a bag to carry your loot, and a cute planner to keep track of all of the wedding events!

7. Embrace a Girls Night In

Skip the “girls night out” and have a “girls night in.” It’s Lorelai and Rory’s favorite thing to do. There are over 400 movies referenced in Gilmore Girls, so you have a nice library to pick from. Even better? All of the Gilmore Girls seasons are on Netflix! Settle in for a night of binge-watching.

8. Eat Like You Mean It

Food! We can’t forget the Gilmore Girls favorite activity. Place an order for your favorite pizza, Chinese food, and probably some burgers and fries. Throw in a healthy dose of Mallomars, Red Vines, popcorn, and other tasty snacks. If you have a Sookie in your group, transform the typical Pop-Tarts into a gourmet treat!

9. Indulge in “Pattie’s Punch”

Coffee will sustain us, but a fruity drink à la Miss Patty’s Founders Day Punch will entertain us.

10. Top it off with Pancakes

The weekend wouldn’t be complete without pancakes! Take advantage of the inn’s breakfast in the morning, or scoot out and find a diner like Luke’s. A delicious breakfast and cups of warm coffee are the best way to wrap up a perfect “Gilmore Girls” bachelorette weekend!

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Photography: Erin Lee Allender Photography | Floral Design: Rosemary and Finch | Makeup: Amanda Jackson | Hair: Stephanie Harrison | Calligraphy: Written for You | Banner + Photobooth Props: Genuine Design Co. | Bed and Breakfast: Walker Inn Bed and Breakfast | Coffee: Bocca Java | Cookies + Poptarts: Triple Crown Bakery | Event Planning + Design, Creative Direction: Locklane Weddings & Events | Gift Bags: Batch Nashville | Invitations + Paper Goods: Brinkley Studio | Rentals: Feather & Oak