Allie contacted me nearly a year before her destination wedding. We had one phone chat while she grabbed a taxi in New York and I was smitten.
Allie reminded me of well, me.
She was animated the entire time she spoke of her fiancé John and of their intense love for their friends and family and how their wedding at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples was bringing everyone together and truly for them. As everyone had supported and loved them individually and then as a couple.
I'm a sucker for out of the box. Non-detail oriented, emotion driven celebrations. Yes, please! Sign me up ALL DAY.
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort is situated on a gorgeous strip of beach real estate in Naples, FL and as if that isn't enticing enough in itself, their ballrooms for receptions are located on the canal across the street. Ivy covered walls line the property, secluding you and your dearest of friends and family, creating your own private oasis.
My darling bride and her English gent opted to fully use the resorts resources! From a wedding on the sugar sand beach, to cocktail and dinner by the pool (this is where Floyd made his excellent appearance) and then dancing and karaoke in the ballroom over the bay.
Now, you may wonder, why is a wedding post titled so oddly, and who is Floyd?
Floyd was the giant inflatable pink flamingo who added color and charm during cocktail and dinner hour swimming in the pool, while toasts and speeches were made, and guests dined on the delicious tropical buffet, Floyd patiently swam (floated) his way about.
And then, he truly took center stage at the reception, where he met his untimely demise.
R.I.P. Floyd. You are remembered fondly. ( So much so, a portrait of Floyd was the couples image selected for their 16x20 canvas for their home)
Ok, grab something fruity with a little umbrella to sip on and enjoy Allie + John's beach side celebration as we honor Floyd's memory!
A list of the amazing vendors who brought Allie + John's amazing day to life:
Florals/ Botanicals on the Gulf
Photography/ Brooke Price Photography
Hair+Makeup/ Duality Artistry
Stationary/ Lustre Designs
Cake/ Ella's Cakes
Venue/ LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort