Florida Wedding Venues Part Two
By Natalie Tsang
September 21, 2011
The options are truly endless. The people in Florida know how to put on a wedding. It can impossibly chic at a spa resort or intimate and genuine in a relative's backyard. But as many couples can tell you, opposites attract. You can mix and match couture and summer camp, lemoncello di testani and snow cones.
Not won over? Besides Hawaii and parts of California, Florida is one of the few places in the US where you can have a beachside garden wedding. One is a natural wonder, the other the busy product of half a dozen gardeners.
While Florida is a huge and diverse place, I've chosen to focus on the Florida Keys, and Miami. Captiva Island, Fort Meyers Beach, Marco island, Sanibel island, Naples, Fort Lauderdale, and Boca Raton are also extremely popular and wonderful places. The Everglades are subtropical wetlands in southern Florida that starts near Orlando and flows westward to Florida Bay. This includes several national parks.
Starting just a stone's throw from Miami, the Florida Keys are a coral archipelago and the birthplace of the key lime pie. The main chain of the Keys islands can by traveled by cars on the Overseas Highway, however since there are only two lanes, traffic can be a major pain. You can also fly via Key West International Airport or Florida Keys Marathon Airport or take the ferry.
Key West is a great place to scuba diving and many visitors partake in ecotourism. The Florida Keys are perfect for tying the knot under a pair of palm trees, followed by a laid back but swanky reception. Celebrate beach culture with tropical colors or mimic the pale whites and deep blues of the sand and water.
Miami venues seem to be hotel after hotel with gorgeous architecture and beach front views. It's a glam fest whether you go with a funky art deco hotel, a comfy Victorian style inn, or a hotel with Greek columns. With all those palm trees and sand, you'll feel like a vacationing celebrity with an entourage who just so happens to be getting married.
Miami is one of the fittest cities in the US and Miami brides seem to have a style all their own with wedding dresses that show off healthy bodies whether its an milk pale English rose complexion, sun kissed, or freckled. Peek-a-boo but stylish lace wedding dresses or strapless wedding dresses seem to be the norm.