Saturday, February 26, 2011

6 Florida Gulf coast islands great for weddings

I am a fan of lists.  Particularly favorite lists.  Here are my favorite islands for weddings on the Gulf of Mexico and a place to get married on each.
Cocktail reception at Gasparilla Inn
  1. Captiva: South Seas Resort. Island luxury, yet anything but stiff. Who to call: John or Teresa
  2. Sanibel Island. Casa Ybel Resort. Natural and vintage. Relax here. Who to call: Jessica or Jen
  3. Boca Grande: Gasparilla Inn. Perfected elegant beach town. Sophisticated beach Chic. Who to call: Lindsey
  4. Cabbage Key: Cabbage Key Inn. Undisturbed natural beauty. Party in peace. Who to call: Ken
  5. Useppa: Useppa Island Club. Tropical Garden Escape. Who to call: Jasmine
  6. Pineland: Tarpon Lodge. Take over the place. Frozen in time.Who to call: Shohreh
Ceremony on the docks of Tarpon Lodge. Photo Credit: Impressions Photography
Please note that I don't have a single favorite on this list.  I love and recommend each of these islands and venues for very different reasons.  For that reason alone- I highly suggest you consider them all!

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