Archive: May 2012

South Florida Weddings at Grove Isle Hotel & Spa

Posted on May 6, 2012


Grove Isle Hotel & Spa is the best place to get married in Florida because your wedding day is a memorable day of your life. Grove Isle is a beautiful island that is perfect for any wedding because the resort provides couples with a great atmosphere in order to celebrate their wedding with their close family and friends. The island overlooks Biscayne Bay, so whenever you wake up for your special day, you will be able to see a spectacular view from your hotel window. So if you have planned an outdoor or indoor wedding, you will definitely have a wonderful experience. Grove Isle also has various wedding packages and catering options to choose from to ensure that your special day is one of the best memories you and your partner will have.


Planning your wedding properly and systematically is very important and at the same time can be a difficult task. However, Grove Isle will definitely assist you make the best plans for your big day. Once you have the decorations, food, invitations, spa appointments, wedding dress and accessories all organized, you will need to find the best South Florida wedding photographer to take your wedding pictures. With the right South Florida wedding photographer, you will be able to have the best Grove Isle wedding photos for your album so that you can look back on them in the future and remember the wonderful day you two had together with the people you love.


Grove Isle is very beautiful and with everything in place, your South Florida wedding photographer will be able to take some great pictures for your wedding album. If you plan to have an outdoor wedding, the photographer will be able to capture some of the breathtaking sights such as the Bay from the shore lines and from the hotel window and coconut trees all lined up near the hotel and on the beach. Not only does the hotel give you the chance to enjoy your wedding outdoors, you will also get the chance to have a party in one of many sophisticated ballrooms the island provides. Your Miami photographer will be able to capture the atmosphere and ambiance of the wedding ceremony before you and your partner enter the ballroom after the reception and beautiful wedding vows. The photos posted here depict just how amazing your pictures can be from a wedding at Grove Isle Resort & Spa – especially if you hire the right South Florida wedding photographer.


Another important element to your Grove Isle Hotel & Spa wedding is to hire a wedding planner that is very familiar with the venue. Karen Maerovitz of Crθme de la Crθme – a Marketing and Event Firm, works at Grove Isle frequently and coordinated the weddings that are shown with this article. As a South Florida wedding photographer who works with many wedding planners, we would recommend calling Karen if you are planning a wedding at Grove Isle Hotel & Spa or any other venue in the area.


With the right South Florida wedding photographer to capture your beautiful wedding and the best Grove Isle Hotel & Spa wedding package, you will have the best memories to remember together for a lifetime.


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Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa Weddings

Posted on May 1, 2012

As a South Florida wedding photographer, working at the historic Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa is always a treat. I say historic, as there has been a Diplomat Hotel of sorts on this property since 1958 – many luminaries used to grace its rooms and still do today. Stars from Liza Minnelli to Bob Hope have performed here over the years and presidents have made appearances as well. It is a one of a kind South Florida location that not only holds appeal to celebrities, but also to many couples both near and far – to host their South Florida weddings – in many cases they are actually South Florida destination weddings.


I remember clearly the day in 1998 when the original Diplomat Hotel was imploded – it was quite a scene. Remembering what the original building was like beforehand just created anxiousness waiting to see what unbelievable structure would be built to replace this historic South Florida landmark hotel.


The new result was more than amazing. The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa is an ultra modern sleek oceanfront property with every amenity a guest would want. For Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa weddings, there are two incredibly high-end choice locations to choose from – the hotel or the country club. For this article, we will focus on weddings at the Diplomat Hotel location. The recent wedding of Coty and Ron is a perfect example of just how incredible a South Florida wedding can be at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa. Perfectly coordinated by Joni Scalzo of Your Special Day by Joni, this wedding captures the essence of a location truly magnificent to its area – a one of a kind spot for a South Florida weddings for sure. Joni tirelessly worked with this busy bride and groom to insure that every detail of their wedding was perfect and that they had no worries leading up to or on the wedding day. As a side note, Ron is the captain of an incredible yacht and Coty works with him – that is how they met. They travel the world in style all while working – they have amazingly interesting careers and being out of town so much meant that Joni was a key factor in managing all of the elements of their fabulous South Florida wedding.


Both the inside and the outside surrounding grounds of the hotel provide unlimited opportunities that as a South Florida wedding photographer, I can never pass up! I love the modern architecture, the incredible pool area, the ocean view and the truly unique feel the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa provides. Coty and Ron were great to work with and we enjoyed every moment we had to shoot around this modern, yet historic property. Although the Diplomat has been completely rebuilt and is in essence, a pretty new structure, I cannot help but think back to its rich history as I photograph South Florida weddings there. The place remains an extremely high-end venue for discerning brides and grooms who desire an unusually sleek and luxurious South Florida wedding. There is no question – a Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa wedding is a one of a kind opportunity that many brides and grooms see right away when they visit this location. Busy creating weddings for local couples as well as couples planning destination weddings, Joni Scalzo of Your Special Day by Joni is someone brides and grooms should consider speaking to when planning their weddings – at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa or elsewhere.


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