Chase Wedding - Naples, Florida

The planning for this wedding took place in both Orlando and Naples, Florida, with the ceremony and reception both held at the gorgeous LaPlaya Hotel and Resort. The ceremony was on the hotel’s back lawn on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, with the reception across the street in a ballroom and patio on the bay side across the street. This wedding was scheduled to have been filmed for the WE TV show, Platinum Weddings, however due to scheduling issues with the filming, the couple decided to opt out. The bride wanted a “soft modern” feel, with a more “Naples” than “South Beach” vibe, so we added touches such as dark wicker cube tables to the modern white leather furniture rather than lots of chrome and glass to soften up the feel, as well as using a combination of hard and soft and objects and flowers to get that point across.

For the ceremony, we built a crystal gazebo with fresh floral footers at the end of an aisle lined with flower balls and a swirl pattern of rose petals laced with Swarovski crystals that sparkled in the bright sunlight as she walked. White leather lounge areas were added to the lawn nearby during the flip to the cocktail hour, with ocean waves crashing in the near distance behind them.

For the reception, huge rose balls containing over 500 pale pink South American roses each overlooked the room sitting on top of tall crystal beaded cylinders. The head table was lighted from underneath, and 9’ long branch centerpieces with hanging rose balls emerged from tables at each end of the room, surrounded by rectangles of blazing candles. The cake rested on a cake riser made completely from roses and rhinestones, and seven different linens were used within this room design.

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