Have your wedding in paradise

Southwest Florida is known for its wide sandy beaches, palm trees full of coconuts and warm winters. Did you know you can have a romantic sunrise or sunset ceremony right on the beach in winter? Maybe your dream is a garden setting, a gazebo, accommodation or yacht. It's your wedding your way in SW Florida.

As Florida's sun glistens off the Gulf of Mexico, you are assured of a fantasy wedding complimented by a spectacular tropical sunset in Florida. Those who want a tropical wedding in a lush garden or the extravagance that is housed with fine restaurants, resorts and hotels can find it here in Lee County. Everything is at your fingertips. From formalware, entertainment, wedding photographers, jewelers, limousine service and caterers to wedding planners who can help ease the stress and professionally assemble your most beloved life event.

You and your loved ones only need to visit the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in any Florida county to apply for a marriage license. Both of you must have a valid photo identification, such as a driver's license and your social security number. International visitors who want to tie the knot in Florida must have a valid passport and, if necessary, a translator who holds a valid US driver's license. No blood tests are required for a marriage license, and there is no wait unless you are already a resident of Florida – so you have to wait three days. Once licensed, you can get married anytime within the next 60 days. Then the license expires and you need to get a new one.

Unforgettable weddings in the most beautiful tropical locations that Southwest Florida has to offer. I have compiled a list of full-service wedding planners and related services in our area for your reference below.

A Blue Moon Wedding – Captain Orin Opperman
21301 S. Tamiami Tr. # 320 Ste. 199, Estero, Fl
Phone: 239-433-5168
Website: (http://www.apoccweddings.com)

Always and Forever Weddings – Bob Mitchell
Phone: 239-592-5807

A perfect beginning – Glory Williams
PO Box 101684, Cape Coral, FL 33910
Phone: 866-522-0022 (toll-free) 239-540-0538 Fax: 239-540-9538
Website: http://www.aperfectbeginning.com

A romantic island wedding – Deborah DeSelms
Phone: 239-489-2433, 1-866-620-LOVE
Website: http://www.romanticislandwedding.com

A wedding dream in paradise
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone: 800-846-5683
Website: http://www.sanibelweddings.com

Berry Counseling and Wedding Services
Ft. Myers, FL 33919
Phone: 239-225-0278
Website: http://www.berry-counseling.com

Extraordinary Eventz – Lisa Reece
PO Box 413, Matlacha, FL 33993
Phone: 239-282-9526
Website: http://www.extraordinaryeventz.com

Florida Weddings Online – Consultant and Owner Sue Totterdale
Phone: 239-728-2592, 866-593-1684
Website: http://www.floridaweddingsonline.com

Intimate island weddings by Donna Sarafian
Phone: 239-472-2233

Latin cuisine
Phone: 239-458-2074

The National Association of Wedding Professionals -Contact: Sue Totterdale
Phone: 239-728-2592
Website: www.Nawp.com

Tween Waters (my personal favorite – this is where I got married in November)
Phone: (866) 893-3646

South Seas Resort – Kristin Lawrence
Phone: 800-524-7601
Website: http://www.south-seas-resort.com

Sundial Beach Resort – Cara Holcomb Phone: 800-992-8836
Website: http://www.sundialresort.com

Wedding Promises by Earth, Air and Lake – Jannette Adams (Notary & Captain)
Phone: 239-542-8744
Website: http://www.floridaweddingvows.com

Weddings by the Sea – Patricia Slater
Phone: 800-808-2163 or 239-472-8712
Website: http://www.sanibelcaptivaweddings.com

West Coast Ministries of Southwest Florida
Phone: 239-278-3003
Fax: 239-277-7012
Website: (http://www.dickrobertsstudio.com)

A call will make it all your dream wedding in our tropical wedding venues. Get a taste of the tropics of the Gulf of Mexico.