I was watching how Margaritville resort was building and developing ( along with some disapering old school lovely Old Ft. Lauderdale landmarks) and wondering will I be able to shot weddind there. And there you go...not so long after opening I'm shooting wedding there. :)
Very convient terrace overlooking beach and ocean but don't look for intimate setting there. Whole hotel is watching your wedding :) If you do not mind it - its perfect place for your next wedding.
In my 9 years of wedding photography I have experinced a lot...meaning "nosy" public during ceremony...starting with Canadian tourists in speedos standing all the time behind couple that there is not way to not include him in photos if I would love to have at least couple shots with ocean in background(i should ask my Canadian friens is that some kind of tradition or they do not have weddings in Canada and this person have never seen Couple getting married. Have seen fighting couple right next to ceremony setting and grooms dad falling in water from dock.
Compare to that this wedding was not so eventful, but we had couple photobombs from drunken tourists and little children running in the picture during beach session. (thanks God for photoshop):)
I learned great thing- Publix makes not only great cakes but amazing centerpieces and Bridal Bouquets.
Reception room was beutifuly decorated and first time I photographer "sending out" moment with Beach balls.
ha ha ha . yes, when Brides mom told me they will be doing it i was concerned...but then turns out balls was tiny size(can you imagine 100 regular beach balls hitting your head? And as Always bride was beutiful speaches was funny and dances.....was as they predicted in invitation "uncordinated"
Amazing people, warm harts and great sense of humor....this mariage will last forever:) I really really loved to photograph your wedding. And my snarky comments about tourists and photobombs are here just because I know you will smile when you will read about them.