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San Marco Church | Bianca + Matt | Marco Island Marriott

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Matthew and Bianca began dating in August of 2006 and they took their first trip together in February of 2007. They went to Naples, Florida and stayed at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. During their trip, Matthew took Bianca to one of his favorite places….the Marco Island Marriott for drinks at Quinn’s on the Beach. Bianca immediately LOVED the place and they had a fabulous time there. It was so wonderful, the couple decided to spend their next few New Year’s Eve trips at the Marco Island Marriott. Each year they would look forward to their next stay there. As usual, the couple returned to the Marriott in December of 2010. Months in advance, Matthew began planning the proposal of a lifetime. He arranged a romantic sailing excursion and planned to surprise Bianca by popping the question via a sand sculpture on the beach reading, “Bianca, will you marry me, Matthew”. The couple returned to the hotel after their sailing excursion and were driven onto the beach towards the sculpture. The couple walked out of the van and walked up to the sculpture of hands holding an open ring box with a ring inside. Bianca’s mouth dropped open as soon as she saw the message carved in the middle and saw Matthew down on one knee.

It was such a spectacular engagement the couple made the front page of the Marco Eagle newspaper!! The proposal set the romantic atmosphere for their wedding. The couple lives in Chicago and planned a beautiful destination wedding in Marco Island, Florida. They shared their special day with close family and friends exchanging vows at San Marco Catholic church. After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed a cocktail hour on the beach followed by a lavish dinner on the terrace under the stars. Then it was party time as the bride and groom danced the night away with their guests!

wedding gown hanging in the hall at marco marriott
bride getting ready for wedding
bride gets in the wedding gown
bride is putting her shoes on
bridal portraits with her bridesmaids
portraits of the bride
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bride is walking down the aisle with her father
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bride and groom pose in the church
cocktail hour setup at marco island marriott beach
photos of the bridal party on the beach
photos of the couple at the sunset
marco island marriott wedding reception details
wedding reception on the terrace
romantic photos of the bride and groom at marco marriott

Wedding Planner: Carrie Darling (Carrie Darling Events)

Wedding Coordinator: Theresa Strong (Marco Island Marriott)

Wedding Dress: Marisa

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Make-up: Karen Brandt (friend)

Hair: Jessica (South Beach Hair)

Rings: Daniel Lam

Floral: Ava’s Flowers

Videographer: Irberseder Productions

Groomsmen Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse

Wedding Cake: Marco Marriott

Groom’s Cake: Kakes by Karen

DJ: Dominick Buonantuono (Mobile Sound Entertainment)

Steel Pan Drums: Mello Vibes Entertainment

Officiant: Father Gordon Zanetti

Contact

2800 Davis Blvd Ste 111

Naples Florida 34104
(239) 449-8897
Available for travel