Gasparilla Island Weddings

I love Gasparilla Island. And do you want to know what I love more then the island itself? Gasparilla Island Weddings of course. This barrier island off the coast of Port Charlotte takes you back a few decades in time. The preserved history of the island is ever apparent. The quaint beauty of the area forces you to slow down, take deep breaths, and just be present. It is one of my most favorite settings for a wedding, or in this blog post, a rehearsal dinner. Shea and Pete held their destination wedding in Boca Grande at the Gasparilla Inn and Club. Friday evening was set aside for all the guests to enjoy an outdoor setting at the Gasparilla Inn Beach Club. Dinner and speeches were held prior to the cocktail hour where all the guests were invited to mingle and enjoy the bride and groom. I absolutely adore photographing the rehearsal dinner as it gives me a really great understanding of who the friends and family members are. Not only that, it allows the guests to become familiar and comfortable with me, so that come wedding day, they love having me take their picture 🙂 Here are a few of my favorites from Shea and Pete’s rehearsal dinner at the Gasparilla Inn Beach Club.

Rehearsal Dinner Decor at Gasparilla Inn Beach ClubFlamingo Wedding Decorations in Boca Grande FloridaRehearsal Dinner Feasting Table Set Up at the Gasparilla Inn Beach ClubBeach front view of the Gasparilla Inn Beach ClubBride and Groom kissing at sunset at the Gasparilla Beach ClubPastries Made From Gasparilla Inn and Club pastry chefOutdoor Fire pit with market lights over the pool sets the mood for this rehearsal dinner at Gasparilla Inn Beach Club Bride and Groom in Boca Grande laughing during speechesRehearsal Venue :: Gasparilla Inn Beach Club Food and Beverage :: Gasparilla Inn Beach Club Decor & Lighting :: Lightworks Stage Productions Cute Straws :: Krazy Straws Bride’s Outfit :: Lauren James Co Groom’s Outfit :: Bonobos Guitarist :: Matt Bellina