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Trying to find our Florida location -- help?

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#1 brookph23

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    Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

    After trying to plan a monster wedding back home for 200+ people near Pittsburgh, my fiance and I are now heading back to one of our original thoughts - which was a Florida wedding.  Trying to decide on a location that has some of the following attributes -- any suggestions?


    - Affordable beach houses around for family

    -Things to do other than just the beach so they can make a vacation out of it.

    -Would love to be near a Royal Caribbean cruise port

    - love the white sand beaches

    - places with some privacy options to minimize gawkers to our ceremony



    After all this we were looking at Siesta Key but it seems like a NICE but small place according to some things I am reading online.  Also picking a place to run the ceremony is SO hard. There are a lot of them and really hard to make the best decision.  We would prefer a real pastor over an officiant but want to work with someone to set up the ceremony -- any places that you know of allow this?

    #2 brookph23

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      Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

      P.S. - a wedding in florida would probably only be 15-20 of our nearest & dearest.

      #3 ludlow

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        Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

        I'm having the same problem. Would love a Florida wedding but don't know where to start. I would like to make it a family vacation as well so a beach near Disney would be great. Anyone?

        #4 brookph23

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          Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

          Ludlow - closest beach to Orlando is Cocoa Beach. It's 1 hour.  I did look into Beach Weddings by Joanie in Cocoa Beach and she was really nice.


          If you dont mind the drive, Siesta Key is 2 hours away and was rated the most romantic beach in Florida, #1 beach in the continental USA, etc. Seems beautiful.  If we do this in Florida, I am pretty sure Siesta Key is where it will be.  It's close to Tampa, and a lot of things. 



          I would look into Cocoa or Siesta.  Cocoa is on the atlantic side and Siesta Key is on the gulf.  Siesta key has the white sand beaches and everything.


          It's a tough decision I agree! But Siesta Key seems popular.

          #5 ludlow

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            Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

            Thank you so much. I'll look into it. How far is it from Disney??

            #6 ludlow

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              Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

              Missed the part where you said two hours...lol. Thanks again!

              #7 vicphoto

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                Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:57 AM

                Please let me know what you find. We are also looking into a small family wedding at either Coco or Siesta Key Beach. Our wedding is a year away but we would like a house we could just walk out and be on the beach. Siesta Key is beautiful . Pleases keep me informed. Thanks

                #8 megfsu672

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                  Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:48 PM

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