I've photographed weddings in tropical destinations around the world. The Bahamas, St. Lucia, Barbados are all amazing too. I had my own wedding in the Bahamas, so I'm definitely a fan of the islands. The fact that guests don't need a passport to get to Captiva Island though (which is equally as stunning) is a plus. The other thing that I know from my own experience planning a tropical destination wedding is that finding wedding vendors can be a challenge when you are planning for some of the Caribbean Islands. I've traveled as the wedding photographer for lots of Caribbean wedding events, but the florist, band, DJ, hair, make-up etc. are a little more challenging. Southwest Florida is very fortunate to be a hub of some of the best wedding professionals I've known anywhere. With these great vendors all accessible to Captiva Island, you have the feel of a remote island get-away without having to accept the services that are only available on a remote island!
Here are a few pictures from Nicole and Julian's South Seas Resort wedding. The couple tied the knot in a very romantic seaside ceremony with an outdoor dinner reception to follow. Their November wedding was the perfect time of year for an outdoor event!