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  • Writer's pictureWest Rock


Shangri-La Springs, Bonita Springs, Florida

The coolest couple from NYC tied the knot in a dreamy summer destination wedding. Destination weddings have become increasingly popular among couples looking to add an extra touch of magic to their special day.

In the heart of Bonita Springs, the Shangri-La Springs provided the perfect backdrop for this couple's celebration, fortunately after 14 years they said "I do". Surrounded by lush greenery this hidden gem serves all the natural beauty and enchanting charm, the venue set the stage for a truly magical wedding day for Brandi and Francisco!

The couple's vision for their wedding day was brought to life with an amazing blend of vendors with the couples' art decor elements. The ceremony space was adorned with a modern backdrop installation with incredible florals designed by Blossom and Thorn.

Their details:

  • A rotary phone guestbook for their loved ones to leave a special recorded message.

  • Wedding favor bags filled with their favorite snacks from the bodega (a beloved NYC corner store).

  • A display wall filled with their family members and marriages before theirs (one of my favorite touches).

  • A lush tropical venue, with overhanging trees and native greenery.

  • An arch deco inspired ceremony

This destination wedding served as an unforgettable reminder that love knows no boundaries, and dreams can come true in the most unexpected places.


Photography: Stephanie Paula Photography

Film: Decius Films

Florals: Blossom & Thorn

Planning & Catering: Artichoke & Company

Venue: Shangri-La Springs

Officiant: Lhegendary Weddings

Hair & Makeup: Unbreakable Beauty

Rentals: Plithos Rentals & West & Rock Designs

Music: DJ Gil Blake

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