Gasparilla Island Rehearsal Dinner

One thing I love about destination weddings is that clients create an entire weekend for their closest family & friends to enjoy together.  They’ve often chosen a particular destination because it is special to their hearts and they want to show it off and make a little vacation out of it.

There are so many ways to treat your guests to a memorable experience at a destination, and I’ll be sharing some ideas here on the blog.  One great way to kick off your destination wedding weekend is with a Welcome Party!  At this particular event, guests were welcomed to the beautiful Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande, Florida for a creative game of mini golf and cocktails.  Friends of the bride & groom fashioned a mini golf course out of natural materials found on the island including palm fronds, coconuts and other greenery.

Gasparilla Island Wedding Photographer | Gasparilla Inn Wedding | Florida Wedding Photographer | www.msp-photography.comA lounge area was created for guests to relax and enjoy the warm, autumn evening with cocktails and appetizers.

MelissaSchollaertPhotography-GasparillaIslandWedding-2The creative mini golf course that was created by friends, including scorecards and prizes for the winner.

MelissaSchollaertPhotography-GasparillaIslandWedding-3MelissaSchollaertPhotography-GasparillaIslandWedding-4And the evening ended with a beautiful sunset behind the palms.  What a great way to welcome your guests and kick off your wedding weekend!

I encourage my destination clients to include coverage for their rehearsal dinner, welcome parties or other weekend events.  It’s fun to capture more candid and fun moments so that you’ll remember your entire weekend and not just the wedding day.  I offer special destination packages and pricing for weekend events so contact me today for information and pricing for your destination wedding!









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