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Weddings & Honeymoons in Florida

Florida weddings and honeymoons
offer romance on the rare side.

by Chelle Koster Walton
They could honestly say there wasn't a dry eye at the wedding ceremony. It took place, after all, in 30 feet of
water at a Key Largo

The Naples La Playa Beach Resort is a
perfect place to enjoy a glorious sunset

reef. Dozens say their scuba I do's underwater each year at the submerged Christ of the Deep statue in John Pennecamp State Park. It's a very Florida thing to do. Amy Slate's Amoray Dive Resort makes the arrangements.

Deep in Everglades country, one couple from the Northeast had decided upon their vision of a "real Florida" wedding. The bachelor party consisted of a fishing expedition into Ten Thousand Islands. The ceremony took place at a corner chapel in the small fishing village of Everglades City. At the reception in the historic, waterfront Rod & Gun Club across the street, aquariums with tropical fish decorated the tables and guests received custom-made chocolate alligators nestled in tiny wooden crates. As a final befitting twist, the couple was whisked away that evening, not in a limo strung with tin cans, but in a crab boat trailing crab traps.

The Don CeSar Resort & Spa can release butterflies as a brilliant grand finale.

The Marriot Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale stages Gone With the Wind weddings. At the Don Cesar on St. Pete Beach, you can have butterflies released for a big finish. In the heart of Florida cattle ranching country, River Ranch plans Wild West weddings, complete with hayride transportation for guests.

Floridians have been known to "take the plunge" from airplanes (wearing parachutes, of course) and by boat. In the fantasy land of Orlando, your wedding can take place in the

Steinhatchee Landing offers elegant yet rustic digs in a remote location on Florida's gulf coast.

setting of a giant toybox or your guests can be whisked off on a race-car driving experience. Then there's the extensive possibilities for "Goofy" and gregarious weddings at Disney World.

That's Florida weddings for you. With the location so distinctive, the weather so cooperative and the wedding couples often on the adventurous side

Little Palm Island suites - tropical and tasteful.

, Florida nuptials tend to upstage the standard church wedding. Many Florida altar-bound couples are getting married for a second, third or fourth time. They especially seek a fresh approach, something they haven't done before. Something no one's done before. Florida, with its romantic beach settings and hard-to-beat floral decorating job, offers endless settings for tying the knot and getting quickly on to "happily ever after" honeymoons.

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