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Casey and Mason’s South Florida Destination Wedding at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa

Posted on June 10, 2011

Casey and Mason are from Texas, but had their wedding at the fabulous Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa here in South Florida. As a South Florida wedding photographer, I photograph many destination weddings in the area. We have found that our clients choose to have a South Florida wedding for many different reasons. For Casey and Mason, the reason was sentimental - there were engaged in Key West, so having a South Florida destination wedding just seemed to make sense.


Debbie, Casey’s mom had called us a while back about having me photograph her daughter’s wedding. Of course, I was thrilled to oblige! Their wedding was coordinated by Terry Longo at the Diplomat. Terry is always wonderful to work with and made sure that everything went without a hitch. The lovely floral creations were created by J. Morgan Flowers. Debbie Taylor and Standing Ovation provided the fabulous entertainment for the evening.



The bride’s gown was by Marissa and her shoes were Vera Wang. In selecting the venue, the couple was looking for something small, intimate and fun for their closest family and friends. As mentioned above, since they had become engaged in Key West, they thought that a South Florida destination wedding was the natural thing to do! They wanted the relaxing vibe of the beach, mixed in with their back home Texas roots which was seen in all of their first dances. Mason and Casey’s first dance was a choreographed two-step to a Texas country singer, Pat Green. This was followed by Mason and his mom’s two-step. Then, Casey and her dad danced to “That’s my Lady in the White Boots” with Casey wearing her white cowboy boots under her wedding dress! This certainly gave this South Florida wedding a real Texas flair!










This couple was so enthusiastic to work with that we had a great time shooting at the wedding. I love photographing weddings at the Diplomat Hotel due to its truly unique character and flair. It’s a totally modern venue right on the beach with great views both inside and out. There always seems to be a new place to shoot there. Also, both the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa and Country Club have quite a history in South Florida. The original hotel was imploded and then the new beautiful Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa erected in its place, but the name Diplomat has been known to South Floridians for years and years and is synonymous with class all the way!







Many thanks to Casey, Mason, their families AND to Terry Longo for a wonderful event!


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