Interview with the Bride:

Maria: Why did you choose the Diamondhead Resort as your venue?
Maggie: We chose Ft. Myers Beach, FL, as this is a place that Sean and I visit often. His uncle has a place right on the beach that we try to go to a couple times a year. We also got engaged on this beach. It is a place we love to go to get away. We chose Diamondhead Resort, because it was a beautiful location and offered everything we wanted for our special day. It truly was the perfect wedding!
Maria: What was your favorite moment from your wedding day?
Maggie: I would say my favorite moment is walking down the aisle. I loved walking arm and arm with my dad and seeing my handsome groom at the end of the aisle. It was so surreal to see all your family and friends loving and supporting you. And the beautiful sand and water backdrop helped 🙂 It was definitely a moment that I will never forget.
Maria: What was the biggest obstacle you faced while planning your wedding or on the wedding day?
Maggie: I would say my biggest obstacle was planning a wedding in Ft. Myers Beach, FL from Chicago. I had to rely on a lot of online sites (I.e. The Knot, Wedding Wire, etc.) to assist with finding vendors. It also made it difficult at times to coordinate with the hotel, but in the end everything was beautiful and turned out great. I wouldn’t change a thing!
Maria: Is there anything you would change, looking back at your wedding day?
Maggie: Honestly… there is not one thing I would change! Maybe just stepping back for a minute with Sean and taking it all in. It is very true when people say your wedding day goes by in a blink of an eye. It was the best day ever – everything was perfect.
Maria: Any advice to future brides while they plan their wedding?
Maggie: One advice I have is just enjoy every moment! Everything from picking out your wedding dress, to the bridesmaids dresses, to your wedding shower and bachelorette party. It goes by WAY too fast. It can be very stressful at times, but just think – in the end everything will be perfect and how you imagined!

Vendor Information

Florist & Cake: Publix (Greg Hosk – Manager)

Hair: Jamie Cintron Salon (hair and make-up)

Dress Store: White Satin Bridal – Plainfield, IL

Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Jewelry: Kate Spade and vintage jewelry from my grandma

Men’s Attire: Macy’s vests and pants & Banana Republic pants (for the groom)

Coordinator: Bride and Johnny Michaud at Diamondhead Resort

DJ/Band: Black Tie Entertainment (Michael Cole)