Please note that we are still accepting contributions and sponsorships for the 2011 Grand Wedding! This is an open opportunity for everyone who is interested. If you have any questions at all about how to participate, please email or call us at 239-673-9620.

Registration OPEN for Wedding Professionals beginning Sept 1!

You can register to be a part of The Grand Wedding events starting Wednesday September 1st at 5pm!

None Other Band at the 2009 Proposal Party
Photo Credit: Ashley Brockinton Photography

Just go to the Professionals page and fill out the form.
One of the amazing hors d'ors from the 2009 Proposal Party
Photo Credit: Ashley Brockinton Photography

Please note that in order to be guaranteed a rsvp for this years proposal party, you should submit your form as soon as possible (by September 10th for sure!).  Any remaining rsvps will be 1st requested, 1st distributed.

Highlighting a 2010 Grand Wedding Sponsor: Ashley Brockinton Photography

How long have you been in business?
7 years.  Doing photography only for 4, before we also did video. 
What makes your your business unique?
We train ourself endlessly in many types of photography, not just weddings.  Having experience in food photography, fashion photography, and commercial photography enriches our wedding photography because the wedding day demands so many aspects of photography.  Our business is also unique because we are unique and we realize that each client is also unique.  Although we have a strong style we make sure cater our coverage and style to our clients personality.
In your own words, what did you providing for the Grand Wedding?
We photographed all the details that went into the Grand Wedding and its events.  Ah, once again we used our experience with product photography in a wedding setting.  We loved seeing all the pretty creations that came from Southwest Florida's finest artists.
What is your favorite thing about weddings?
If I'm a guest at a wedding my favorite thing is the dancing at the reception!  I (Ashley) love making a fool of myself on the dance floor.  My guess is that Sam enjoys the large quantities of amazing food the best.  
Who do we contact?
Sam and Ashley Brockinton.  239-676-9540

Highlighting a 2010 Grand Wedding Sponsor: Floral Artistry

How long have you been in business?

Floral Artistry has been in business since 1985, at our location of 2400 Palm Ridge Road, on beautiful Sanibel Island.

What makes your your business unique?

Our award-winning, international team of designers is skilled in traditional beauty, as well as the latest trends in floral design. We customize wedding flowers with extraordinary detail and artistic quality, reaching a level of elegance that every wedding day deserves.

In your own words, what are you providing for the Grand Wedding?

Floral Artistry will be providing for the Grand Wedding all of the wedding day flowers including the bridal bouquet, bridesmaids' bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, as it is our pleasure to create the wedding ceremony flowers, as well as those for the cocktail hour, wedding reception and cake decoration.

What is your favorite thing about weddings?

We thoroughly enjoy the transformation process of watching gorgeous floral arrangements make a wedding vision come alive, as incredible floral pieces set & create the tone & atmosphere of each & every bride's dream wedding.

Wedding Pros...We need you!

We would love for you to be a part of The Grand Wedding 2011 from the very beginning.  If you can contribute any of the below items for The Proposal Party, please email us as soon as possible so that we can gush all about you!

  • Music
  • Entertainment
  • Catering
  • Linens
  • Swag Bags

We're already SUPER excited to announce that Kakes by Karen has already jumped in the party pool by generously contributing the 2011 Proposal Party Cake! Hmmmm, what flavor should we pick (see poll on left!)?

Save the Dates!

We're incredibly excited about the 2011 Grand Wedding events!  Be sure to keep the following dates open on your calendar.  More information will be available soon.

The Proposal Party 
September 15, 2010
(for wedding professionals and media)

The Engagement Party
Luxury Bridal Showcase 
October 3, 2010
(for brides, professionals and media)

The Grand Wedding 
January 30, 2011
(invited guests only)

Each of the above events will take place at The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in historic downtown Ft. Myers

Highlighting a 2010 Grand Wedding Sponsor: Ring Finger Studio

How long have you been in business?
Owned by Tara Rose, Ring Finger Studio began in New York City
three years ago, and has opened a South Florida location along Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale followed by a location in Fort Myers.

Ring Finger Studio has been featured in the New York Daily News and
was featured on The Style Channel's Whose Wedding is it Anyway?

What makes your business unique?
Ring Finger Studio is a private, by appointment only, boutique
style retail store that specializes in the most important piece of
jewelry a woman will ever receive, and the most important piece of
jewelry a man will ever purchase, the engagement ring.

We sell certified and conflict-free diamonds, we specialize in custom
design, and our clients receive impeccable customer service.  We
proudly manufacture all of our rings in the United States, and all of
them are made from 100% recycled metals.

We’ve revamped the stale, intimidating experience that most jewelry
stores offer. We’ve replaced that with an inviting atmosphere, an easy
to understand education about diamonds, customizability that is
affordable, and socially conscious options for the ring that is an
ultimate symbol of love.

What did you contribute to the Grand Wedding?
Ring Finger Studio supplied a custom engagement ring set with an
8x6 mm oval Natural Aquamarine and 40 pave set full brilliant cut
conflict free diamonds.  The Grand Wedding couple will also get to
work with Tara Rose to design a set of custom wedding bands.

What is your favorite thing about weddings?
We love weddings and we love getting to work one-on-one with
couples that are in love!  We get to know our clients at one of the
most exciting and intimate times of their lives, and we get to create
rings for them that will forever remind them of this moment in their
Who do we contact?
Ring Finger Studio
Owner, Tara Rose

Highlighting a 2010 Grand Wedding Sponsor: Talent Ventures

How long have you been in business? 
As Talent Ventures, Inc. we have been in business since 2006.  Prior to that we were known as ABA Entertainment Consultants, Inc. and have been in business in South West Florida since 1983!
What makes your your business unique? 
We bring a unique perspective to artist representation and client service, with almost thirty years experience in the wedding and event industries.  We have had the pleasure and privilege of working with the very best entertainment, whether it be local, regional or national and our experience allows us to provide clients planning events with an unparalleled level of expertise.  Prior to moving to Florida, the principal of the company, Paul Easton, lived in the United Kingdom and worked for Capital Music, Ltd. 
In your own words, what are you providing for the Grand Wedding? 
Clint Wiley’s None Other is, quite simply, the most exciting and innovative special event band to call South West Florida home in many years.  Some have called the group “the best non-wedding wedding band” and that may just sum up this talented group of musicians.  The repertoire is fresh, the excitement the band generates is infectious and the end result is a great evening of music that sets the tone for a celebration to remember.  Lauren Wiley is an exceptional vocalist with an international pedigree, the perfect musical addition to any ceremony.
What is your favorite thing about weddings? 
Music is such an important element in almost every wedding, so the ability to help clients select the perfect music that reflects their tastes and sets the mood for the ceremony and reception is both a pleasure and a privilege, one that we do not take lightly.  Being an important part of the celebration of a lifetime is a great feeling, especially when, after the fact, clients express their satisfaction with the musical selections.
Who do we contact? 
Paul Easton, President.  E-mail:  Ph: 239-262-5291, xt. 1

Highlighting a 2010 Grand Wedding Sponsor: Bubbas Roadhouse

How long have you been in business?
Bubba's was opened in Jan of 1992 on Cape Coral Parkway at the base of the bridge. The current location at 2121 SW Pine Island Rd opened in Dec of 1998. The Cape Coral Parkway location closed in 2001 when the lease expired.

What makes your business unique?

Bubba's is a locally owned and operated restaurant that specializes in hand-cut steaks, BBQ Ribs, Chicken and Seafood. We are best known for our jalapeno corn muffins, homemade Ranch dressing, and of course our Certified Angus Beef 1/2 pound burger. While we have a very casual and laid back atmosphere we take our food very serious and aim to produce the highest quality food possible. In addition to a full-service restaurant Bubba's also provides full-service catering for all types of events including weddings. We have catered weddings of all sizes from backyard to the Sidney-Davis Berne Art Center. Recently Bubba's hosted the rehearsal dinner for a local wedding that was featured on the WE network show "Bridezilla."

What did you provide for The Grand Wedding 2010?
Bubba's provided on-site catering for the lucky groom Nick's bachelor party. The hand-cut steak dinner for all attendees of the bachelor party was cooked on our portable grill on site at the bachelor party location.

What is your favorite thing about weddings?

The best part of the wedding is seeing all the smiling faces as the attendees enjoy their food and best compliment is when the bride asks for a picture with chef to help remember the meal on her special day.

Who to contact?
Bubba's is owned by Jay Johnson, who is also the contact for all catered events.