The Fort Myers area has two of Florida’s most prized, coveted destination wedding Islands, Sanibel and Captiva. Exclusive, awe-inspiring and captivating, these breathtaking wedding destination islands offer nature’s finest, including sugary sand blanketing more than 15 miles of Gulf of Mexico coastline, as well as sea oats, palm trees, mangroves and occasional pieces of rustic driftwood. Frank Simonetti is a photographer of Fort Myers weddings for over twenty years.
Some photographs below were made from a wedding I photographed at the West Bay Club, a golf community located in South Fort Myers. For a wedding in the Southwest Florida area, a marriage license can be applied for at the government building in the City of Fort Myers. Fort Myers Beach is a fun island with it’s own “Times Square” at the foot of the bridge. One of the popular venues for weddings on the beach is the Pink Shell Resort. This Resort is at the north end of the island with a quiet county park next to it. Fort Myers Beach has a lot of restaurants on the Gulf and Bay side. A luxury resort is the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort.
Fort Myers Photographer
For over twenty years, I have enjoyed photographing weddings and family portraits in the Fort Myers. I come from a family of photographers from Boston. My family name has been credited on photographs since 1946. With joy, I create images that show real emotion, not photoshop tricks. The photographs shown on this page are recent destination weddings from Fort Myers Beach.
The three wedding photos below were taken in the Fort Myers area. The bride and groom met before the ceremony for the ‘first look’. Friends and family joined them on the beach for the wedding ceremony on the beach. Stacey Gerhart of Isabella’s Island Style was the wedding planner.
Some of the Fort Myers wedding photography below are at the beautiful West Bay Club in South Fort Myers. The wedding photographs show the beautiful landscaping and pool area which served at the wedding ceremony site. Further south is Bonita Springs which has beautiful white sandy beaches for ceremonies.
Gulf Harbour Weddings
Here are some images of Fort Myers wedding photography I made of the Fields wedding in November. It was a beautiful day for the yacht harbor ceremony and reception at the Gulf Harbour Country Club.
The Sanibel Harbour Resort is on the Fort Myers side of the bridge to Sanibel Island. This luxury resort has two beautiful pools with verandas and decks for destination wedding ceremonies. The Sanibel Harbour Marriott sits at the entrance of the Caloosahatchee River as it enters the Gulf of Mexico. A beach wedding ceremony on the soft, white sand of the river is just steps away from the hotel. The hotel staff sets up chairs on the beach and the wedding ceremony overlooks the river and towards the sunset on the west. I have photographed weddings at this beautiful location for over 20 years. After the wedding ceremony, guests are sometimes served a champagne toast by one of the great pools. Photographs are made during this time of the wedding couple, their family and wedding party. The Sanibel Harbour Marriott has reception rooms of different sizes and some overlook the river for a sunset wedding dinner. At Sanibel Harbour weddings I have seen beautiful sailboats and yachts cruising under the Sanibel bridge, either returning to port in Fort Myers or making a trip out to the Gulf. The sail boats in the background make for great sunset Fort Myers wedding photography! The rooms at the Sanibel Marriott Resort are well appointed and your guests can stay at the hotel during your destination wedding and enjoy the celebration without leaving the resort. Shown here are some Fort Myers wedding photography images taken at the Sanibel Harbour Resort. The ceremony was on the beach with the reception upstairs in the hotel. Endless gulf breezes and year-round sunshine make Fort Myers and the surrounding golf communities a great venue for a wedding. If you choose the Lee County area for your destination wedding, it will mean that wedding photographs created here will show the beauty and unique textures of Sanibel and Captiva, the nearby islands. From small intimate weddings of ten to formal affairs, I have created Fort Myers wedding photography for over twenty years.