MARCH 18, 2020
Beachfront, award-winning rooms As long as you’re getting married on the beach, why not stay on the beach? Bungalow Beach Resort, 2000 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, has won the Top Romance award in the US by tripadvisor.com, and it is located right on the beach – the perfect place to escape between the rehearsal dinner, the ceremony and the reception. With the Gulf of Mexico just steps from your lushly landscaped cedar bungalow, it’s a great place for an extended stay after the bride and groom leave for their honeymoon. If the bride and groom want to continue their stay, Bungalow Beach Resort, which also won the 2013 Excellence Award from tripadvisor.com, is a very popular honeymoon destination. Originally a group of beachfront army barracks, each of the Bungalow Beach Resort units retains the old Florida charm that is Anna Maria Island, with modern conveniences inside. And you will stay in luxury with personal touches like baskets of embroidered towels, flowers and candy. Whether you’re getting married or part of the wedding party, pick awardwinning Bungalow Beach Resort as your home base where you will cherish those moments when you’re not involved with the ceremony. You’ll want to return when there is nothing to distract you from your stay. Call Bungalow Beach Resort at 1-800-779-3601 or log onto www.bungalowbeach.com.
MARCH 18, 2020
DARA CAUDILL | WWW.ISLANDPHOTOGRAPHY.ORG
Debi Wohlers and Lori Waggoner celebrated 15 years of being together on February 18, 2020 by getting married on the beautiful beach in front of the Beach Bistro. Beach Bistro owner, Sean Murphy officiated. Following the ceremony, guests celebrated in the garden of the Doctor's Office. Chuck Caudil provided the music for the ceremony and the gathering at the Doctor's Office. Chris Macarone, of the Doctor's Office, coordinated the ceremony and the celebration in the garden. flowers were by Blooms by The Beach, and the cake was by Hometown Desserts. On February 19, a formal reception was held at Key Royale Club, where Lori is president, and Debi is the women's club champion. Debi and Lori are Anna Maria Island residents.