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Indian River County


Indian River County has a plethora of beautiful vistas and venues for your dream wedding. Halfway along Florida’s Atlantic coast, Indian River County is located where the tropics begin. Our location is easily accessed from Orlando and Melbourne airports to the north, Tampa airport to the west and Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami airports to the south. With a wide variety of accommodations and activities, you’ll find everything you need to stage your wedding and keep your guests entertained. Whether you like the quaint, village feel of Sebastian, the western flair of Fellsmere, or the elegance of Vero Beach, there is a perfect place for every bride.

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Photography by

1. Ashlee Lynn Photography 2. Kazuyuki Oyama 3. Ashlee Lynn Photography 4. ATAppen Wells

Wedding Venues Whether you want to make your vows barefoot on a pristine beach, surrounded by immaculate gardens or even on horseback where you can gallop into the sunset, you’ll find it in Indian River County. Beachfront hotels specialize in turning the beautiful Atlantic Ocean into an unparalleled wedding backdrop. Ranches, gardens, historic buildings and golf courses are routinely transformed into nature’s own cathedrals and reception halls. And of course, churches of every denomination await the next bride and groom to embark on their journey as husband and wife. Indian River County hosts a number of professional wedding planners, florists and caterers to assist in making all of the arrangements for a flawless wedding day.

Photography by 1. Kara Clicks Photography 2. PS Photography 3. Verola Studio Photography 4. Martina’s Photography










Area Activities Your guests will find a wide variety of great attractions and activities in our community. The adventurous can explore the jungle-like Sebastian River by kayak, take a boat down the Indian River Lagoon to see dolphins and manatees at play, glide over the marshes in an airboat or jump out of a plane, if they want! Miles of unspoiled beaches await beachcombers and children at play, while the surf beckons surfers, divers and fishermen to test the water! Vero Beach is known for its abundance of culture with museums, theatres, and numerous art galleries to enjoy. And there’s shopping for every taste, from the upscale beach shops to the outlet mall.




Photography by

1. EpicStockMedia 2. John Waite 3. Martina’s Photography 4. Joe Ellis

Wedding Checklist Nine Months & Earlier

Six to Nine Months Pick out the bridesmaids’ gowns and order their accessories. Hire a caterer. Select the ceremony music; hire musicians. Decide on a florist. Choose a videographer and/or photographer. If you plan to rent equipment for your reception or ceremony, book a rental provider now. Research accommodations for out-of-town guests and look for your bridal suite.

Choose a date. Announce your engagement. Send photo and announcements to your hometown newspaper. Decide what type of wedding you want. Create a wedding folder. Make a budget. Create a calendar of important dates. Start, and organize, your guest list. Ask family and friends to help you make sure that you don’t forget anyone. Choose your ceremony site. Make an appointment with your officiate. Reserve date/time of the ceremony. Choose and reserve a reception site. Select theme and define your colors. Start shopping for your gown. If you are special-ordering a gown, place your order now to allow time for fitting or alteration. Find a photographer. Start thinking about honeymoon spots. Planning well in advance will assure you better prices on hotel and airfare. Order, or update your passport. Send your guest “save the date” cards. Check the requirements for a marriage license at the location of your ceremony. Some might require blood test, birth certificates or other documents.

Four to Six Months Order invitations and stationery items. Shop for the groom’s party formal wear. Choose your wedding-day transportation. Reserve limos; shop for rental cars. Plan the rehearsal dinner. Finalize the reception menu. Register at gift registries. Book out-of-town guest rooms. Shop for wedding rings.

Two to Four Months Finalize guest list. Ask the people whom you want to become members of the wedding party, and explain their roles. Choose a wedding-cake style (and baker). Confirm your decorating details. Schedule your bridal portrait.


Wedding Checklist Day Before the Wedding

Six to Eight Weeks Mail out invitations. Meet your stylist and choose your hairstyle and make-up.

Confirm that members of the wedding party have all necessary accessories. If someone is helping you pay for vendors and gratuities, prepare the envelopes. Put someone you can trust in charge of bringing everything you will need: guestbook, pen, ring bearing pillow, etc. Pass out schedules to members of the wedding party. Meet with ushers and discuss seating. Go to rehearsal. Go to rehearsal dinner. Smile!

Four to Six Weeks Organize the reception seating. Fill out place cards. Confirm the playlist with musicians. Plan and hold the bridesmaids’, bachelor and bachelorette parties. Pick the wedding rings. Confirm times and dates with all wedding vendors. Give all vendors a copy of the wedding-day schedule. Call any guests who have not RSVP’d to confirm their attendance.

Day of the Wedding Give the groom’s ring to the maid of honor and the bride’s ring to the best man. Bring the wedding license. You’ll need it for the officiant to sign. Eat something. Have the caterer pack you a to-go box, in case you don’t actually get to eat at the reception. Take a deep breath, and remember to be grateful and have fun on your special day!

One Week Make sure you have all the marriage documents you need. Pick up all the wedding attire. Make sure everything fits. Give the final guest list to your caterer and to the reception site. Confirm the details of your honeymoon. Pack for the honeymoon. Stop delivery of mail and newspaper for the time you will be on your honeymoon.

After the Wedding Arrange for someone to return rental items after the wedding. Have the gown cleaned and bowed. File your name change with the Social Security, banks and important institutions. Send out change-of-address cards.


Wedding Professionals Barbers Bilbur’s Barber Spa (772) 834-7334


Bridal Wear Cindy’s Alterations & Boutique (772) 581-9355...................p24

Airports, Aircraft Charter Service


Vero Beach Municipal Airport (772) 978-4930

Fillin’ n’ Chillin’ Bakery and Ice Cream (772) 569-8989

Sun Aviation (772) 562-9257


Cravings (772) 231-0208 Dyana’s Delisious Desserts (772) 492-9085

Sebastian Municipal Airport (772) 228-7001

Elizabeth D Kennedy, Inc. (772) 563-0646...................p27

Classy Cupcakes (772) 563-0110...................p16

Melbourne International Airport (321) 723-6227 Ext: 219.....p24

Paris Air Inc. (772) 770-2708

Culinary Capers, Inc. (772) 562-9194...................p28


Poinsettia Groves, Inc. (772) 562-3356

Village Beach Market (772) 231-2338

Longevity Fitness Club & Spa (772) 778-6800

Hale Groves (772) 226-3500

Faith Hope and Chocolate (772) 567-1414...................p23

Fitness & Spa

Sweet Creations (772) 584-7206...................p28

Edible Arrangements of Vero Beach (772) 569-9808

Shells & Things (772) 234-4790

Sweet Temptations (772) 766-6373

Publix Supermarket (772) 778-1984

Countryside Citrus (772) 581-0999...................p24

Bruno Chocolate Creations (772) 466-4222

Kilwin’s Vero Beach (772) 584-3281

Patisserie Vero Beach, Inc. (772) 770-4122

Citrus, Gourmet Food & Gift Shops

Cosmetics Mary Kay Cosmetics (772) 633-4030...................p28 Senegence International (772) 321-2893

Wedding Professionals Event Planning En Vogue Event Planning (772) 485-7144 Plan Ahead Events – Vero Beach (772) 492-9223

Sweet Creations (772) 584-7206...................p28

Embroidering & Screen Printing EmbroidMe (772) 299-3883 Wilkins Brothers Incorporated (772) 231-1488

Officiating (772) 229-0411...................p18

HOME DECORATING Space Arranger (772) 359-8382...................p16


Jewelry Stores

Party & Tent Rentals, Etc.

Artistic First Florist (772) 567-3474...................p27

I’ll Never Tell (772) 231-1148

All In Fun, Inc. (772) 337-1500...................p26

Creations by Linda (772) 485-7111

John Michael Matthews Fine Jewelry (772) 234-1512

Premier Party Rentals, Inc. (772) 562-7449

Hutchinson’s Floral Artistry (772) 231-4803

Leigh Jewelers (772) 234-8522

Johnson’s Flower World Florist (772) 567-8271

Stella & Dot (772) 480-2958

Key West Florist of the Treasure Coast

(772) 318-7007

Ocean Drive Jewelers (772) 234-1225

The Centerpiece (772) 321-0563...................p17

Limousine Services/ Transportation

Formal Wear

A-1-A Airport Service (772) 559-3249

Cardita Formal Wear, Inc. (772) 468-0799

Diamond Limousine of Vero Beach, Inc. (772) 569-8896

G.T. Rhodes (772) 231-6424

Magic Carpet Ride (772) 569-1777...................p26 Smart Shuttle Line, Inc. (321) 409-5114


Where’s Da Party (772) 408-3270...................p16

Photography & Videography Ashlee Lynn Photography (772) 501-9986...................p17 Kara Clicks Photography (303) 888-3188...................p22 Martina’s Photography (772) 532-3209 Mr. J’s Media Productions (772) 360-9970 PS Photography (772) 770-0867 Verola Photography & Video (772) 231-6777

Wedding Professionals Printing/ Invitations ABC Printing Company (772) 562-0624 All Service Graphics (321) 259-8957 Aztec Graphix (772) 468-2023 The Hartley Press, Inc. (904) 398-5141 Ironside Press (772) 569-8484

Salons & Spas A Pampered Life-Spa Services & Fragrance Bar (772) 231-8864...................P25

AAA Auto Club South Insurance and Travel (772) 770-3400

Causeway Studio (772) 569-8755

The Color Experience (772) 569-3645

The Spa at Costa d’ Este (772) 410-0101...................p18

The Spa at Disney Vero Beach Resort (772) 234-2050...................p15

Energy Spa & Salon (772) 562-3845...................p17

Minuteman Press (772) 567-4645

Lindsay Naffziger (909) 694-7805...................p28

Squared Studios (772) 713-6884

Radiance By Shannon (772) 202-8588 Studio Gabriel Day Spa & Boutique (772) 234-8105...................p18

Kathe Heide Skin Care Clinic, Inc. (772) 231-0777

Sweet Temptations (772) 766-6373

Travel & Tours

Body Language (772) 453-4450

LEB Printing & Design (772) 532-5735

Salons & Spas

White Orchid Spa (772) 231-1133...................p21

Mane Attraction (772) 226-5796...................p20 Panache of Vero Beach (772) 257-6940

Treasure Coast Travel Agency (772) 567-4388 Anne Devanney Expedia Cruise Consultant (772) 569-8859

Cruise and Travel Partners, LLC (772) 559-2041

Wedding Venues OCEANSIDE

Vero Dental Spa (772) 778-5550...................p27

The Caribbean Court (772) 231-7211...................p16

Your Glory Salon (772) 562-3370

Costa D’ Este Beach Resort (772) 410-0067...................p19


Disney’s Vero Beach Resort (772) 234-2076...................p14

Park Place Salon (772) 231-2588

Facial Rejuvenation (772) 978-0484...................IBC

Driftwood Resort (772) 231-0550

Polished Mani-Pedi Lounge Hair Studio & Boutique (772) 584-3494...................p25

Vero Cosmetic (772) 562-2400...................p22

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (772) 231-2300...................p24


Wedding Professionals Wedding Venues OCEANSIDE

Wedding Venues

Wedding Venues



Wedding Venues MAINLAND

Riverside Theatre (772) 231-6990

Americas Best Value Inn (772) 567-8321

Hawk’s Nest Golf Club (772) 569-9400

Sebastian Community Center (772) 589-1009

The Surf Club (772)231-1600

Community Center (772) 770-6517

Heritage Center (772) 770-2263...................p23

SpringHill Suites by Marriott (772) 978-9292...................p28

Vero Beach Hotel & Spa (866) 602-8376...................p21

Community Church of Vero Beach (772) 562-3633

Holiday Inn Express Vero Beach (West) (772) 567-2500

The Plaza (772) 559-9942

Culinary Capers (772) 562-9194...................p28

Italian American Club of Sebastian (772) 589-3341

Vero Beach Country Club (772) 567-3320

Vero Beach Museum of Art (772) 231-0707

Wedding Venues RIVERSIDE

Bethel Creek (772) 770-6517 Capt. Hiram’s Resort (772) 589-6172...................p26 Capt’n Butcher’s Lodging & Marina (772) 589-2552 River House (772) 770-6517

Emerson Center (772) 778-5249

LaPorte Farms (772) 388-1824...................p23

Endless Summer Vineyard & Winery (772) 595-0699 Executive Courthouse (772) 567-4303 Hampton Inn (772) 770-4299



McKee Botanical Garden (772) 794-0601

Humiston Park (772) 231- 5790

Osceloa Bistro (772) 569-1299...................p20

Jaycee Park (772) 231- 0578

Pointe West (772) 794-9912...................p23

Round Island Park (772) 234-8375

Richardson Center (772) 299-1717

The Moorings Club (772) 231-1008

Vero Beach Sports Village (772) 569-4900...................p20

Sebastian Inlet State Park (321) 984-4852 South Beach Park (772) 231-4700

An Indian River Wedding Story We’re Engaged!

Marrying the Love of my Life Today!

When Veroites Kristie Miller and Jarrod Odem decided to get married, there wasn’t even a fleeting thought of going somewhere else. The two met in fourth grade as participants in the recreation department’s basketball league. They remained friends through elementary, junior and senior high school and went their separate ways for college. Both came back to Vero after graduating, started dating and fell in love. “Once we moved away for college we both realized that we loved Vero Beach and that it was here we wanted to settle down” explained Kristie. “This area has the ocean, the Intercoastal waterway, beautiful golf courses, culture and a sense of community. We didn’t want to live anywhere else. I started teaching at Vero Beach High School and Jarrod became a St. Lucie County firefighter. Turns out everything we ever wanted was right here in our home town!” Kristie and Jarrod announced their engagement with photos taken at a historic, oceanfront inn. Then they chose a beautiful golf clubhouse for their ceremony and reception. “We planned our wedding by ourselves using local caterers, florists, and DJ’s,” said Kristie. “And the country club wedding planner was there to assist us on our special day. It was the perfect day!” After dancing the night away with about 150 friends and family members, they boarded a boat embarked on a lifetime of happiness! Photography by Martina’s Photography


We Had a Blast . . .

. . . All of our Friends Were There! A Fun Goodbye with Well-Wishes.

Our Chariot Awaits... 13



The Space Arranger Debbie DeBie (772) 359-8382

1601-5 S. Ocean Dr . Vero Beach, FL 32963 772-231-7211

772-563-0110 • 712 21st St. • Vero Beach • Open Mon-Sat •

We specialize in Weddings & Events. We offer a wide variety of items such as: Frame Tents, lighting, tables, chairs, including chiavari and wooden chairs, bar tables, dance floors, linens and much more to make your day extraordinarily memorable.

535-101 NW Mercantile Place Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 Licensed, Insured & Safety Certified 16

Bouquets and Centerpieces as beautiful as the bride. 772-321-0563

772-562-3845 • 1555 US Hwy 1 Vero Beach, FL 32960 • 17

Officiating Romantic Wedding Ceremonies Wedding and Event Planning Offering Ceremony Decor, Ceremony Music & Bridal make-up

2855 Ocean Drive Vero Beach

Pick up your FREE copy today at area hotels, attractions, and merchants!

Your walk down the aisle begins at The Spa @ Costa d’Este. We have designed a variety of wonderful ways for you to look and feel beautiful as you begin your countdown to “I Do”. Ease the pre-wedding jitters and become “centered” with your groom to be with a romantic couples massage or spoil your Bridesmaids with a bridal spa party, unique spa gift item, specialty treatment, or gift certificate. Whether you are planning a full day of pampering or just a few hours, we’ll make certain your spa experience is truly unforgettable. 3244 Ocean Dr. • Vero Beach, FL 32963 • 772-410-0101



Photo by Gio Alma

Photo by Unique Design Studios

Photo by Jennifer Werneth Photography

‘Forever’ Starts Here Saying “I do” at Costa d’Este Beach Resort is nothing short of seaside enchantment. The intimate resort setting offers the perfect combination of sophisticated style and beach chic romance, delivering a day couples will never forget. Yes, dreams really do come true at Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa. 3244 Ocean Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32963 772-410-0067

Whether a ballroom or beach wedding is desired, Costa d’Este has the perfect location. The warm glow of bubble crystal chandeliers offers an enticing mood to start forever in the Crystal Room. If brides want barefoot elegance on their special day, the property’s beautiful ocean front beach offers possibilities only limited by the couple’s imagination.



h Intimate weddings up to 130 guests h Outdoor and indoor venues overlooking

the ocean

h Personalized catering packages h Group room accommodations available h On-site Certified Wedding Planner h Ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal

dinners, brunches

h Late night gathering fire side (seasonal)

3500 Ocean Drive / Vero Beach FL 32963 866.792.7403 /


Journey to a serene oasis where unspoiled beauty and nurturing therapies inspire a renewed sense of harmony between body, mind and soul. A treasured sanctuary where you can rediscover yourself. Our team of specialists is at your disposal to guide you in formulating a personalized spa experience for the bride or the whole bridal party. 772.231.1133 /


2140 14th Ave • Vero Beach, FL 32960 • 772-770-2263 •

2101 Indian River Blvd Suite 108 • Vero Beach 772-567-1414

From the moment you enter our Grand Gallery, to the sweeping views from our Greenside Terrace, you’ll be surrounded by an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. Let our talented staff skillfully create the “par” fect experience that you and your guests will enjoy and remember for years to come. Call 772.770.3401 or visit

Weddings • Exceptional Dining • Special Events 23

7500 14th Lane Vero Beach, FL 32966

Your Honeymoon Begins at Melbourne International Airport 24

(772) 231-8864 A Pampered Life 3117 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL


772-337-1500 772-201-9836 1592 SE Village Green Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

Professional transportation for any size group. Call Magic Carpet Ride for reservation information. 772-569-1777

1606 Indian River Dr. on the Riverfront

1-772-589-4345 • 26

772-563-0646 486 21st Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960 27

SpringHill Suites by Marriott • Vero Beach, FL 772-978-9292 • 28

3715 7th Terrace, Vero Beach • 772-978-0484 | Gerald Pierone, Jr. M.D. • Greer Hanson, ARNP •

772-567-3491 Photo by PS Photography


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