I had the good fortune to spend this weekend in one of the most beautiful locations –

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Captiva, Florida – located on the South West Florida coast, Captiva Island is off the coast of Ft. Myers connected to Sanibel Island.

Rustic, quaint and accessible sitting right on the Gulf of Mexico – beautifull weather…

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I spent the week with colleague and dear friend Kelly McWilliams of Weddings by Socialites and her staff…

And I got to meet Jillian and Jonathan and their families…. you see I got a call from Jillian’s mom (who lives here in Philly) and referred them to Kelly…

This brought everything full circle as I was actually able to attend the wedding…

Kelly did an amazing job with beautiful bags for out of town guest, the perfect location – South Seas Resort, a welcome party on the beach, a charter cruise to Cabbage key (see photos on my next blog), and a beautiful ceremony and reception…

We had a blast… it’s fun to assist another planner and see how they do things differently based on their own clients…I learned a lot from Kelly

I got to spend time in the sun and learn a lot about Six Degrees of Separation –

I knew going in that the brides Mom Karen owned Urbanfront Pilateson 17th and Sansom here in Philly – seems she trains brides to get fit for their weddings and we know a bunch of the same people.

Jillian’s twin sister and her husband live two blocks from me (new friends!)

Jonathan grew up with a groom (Andrew) whose wedding I did here in June.

Their videographer was Tim of The CVP Experience who produce amazing video and whose owner Brett Culp  – I’m a HUGE fan of.

The new Director of Catering at South Seas Island Resort is David Hall who worked here in Philly!

SMALL WORLD….

Thanks to Kelly for such a great time and learning experience…

And to Jillian and Jonathan for allowing me to be part of such a great day!