Ling and Jose resided in North Carolina but wanted their destination wedding to be held near the ocean in South Florida. As Ling’s family was arriving to town from China and the majority of guests were from out of town, I knew we needed a hotel as the venue. While staying within their determined budget, we booked a hotel which was not far from the ocean so they could have a pre-wedding shoot with the photographer on the beach before the ceremony. The June ceremony was held outdoors under a tent with overhead ceiling fans which provided shade and a comfortable atmosphere for their guests. Cocktail hour followed in the air conditioned hotel foyer with the dinner reception in the draped ballroom. Everyone was happy with Chinese customs and traditional Tea Ceremony for the bride and a Hora Loca ending for the groom. They had an amazing time!