An Intimate Wedding at Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina in Fort Myers Beach, Florida

For Chicago couple Michelle Susmarski (38 and in sales) and Neil Goodfellow (37 and in sales), Florida was more than just a vacation spot. They turned their love for the white sandy beaches and simple town of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, into inspiration for a destination wedding. Their ceremony decor, unity tradition and favors at Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina alone pointed to the oceanfront theme. Guests took their seats among rows of starfish-accented chairs during the beachside ceremony. Before Michelle and Neil said “I do,”  the couple and Neil's son took part in a unity ceremony. Together, they mixed blue, white and purple-colored sand to demonstrate their bond. Seashells also highlighted the altar space. And the couple sent everyone home with a token from the beach: a natural, starfish-inspired wine stopper.  With the help of their planner from the resort, everything came together seamlessly under a bold color scheme of blush, white, blue and purple. “We just made everything about the beach,” Michelle says. Annie Steele Photography documented every detail of their day, below.