An Oceanfront Destination Wedding at the South Seas Island Resort in Captiva Island, Florida

When Lauren Landgraf (27, a talent scout at MailChimp) got engaged to Brandon Coon (30, an information security advisor at Secureworks), she was seriously surprised!“We got engaged on March 4, 2014. It was a Tuesday. I was completely shocked!” Lauren says. “Brandon had gotten my best friend, Lena, to make plans with me for dinner at our house even though I already had something planned for the night. I rescheduled a few things and picked up food to cook us all dinner. I came home and walked into the house covered in roses and candles, our dog Liam in a tux and Brandon down on one knee. I was completely thrown off and still in shock afterwards. After we called our family and friends, we went out to a nice dinner to celebrate! It was one of the best moments of my life!”The couple then started planning their destination wedding in Florida.“We were married at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island,” Lauren says. “We actually found Captiva Island and South Seas because we take our dog Liam to Sanibel on Algiers beach when we come down from Atlanta to visit my parents! We mentioned we loved the island and my mom found South Seas Resort. Liam, who is a therapy dog with Happy Tails, was actually our ring bearer!”