Catlin and Zach's Valentine's day weekend wedding had everyone ready for love. Add in the cold day the kind where you can see your breathe and it turned into a winter wonderland. Grab your warm blanket and cozy up and enjoy these beautiful photos from their day.
When we first arrived we found the bride and groom getting ready in opposite ends of the conference center of the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa in Florence Alabama.
The Marriott is a perfect place for a destination wedding or if you are Florence native. It is a perfect spot to say "I do". There are so many amenities at the Marriott Shoals it is also the perfect place destination for a couples weekend. The 360 Grille is located on top of the Renaissance tower. They call it the 360 Grill because it offers 360 degree views overlooking the Wilson Dam. It is a perfect date night spot however, be sure to call ahead as reservations are required. There is another restaurant located inside the main hotel called Swampers Bar and Grille. We enjoyed a nice relaxing drink after photographing the wedding and there is usually always live music. I have found that if you book a room at the Marriott Shoals the 1st floor rooms have really high ceiling as compared to the rooms on the upper floors. The view of the dam or the pool is not as great on the 1st floor but, the rooms do have a grander feel in my opinion. The pool is very large and there is a bar located outside. I have never visited in the summer months to enjoy the pool it looks like it would be amazing. I have never personally used the spa services either ( I would love to try it out). There are so many things to keep you busy at the Marriott you can see how with all these amenities it made for a perfect destination wedding. You should also checkout the city of Florence, Alabama there are so many options for dining and things to do check out this link https://www.visitflorenceal.com