Deering, never married, had the Italianate house and gardens constructed between 1917 and 1922 as a place to entertain his friends. Guests were expected to approach by yachts from the water so the bay side is the front of the house. The wedding reception dinner and dance were held on the two levels of terrace just beyond the concrete boat.
Part of the 1,000 acre estate is
natural tropical jungle.
The formal gardens and sculptures
At the end
is the garden house (below) and reflecting pond where the ceremony took place.
Follow the rose petals up the stone stairs
Married and ready to party!
Some of the beautiful interior design and details
🌹. 🌹. 🌹
In keeping with the wedding theme, I saw this this morning and thought it would be fun
to put here. I'll start.
We met in the teachers' workroom after The Writer (aka The Actor) did a show for an assembly at my school. He was attempting to repair a stage light. Our first date was on a tennis court and I think I'd rather be married there than the teachers' workroom which always smelled of stale coffee and donuts!
How about you?