We continue the afternoon with more Florida wedding fun! The day of Rachel and Keith’s wedding was a typical stormy Florida day with wind, rain and grey skies but it made for a perfect dramatic background for Jessica Johnson and Chelsea D’Ariano of Stay Forever Photography. The Jupiter Civic Center is a very casual beach venue but the couple transformed it into a shabby chic romantic atmosphere. I’m head over heels in love with the bride’s and bridesmaid’s ever-so-blush dresses and their breathtaking Florida beach ceremony. Their wedding day details are just so sweet!
I’m back! I know it got a little quiet around here after I decided to take a last minute blog-cation last week (and yesterday). Although I had some gorgeous real wedding features locked and loaded it got a little since we went out of town to visit family. The week was jam packed as we celebrated my hubby’s birthday, our nephew’s 1st birthday, finished making my sister’s save the dates magnets and then helped her and mom package them up pretty to be shipped out to her guests today! Phew- a busy week it was but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. There’s nothing like waking up in my ma’s house for a week and spending two wonderful weekends with family.
But now that we’re back in Florida, it couldn’t be more fitting that I have not just one Florida wedding feature for you today, but TWO! Sooo that’s a hint to come back this afternoon for more Florida beach wedding action. ;)
First up comes from Kay Meyer Photography with Joslyne & Wes’s spring time wedding. Their big day was held in the sweet little beach town of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. My step-sister got married there two years ago and it’s such a perfect and quaint little place to get married. If you need a little more action though while visiting or entertaining guests, Panama City is about a 40 minute drive away with Destin only being about 30. But the area is not too crowded and you’ll find the most adorable beach homes for rent- perfect for an intimate family gathering.
Joslyne and Wes carried out a sweet bird theme throughout their day and later danced the night away poolside at their night time reception. Oh and just so you know- I’m drooling over their cake!
The Creative Team Behind the Scene: Photographer: Kay Meyer Photography | Caterer: Paradise Cuisine Catering | Event Planner: It’s a Shore Thing Wedding & Event Planning | Floral Designer: Celestine’s Special Occasions | Reception Venue: Brown Yours Buns | Dress Store: Vocelles, The Bridal Shoppe | Cake Designer: Confections on the Coast | Band: Nationwide Coverage
Wow, what a week of LOVE it was! Of course we all celebrated V-day Tuesday, our own wedding video was featured on SMP Destination on Wednesday, and then my hubby’s birthday was yesterday so we enjoyed a nice dinner out together. We leave tonight to head to the city we call home (Atlanta) for a week where we’ll continue celebrating his birthday and my nephew’s 1st birthday, and also help my little sister package up her Save the Date magnets and bachelorette invites for her October 2012 wedding. Sounds like we’re in for another great week ahead!
But before we move into the weekend, I’m excited to share Heidi and Aaron’s intimate and rustic beach wedding! They married last August in Port Orchard, Washington off the beautiful Puget Sound. I honestly never thought of tying in a rustic theme with the beach- but it’s an absolutely brilliant idea! Top it off with the bride’s boots, an always fun photo booth, a rope swing, and s’mores over a campfire and you have yourself one sweet affair! Not to mention, I’m loving the bride’s sash and those adorable bridesmaids dresses.
Catherine Abegg from CALIMA Portraits holds the talent behind these perfect images from their day. Aren’t we so lucky she thought to share them with us?? Enjoy everyone…
The Creative Team Behind the Scenes: Caterer: Christie’s Catering | Floral Designer: Contemporary Floral | Dress Store: Jenny Lee Bridal | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Ralph Lauren | Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthropologie | Photo Booth Equipment: 321 Foto | Event Venue: The Edgewater House | Wedding was submitted via Two Bright Lights!
I think I’m still on my own Style Me Pretty Destination wedding feature high from yesterday, so while I’m floating on Cloud 9, let’s float on over to Paris shall we? So I’m really itching to visit France this summer and this oh-so-sweet beach proposal set to the tune of love in Paris might be able to hold me over for a little while. I can’t tell you how excited I was to get this little love fest in my inbox from one of our favorite photographers, Brooke Christl. And I couldn’t let this love week pass by without featuring it! Although Melanie and Shane actually got engaged in October, I find it most appropriate to share on one of the most popular proposal weeks of the year. Approximately 10% of all proposals happen on Valentine’s Day!
Let’s pause for a moment- do any of my OSB readers have a new little shiny something on their left hand ring finger after V-day? TELL me and we’ll be sure pop the champagne, poor us a glass and celebrate with you!
So back to the Paris-inspired beach proposal that I can’t get enough of! So Shane originally planned to propose to Melanie in Paris, but after their schedules didn’t allow for travel he came up with Plan B and brought Paris right to their home-town South Carolina beach. And what would any good man do when he wanted to pop the question in a big way? Of course he brought in Gigi Noelle Events to help coordinate everything! Ladies- aren’t we so proud of Shane? He deserves a round of applause for doing that- like seriously! Set up with a violinist, a romantic dinner, a lovely table scape and chandelier decor, an ahhhmazing cake, and their family waiting in the background who later joined them for dinner- this proposal sounds absolutely PERFECT!
Of course she said YES! We’re so glad Brooke was there to capture every moment so we can relive those moments with them photo by photo…
BIG congrats to Melanie & Shane on your upcoming nuptials and life-long journey together! We wish you much love and happiness!!
The Creative Team Behind the Scenes: Photographer: Brooke Christl / Caterer: Eric Wagner /Event Planner: Gigi Noelle Events /Musicians: Long Bay Symphony / Cake Designer: Croissants Bistro and Bakery / Linens and Coverings: Hotz Event Rentals /Bakery: Macaroon Bakery