A gorgeous couple, a stunning and dramatic church entrance, the Long Island shore…this wedding day is such a treat and all captured by Marie Labbancz Photography! Born and raised in Brooklyn Heights, New York bride, Elizabeth, knew she wanted to marry her prince charming, Sean, at her family church, Grace Church. The church is just right around the corner from her family townhouse so Elizabeth and her bridesmaids took a stroll and walked to the ceremony. What a great way to get all the wedding day jitters out!
The couple had their reception at the family’s private beach club in Long Island and danced the night away!
The Creative Team Behind the Scenes: Floral Designer: Opalia Flowers / Invitation Designer: The Pantery / Dress Designer: Amsale / Band: The Sultans of Swing / Event Venue: Lawrence Beach Club / Other: Grace Church
I am sooooo excited about this one today! This bohemian beach love fest comes from fellow TWIPS
member, Layla of Simply Savannah Events,
and boy did she not disappoint! Shot off the coast of Tybee Island
, the stylized shoot was crafted to inspire couples planning a beach wedding. Who says all beach wedding must have seashell adorned cakes and the traditional tropical flower bouquet? This shoot shows us just one of the many ways a couple can incorporate their own style. One of my favs is bohemian flare, so this intimate setting and style is right up my alley!
I love the idea of a picnic-style dinner on the beach, but if you think your guests won’t be comfortable with that, after a breathtaking beach ceremony invite your guests to a nearby restaurant with beach and sunset views and cap off the night with dining on good local seafood, cold drinks, and dancing!
Want the scoop on how this gorgeous shoot came together? Well we have the one and only, Layla of Simply Savannah Events, to tell us!
Our styled shoot combined many talented vendors who all worked very hard to pull this project together! We set up on the north end of Tybee Island and it was a gorgeous day in Savannah to be shooting. Layla of Simply Savannah Events did all the styling & flowers. Alexis of Alexis Sweet Photography captured the beautiful pictures. Valerie of 1420 DeZigns, LLC created the invitations, program fans, and little tags for the oyster knives guest favors.
A small flowing ribbon ceremony scene was created by materials from Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store, shell necklaces that were attached into one long chain, and wood poles from a hardware store. Also some oyster shells were put out to create an aisle. To finish off the “wedding ceremony” we incorporated love birds. Doves can be a symbolic gesture for remembrance of a family member who has passed, plus add a memorable event for your ceremony. These doves instinctively go back home, so they will circle the area, figure out where they are and go right back into their cages! The doves are able to fly home from several hundred miles away!
The sweetheart table was created to give couples ideas of how to incorporate shells, flowers, and different glass containers in a unique way. We turned 2 wine glasses upside down and put roses underneath then placed small votive candles on top, this is a different way to use wine glasses. The glasses with beach sand and shells are actually recycled pickle jars! Layla of Simply Savannah Events loves to encourage couples to reuse, repurpose, and recycle for their weddings since she has an Eco-friendly approach.