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Seagrove Beach Wedding by Brandon Chesbro

Let me start by saying I’ve been drooling over her dress the entire time I’ve written this post! Okay well, after an almost 2 month hiatus I’m finally back to blogging here at OSB and boy does it feel good to be back! I have a ton of real wedding features and inspiration in queue and I can’t wait to share it all with you soon. And now that summer (and wedding season) is here and in full effect it’s perfect timing that I can help you cool off a bit by bringing you a sea of wedding and engagement love over the next few months.

Now I have to say a huge THANK YOU to all the photographers who have submitted events over the past few months. You have all been so kind and I thank you for patiently waiting out my cross country move (will share more about that next Monday). But seriously, it is the photographers who really help make The Oceanside Bride tick!

One of those photographers is Brandon Chesbro who submitted the most perfect wedding to get things kicked off.  This sweet Nashville couple, Ian and Jen, decided to take it a little further south to Seagrove Beach, Florida to host their fun and whimsical destination wedding. The purple and orange wedding colors just popped in the most perfect way and their use of pinwheels was adorable! Yummy catering was done by Townsend Catering and the Creme Brulee dessert- get out of here!?

It truly sounds like their day was created with a labor of love from their entire family and circle of friends and that in itself just makes my heart feel all warm and fuzzy…

From the bride, Jen: I never dreamed of my wedding day so I had no clue where to start other than making a fun weekend out of the event since most of my family and friends would be traveling. My two big must haves: outdoor space and the ceremony and reception in one spot. After much debate between our current hometown of Nashville and our favorite vacation spot Seagrove Beach, Florida – a destination wedding won! We traveled down and scouted the area to find two beach houses which feature a large backyard and private beach access. Just what we needed! The beach is beautiful by itself so we wanted to keep everything simple and focus on enjoying each everyone’s company. I relied on blogs, magazines, etsy and fun ideas from family and friends as we weaved our way through planning the event. We decided on lots of lanterns and candles with creams, greens with pops of orange and purple for our colors. I didn’t want the standard beach altar or arch so we came up with bamboo poles and ribbons. Somewhere along the way, I decided pinwheels would be fun and whimsical. My mom loved learning how to make them and took over the huge task! We tried to incorporate bits of us into the event where we could. We had wine from Tuscan Hills Winery, from my hometown. Our invitations were a play-off Nashville’s Hatch Show Print. We couldn’t have pulled off the wedding without the help of so many family and friends. Ian’s buddy designed our printed materials while my mom helped with everything – creating the pinwheels, table décor, candy bar and so much more. My sister-in-law, brother, our family friends created all the desserts. My cousin drew our Guest Tree. My aunt helped on all craft projects and then my Aunt Karen married us! My girlfriends from Chicago bought all the centerpiece flowers which we all arranged together! Our parents are the ones to get all the credit. They helped us plan a fairly unconventional wedding and supported our ideas throughout. We are beyond blessed.

*This wedding was submitted via Two Bright Lights*