Is it only Tuesday?? Well that’s okay I guess because I have a TON of inspiration for you this week for you! Today it’s all about Heather and Aaron’s sweet romance. Kim J Martin Photography was there to capture the laid-back beach wedding day and is here to share a little of it with us. The teal and yellow color theme seems to be a popular one for spring time (and beachy) weddings, and I’m loving the pop of colors against the waters of the beautiful Bodega Harbor. And doesn’t the bride just look like a princess? I’m absolutely loving her one shoulder wedding dress!
More from Kim: Heather and Aaron both grew up in Santa Cruz and have known each other since elementary school. They never really clicked and went their separate ways after high school. They reconnected at a friend’s wedding, and something was different that night. Aaron said it was the best wedding he had ever been to because it was an open bar and he spent the whole night talking to Heather. Heather said she felt a spark that she still feels to this day every time she’s around Aaron. After that, they did the long distance thing but it wasn’t long before Heather ended up moving to Roseville. Aaron says he still doesn’t know how he convinced her to move, but I think it’s pretty obvious that she digs him.
Since they are both from Santa Cruz, they wanted a beach themed wedding to reflect their hometown. They handmade the sand dollar favors and used teal blue in all the elements. They had towels at the beach so guests could sit on the sand during the ceremony, and the reception was held right over the water with a gorgeous view.
I loved their wedding because it perfectly showed their personalities; laid back and fun.
The Creative Team Behind the Scenes: Venue: Bodega Bay Yacht Club / Florist: Vanda Floral Designs / DJ: Pure Energy Productions / Cake: Your Sweet Expectations
This wedding from Justine Johnson Photography was perfectly simple and sweet with the day shared only with close family. Judy & Paul chose to head to Maine to take their vows in a beach wedding ceremony on Ferry Beach. I love how they played on the lobster theme of Maine. The cake- so cute!
In Justine’s words: Judy & Paul traveled to Saco, Maine, from their home in Vermont to get married. I thought it was super sweet that they decided to only have their kids and grandkids present… it made the whole celebration extremely personal and intimate. They had a small, simple ceremony on Ferry Beach and then headed back to their vacation home down the road to have a delicious brunch of homemade omelettes, bacon, and fruit salad.
We get to end this great week with a very sweet fuchsia and seashell themed beach wedding from Gwendolyn Tundermann Photography. The adorable Pittsburgh lovebirds, Melissa & Brian, chose to bring it south for a destination wedding in Bonita Springs, FL. The wedding was intimate and personal, with live music for the ceremony, the couples’ dog Lexie as the flower girl (such a cutie pie!), and decor details were created by the bride and her family.
I just love how she’s gazing up at him. So much love in her eyes!
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!