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Bright Pink Summer Garden Wedding in Florida

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 07, 2014

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Amber and Austin were married at JJ Talboot Law Office in Pensacola, Fla. on June 7. The bride wore a lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with straps, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a dark gray three-piece suit, accessorized with a matching black tie and pocket square. Bridesmaids wore long blush satin dresses with various necklines, including one-shoulder and halter and carried bouquets of peonies, ranunculuses, anemones, lilies, and veronicas. Fun fact: All the accessories came from Dubai! Even the peep-toe high heels. Guests were greeted with a chalkboard sign that said, “Welcome! We are so excited you are here to celebrate with us!” The outdoor ceremony took place in the garden, but more importantly, the childhood military couple sealed their vows with a kiss underneath a wooden pergola hung with a single crystal chandelier. Cocktail hour began with lots of chilled signature beverages — Southern Magnolia and Orange Bourbon Mojito — complete with mason jars and polka dot and striped straws. Pictures were also taken and uploaded to Instagram with the hashtag #duronthewedding. In lieu of a traditional guestbook, words of wisdom were written on keys. Better yet, they also played the newlyweds’ shoe game. Questions such as “Who is the better driver?” and “Whis is louder of the two?” were asked. Dinner was served on long banquet tables decorated with doily runners, trailing centerpieces, lanterns, and votive candles, a candy buffet was filled to the brim with sweets, and at the end of the night, a sea of sparklers were lit.

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Photography: Alena Bakutis Photography | Venue: JJ Talbott Law Office | Event Planner: Carrie Talbott | Dress Designer: Pronovias | Bridesmaid Dresses: Coralie Beatrix | Floral Designer: Celebrations Florist | Officiant: Roger McGraw | Caterer: Classic City Catering | Cake: Creative Confection by Betty Weber | Groom’s Cake: Sweet Creations 

15 Ways To Show Your Love To Mom On Your Wedding Day

Posted by Caitlin on May 07, 2014

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Mother’s Day is only four days away, but also only one day a year. Just how can you honor the best mom ever on your wedding day? From letting her get ready with you to wearing her veil and celebrating her cooking to using her cake topper, find out more thoughtful ideas here. Warning: We guarantee tears!

5 Ways Destination Weddings Can Be Affordable

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 25, 2014

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While a white sand beach with turquoise blue water at an exotic location may sound pricey, think again! From built-in beauty to all-inclusive packages, you’ll be surprised at how much budget-friendly destination weddings actually can be. Not convinced? Read more reasons here.

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Hilary and Gerry were married along Destiny Beach in Destin, Fla. on August 24. “Growing up, I always dreamed about getting married on the beach with my bare feet in the sand and the sound of the waves in my ears,” Hilary said. “My husband and I met at the beach, and he later proposed on the beach; it seemed fitting for us.” The ceremony took place before sunset with 12 of their closest family and friends (and two dogs) witnessing. Seashells lined the aisle and starfish decorated the chairs. “Our backs were to the sun, so we had no idea what the sunset looked like until we turned around and saw the most stunning pink skies,” she said. During the recessional, bubbles were blown! Hilary wore a sweetheart tulle wedding gown, accessorized with a turquoise statement necklace, while Gerry wore a white button-up shirt and khaki pants. Her bouquet and his boutonniere featured white roses and seashells from their parents’ honeymoon. How sentimental! Reception tables were decorated with burlap linens, gold charger platers, and illuminated with candles. The cake was their favorite flavor — red velvet.

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Photography: Alena Bakutis Photography | Venue: The Bella Vita House | Dress Designer: David’s Bridal | Hair and Makeup Artist: Fusion Spa and Salon | Jewelry: Kate Spade | Wedding Bands: Gellar & Son | Cake: Publix | Equipment Rentals: RSVP Events

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