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Anastasia & Steve

May 5 

Islamorada, Florida 

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Q & A with the Bride: 

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

When I chose to get married in the Florida Keys, I scoured the Upper and Central Keys for a vacation home where my closest friends could stay and where I could hold the wedding. The majority of vacation home rentals, however, prohibit wedding ceremonies over 20 people due to zoning and noise ordinances. I was familiar with Pierre’s Restaurant, a venue famous for its sunset weddings. When I went to Pierre’s to scope it out, hip Greek techno music was playing on Pierre’s beach and after my exasperating search to that point, I took it as a sign that this was my venue! 

2. Which two details from your wedding were your favorites?

I adored my wedding dress and flowers. When people told me, “You will know your dress when you see it,” I thought, “Do they know how many ugly wedding dresses are out there?” Truth be told, I literally lost my breath the moment I saw my dress. To all disheartened brides out there, I urge you to keep looking. I am living testament that there is a dress for everyone! Given the overwhelming expense of a wedding, it is tempting for a bride to skimp out on the flowers. But flowers are the only creation on Earth, aside from human beings, that create light. Next time you see a bouquet of flowers or a field of wildflowers, notice how your heart center expands. 

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

My favorite part of the wedding day was having the Greek Orthodox ceremony on the beach. The Orthodox Church, much like the Catholic, rarely approves requests to marry outdoors. We were extremely lucky and never will forget the beauty and significance of our ceremony as we overlooked the vast and beautiful ocean, caressed by the wind and kissed by the sun. 

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Glowing Sunset Fall Wedding in Florida

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 11, 2013

Stephanie & Scott 

November 24

Davie, Florida

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

I knew I wanted something different. I did not want a traditional wedding, and I knew I wanted it to be outside. My grandparents house had all the bones that I needed. We just needed to make it come alive for our wedding. The fact the it was my families house just made it even more special.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

My favorite detail was my grandfather’s truck. It’s a 1926 Model T Pickup Runabout. My dress, of course, I would wear it every day if I could, and the table I set up for my husband. I wanted something special so that people, who didn’t know him, would really get a sense of who he is. His table had really nice whiskey for him to share, screen printed rocks glasses with bicycles on them, since he enjoys ridding bikes, Masonic symbols, since he is a Mason and hand painted pictures from friends. He is a tattoo artist along with his friends, so it was nice to surprise him with paintings along with having them as keepsakes from our day. Lastly, I had a sign hung behind the table that said, “Ride bikes, drink beer, get awesome.” I’m pretty convinced that’s my husband and his friends’ motto to life!

3. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you can’t stop thinking about.

For me, I had seen pieces of my wedding details leading up to the wedding, but I never saw everything all put together ready to go. In a way, this was a little nerve racking, but it was also an exciting factor. After taking our pictures prior to the wedding, I pulled up to the house just in time to run in, change and run out. Pulling up, I saw tons of people, heard the perfect music and saw the most amazing glow of light coming from the house. I knew that we had achieved the most perfect glow of light and feel that I was going for.  Walking out, down the aisle and seeing everyone looking back and all the details put together was an awesome feeling! I was so taken back at how perfect everything was, all while seeing all these faces staring back at you, trying not to trip and making sure to tell myself not to “ugly face cry.”  It was really an awesome moment, one ill never forget! My wedding was by far one of the top three moments of my life. So many people worked so hard for so long, and I’ll never forget it! 

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