by: Lauren

I’ve said it before, and I will happily say it again- a garden wedding never disappoints! The natural beauty of the Davis Island Garden Club would be enough to suffice for today’s wedding, but when you combine a romantic style and whimsical details… utter gorgeousness ensues! Lucky for us, Sarah & Ben captured this lovely feté perfectly, and the bride, Meghan, is here with us today to share more about her wedding:

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What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?

We figured it would be pretty easy for the two of us to handle everything by ourselves…and we quickly realized how wrong we were.  Our families were a complete lifesaver as they humored us and put up with all of our crazy ideas.  My dad helped me saw wood from tress in his backyard that we used for our invitations and escort cards. My mom was the candle queen and made the regular thriftshop rounds until she had collected enough candles to create our perfect candle-light vision.  My sister is a rockstar and literally helped with everything from printing to baking to ribbon-wand making.   We knew what we wanted, but they helped everything become a reality.

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What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?

Our wedding day was all about love and making memories.  We wanted our vendors to help guide us in the right direction but ultimately let us take the reigns.  We feel like we totally lucked out with our vendors.  Everyone was fantastic to work with and truly had incredible skill, ranging from floral arrangement to photography, to lighting,  the details were absolutely perfect.  

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What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?

Our wedding was loosely based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  We wanted elements of whimsy and playfulness.  The twinkle lights and candles did a great job in setting the stage and the moss and wood features helped our reception feel playful and natural. 

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding?

We were so happy to just be married, I remember being so overwhelmed all morning getting ready, but as soon as Miles grabbed my hand, everything was perfect.  My second favorite moment was definitely pulling up to our reception venue in a water taxi and finally getting to see the beautiful set-up that we had been planning and dreaming about for over a year. 

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What is your best piece of advice for other brides?

Go with your gut.  Just because someone tells you this is “how it is done,” doesn’t mean that is the case.  For example, I wanted all of our guests to enjoy dinner at one huge feasting table that wrapped under the lights and trees.  This had never been done at our venue and was logistically challenging because of the tree placement and uneven ground (Most people set up tables inside.)  It was important to us that everyone ate together so we stuck with our plan and with the help of our wedding coordinator found a way to make it work.  I think it is these quirky details that make weddings truly memorable and  personalized to the couple.

The details are all absolutely perfect! The custom signage complements the unique reception design in such a gorgeous way. Who knew that just a few signs could have such a large effect on the look and feel of a wedding?

I’d love to hear from you- are you planning on incorporating any details into your wedding that will potentially have an effect on your whole wedding design?

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer:  Sarah & Ben // Event Planner: Winsor Event Studio // Vintage Rentals: WISH Vintage Rentals // Floral Designer: Arlene Floral Designer // Catering: catering by the family // Reception Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club // Makeup Artist: Jess Waldrop – Makeup Artists // DJ:MBC Entertainment // Lighting: Tampa Lights

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by: Lauren

Have you ever wondered what a wedding inspired by the game Candy Land would look like? Well so did Flaire Weddings and Corinna Hoffman Photography, and so they created an inspiration shoot showcasing some fabulously fun Candy Land wedding ideas! Get ready to join in on the Candy Land fun with gumdrops, lollipops, candy necklaces, and more!

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Isn’t it all SO much fun?! I think getting inspiration from a fun game like Candy Land is an awesome idea! [In fact, my friend Sara of Burnett's Boards has done a whole inspiration board series on board game wedding ideas! Check it out here!]

How about you- do you have any games from your childhood that you would be able to find inspiration in?

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer:  Corinna Hoffman Photography // Event Planner: Flaire Weddings and Events // Invitation Designer: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio // Makeup Artist: Artistry By Erin // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid Jacksonville // Floral Designer: Blossoms & Accents, Inc. // Cake Designer: Choux Designer Cakes // Makeup Artist: Makeup by Paulina Perez // Bakery:Sweet By Holly // Dress Store: The White Magnolia, Bridal Collection // Cinematography: Visual Power Cinema // Reception Venue: Winterbourne Inn

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by: Lauren

Today’s gorgeous beach wedding from Olimb Photography and Shelby Peaden Events is filled with modern style, bold navy and green accents, and SO much happiness! The beautiful bride, Alexis, is here to share her insight into planning her stunning destination wedding:

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What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?

Shelby Peaden, my wedding planner, was invaluable throughout the entire process.  She had great relationships with all my vendors, and made incredible recommendations based on my vision.  The day of the wedding she orchestrated everything beautifully. Shelby and her assistant made sure everything was in place and if there were any problems I had no clue.  It made my day as stress free as possible!

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What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?

I was planning a destination wedding so I wanted someone who was in Destin, Florida, and who had incredible reviews.  Every review I read gushed about Shelby Peaden, so I had to have her!

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What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?

My husband, Ryan, proposed to me in Destin on the beach (when I was 7 months pregnant), so we wanted to go back to where it all happened. Our son turned 1 on 9/19/13 and we got married on 9/20/13.  The whole color theme was based on the guys ties.  I fell in love with the color combo and designed everything from there.

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding?

I loved how simple yet elegant the décor worked out and how it all came together.  I simply just showed the florist and planner a few pintrest pages and when I walked out that afternoon it looked perfect.  My absolute favorite thing is the pictures that we have to remember that day.  They are priceless!!!  Cassie and Andrew Olimb are truly talented.  They did such an amazing job capturing all the emotion of that day.  I look at them every day still! 

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What is your best piece of advice for other brides?

EAT!  I paid and planned this delicious menu and didn’t get to enjoy it because guests kept interrupting me! In all seriousness, try not to stress about the small stuff.  At the end of the day you will be married and that is what it’s all about.  If a major snafu happens who cares? It will make a great story in a few years!

In all seriousness, Alexis’s advice is spot on!!! I know my wedding planner friends are always trying to get their brides and grooms to sit down and enjoy their meals!

Did you see that tidbit about how Alexis was inspired by the ties that the groom and groomsmen were wearing? I love that! How about you- are your wedding colors being inspired by anything in particular?

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer:  Olimb Photography // Event Planner: Shelby Peaden Events // Floral Designer: Myrtie Blue // Cake Designer:Bake My Day // Event Venue: Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort // Makeup Artist: Lanna Bloodworth

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by: Carlee

I just love this jewel toned bohemian wedding from Live View Studios! With autumnal details and a historical venue, it’s only fitting that lovely bride Chelsea wore a vintage gown. She’s here with us today to share her planning insight:

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What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?

My mother was the biggest help and blessing throughout the whole wedding planning process. She actually did most of the decorating and did a ton of DIY projects herself. I joke that if it wasn’t for her and her artistic gift, we would have had a pretty boring and plain wedding. She did a tremendous job at taking what I love and making it come to life. P.S. She did all the flowers herself!

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What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?

The most important thing to us as we were choosing who to work with for our wedding (photographer, videographer, reception venue, etc.) was passion for what they did, a desire to capture what makes us unique, and intention of putting our needs and wants first. And we couldn’t be more happy with the decisions we made. Brent and Anna (Live View Studios Photography) are natural artists as what they do. They created a dreamy experience, and captured every moment with emotion and such a focus on detail. They are such precious people. Grace Jones (Grace Jones Videography) is a talented friend of ours; and we were so blessed to have her as our wedding videographer. She appreciates the eccentric things like I do, and she perfectly captured the celebratory feel. Greg Carlyle (Millennium Center Reception Venue) makes each client feel like royalty. Whatever your heart desires, he will make happen. And the venue is breathtaking!

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What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?

I knew I wanted to create an environment that captured who Matt and I are as individuals and as a couple. I would define both of us as free spirits. We both appreciate the vintage look; and I have always had a little boho in me (my friends and family joke that I was born in the wrong era). I wanted the wedding details to be unique; and that’s where my mom came in. A lot of the foundational inspiration came from Pinterest; it was a great starting place. Another detail that was extremely important to us was the music; and we are blessed with many talented friends and family. Our dear friend Nick Williams played the kora as I walked down the aisle and then another dear friend of ours (Andrew Lazare) played at the reception (Band: The Heritage). Our overall goal was to make this a celebration and make everyone feel comfortable, appreciated, and loved; because if it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be who we are as individuals or as a couple. Each and every one of them has had an impact on our lives; and we love them all dearly.

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding?

Do I have to choose just one favorite thing? If I had to choose one, I would say the ceremony meant the most to me. Dylan McKeeman (Reynolda Church Music Director and a friend of ours) led the most intimate and beautiful ceremony. But if I may add: I wore my mother’s dress, which I told my mom meant the world to me. Cathy Zakula did the alterations to the wedding dress (well basically created a new dress); she made my dream wedding dress a reality.

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What is your best piece of advice for other brides?

I have two pieces of advice for other brides: first, brides, this is your special day, so make sure everyone around you treats you that way. Give yourself plenty of time to get ready the day of, enough time that you actually enjoy it and don’t feel rushed. Second, consider doing a “first look” with your future spouse. I was a nervous wreck until I saw Matt; I will cherish that time in history forever. It was so special and intimate. And the “first look” footage and photos are by far some of the best because it captures such real love, celebration, and emotion.

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Wonderful advice! I love that Chelsea decided to stay true to her boho self and re-worked her mother’s gown to add a vintage touch.

How about you? Would you wear an heirloom gown on your wedding day? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Planning!
Carlee

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer: Live View Studios / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Beverly Shephard / Ceremony Officiant: Dylan McKeeman / Cinema & Videography: Grace Jones Videography / Ceremony Venue: Reynolda Church / Reception Venue: The Millennium Center / Catering: Millennium Artisan Catering & Special Events / Musicians: The Heritage / Hairstylist: Meghan Nicole / Groomsmen Attire: Joseph A. Banks / Heirlooms & Extras: Promise Pottery

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