Elegant and earthy is a beautiful way to describe today’s sunset wedding in Navarre, Florida. Incorporating the elegance of a blush and peach color palette with earthy accents such as wood created the most beautiful garden inspired setting for Marcella and Jeff’s wedding day. The bride’s father’s waterside home was the perfect location for an intimate reception, complete with an open-air tent and a tasting menu paired with wines from all throughout Europe (selected by the bride’s parents while they lived in Europe the year prior to the wedding). Marcella is here with us today sharing more insight into her wedding day, and we can’t wait for you to see all of the pretty captured by Aislinn Kate Photography!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
I hired Megan K Events to be my planner. Her business is in Pensacola. I live in South Florida and found it easier to rely on someone to assist in selecting vendors and keeping everyone on schedule.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
I interviewed a few different planners, but what I was looking for was someone who was technologically advanced (pinterest, emails, etc), was able to understand my vision and run with it, and someone who had a lot of experience in the area. Megan met all those requirements and was just the most pleasant woman to work with! I knew I was in great hands from the start to finish! As an example, I had my hair and makeup trial the Tuesday prior to my wedding and the makeup trial went horribly. Megan found me a new artist to trial with on Thursday. She was amazing and all the ladies looked beautiful!
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
My inspiration came from my goal of a “garden” romantic wedding. We used my father’s backyard and he built the colonnade with white pillars in time for the wedding! I wanted a tent frame to have beautiful lighting and designate the space to formalize the event. I wanted garden, but sparkle too. I love sparkling things and my dress was one of the first things I bought (soft blush!). I had it altered to be strapless. The girls were each assigned a dress color (each color coincided to our wedding color scheme) and told to pick an Adrianna Papell beaded gown in that color. I loved how it came out!
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
My favorite thing about the wedding was the closeness and vibe it had. The scene was set beautifully and most of my designs were properly brought to life! We had an intimate group and everyone there knew us well. I also loved our dinner! My parents were living in Europe a year before the wedding and hand selected all the wine in Germany, Italy, and champagne from France. We developed a tasting menu and closed the bar for dinner so that people enjoyed the wines paired with each plate. Our food/wine was one of the compliments we got the most.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
The best advice I could give is not to get overwhelmed and to try your hardest to enjoy every fleeting second of it! Everyone says the wedding day flies by and it truly does! All the efforts you put in planning come to life and disappear in the blink of an eye.
Vendors who made it all happen…
Photographer: Aislinn Kate Photography // Event Planner & Designer: Megan K. Events // Floral Designer: Supposey // Caterer: Classic City Catering // Cake Designer: Little House Bake Shop // Transportation: A Bride’s Ride, Inc. // Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell // Makeup Artist: Ashley Brewer // Equipment Rentals: Clark Rents // Photo Booth Equipment: Emerald Coast Photo Booths // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero // DJ: Marty Stanovich // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Menguin // Musicians: Symphony ala Carte//
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