A coastal theme doesn’t have to be all drift wood or palm trees friends! We are head over heels for this chic modern take on this coastal inspired Amelia Island wedding designed by V List favorite Dairing Events. The team took a traditionally rustic wood venue, Walkers Landing, and made it fresh with crisp whites and tones of blues and grays. The outdoor ceremony under the moss draped trees was utterly dreamy. A modern square arch and draping by Luxe Party Rentals combined with lush florals by Ruby Reds Floral and Garden created a look with a perfect balance of modern and romantic. At the reception, geometric details found in the paper goods by Olivia Grace Paperie added a chic touch to the timeless white decor. And how sweet is the couple’s intimate sweetheart table on the balcony? Keep on scrolling to see all the beautiful details captured by Natalie Broach, and to hear more from the bride, Laura!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
To be honest, I found my wedding planner, Adair, on Instagram! Instantly, I fell in love with all the photos of weddings she helped plan! I didn’t even look into anyone else. I knew she was it! My husband and I live in West Virginia, so to have our wedding planner live in Florida where we were getting married was extremely helpful. Our dream wedding would have never happened without her attention to every detail.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
Connections! Honestly, I didn’t know until I started to get into the specifics of everything. Having Adair as our planner she was able to recommend vendors. The beat part was she had worked with all of our vendors on previous weddings and they all had great rapport! Everything went so smoothly, from meetings, emails and the actual day of our wedding! I think It’s important for your wedding planner to work well or be friends with vendors!
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
My inspiration was white, modern and timeless. I wanted it to feel very intimate with lots of candle light. The ceremony was decorated with a beautiful modern arch with a cascading floral arrangement and geometric end tables with florals and candles. We kept everything very soft and added interest with three different types of centerpieces with various candle heights and floral arrangements for the reception as well.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
That’s a loaded question! Can I say “everything”!! Honestly, everything was perfect! From the beginning to the end! If I had to say what ranks at the top spot it would be the “first look”! It was the best feeling ever, hard to explain, but a moment in time I got to have with my soon to be husband that was just us, taking it all in, together.
What is your best piece of advice for other couples?
Hire a wedding planner !!! I can’t say this enough! Weddings are a lot of work and can get stressful. Have someone on your side and truly be there for you when you need it most ! That’s what a wedding planner does! Lastly, Enjoy your day! Don’t sweat the small stuff, you won’t remember it anyway!
Vendors who made it all happen…
Event Planner/Designer: Dairing Events // Photographer: Natalie Broach // Flowers: Ruby Reds Floral // Venue: Walkers Landing // Cake: Alley Cakes // Invitations: Olivia Grace Paperie // Beauty: Studio Bride // Place Settings: Treasury Rentals // Rentals: Luxe Party Rentals // Upgraded Linens: La Tavola // Band: Bay Kings Band // Catering: Mai Oui Gourmet // Videographer: Nick Leonard Creative // Wedding Dress: Randy Fenoli
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