Welcome back dear reader. I know I’m a day late and a dollar short (thanks Irma), but I still wanted to share a little belated Wedding Wednesday. It’s been a long time since I talked about my big day. So, let me get you back up to speed on what’s all happened so far:
- Everything I consider “major” has been booked and taken care of. This means the venues for the both reception and ceremony, the photographer, music, and food. The most stressful part right now is we have to hold our breath and prey that our church and reception venue don’t have damage from the storm.
- The dress has been picked out and I would be lying if I said Jackie Kennedy wasn’t a huge piece of inspiration. If the last name to be fits I guess. Up next, I’ll have to schedule my fittings and figure out a way to incorporate a piece of my grandma’s dress. Unfortunately, most of her dress was not salvageable after 50 plus years in the Florida humidity, but she had an absolutely beautiful navy beaded belt detail around the waist that I will be finding a place for.
- Because I’m a rare homebred Floridian, I wanted to incorporate a lot of old school Florida pieces. I’ve been hunting down and stock piling vintage postcards like it’s my job or future currency. I also have a yummy sweet treat for cocktail hour planned that I’m over-the-moon excited about.
- The tickets to our honeymoon have been booked. We are planning three blissful weeks to explore Italy. We still haven’t purchased our tickets back to the states yet because I’m still trying to decide if I even want to come back! I’m kidding, but being an expat in Lake Como doesn’t sound like too awful of a gig.
- Finally, we just had an amazing engagement photo session with our photographer, Cathy Durig. She’s a local photographer by way of Fort Lauderdale and Charlotte, but I’m so thankful she’s found her way to the Sunshine City. I’m also grateful for my dear friend for recommending her to me. Kelsey, you knew exactly what I was looking for! Cathy was so fun to work with and gave great direction. We talked local food, Game of Thrones, and Florida State. Anyone who shares my alma mater is a friend in my book. I’m beyond excited to work with you for my big and I’ll practice “relaxing the arm.”
For my engagement pictures, I knew I wanted to be by the water and stumbled upon the Redington Shores Pier. I thought it was perfect location to match my vintage Florida inspired wedding. When the storm clouds rolled in that morning, I was pins and needles for our sunset time frame. Thankfully, the clouds rolled away leaving an absolutely gorgeous sunset and perfect lighting.
This look was the more casual of the two. I wanted to keep it light, comfy, and super nautical. I loved this oversized shirt from ASOS. The blue in the stripes was a gorgeous cloud blue color and just worked for the location. Once again, I’m wearing my miracle white jeans from Old Navy. The whole outfit was perfect for running around the beach. David was a lot easier to dress. I mean, all guys have to do to look put together is throw on a button down and pair of chino pants (both of David’s found at J. Crew). They have no idea how easy it is for them!
Next week, I’ll be sharing my dressier engagement look and the darling lace midi dress I ordered just for the occasion! Be sure to stop by! To all in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and beyond, be safe and be prepared. Storms are so predictable and it’s better to have and not need then need and not have.