Happy Monday my fabulous Floridians! We thought we would get your week off to the sweetest of starts with this gorgeous week-long celebration by HBB Photography. Yes, these pretties celebrated all week long! I just adore the idea of keeping the wedding intimate so you can keep the party going with your nearest and dearest for as long as possible. It’s all as pretty as it is sweet, and you can see the entire soiree in the full gallery of images!
From the Bride…Scott and I met in Louisville, Kentucky, where I have lived my entire life and Scott has been for about 4 years from a work transfer. Needless to say, we are a slow-paced and casual couple with bluegrass roots, a ton of southern hospitality, and a Midwest sophistication. We weren’t looking for anything fancy for our wedding. We debated on having a huge bash in Louisville, but I preferred a small, intimate setting. We spent the majority of our time as an engaged couple talking about where to get married and just three or four months before our wedding date, Scott mentioned a “perfect” little town in Florida that he had been to on a business trip in the past. We took a quick four-day weekend down Watercolor to visit and I immediately fell in love with the place. The perfect little town for our small, but oh so perfect little wedding.
We didn’t want to spend a ton of money on a wedding that would last one evening so we decided to extend the wedding day into a wedding vacation. Because we kept the guest list to family only, we could manage to get the majority of our guests down for the entire week. Such wonderful memories for us and our family! Watercolor is a euphoric little town, so charming and casual, with exquisite little houses and the world’s most beautiful beach. The parks rival some of the finest we have ever seen, and we took full advantage of the setting in our pictures. Our photographers, Hannah and Shawn from HBB photography were amazing! They did such an amazing job capturing the magic of the day. I love my wedding pictures and believe it was the best investment of the day.
Our on resort wedding planner, Cheryl Walton, was such a huge part of the success of the wedding. She walked us through the details of the event and provided suggestions that were right in line with the casual rustic beach wedding that I was looking for. Beyond the colors, the music, and the food, I was really open to anything. Our florist Sally, from Florals by the Sea, took a few basic ideas of ours and ran with them. Our ceremony site was perfect; simple, casual, with a few touches of elegance spread throughout. We held the reception in the community’s boat house surrounded by rustic wooden planks, paddle boards, and canoes. Our florist did such a great job dressing the place up, but not so much as to distract from the natural beauty of the boathouse. Our families danced the night away and ended the night with a few drinks at Bud and Alley’s on the beach.
Wedding Photography: Shawn and Hannah Brown of HBB Photography / Floral Design: Florals By the Sea / Event Planning: Cheryl Walton at WaterColor Resort / Ceremony + Reception Location: WaterColor Resort / Bride’s Shoes: Mia / Wedding Dress: Blush by Jim Hjelm