When I first laid eyes on this Vero Beach wedding, there was no going back. It was a head-over-heels, love at first sight kind of moment and totally convinced me that having your wedding day designed and planned by Bellafare is like receiving a golden ticket to the most gorgeous wedding on the planet. And then they went ahead and added the fabulous Leigh Miller Photography into the mix and let me tell you, that lady can take an amazing picture. This number is about as beautiful as you can possibly get with a bride that is jaw droppingly gorg and a backdrop that screams beach chic. You are going to wish you could move right into this seaside fête. Oh and don't forget to click here for more.
From Bellafare... Drew and Kristin are high school sweethearts who met in Maryland, but have called New York City their home for the past 5 years. Kristin is the co-founder of Bellafare, a boutique event and wedding planning company, and Drew is a fashion and documentary photographer. Drew and Kristin fell in love during a summer on the Chesapeake Bay, where Drew spent many summers with his family. They dated for nine years before Drew whisked Kristin away for a surprise engagement in Paris. When it came time to plan the wedding, choosing their date was easy, as it fell close to their 10 year anniversary of being together.
Kristin and Drew wanted a laid back, yet sophisticated and modern aesthetic. They have always wanted a destination wedding and felt that the Windsor in Vero Beach, Florida was the perfect backdrop for their chic beachside affair. The ceremony took place at the Windsor's "Town Hall" whose sea foam and white facade perfectly complimented the reception decor. Following the ceremony, the newly married couple drove away in a golf cart to the Beach Club, where the reception was held. Upon arrival to the poolside cocktail area, guests sipped on speciality cocktails named after the couple's favorite places - the "Manhattan Mojito" and "Bay Breeze." They also had a chance to peruse the beer bar, providing a selection of the couple's favorite microbrews.
The escort cards were placed on a long table flanked by sea glass and vintage apothecary jars with white blooms. As guests were invited to the reception area during sunset, the dance floor was surrounded by square tables topped with gray rattan linens, white flowers, floating candles, and various coral and sea urchin pieces. They dined on an asparagus and goat cheese tartlet, miso glazed sea bass, and enjoyed sweet treats from the all white dessert bar. Guests danced late into the night while listening to Motown and top 40 hits before saying farewell to Kristin and Drew as they embarked on their Italian honeymoon.
Planning + Design: Bellafare / Venue + Catering: Windsor / Photography: Leigh Miller Photography / Flowers: Hutchinson's Floral Artistry / Ceremony music: Deron Baker / Cocktail music: Cocobean Productions / DJ: Carlos Sarli / Wedding dress: Sarah Seven, Additions custom designed by the bride and Cotton Bride / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaids Dresses: Two Birds / Groom's Attire: J.Crew