What is it about Florida weddings that feel so fresh? Maybe it's the warm, beach breeze or the sweet ocean sunsets. I have a hunch that it just might be the impeccable, clean style of Florida brides and grooms. At least in the case of this Florida wedding, I know I'm right. Captured by the talented Agnes Lopez Photography, the soft coastal glow, the stunning, sparkle filled details, and the fabulous fashion must have been a product of this gorgeous bride and her handsome groom. Make sure to spend your day in the full image gallery - where we can all imagine that our day has just as wonderful an ambience as this soiree.
Our wedding was a grand celebration of our love story that began over ten years ago. Michael and I met in high school with our first date being the Homecoming dance. We shared many wonderful memories throughout high school, then college at Auburn University, and now in our adult lives.
Even though we had been talking about our future and getting engaged, Michael managed to surprise me with a beautiful proposal at our home in Brookhaven, Georgia. We were so excited to officially start our lives together!
While I haven’t been planning my wedding day since I was little, I had always dreamed it would take place at the beautiful Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida. I have been visiting this location for many years and found it to be one of Florida’s hidden treasures with a gorgeous beach, first class golf course, amazing amenities, and breathing-taking views. Michael and I love to travel and felt that a destination wedding suited us well.
The overall ambience and style for the wedding was regal and elegant with a bit of a twist. We incorporated some items that were timeless, our personalized monogram, along with a few unique touches such as six foot canvas pictures from our engagement session at the cocktail hour and a beautiful arbor that we were married under which had bands of flowers across the top with strands of hanging crystals that gleamed in the sunlight. The wedding took place on the Resort’s Grand Lawn with a fabulous backdrop of the 18th green and the beautiful blue ocean. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day in June!
One of the most vivid memories I have from my wedding day is walking down the aisle with my father and seeing my best friend smiling back at me. It was such a surreal moment that captured the whole day perfectly; the many months of planning every detail had materialized into an amazing moment, where I was surrounded by all the people who loved and supported us throughout the years and finally getting to marry the love of my life.
As a truly special touch, my Mom had a special piece of jewelry she gave to me on my wedding day for my “something old”. My late grandmother had a beautiful diamond pendant that she passed down to my Mother, which in turn she had made into a ring as a wedding present. It was such a thoughtful gift - I felt as though my grandmother was with me during such an important occasion in my life.
I feel so bless that our wedding was everything I could have wished for and am now married to my best friend!
Photography: Agnes Lopez Photography / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hammock Beach Resort / Floral & Event Design: The Unforgettable Event | Dan Hathcock / Hair: Casey Powell / Make-up: Jackie Neal / Dress: Kenneth Pool / Officiant: Lon Tosi / Wedding Planning: St. Augustine Weddings & Special Events / Music: White Rose Entertainment / Cinematography: Cinemedia