Bradenton Wedding at the South Florida Museum by Brooke Images
April 20, 2012
Classic Weddings

I definitely wouldn't mind if I could live inside this gorgeous South Florida wedding by Brooke Images all weekend long.  Serene and elegant with clear skies, stunning seaside views and some seriously sensational classic meets rustic touches.  There isn't a single detail out of place from the bride's princess-worthy ensemble to the luscious florals cascading out of mahogany urns.  You should definitely spend the rest of the day in the full gallery!  I know that's where I'll be!

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From the Bride... As I started to plan our wedding, I realized how very fortunate I was to be surrounded by wonderful friends in the wedding industry who could help make our vision come to life. Our hope was to have a simple and elegant wedding full of quiet reminders of our families and friends.

Thanks to the reception site being close to a yacht club and a friend’s yacht, our photographers captured some moments after we became Mr. and Mrs. that were really fun and special! Beautiful outdoor lights, wrought iron, a fountain and an aquarium filled with two manatees made for a unique reception site, which complemented the neutral color palette and feel we were aiming for. Our vision was achieved through a beautiful mix of flowers, linens, chargers, candles and draping, along with the oh-so-important chairs, and all of that came to life because of our talented planners and best friends from Botanica International Design Studio. The use of white, ivory and champagne flowers mixed with the succulents and mahogany urns was an elegant and seamless way to incorporate the rustic and modern touches we were hoping to accomplish on our wedding day. Food, alcohol (Ian’s a sommelier and in the wine and spirits industry!) and fun were also at the very top of our list, and we enlisted in the help of top local vendors to make sure our guests left with fully bellies and sore feet! 

Every element incorporated to make our day so special all happened because of our outstanding team of vendors who made all of our wedding dreams come true, but the best part is that I get to spend the rest of my life with a pretty amazing guy!

Wedding Photography: Brooke Images / Wedding Venue: South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Florida / Floral Design: Botanica International Design Studio / Event Planning: Zoe Gallina / Day-of Coordination: Sarah Tucker of Zoe Gallina / Catering: Ezra Cafe / Rentals: US Tent Rental via Zoe Gallina / DJ: Inspire Entertainment / Photo Booth: EnnaAnne / Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca / Hair: Dawn Connerton / Makeup: Heather Linero / Men's Suits: Kenneth Cole