I'm just going to jump right in and say it - this couple is adorable. So adorable, in fact, that one of their very first wedding planning tasks was - you guessed it - sitting down and putting together an inspiration board. If those aren't the actions of an all caps ADORABLE bride and groom-to-be, than I don't know what is. And their wedding? Well, it's just as amazing as they are, with a breathtaking oceanside setting, one heartwarming moment after another and a gallery filled with glorious images by Catherine Marciniak Photography. Join me there for so much more.
From the Bride... Adam and I met in the Spring of 2008. We hit it off quickly, bonding over our mutual love of cooking and travel. The more time we spent together, the more we realized that we were meant to be. On January 13th, 2011, Adam popped the question, and I gleefully accepted. After combing the east coast of Florida for the perfect wedding location, we chose Jupiter Beach Resort as our venue for the ceremony and reception. We knew that we wanted our wedding to have a laid-back yet elegant feel, and we have both always loved the beach, so Jupiter Beach Resort was just right.
Since becoming engaged, I've become a bit of a wedding blog addict, scouring the details of other weddings to see what I might like to employ for our own. After picking the location, Adam and I both agreed that we didn’t want a typical beach wedding replete with seashells and starfish, but we weren’t sure in exactly what direction we were heading. We began to build a virtual inspiration board, and the overall theme had a rustic chic vibe. After a few well-intentioned but ill-fated attempts to select the décor ourselves, we decided we needed a professional. Enter Jan Chlebek, our amazing wedding planner and floral designer for the wedding. Jan has an incredible eye for style, and she quickly began to bring our vision to fruition. Along with her incredibly talented daughter, Jan designed the décor and floral arrangements from the ground up. They created custom centerpieces to our taste and went as far as hand-painting the runner for the aisle. We had another close friend sew the burlap table runners by hand. We were delighted with the turnout. We married on the lovely sand dune adjacent to the resort with a cocktail hour and plated dinner reception following after. One of the gifts we received was a photo booth to be used during our reception. We had our guests include one copy of the photo strip in our guest book and keep the other as our favor. Our amazing DJ kept everyone on their feet and our friends and family danced the night away. The whole day was captured beautifully by our photographer, Catherine Marciniak. Our wedding day was filled with love, and thanks to Catherine, we will cherish those emotions for a lifetime.
Wedding Photography: Catherine Marciniak Photography / Wedding Venue: Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa in Jupiter, Florida / Event Planning, Styling + Floral Design: Jan Chlebek of JansAffairs / Wedding Cake: Betty Baird of Sweet Tiers / DJ: Leonard Baker of Custom DJ Services / Wedding Dress: Priscilla of Boston (Now Closed) / Hair + Bride's Makeup: Amanda Hockenhull of Evolution Salon and Spa / Wedding Invitations: Lucky Lady Paper