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Garden Inspired Ballroom Wedding at Pelican Hill

This is a wedding dreams are made of. They fairytale kind of dream. A gorgeous ceremony with sweeping coastal views, a ballroom wedding draped with gorgeous florals by Nisie’s Enchanted Florist and a completely in love couple – this gallery from Victor Sizemore is what we call pinch-yourself pretty, and there is even more gorgeousness from this wedding in video form from Elysium Productions below…

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Fall
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Elegant

From The Bride…The vision for the wedding was to have a beautiful and comforting feel. I wanted the wedding to feel like a getaway for people. I chose warm tones of gold and cream and I found that Pelican hill, with its beautiful wooden chandeliers and the natural scenery worked very well with my theme. The floral arrangements had a natural elegance to them, and included hanging greenery to go with the more the theme of natural and elegant.

I like that we had the view of the ocean but it was still private. The food and service were impeccable.

The ceremony was probably what made this venue so unique. The rotunda and ocean view were spectacular. My bridesmaids and the groomsmen walked to Clair de Lune, which has a really special place in both Drew and my hearts as we see it describing the beginning of our relationship. I walked down the aisle with my father. The aisle was littered with white rose pedals. Drew and I wrote our own vows and at one point he even teared up while reading them to me!!

The reception was so fun and there was a TON of food… We had lobster and steak for dinner with two delicious kinds of wedding cake to follow, a cheese course and then of course, the waffle station opened up for a late night snack (which no one needed, I’m sure) we got the waffle idea because I’m from Belgium and the waffles came from a client of mine, Bruxie! They were delicious. I loved the speeches that my family and drew’s family gave. It was amazing to see the courage my dad showed, because he is not particularly fond of public speaking. Most of all, it was amazing having all of our family and friends together in one place and having such an amazing time together.

The wedding cake was 5 layers and had flowers cascading down. Originally we were going to do sugar flowers, but decided that real flowers would probably better reflect the idea. I got the idea from looking at some other wedding cakes and I think it went well with the natural theme.

Macaroons with gold dust were our party favors for the guests.

We honeymooned to Greece, Italy, Israel and Turkey. We went on a Silversea cruise which was amazing. Our favorite spot was Santorini

I did not want to get too confused by spending a lot of time on my wedding gown shopping, so I very quickly narrowed the search to Monique L’Huillier. I initially had chosen a dress from her Bliss line, but once I tried on her couture line, I couldn’t go back… I essentially had a one of a kind dress because it was a two piece gown, which a lace bodice and a satin a-line skirt with the draping that she is famous for. I bought it at the Monique L’Huillier store on Melrose.

Jimmy choo shoes and veil was from BHLDN. My jewelery was all “borrowed” from my mother or grandmother, who have beautiful diamond pieces that have been in my family for years. My “new” was a beautiful pendant made by my uncle that I wore around my neck which had a picture of my sister etched into the white gold and surrounded by diamonds. My sister passed away at the young age of 21 in January 2012.

Men’s warehouse designed the groom’s attire.

Amsale designed the bridesmaid’s attire, they wore the vanilla color which went really well with the theme.

Photography: Victor Sizemore Photography | Videography: Elysium Productions | Wedding Planner: Platinum Weddings By Kerrie | Floral Design: Nisie's Enchanted Florist | Wedding Cake: Pelican Hill | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale | Groom's Attire: Men's Warehouse | Ceremony Music: Angelica Strings | Beauty: Kenzy Ward | Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Ceremony And Recpetion: Pelican Hill Resort | DJ And Lighting: LSM Entertainment | Draping: Finishing Touch | Invitations And Paper Details: Paper Plane Paperie | Linens And Chiavari Chairs: Wildflower Linens | Veil: BHLDN

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Fall
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Country Club
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Modern

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Winter
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Resort

From Brooke Keegan Weddings and EventsWhen Maggie and Thomas were looking for the perfect wedding venue, they stumbled upon Pelican Hill and fell in love with the resort and the stunning views of the ocean.  Maggie’s vision came to life with the help of so many wonderful vendors.  She wanted a very elegant and pretty wedding in the light pastel colors.  Angelica Strings played as the guests arrived, during the Ceremony and Cocktail Hour.  Holly Flora did a beautiful job on the Ceremony flowers as well as the groupings on the dining tables. Not one table was exactly the same.   Lighten Up, Inc. created the perfect ambient lighting, Chiavari Chair Rentals provided the Fruitwood Chiavari chairs and the linens were from La Tavola Fine Linens.  The Rick Cowling Band rocked all night and every single guest was on the dance floor for hours! Since the Groom is from the South, they had to have Koozies at the bar for the beer and a Crawfish Groom’s Cake!  It was a beautiful December wedding! 

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