I don’t think there was a single guest at this Florida wedding that doesn’t know how to have a good time especially the fun-loving bride and groom. There is so much love and laughter oozing out of these photographs by Elizabeth Davis Photography I can’t even imagine how much fun the actual day must have been! This was a true labor of love with even the incredible stage/dance floor being built by the bride’s father and grandfather just for this occasion. I love the sweet little bird and branch details handcrafted by the bride for each table and all the fun fall elements throughout. Click here to see even more!
From the Bride… Planning our wedding was more of a learning process in who we are than I ever could have imagined. Sean and I love to laugh and we are not fancy. When I finally realized we needed to use these attributes, instead of trying to play the traditional bride, I made our gleeful simplicity as the basis of every decision. And finally everything started falling into place.
Fall is my favorite time of year, it is so beautiful and rich, and was the unifying theme for every decoration for the wedding and reception. I also incorporated birds wherever I could.
The wedding was held in our little church, Grace Church of Tallahassee and was adorned with just a few decorations. Wreaths made by our florist at Bella Flora greeted our guests when they arrived through the front doors of the church. Bows with pine cones in the center of them draped the pews, handmade by my sister and mother.
The reception was held in my parent’s backyard on a deck that my father and grandfather built for us to dance the night away. They even made a fabulous fountain out of wine bottles for the backdrop. One of the most special parts of the day was the cake table where different friends and family showcased their favorite cakes for us. The fall theme followed all the way through the wedding to the final send off with fall leaves being tossed at us as we left.
Our photographer, Elizabeth Davis Photography, captured everything beautifully for us and was such a joy to work with. She added so much goodness to the day and best of all, I now have the wedding photos I have always been jealous of other brides having!
I am extremely thankful for the fact that we were on a tight wedding budget. Everywhere we turned there were personal touches added by our loved ones who helped us make everything from the cakes to the tables centerpieces and that is something you cannot put a price on.
Wedding Photography: Elizabeth Davis Photography / Catering: Carrie Ann and Co. / Flowers: Bella Flora / Wedding Dress: Emerald / Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse / Bride’s Shoes: Liz Claiborne / Wedding Invitations: Target / Wedding Ceremony Location: Grace Church of Tallahassee / Wedding Reception Location: Private Residence / Cakes: Friends & Family of the Bride & Groom / Cake Stands: Grandfather of the Bride / Wedding Programs: Sister of the Bride / Flag Pennants: The Bride + Family of the Bride / Pew Decor: Sister & Mother of the Bride / Birdhouse: The Bride / Centerpieces: The Bride + Sister of the Bride