I have to admit it, I am just a tad bit jealous of this stunning Clearwater couple. I mean, not only is their wedding absolutely wonderful in every.single.way, but their getaway car, a vintage London taxi cab, is beyond awesome. Can a day get any better than this? I think not. All designed to absolute perfection by URBANcoast, these traditional backyard nuptials are oh-so-gorgeous and oh-so-elegant. And I am oh-so-in-love. Corey Conroy Photography captured all of the pretty, so join me in the gallery for even more!
From URBANcoast… The initial meeting with Stephanie and Blake was unforgettable. Their love and admiration for each other was radiating as they spoke about how they first met. Stephanie living on the East Coast of Florida and Blake on the West, happened to meet while vacationing in the Bahamas. After the trip ended, they kept in touch and their love grew. Until one trip to NY with a few friends. Blake had planned an amazing scavenger hunt through the city under the disguise of it being a boys vs. girls event. It wasn’t until the last clue directing Stephanie to the Central Park Boathouse where she realized that it was all for her! Blake proposed in front of the fountains and Stephanie could not have been more excited.
Stephanie and Blake married on a beautiful day in April at the groom’s family’s church. Over 100 years of tradition and surrounded by their family and friends Stephanie and Blake said their vows. The newlyweds left the church and arrived at the reception in style, in a vintage black London taxi cab! The reception venue could not have been more perfect. The guest tables were placed under a three story oak tree at Blake’s family’s estate. It was a serene atmosphere, beautiful trees, unbelievable flowers, and vendors ready to make it into everything the couple had hoped for. The design of the wedding was centered around crystal chandeliers that were hung in the oak tree. The chandeliers were hung at different levels on random branches which provided the most romantic ambient light as the night went on. The wedding colors were a crisp white and silver with touches of purple (the bride’s favorite color). The chandeliers were designed in purple and were printed on the save the dates, place cards, and table numbers. The linens were white with subtle silver lines running down them. The head table had a custom vintage white lace overlay. All the tables were adorned with the most exquisite floral arrangements featuring the very best in spring colors and flowers. Pillar candles and votives were aligned along the base of the flower arrangements and made the most beautiful light to accompany the chandeliers. Custom menus with a single purple Swarovski crystal were set at each place setting. The first dance took place atop a shimmer white dance floor with their custom “D” monogram.
The ever so thoughtful couple created special signs to hang from the guests rear view mirrors thanking them for celebrating and wishing them a safe drive home. The couples thoughtfulness and love of family completely inspired the wedding all the way from the location to the favors. The wedding proved to be a true testament of their love.
Wedding Ceremony Location: The Episcopal Church of the Ascension / Wedding Reception Venue: The Groom’s Family Estate / Event Styling & Design, Wedding Invitations + Printed Materials: URBANcoast / Catering: Carlouel Yacht Club / Wedding Photography: Corey Conroy Photography / Band: South Town Fever / Dance Floor Wrap + Monogram: Showorks Events / Tables + Chair Rentals: PKS Rentals / Wedding Cake: Celebration Cakes / Linens: Connie Duglin Linens + Nuage Designs / Wedding Videography: Trinity Wedding Video / Photobooth: Shutterbooth / Candy Table: Bella Event Creations / Lounge Furniture + Staging: IM Events / Lighting: Decorating Elves / Floral Design: Pat Meyer Florals / Glassware: Panache / Wedding Dress: Malindy Elene