An explosion of vibrant colors, an adorable Mr. and Mrs. and a gown that will rock.your.world – if you ask me, this darling Sanibel affair is the perfect way to bid adieu to the month of May.  And with a sweet ceremony held in the cutest chapel ever and pure sunniness radiating through every last magical moment captured by Justin DeMutiis Photography, it also happens to be a sure-fire combo for some uber-smiley, uber-happy faces.  Smiley, happy faces plus gorgeous wedding inspiration?!?  Count me in.  See it all here.

From the Bride & Groom… It was a happy coincidence that both we ended up starting our freshman year at Boston College in the fall of 2009. As a Boston College High School graduate, Kevin was excited to become a “double eagle,” and Lauren was excited to move to the “big city” of Boston from her small hometown in Minnesota. Another coincidence landed us in the same dorm on the freshman Newton Campus, where Lauren was on the third floor of Cushing Hall, and Kevin was in the basement. Being the only floor of girls, it didn’t take long for the basement guys to befriend some of the third floor girls. After nights of group activities such as sledding down hills on cafeteria trays, going to a Harry Potter movie, innocent confrontations with the RA’s and such, in December of 2009 we started dating.

Over the next five and a half years we shared many wonderful adventures and memories. We traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland, for our junior semester abroad and took a couple weeks to travel around Europe. After graduating from BC in 2009, we moved down to Nashville, Tennessee. Kevin is in his third year of Vanderbilt University’s medical physics program. Lauren is a registered nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and started grad school this fall in Vanderbilt’s acute care pediatric nurse practitioner program. We will both be graduating in the fall of 2013, so we will see where our futures lead us! Even though neither of us can specifically remember when we met for the first time, it has always been clear that our relationship was meant to last. A few happy coincidences, many fun memories and the support from friends and family bring us to April 14, 2012, when we began the rest of our forever together!

For our engagement, Lauren can truly say that even after five and a half years together, Kevin still managed to surprise her! We were spending a week down in Sanibel, Florida, with Lauren’s parents. Kevin wanted Lauren to plan her perfect Sanibel day, and they followed it exactly (slept in, walked on the beach with a cup of coffee, ate a big breakfast, read out on the beach, went for a bike ride, had cocktails on the beach at sunset, and ate a homemade grilled dinner). Lauren never imagined that her day could get any better. After dinner, we took a walk out on the beach to look at the stars, prepared with “miner’s lights” to see the shells. Before Lauren knew it, Kevin was down on one knee asking her to marry him, and Lauren’s light shown on the most beautiful ring she could imagine! There was no doubt in her mind she would say “YES!”

Wedding Photography: Justin DeMutiis Photography / Ceremony: Chapel by the Sea in Captiva, Florida / Reception: The Sanctuary Golf Club in Sanibel, Florida / Floral Design: Beth Traucht of Floral Artistry / Catering: Mark Brown of The Sanctuary Golf Club / Wedding Cake: Mason’s Bakery / Music: Juan Nealon of Sekond Nature / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero via The White Room Too / Bride’s Shoes: Enzo Angiolini / Hair + Makeup: Sanibel Day Spa / Men’s Suits: Black Tie Tuxedos

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