You know we like to kick off the work week with a whole lot of pretty, so when the ever-fabulous Yvette Price Events sent along this sweeter than sweet Boca Grande affair, we knew it was the perfect Monday morning treat. I’m talking a too-cute-for-words bride and groom, a ceremony that will take your breath away (literally) and a whimsical meets rustic vibe that is crazy gorgeous in every.which.way. All snapped up in pretty images by the oh-so-wonderful team of Ashlee Addison, Mike Wolanin and Morgan Matters, this, my friends, is one SERIOUS love-fest. See it all right here.
From Yvette Price Events… Back in 2003, after his freshman year in college, Tim was asked by his friend and fraternity brother Todd to join him for dinner with a group of 11 young ladies that Todd had gone to high school with. Not wanting to be the only man in the group, Todd invited Tim, and Tim eagerly accepted. Tim however had no idea that he was heading to a dinner that would eventually alter his future path. There, he met Kilee for the first time. Kilee, a recent high school graduate, was heading to her freshman year at the University of Indiana, while Tim was entering his second year of college at Miami of Ohio. People say, “Timing is everything,” and for this delightful couple this could not be truer! Since their reunion in 2007, Kilee and Tim remain devoted to each other, their families and friends.
In March 2011, with the help of Kilee’s immediate family, Tim flew down to Boca Grande, Florida, for a very special proposal. During that same weekend, the couple decided Boca Grande and Gasparilla Island would be the perfect backdrop for their romantic, shabby chic destination wedding. Throughout the last four years, the couple has enjoyed countless ventures in diverse places, yet Boca Grande seems to be among the couple’s favorites. For Kilee in particular, Boca Grande has endearing memories of family vacations and numerous hours spent climbing the canopy of banyan trees with her siblings, which is yet another reason she chose this iconic street on the island as her backdrop for her nuptials. Kilee’s ONE and ONLY must have was that she had to get married on Banyan Street under a gorgeous crystal chandelier, surrounded by rustic elements, welcoming flowers and, of course, the canopy of banyan trees dripping over the entire street. And with the help of some amazing vendors, we were able to pull it off!
Wedding Photography: Ashlee Addison Photography (Sister of the Bride), Mike Wolanin (Assistant Photographer to Ashlee Addison) + Morgan Matters Photographer (A Bridesmaid) / Ceremony: Banyan Street in Boca Grande, Florida / Reception: Boca Grande Club in Boca Grande, Florida / Event Design + Planning: Yvette Price of Yvette Price Events / Personal Ceremony Flowers + Reception Centerpieces: Ronica Davis of Native Gardens Florist / Banyan Street Decor, Floral Design, Chandelier, Staging, Custom Aisle Runner + Staging Cover: Lynn McGhee, Frank Clemente + Suzan Gough of Concept Bait / Officiant: Reverend David Moenning (The Bride’s Uncle) / Ceremony Programs: The Paper Tree / Ceremony Musicians: Jay Goodley Entertainment / Band: Seranade of Souls / Linens: La Tavola (Burlap, White Alencon Lace Toppers and Tuscano Collection: Ocean) / Accommodations: The Gasparilla Inn & Club / Bridal Party Transportation: Green Hibiscus Trolley / Wedding Dress: Pronovias “Adela” / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale (Blush Crinkle Silk Chiffon) / Flower Girl’s Dress: US Angels (Champagne) / Men’s Suits: Jos. A. Bank (Gray Linen) / Ring Bearers’ Suits: J.Crew Crewcuts