I’m not going to lie, one of the very first things that drew me whole heartedly to this Boca Raton wedding is the sun, the beach, the bright shiny happy couple. O.K. that is clearly more than one thing but as Boston is getting hit with snow and cold, chilly weather, this little pocket of sunshine is just what the doctor ordered and the pretty pictures from Captured Photography by Jenny? Beyond. See the rest of this Florida soiree in the gallery.

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We live in D.C., which is a beautiful place to get married, but we wanted a beach spot to where we could have a setting that would be beautiful but also relaxing for our guests as well as us. My aunt and uncle live in Boca and I grew up visiting them there. When we took a trip there in February we absolutely loved the location for the outdoor ceremony and the feel of the whole resort. We wanted our wedding to mix the fun vibe of the beach and have some more elegant attributes as well. It ended up being a “beach elegant” wedding and we loved it. As we planned the wedding we tried to set the tone throughout all the elements – we had a beach ball save the date and waves on our invitation. We also put frisbees in the welcome bags. We started the day with the groom and his wedding party playing golf. The bride and about 25+ guests went to the beach. It was a great and fun way to start a wonderful celebration. After the beach the girls got ready on the beach side of the resort and the boys got ready on the resort side. The boys took the resort boat over the intracoastal waterway which made for great pictures.

The wedding took place outside on a palm tree lined courtyard with a pool and beach as the backdrop. As we listened to the reading and said our vows you could hear the ocean waves on the beach. It was glorious. Because I grew up in a family where my dad worked for Coca-Cola (for 30 years!), I thought it would be nice to have a Coca-Cola station with old-fashioned glass bottles. They were a hit! We put them by the photo booth so people could have a “Coke and a smile”. To help get people on the dance floor we included the opportunity to request a song on our RSVP card. We got some great requests and dancing occurred before, during and after dinner. Our guests really enjoyed themselves, which really added made us so happy (on top of the fact that we got married). We had a wonderful wedding and are so glad we were blessed by having so many friends and family members travel to Florida and celebrate with us.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Boca Beach Club / Photographer: Captured Photography by Jenny / Florist: Boca By Design / Wedding Dress: Priscilla of Boston / Suits: R. Coffee Ltd. in Lynchburg, VA / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Wedding Coordinator: Erin Lynn Events / Photobooth: Photobooth Social / Band: Soul Survivors