SUBMIT WEDDING
View All Weddings in The Southeast
Elegant Beachside Engagement Session

To say that we LOVE us some Lauren Kinsey would be a massive understatement. Because not only is that girl talented beyond measure, but she’s also super fun to be around. Just as Noel & Felicia, for before jetting off across the world to marry, they spent an afternoon with one of our fave photos. A sweet e-session on the beautiful beaches near WaterColor Inn & Resort, see it all waiting in THE VAULT!

From Lauren KinseyNoel & Felicia are celebrating their wedding in Asia and before they jetted off across the world, we spent an afternoon together photographing a sweet couple’s session for them on the beautiful beaches near Watercolor, Florida. Felicia custom created gown was so perfect for her in every way, and I loved getting to know this couple and their genuine love and affection for each other.

Vault CTA

See even more head-turning trends here!

Photography: Lauren Kinsey | Venue: WaterColor Inn & Resort | Photography - Assistance: Kaylee Wallace

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here

You'll love these vendors in Florida

Tracie Domino Events
View Portfolio
Duality Artistry
View Portfolio
Alys Beach
View Portfolio
Becca Borge Photography
View Portfolio
Jacqui Cole Photography
View Portfolio
Clover & Company Weddings and ...
View Portfolio
Palm Beach Wedding at The Flagler Museum

In the words of this bride, “We built a sense of family into every detail.”  And in my humble opinion, that’s the best way to go. Reciting vows at the very same church the bride’s parent wed 33 years earlier, this couple intentionally crafted a meaningful day with Lauren Daversa Events by their side. Read on for the details and swing by THE VAULT for more moments captured by Jessica Lorren.

Colors
Seasons
Spring
Settings
ChurchMuseum
Styles
Classic

From The Bride…It was late summer 2008, and my husband spotted me at a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. Flash-forward to 2011 he saw me again, but this time in the halls of our graduate medical school. Little did I know that these spottings would turn into a crush, and much more thanks to a mutual friend who formally introduced us on a blind date a few months later.

After a year and a half of courtship, my now husband surprised me with a rooftop engagement proposal overlooking one of the hospitals associated with our academic health system. This not only symbolized a place that brought the two of us together, but also that we found love through our passion for medicine. As two very traditional and family oriented individuals, without hesitation we chose my hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida, for our wedding where I am a fourth generation resident. We envisioned an elegant and classic wedding with an old Florida flare, and found that the Flagler Museum, which is rich in history and overlooks the West Palm Beach skyline, was the perfect reception venue.

We built a sense of family into every detail. Our wedding was held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church where my parents were married thirty-three years ago, and where I worshiped throughout my childhood. I wore the cathedral length veil my mother had worn on her wedding day, and the same talented organist who played at my parent’s wedding also played at ours. The antique diamond brooch, which I placed in my hair, and my earrings were both from my late maternal grandmother –my namesake.

We ensured the reception had special touches to both of us. The hors d’oeuvres and late night snacks were passed on sterling silver trays from my late maternal grandmother and late maternal great grandmother. The signature cocktail was in honor of my father. I remember him sharing the same drink with my mother on the dock behind our home consisting of Mount Gay Rum and a splash of fresh lime juice.

Naturally, the Docktail was a fitting name. In place of a groom’s cake, my husband felt a personalized bourbon bar would best represent his Southern roots. He chose several different bourbons based on his past experiences – most importantly ones that brought back memories of good times that he shared with friends. The décor on the bourbon bar included our medical textbooks, and a mortal and pestle previously used by my husband’s maternal grandfather, who was a pharmacist. After all, bourbon was utilized as a cough syrup in the day! On the dance floor, my husband surprised our guests and me with yellow ruler suspenders in memory of my maternal grandfather, who wore such suspenders as he ran my family’s hardware business.

To close out the evening, we served Krispy Kreme donuts, which originate in Winston Salem, North Carolina, the hometown of my husband’s undergraduate school, Wake Forest University. These treats are also the main ingredient in a well known late night dessert at the University of Virginia, the Grillswith. We both could not have chosen a more bittersweet ending to an unforgettable day!

Photography: Jessica Lorren Photography | Event Planning: Lauren Daversa Events | Floral Design: Tom Mathieu | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang Boston | Invitations: House & Paper | Ceremony Venue: Holy Trinity Episcopal | Reception Venue: The Flagler Museum | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Catering: Chez Gourmet | Hair: Team Beauti | Band: Life Of The Party

These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here
Sophisticated Beachside Wedding in Florida

Fellow sun-chasers this one is for you, a daily dose of Vitamin D(reamy) that has us packing our virtual bags e-scaping the winter chill for warmer temps at Alys Beach! It’s the ultimate sunny celebration in Florida snapped up by Pure7 Studios that is awash with romance. It’s a gallery you’re going to want to bask in, and we’ve got it all in THE VAULT!

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Settings
BeachOutdoor

From The Bride…Jason and I started dating the beginning of 2011. When we first met, I knew from the beginning that I wanted to be with him for forever. While we were dating, I went on a girl’s beach trip to Rosemary Beach. That’s when I discovered Alys Beach, and I absolutely fell in love with Alys when I saw it. I knew right then Alys was where I wanted to get married.

Jason and I have a little girl Brady Rae and we take her everywhere with us, so when he was planning the proposal, he knew I would know something was up if he did something “special” with her. We have season tickets to the Memphis Grizzlies and while I was getting ready I heard Jason tell Brady to take something to me. She came in our room and handed me a box. I told her to open the box because I thought they were my pearl earrings Jason had fixed for me. Brady opened it and my mouth dropped and Brady told me it was hers! It was nothing extravagant, but Brady being a part of it meant everything and he knew that! I was honestly surprised!

We always knew we didn’t want a big wedding. All of our friends had destination weddings and we didn’t want the typical destination type wedding. We wanted it more traditional, but still beachy. Jason’s parents own a couple of condos in Destin and he had never even seen Alys Beach. I booked it without him even seeing it, and he loved it! Meghan Kelly, the Alys Beach wedding coordinator, helped me with everything. I seriously wouldn’t have been able to do anything without her. I didn’t want the stress of having to deal with a lot and she was amazing!

I debated a lot about actually having the wedding on the beach, but when we sat down with our designer/florist, Grove Fisher of Fisher’s Flowers, she had this vision and I loved it. We wanted small intimate and she did just that! I can’t actually describe how beautiful Alys really is…you have to see with your own actual eyes and be there in person. Everything is white, white, white! It’s absolutely stunning! We ended up having the ceremony and reception all in one place at Fonville Press. It was perfect. Our photographer/videographers at Pure7 Studios were fantastic and captured everything perfectly. All of our guests still talk about how perfect and laid back our wedding was. I couldn’t have pictured our wedding anymore perfect than it was.

See even more Florida weddings in THE VAULT! 

Photography: Pure7 Studios | Videography: Pure7 Studios | Coordination: Alys Beach | Floral Design: Fisher's Flowers | Catering: Caliza Restaurant | Band: Kyle LaMonica | Venue: Alys Beach

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here