When a wedding features a drop-dead gorgeous bride rockin’ a feather-adorned head piece, you just know it’s going to be something special. That pretty much goes without saying. And when that wedding is captured in amazing images by Agnes Lopez Photography and is layered with the fab stylings of Unforgettable Events, it kicks “special” up by about one million degrees. Believe you me. So, today, we’ll be happily basking in the loveliness that is this beyond breathtaking, uber-special Ponte Vedra Beach wedding, because, well. It’s awesome. And oh-so-pretty. Join me in the gallery for more.
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From Agnes Lopez Photography… Lily and Graham came down from New York City and were married in the beautiful, new ocean-side courtyard at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. After the ceremony, the guests were treated to a reception under the stars and lanterns at the Surf Club’s Patio, where DJ Reborn spun an amazing set to keep everyone dancing all night.
Wedding Photography: Agnes Lopez Photography / Wedding Venue: Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida / Floral + Event Design: Unforgettable Events / Officiant: Jack Edmonds / Wedding Cake: Simply Delicious! Cakes / Music: DJ Reborn / Hair: Saskia Penland / Makeup: Kimtasha
If you’ve been following SMP for awhile, then you know that we are big fans of Agnes Lopez Photography. Big, big fans. The kind of fans that literally jump for joy whenever we see her name pop up on our computer screens – which is precisely what we did when we first spotted this beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach wedding. Because, really, who could resist this gorgeous bride and groom, the oh-so-heartwarming details (see: the bride’s gown + reception dress) and a Krispy Kreme nightcap? Not us. See so much more in the full gallery.
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From Agnes Lopez Photography… Shannon and John were married in an afternoon ceremony at Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach. They had such a beautiful wedding filled with so many personal and fun details. Shannon’s wedding gown had the buttons from her grandmother’s wedding gown, and for her reception she changed into a party dress made from her mother’s wedding dress. The open air reception at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club’s Surf Club ended with a visit from the Krispy Kreme man delivering hot doughnuts and the most harrowing beach exit I’ve seen to date!
Wedding Photography: Agnes Lopez Photography / Ceremony: Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida / Reception: The Surf Club at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida / Floral Design: Arlene Swindell / Wedding Cinematography: CollabCreation Films / Wedding Cake: Classic Cakes in Jacksonville (904-246-6408) / Music: The Mystery Band / Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau via The White Magnolia / Hair: Grazyna Mercado / Makeup: Kimtasha / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
As you well know, we kind of have a thing for First Looks here at SMP. And by “kind of have a thing,” I mean we go seriously gaga every time a dazzling image of a First Look comes our way. So, when we spotted this bride rushing happily towards her groom, we were instantly smitten. Because this is the kind of smile-inducing moment you just can’t get enough of – and that’s really no surprise, since their entire wedding captured by Pure Sugar Studios is a happy-fest from start to finish. A Tuesday overflowing with joy and non-stop pretty? Sign us up. See it all here.
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From the Bride… For our overall wedding design, I looked a lot on Pinterest and wedding websites and just chose what I liked best. My mom had a big help in planning the wedding, I’m the baby of three girls, so she had plenty of practice with the last two! I woke up and got to take a long walk on the beach before I started to get ready. My sisters, mom and bridesmaids made the day so easy for me to relax and not have anything to worry about anything. I literally sat on the couch watching TV and waited to be told it was my turn for hair/make up and when to put on my dress. Josh and I had a blast with all our friends and family who were able to travel from all over the world to get there. We had friends from from Australia, relatives from Canada and guests from all over the US travel so far to make it to our special day. We were so happy to spend our wedding day with everyone who loves us and wanted to celebrate our new life together.
My advice to other couples would be to hire a cinematographer. We decided not to but then regretted it at the last minute and ended up borrowing a video camera last minute so my brother-in-law video the ceremony and part of the party.
Wedding Photography: Pure Sugar Studios / Wedding Venue + Catering: The Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida / Floral Design: Liz Stewart Floral Design / Wedding Coordination: Nicole Wesseling / Officiant: Jeff Hessinger / Wedding Cake: Classic Cakes (904-246-6408) / Wedding Invitations: Checkerboard via Write Impressions / Programs, Menus + Place Cards: Checkerboard + Carol Eugenio, The Bride’s Mother / Ceremony Music: Wehner Weddings / Reception Music: Kris Parnell of Footloose Entertainment / Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta via CC’s Boutique / Hair + Makeup: Paulina Perez / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff via CC’s Boutique / Men’s Attire: Calvin Klein via Men’s Wearhouse / Engagement Ring + Wedding Bands: International Diamond Center / Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Roy’s