Little did I know that on the third saturday of October each and every year, there falls the Sweetest Day. And what a perfect day for this heartfelt wedding. And the groom? Let’s just say his unbelievably sweet surprise to his Bride will move you to tears. Have a look at the film captured by Bridges Cinema to see just what that surprise entails…
Did you know that the sweetest day is observed on the Third Saturday of October? This is the day that Andrea and Chad chose as their wedding day. Chad gave Andrea the sweetest surprise during his vows. But you must watch the highlight to see what it was!! Such a sweet memory and I’m glad we were there to be part of it and capture it for them to always remember.
Photography: The Big Day | Cinematography: Bridges Cinema | Event Planning: Z Event Company | Floral Design: Z Event Company | Venue: Trump International Golf Club
From start to finish, this wedding is all about heartwarming moments. Happy, tear-inducing, magical moments between a beautiful bride and her dapper groom, as well as her loving friends and family (see the seriously epic Father-Daughter First Look below). It’s also a tale of sweet southern elegance, with the planning experts at Desiree Dawn Events making sure every moment went off without a hitch, including the drop-dead gorgeous reception complete with yummy BBQ. See it all captured by Jillian Tree right here.
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From Desiree Dawn Events… Britnye and Philip wanted a romantically sweet celebration for their wedding and they got just that. It was important to Britnye to have a candlelit ceremony so we had candles in jars down the aisle, lining the small stage, and string lights added to the warmth from up above. She collected gardenia candles and lots of vintage jars to use as decor along with antique lace and jute details. A favorite memory from their special day was the bride’s first look with her father followed by an even sweeter first look with her soon-to-be husband. They both wanted time to pray together before their vows, but Philip still wanted his first time seeing his bride to be while she was walking down the aisle. Their solution was to blindfold the groom and let them hug and hold hands for a bit. So sweet! They served delicious family style BBQ and cupcakes to their guests, enjoyed some dancing, then drove off in Philip’s grandfather’s sports car!
Photography: Jillian Tree | Event Coordinator: Desiree Dawn Events | DJ: Traxx Entertainment | Wedding Venue: The Borland Center
The perfect day. Every Bride hopes for it, and the lovely lady in the center of this soiree got just that and even more. Her details, stunning. The views, picture perfect. Her colors, steal-worthy – but the very best part of this gorgeous day snapped up by Captured Photography by Jenny is that this Bride can look forward to many more perfect days with her perfect match. See the entire day here.
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From the Bride… Ever since that first trip to Key West, it has held a special place in our hearts and relationship. On Saint Patrick’s Day weekend of 2012, Jonathan suggested we take a surprise trip. As we passed through Miami, I had quickly guessed we were heading to Key West, but I didn’t realize that was only part of the surprise. We arrived at the bed and breakfast where we always stay, and Jonathan led me around the pool to a secluded courtyard and garden towards the back of the property. I was completely surprised and elated when he got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him.
Planning our wedding and pouring over all its details brought me a special kind of joy. We decided that our wedding should take place in January because it is a cooler month for Florida with little chance of rain. We chose Saint Ann’s Catholic Church in West Palm Beach as our ceremony location. It is a beautiful, classic church with magnificent stained glass windows. From the first time I went there as a little girl, I had pictured myself walking down that aisle to be married. In keeping with our classic wedding theme, we decided to have our reception on Palm Beach at the Colony Hotel. It is a quaint boutique hotel built in the 1940’s that simply exudes character. It is just blocks away from the beach and was the perfect setting for the most amazing party of our lives.
The day couldn’t have been more wonderful. It was a perfect day in South Florida, the temperature was in the seventies and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. All of our planning and attention to detail paid off exactly how we wanted. We incorporated my Caribbean heritage with colorful tropical floral centerpieces and a steel drummer during the cocktail hour. The romantic and warm feel of the dinner reception began in the foyer with a large floral arrangement and photos of our parents on their wedding days. The entire experience was very relaxed and ran very smoothly without any kind of hiccup. What else could a bride want? We had the wedding of our dreams and I got to marry the love of my life!
Wedding Photography: Captured Photography by Jenny | Ceremony Venue: Saint Ann Catholic Church in West Palm Beach, Florida | Reception Venue: The Colony in Palm Beach, Florida | Wedding Cinematography: Voila Cinematic | Floral Design: Dalsimer Atlas | Wedding Cake: Johnson’s Custom Cakes | Wedding Dress: Sasha’s Bridal Boutique | Groom’s Attire: Jos.A.Bank | Makeup: Stephanie Zamora