It’s hard to believe how fast time goes – the time a mom of a bride-to-be texts me and asks, “are you available for a wedding on October 30th?!” to conversations with a bride who becomes a friend, talking about dresses and how happy this man makes her, to the actual wedding day. Their wedding was light-hearted and fun, with picnic baskets and blankets on the beach. Courtney and I were very happy to be a part of Beth and Jake’s celebration and to be a part of this time in their lives. Thank you Beth and Jake! Here’s to your new life together. xo
Their wonderful wedding pros:
Venue: Paradise Cove Orlando
Catering: Puff N Stuff
DJ: Kristin and Our DJ Rocks
Coordinator: Bride’s mother, and Kayli at Paradise Cove
Hair and Make Up: Brittney Boscana Brie and Brie and Tracey Cervero Gifford
Flowers: Michelle at Bluegrass Chic
Cake: Heather at Its Tasty Too
Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander Gown from The White Dress Bridal in Fort Lauderdale
Shoes: Betsy Johnson
Bridesmaid dresses: Bill Levkoff
Menswear: Calvin Klein
Photobooth: Our Photobooth Rocks
Beth’s thoughts of her wedding:
Describe your wedding day style in one sentence: Simple, Pretty, Vintage Lakeside Picnic
Wedding day color scheme: Petal Pink, White
Describe your wedding planning process: The most stressful, crazy, confusing,but exciting experience of my life. I wouldn’t change it for the world. There were times where I wanted to quit and elope and times where my dreams exceeded my budget, but the most amazing thing about the whole process is, it turned out PERFECTLY!!!
What advice would you give to future brides for their wedding day? Dance A LOT! I thought I would be mingling and talking to guests the whole night, but nothing was better or more special than dancing with my new husband to almost every song.
Anything you would have done differently? No way! Every experience, good or bad, made this night the incredible night that it was. This sounds silly, but it really was like I was in a dream bubble. Nothing could have popped it!
Most memorable moment during the planning process: Picking out our rings, with my husband. Realizing that there is actually a wedding at the end of all this planning! That and finding my dress with my mom. That was really special. I think I saw a tear!
What are you most looking forward to as a married couple? I have heard a lot of people say that “it feels the same” after they get married. I haven’t had one day of “the same” since we said “I do”. Everything is better. He is mine… I am his and everything is different now. Whether it’s going grocery shopping, watching tv or taking a walk on the beach, it is just different. There is a smile on both of us that wasn’t there before. Its awesome.
Which moment are you the most excited to see in photos? Our announcement into the reception and the boat exit. Mostly, our announcement as husband and wife!
What was your wedding inspiration? I always had one word in mind through all of the planning. I wanted my wedding above all else to be Pretty. I wanted a soft, pretty, vintage inspired lakeside wedding. I loved the blankets we put in the sand next to the fire pit. The pink tones, babies breath and wildflowers gave me the feeling of simple but pretty.
Describe some of your favorite wedding details and how you came up with them. My favorite idea was the idea of the plaid blankets in the sand under the market lighting. I am not even sure where I came up with that, but I felt like it was a page out of the 50s. Kind of a bonfire beach theme. The Suitcase with the babies breath was another favorite, on the guestbook table. I was worried at first, because my favorite wedding flower, the babies breath was so simple, and I kept thinking I needed more, but it turned out to be sooo pretty and gave the soft look that I was going for.