Now that the year is coming to a close, we thought it would be fun to share our top fifteen weddings of the year with you! We’re so grateful for our sweet brides & grooms who shared their stories with us. So without further ado, our BEST OF 2016…
Today’s gorgeous wedding comes to you from the white sandy beaches of Florida. Emily and David, from New York City, chose to celebrate their big day at the bride’s parents’ home in Casey Key, and it’s easy to see why… modern architecture, incredible views of the Gulf of Mexico right from their backyard… what’s not to love! Emily’s simple Monique Lhuillier dress fit the venue perfectly and the pockets(!) added to the laid-back beach vibe. Between the overflowing tropical florals and the endless scenery, it’s hard to choose a favorite detail of the day!
Photography by A Bryan Photo.
The couple chose a playful and bright invitation suite from Mr. Boddington’s Studio, complete with an illustrated accordion-fold itinerary.
From the planner:
“The location is truly unique and being on Casey Key just adds to the majestic feel to the surroundings. It has stunning Gulf of Mexico views and is very secluded. The home’s natural and tropical beauty was an important element in the planning process because we didn’t want to compete with overshadowing the true beauty of the property. Every detail was discussed and planned to reflect the space. I knew the logistics would need to be very well thought out as cars cannot pass each other on the roads and bringing in 200 guests plus massive vendor teams adding about 50 more people would be a very intense schedule. The home has such natural and tropical beautiful we didn’t want to compete with overshadowing the true beauty of the property. Every detail was discussed and planned to reflect the space.”
Emily was simply beautiful in her pocketed Monique Lhuillier dress paired with a tropical green and white bouquet filled with orchids. Her vintage engagement ring is from the 1920s—the band was reset using Dave’s grandmother’s wedding band—and her earrings are Emily’s mothers.
Vintage engagement ring from Camilla Dietz Bergeron.
Emily’s look was perfectly understated, with her only jewelry being a pair of simple stud earrings and her engagement ring.
The chuppah looked as though it was overgrown with lush bougainvillea, a dramatic and breathtaking backdrop for say “I do.”
The bridesmaids also wore white dresses by Augusta Jones, paired with tropical bouquets filled with magenta orchids and fiddlehead ferns. The bridesmaids were all in white, adding to the breezy, beachy feel of the wedding.
Emily’s bouquet included fiddlehead fern, lady slipper orchids, and lotus pods. Instead of a ribbon, the stems were wrapped with a banana leaf.
Signature cocktails were a “Wrenquila” (Jalapeno Blanco Tequila, House-made Grenadine, Grapefruit Juice, Pink Peppercorns and Lime), Moscow Mule, and Blended Mint Lemonade.
Square glass vases in a variety of sizes were filled with bold flowers in shades of pink and red, as well as tropical foliage.