Well, lovelies, I had such fun planning this spring ceremony with Lauren and Matt, who gave new meaning to the term, Destination Wedding! This couple chose not to escape with their guests to a beautiful beachside locale, but instead invited their family and friends to their own coastal condo! The effect was a unique and deeply personal way to start their new life together at their own home-away-from-home.
The Big Picture
The morning ceremony was peaceful and intimate with only family and a few close friends witnessing the exchange of vows against the backdrop of the Gulf’s gorgeous blue-green waters. But the sweet serenity then escalated into a soulful celebration – for what better way to pay homage to the couple’s New Orleans roots than with a five-piece brass band that entertained them at brunch.
In terms of festivities, Lauren wanted to keep things simple, but memorable, and the popular Fisher’s in Orange Beach provided the perfect atmosphere for a little dining, a little dancing, and a whole lot of fun.
All the Details
The personal sentiment Lauren and Matt desired was captured in so many details of their big day. The groom’s cake was a special surprise to Matt, and he and his family even shared a few sweet tears upon its reveal. As Matt has a career in his family’s home remodeling business, the cake was a replica of their familiar company logo. The flavor? Carrot cake – Matt’s favorite. Take a peek for a few more details…
The tone of the wedding was set with the elegant invitations, which reflected the couple’s coastal setting.
Bride Lauren will forever have memories of her special day in their special place, and she and Matt can relive their wedding festivities every time they visit their condo.
The weather could truly not have been more beautiful, or more ideal for a wedding. Bridal white sand against a “something blue” sky and sea? Perfection!
The simplicity Lauren desired was reflected even in the cake – so elegant, and so delicious!
How Everything Came Together
Invitations: Scriptura in New Orleans
Rehearsal Dinner: Tacky Jacks
Ceremony: Needle Rush Point Condos in Perdido Key
Officiant: Steve Horn, www.bamaweddings.org
Ceremony Music: Atkinson Duo
Reception: Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina
Rentals: SOHO Events and Rentals
Reception Music: Cool Bone Brass Band from New Orleans
Photographer: Leslie Davis, Freshly Bold Photography
Florist: Wild Flowers
Cakes: JAM Cakery
Transportation: Gulf Coast Tours
Wedding Attire: Wedding Belles in New Orleans