Sunday, November 9, 2008

Jacqueline and Doug's Beach Bash Wedding

This past Friday, November 7th, we coordinated the wedding of Jacqueline and Doug at the Tradewinds Resort on St. Pete Beach. Although the couple is local, most of their guests came down from Ohio and made a whole vacation out of the affair. This was one of those weddings where we were SO lucky to have both of us available because Jacqueline had tons of decor and unique details that we had to set up. Not only that, but we couldn't get into the ballroom until 2 hours before the wedding due to another event being held! Needless to say, we were on a major time crunch but we totally pulled it off and all of this couple's beautiful ideas and details made the wedding very special. We have to give a lot of credit to the Tradewinds' staff because they were a pleasure to work with and extremely helpful. We also got to work with Doug Decker of Grant Hemond DJ's, Jamie Olsen of Flowers by Design, and the girls were "done up" by Julissa Mercado.
Here are some amazing pics by the oh-so-talented Beth - don't they look like professional photos??? FYI Click on the picture to enlarge it. Enjoy!
Adorable details... shoes, ring,
starfish hairpin, undies, etc.

This is me (Shawna) in a mad dash
to get 80 chaircovers on and tied in
about 15 minutes. But I'm calm
enough to pose for Beth for a photo, ha!

Beautiful centerpieces created by
Jamie Olson of Flowers by Design.
They were both tropical and elegant.

A great picture of the Island Ballroom setup.
Both the linens and the lighting were
provided by A Linen Valley, along with the
awesome gobo dance floor light!

The fabulous cake was made by Chef Michael of Let Them Eat Cake. We actually got to eat a piece and let me tell you, it was delicious!!!

The palm tree ice sculpture was made by the Tradewinds staff and was a great decorative element.

The guestbook was filled with engagement pictures that were taken by the couple's wedding photographer, Joelle Macik of Just Peachy Photography.

And, borrowed from Joelle's blog, here is a pic from the sparkler send-off we organized at the end of the night. Getting a bunch of inebriated guests to line up in 2 straight lines and hold a bunch of fireworks can be risky, but you can't beat the photo-op it provides!

Congrats Jacqueline and Doug, may your marriage be as beautiful as your wedding definitely was! :)

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