Kristen and Jeff were married last weekend on Sunday - our second wedding of that weekend. Beth had been working with Kristen and Jeff for a long time as they were planning their destination wedding from North Carolina. They came down and visited a few months ago which was fun because then I finally got to meet them and they are such a warm and kind couple. I ran their rehearsal on Saturday and we were a little worried about the weather, but it ended up being blue skies by the time their wedding rolled around and everything turned out wonderful!
They were married on Sand Key Beach with their reception following at Island Way Grill. Their style was very chic and elegant with beach-inspired accents. Kristen looked so stunning in her taffeta dress and was very calm the entire day. We picked up a fresh flower for her that morning that ended up working out perfectly in her beautiful hair-do done by Darla Stafford. Dr. David Cole performed their touching ceremony on the beach under our bamboo arch. The flowers were done by DD's Blooms and Island Way Grill provided the seashell centerpieces. By the way, the food and staff at IWG are both amazing - this is such a gem of a location. We dined on king crab and filet surf n' turf which was delicious. The couple also had a 7-piece band which added to the ambiance of this classy event. Beth and I took tons of photos but their photographer, Jason Angelini, beat us by blogging his first so here is a sneak peak --
Kristen and Jeff did a "first look" before the ceremony. It was a very happy moment!
The ceremony was full of smiles and tears as well!
Kristen's younger sister, Joanna, helped pick out the bridesmaids dresses in these tropical colors. She did a great job!
Check back with us soon, more photos of this wonderful wedding will be coming! You can also see a few more photos on Jason's blog.