Saturday, December 26, 2009
Sarah and Aaron's Gorgeous December Wedding
On December 19th, Sarah and Aaron were married at the Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club in St. Pete. I have worked with this couple from the beginning of their planning and it was so much fun to see it all come together. They live in Northern Virginia but were still very involved with planning the details of their day so their personal tastes were reflected. They are an amazing couple and the love they share is truly special.
The weather was a little chilly, but the sun was shining brightly and their outdoor ceremony was gorgeous! Dana Dineen decorated the gazebo with chiffon and an array of magnificent flowers. The pink flowers picked up the color of the bridesmaid dresses and the ties that the groomsmen wore. Sarah had a beautiful bouquet of pink peonies that were wrapped in material from her dress. She also wore a big pink peony in the back of her pretty up do which was done by the amazing Darla Stafford. Sarah's make-up was done by the wonderful Julissa of Beauty Brought Out. Sarah looked absolutely stunning and she did not stop smiling the entire day!
Here are some pictures I snapped during the ceremony!
Isla Del Sol has a wonderful private beach area that is ideal for wedding ceremonies!
Sarah & Aaron chose the private dining room for cocktail hour and their reception. The room has sweeping views of the inter coastal which all of the guests enjoyed! A Linen Valley provided the chair covers, sashes and table linens while Dana Dineen adorned the tables with breathtaking arrangements. Sarah put together adorable little jars of pink and brown M&M's that served as both place cards and favors.
Instead of a traditional guest book, the couple had a wish bowl where guests could write down marriage advice for the newly weds.
RJ Vida from Advanced Entertainment kept the crowd on the dance floor all night. This crowd really did dance the night away!!
Sarah and Aaron also provided transportation for their guests so that no one would have to worry about driving. Embassy Limos was on hand all day and night with a 36 passenger bus that took guests back and forth between Isla Del Sol and the Sirata Beach Resort. The guests really appreciated this and I think it was well worth it!
Nathan and Jensey Root from Root Photography were there to photograph this wonderful occasion. It was so nice to work with them and I can't wait to see the photos they captured! We hope to be able to share some of their professional photos in the near future!
Miranda and the Isla Del Sol banquet staff went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect and they were truly a pleasure to work with. They were very accomodating, friendly and provided excellant service to all of the guests. This is truly a hidden gem and a great location for weddings!!
Here are some more photos that I took of the details and the reception. Enjoy!
Sarah and Aaron, it has been an honor to work with you over the last nine months planning your dream wedding. You were so much fun to work with and it was really nice getting to know you. You are a beautiful couple and your love for each other just glows! I wish you a lifetime of happiness together !!