Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Jennifer and Marlon's Wedding Weekend
I had the pleasure of working with Jenn and Marlon on their wedding for almost a year. They hired Flawless Occasions to help with everything from finding a venue to managing the details on their wedding day. Right from the start, I knew that they would be a really fun couple to work with and they certainly were! When I watched them become husband and wife on May 15th - they were not just my clients, but also friends.
Jenn's wedding weekend started off with a Bachelorette party on Thursday in Clearwater and a Rehearsal Dinner Beach BBQ on Friday. Since they hired me to be their "personal photographer" for both events - I was able to meet a lot of their family and friends who were also a lot of fun and treated me as if they had known me all along!
On Saturday, Jenn and Marlon were married at the Marriott Suites on Sand Key and the fun continued Sunday morning with a pool side breakfast! By having so many events planned for their wedding weekend - Marlon and Jenn were able to truly spend a lot of time with their family and friends. Many of the guests were from out of town, so I think they really enjoyed having so many planned activities!
Jenn and Marlon had their wedding ceremony on the Marriott's patio overlooking the water. It was a beautiful, sunny day! Dana Dineen and her staff decorated the arch and designed the pretty, lush, bouquets The couple had their good friend, Tim, perform the ceremony and he did a great job! When Marlon and Jenn exchanged their personal vows that were both funny and emotional -I don't think there was a dry eye around!
Jennifer's Maggie Sottero breath taking gown looked like it was created just for her. The hair and makeup was done by Cari and Hollie from Kyle Lynn and everyone looked gorgeous!
The reception was held in the Marriott's Ballroom and everything looked amazing! Josh from Inspire Entertainment provided pink uplighting and a customized monogram gobo. Dana Dineen and her staff provided stunning centerpieces and A Linen Valley provided special linens that pulled together the pink and brown theme. The food provided by the Marriott was delicious and the Marriott staff did a wonderful job making sure all of the guests were taken care of. We really enjoyed working with Christi and Ann from Limelight Photography. I know their pictures are going to turn out awesome!
The guests had such a blast at this wedding! They were dancing the minute Josh from Inspired Entertainment started playing tunes. Yes! That means people were dancing even before dinner was served!! This crowd really knew how to have fun! Everyone was so genuinely happy for the couple and they were some of the nicest people I have ever met. Marlon's brother even included me in his toast which was so sweet and very touching.
I am so happy that Jenn and Marlon loved the way everything came together for their wedding and that they were able to enjoy themselves. Christina, Shawna and I all had a great time being part of their day and we all enjoyed working with this very special couple.
Jenn and Marlon - Congratulations!!! I know the planning journey seemed long at times, but I am so glad everything turned out amazing and that it was all worth the wait. It has been so much fun working with both of you and as I said at your wedding - this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship! Please stay in touch!
Here are some of the pictures I took at the wedding. We will post the professional photos from Limelight once they are available.
The Flawless Occasions team with Jenn and Marlon: