Monday, June 14, 2010
Kelly and Adam's Treasure Island Wedding
On Saturday, June 12th, Kelly and Adam became husband and wife as they exchanged vows on beautiful Treasure Island Beach behind the Bilmar Beach Resort. Kelly booked Flawless Occasions a year ahead of time but the first time I met them in person was a couple days before the wedding. Like many of our couples, Kelly and Adam planned their Florida wedding from another state (Illinois).
From the minute I met them, I knew their wedding would be a lot of fun. At our pre-wedding meeting Adam openly admitted that Kelly made most of the wedding planning decisions - but you could tell he had complete confidence and trust in her choices. Adam was right to trust her as their day turned out perfect! There were a lot of personal touches like table names representing the places they had traveled, a display of photos from their parents and grandparent's weddings and a cigar roller which turned out to be a big hit. They also had a Polaroid guestbook and escort cards that had vintage cuff links for the guys and vintage broaches for the girls. They even gave each vendor one!!
Kelly and Adam had their friend, Jen, perform the ceremony and she did a great job! Other than the unexpected shout from some random guy (that can happen in a public area) the ceremony turned out perfect. Luckily, this was a crowd with a sense of humor, so they got a good laugh out of it. The vibrant, lush bouquets and arch flowers were created by Dana Dineen.
After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed cocktail hour and the reception at Bazzie's Beach Bar which is part of the Bilmar. The Bilmar staff was attentive to the guests and the food was delicious! The nice thing about Bazzie's is it is an indoor/outdoor space that walks out to the beach so you get the best of both worlds.
Erick Runyun of Ephotographics was the photographer and I really enjoyed working with him. While the girls were getting ready (with the awesome Julissa from Beauty Brought Out making them all gorgeous!), Erick set up a computer with pictures from the rehearsal dinner. During the reception, he also set up the computer so guests could enjoy all the pictures he took during the ceremony and cocktail hour. What a nice touch!
Movie Magic Productions was there to video the entire event. It was really fun working with Ian again and I am hoping he will be able to share a trailer with us so I can post it on the blog! :)
Rob Sword provided the music and light show that kept the crowd on the dance floor the entire night. This was a party crowd and I don't think the dance floor was ever empty! I heard the party continued well after the reception was over.
The beautiful beachy cake was made by Publix. The piece I had was red velvet and it was delicious! Each layer had a different flavor though, so guests had a choice.
The most memorable moment of the night for me,though, was when Adam actually came up to me and asked if HE could get ME anything! That was a first! I had to remind him that he was supposed to be enjoying the night and not worry about what his wedding planner needed! Honestly though, Adam and Kelly are a great couple and their family and guests were equally as nice. I really enjoyed being a part of their special day.
Kelly and Adam, thanks again for being such amazing clients. You are a beautiful couple and best wishes for a wonderful life together as husband and wife.
Here are some pictures that I took throughout the day. Enjoy!