I ADORE THESE TWO SO SO SO MUCH!!!!!!!!
from the bride:
I have been daydreaming about every second of this wedding… so many incredible memories! Where to begin! I woke up that morning surprisingly calm. My best friend and bridesmaid, Kate and I decided to start the morning with a walk along the beach. The smell of the fresh ocean breeze and beautiful sunrise was so calming and peaceful. I knew the day would fly by and this was a perfect way to slow everything down. We arrived in the bridal suite at The Gardens and I was blown away! All of my bridesmaids and I were greeted with a champagne brunch… I truly felt like such a princess! John and I instantly fell in love with this venue…its was perfect! I imagined a vintage inspired, rustic chic style wedding with burlap, lace and when we walked in, this place was EXACTLY what I envisioned. The day was so well organized, I honestly did not have a worry in the world. I LOVED all of my vendors! And the weather was sun shinny and bright, a beautiful 75 degrees! So perfect! There were moments of intense emotion of course…particularly the first looks with both John and my dad, and the first dances. (I made sure to ask for waterproof mascara). There were so many special moments…my sisters’ maid of honor speech…wasn’t a speech, but completely surprised with a full on rap with the fresh prince of Bel Air theme song. There was a personal touch to everything…the guest quilt my Aunts made, the table numbers, the picture display of John and I in our younger years that my mom and her best friend put together, my sister Jada and brother Jeremy wearing their military uniforms. So much thought, time and effort went into planning this wedding and I am truly blessed and so grateful for such a beautiful day. A day that we will cherish forever!
Officiant: Drew Lewis