Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Real wedding: Sugar Bride

Jenny. The sweetest bride with the biggest sweet tooth I have ever come across. There was no lack for sugar at this weekend wedding extravaganza! From the welcome packages to the girl scout cookie favors, there was no lack of sugar…ever. Jenny and her very cool groom Brett have demanding jobs in NYC, so I did most of the planning with Jennys mom Nadine who's across the state in Miami. Daily phone calls, emails, and the occasional trip over were always fun with Nadine. By the time the wedding came we were like family. The girls (Dom, Danielle and Michelle) and I miss them all. It was a crazy wild and fun six months of planning. Ok so why sugar bride? The wedding was one part amazing flowers, one part rockin band, and 4 parts sugar. The welcome packages had at least 3 types of sugar or gum in them, at the rehearsal dinner there was smores packages for the guests to use at the firepit, and at the reception:

  • A massive Candy Buffet
  • A late night Sweet CafĂ© with a chef who made berries flambĂ© to order
  • Hundreds of cupcakes
  • Fruit kabobs passed on the dancefloor
  • Girl Scout Cookies for favors

All the weekend festivities took place at LaPlaya Beach & Golf resort in Naples. Truly- it's a stunning resort, you can't ask for much better when you want a big city wedding in a beach environment.

All these photos are from Steve Gold Photography. What a totally nice guy! We flipped when these photos came in the mail yesterday. I had almost forgotten how unbelievable gorgeous that Chuppah was, oh and the candle lit aisle leading up to it. Stunning. I still don't know how he got that shot from above. He must have angel wings :)

101 Destination Wedding Planning Tips

From the editors of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons