Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Florida Bride: A gorgeous Sanibel Wedding!

Don't yell at me. It was such a busy day that we never broke out the camera. No worries though because Michael from Impressions photography was there and I know he'll have amazing pictures on their blog quickly. So, in the meantime, we staged a few detail photos and I took a couple with my iphone. Just so that we could share a few.Here she is just an hour after she became a Mrs.
Mr & Mrs Florida Bride at Lighthouse beach on Sanibel Island
This is Jessica's Bouquet. There is quite the story behind this bouquet, which I will tell you all about in a later post.
These are the wedding programs that Jessica made herself! Aren't they super cute? I love the palm tree cut out.

Instead of your ordinary guest book, Jessica & Ryan bought this adirondack chair and had a friend paint and attach the plaque. Jessica has the best plans for it, she's keeping the chair in the guest room as a luggage rack.

Instead of starting off the day with the ceremony, we planned a mini cocktail hour with pink and green signature drinks. The cocktail hour and ceremony were poolside at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa. They have a fantastic paved deck with palm trees and a fountain for a wedding ceremony, call Kristin if you're looking for a truly stunning sunset poolside event. So the rule is you never serve drinks without something to eat. You know me, the details count. We kept the appetizers pink and green as well: Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus with Garlic Aioli & Ahi Tuna on Risotto cake with Wasabi Creme Fraiche. Yummy and they matched too.
The reception was held at Dolce Vita on Sanibel Island. All the hot pink roses in the vases (filled with keylimes) looked amazing against the dark cherry woods of the italian restaurant. It really was a romantic scene in the candlelit dining room that night.
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