“Right beside you is where I belong, from this moment on,” Shania Twain
Four years ago today, I married my soulmate and best friend! I can still remember our wedding day like it was yesterday, it was truly one of the most memorable days! I love looking at our wedding pictures and decided to do a little wedding recap for this special day 🙂
An intimate beach wedding is always what I dreamed of and my husband wanted the same :). We had our wedding and reception at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, FL. I highly recommend LaPlaya if you are local or for a destination wedding! Everything was amazing from the accommodations to the food! Our ceremony and cocktail hour were on the beach. To really bring that tropical feeling, we had a steel drum player for the ceremony and cocktail hour. The reception was held inside, which is across the street and overlooks the bay..the best of both worlds!
What they say is true… when you are trying on wedding dresses, you just know when it’s the “one!” I am still obsessed with my wedding dress to this day LOL! It is by Maggie Sottero. It has a gorgeous blush undertone, beautiful lace details and the perfect train.
Bright tropical florals for the win! The floral designer did an amazing job bringing my vision to life. He also did our wedding bamboo arch on the beach. My nieces (flower girls) wore baby’s breath floral crowns. Groomsmen, bridesmaids, and other family members all had flowers that matched my bouquet…along with our centerpieces.
I was never really a huge yellow fan, but this color completed my dress so well & really made the flowers pop! The bridesmaid’s dresses are by Allure Bridals in the color banana. I made my nieces’ tutus and star wands. The groomsmen outfits are by Michael Kors.
The “First Look”
This was such a special moment! I would 100% recommend a first look, I think the photos speak for themselves 🙂
We were so lucky for our photographer, Nicole! She did such an amazing job and captured our whole day perfectly.
Each vendor is linked!
Photographer: By Nicole Marie Photography | Venue: LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort | Florals & Arch: Naples Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Loretta Bridal by Maggie Sottero |Hair & Makeup: Christine Diaz | DJ: DJ Gil Blake | Steel Drums for Ceremony/Cocktail Hour: Steely Pan
I loved writing this recap and hope you enjoyed reading it!