It's not every day that your "person" says yes to spending her life with Mr. Right. I was lucky enough to help plan the proposal for my best friend and partner in crime (which usually involves red wine or a vodka club!) just a week ago on Turtle Beach in Sarasota, FL. It was a covert mission to say the least, lot's of sneaking around, lies and even convincing to get her to go to the beach that day. Thankfully she agreed, and Eric (now fiance) planned a kayaking trip to a quiet beach where he popped the question. She of course said yes (believe me, if you saw the ring you would too!) and they paddled away into the sunset together - literally. On their return to land, she was surprised by close friends with a beachside picnic, complete with champagne - of course!
I am so excited and honored to get to plan her Savannah, Georgia wedding with her. Each wedding that I am so lucky to be a part of will always have a place in my heart, but this one is extra special. Julia and Eric are the real deal, they love each other to their core and are truly good people. The kind that you don't come across everyday, and the kind that you hold onto for a lifetime. Congratulations, I could not be happier for you!
Thank you to these amazing vendors:
Catering: Alpine Steakhouse
Dessert: Heavenly Cupcakes, Just a Basketcase Events
Beverages: Liquor Locker
Planning and Styling: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning
The Ring: Diamond Vault
Photography: Katelyn Prisco Photography
Weddings are supposed to be about love, right? The word alone is at the main foundation of what a marriage is about. THIS wedding was what it should be about. The amount of love between Tony and Kristin could not be measured. Throw in an abundance of celebrating with family and friends and you have yourself one heck of a wedding!
It wasn't about being showy, or being better than one of her (many) sisters. Kristin planned her wedding to be quaint, intimate, and really showcase who she and Tony were as a couple.
She asked for pastels, wild flowers, and a feel that reflected the look of her family's ranch in Sarasota, Florida. Her dress...was THE dress. Vintage, tea length, embelished in all the right places and just perfect for her - was the start of the design process for me.
I took my cues from the blush pinks, delicate lace and played off of Kristin's lovely, sweet and oh so soothing personality. Every meeting with her let me feeling more at ease than when it started (she's got a gift for that).
Her ceremony was loving and full of spirit. The vows between Kristin and Tony were heartfelt and sincere. Her dog Emma even followed her down the aisle (which was totally not planned, but so wonderful!)
Family and friends dined and celebrated under a draped tent in the families riding corral and danced the night away with Jam All Day Entertainment leading the party!
I am so thankful to say that although the wedding planning is over, I am still close to Kristin and her family. Her father is my pediatrician and we speak often! I am so fortunate that I get to do what I love, and meet some amazing people along the way.
Planning: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning
Photography: Heather Lauren Photography
Beauty: Brides by Kelly Anne
DJ / Photobooth: Jam All Day Entertainment
Florals: Bee Ridge Florist
Bakery: Thompson's Cakes
Ceremony Music: Marc Mannino
Videography: Longen Films