We just loved the chemistry between Megan and Marc in their e-sesh portraits, so we knew their wedding would be bursting with love. We were not disappointed! Once again, Monika Gauthier was nearby to capture every chic-beach detail, smile and smooch between these two!
The fun-loving couple selected the Daytona Beach Shores Resort & Spa as their wedding venue. This beautiful hotel boasts enchanting sunrise views, sugary white sandy beaches, and dreamy escapes for newlyweds and their guests.
Megan and her girls had their hair and makeup done in her hotel suite overlooking the beautiful ocean below. This is such a fun time for brides and bridesmaids; we suggest lots of champagne and strawberries to get the festivities rolling!
Both Megan and March said their first-look was their favorite moment of the whole day! Says Megan, "We came downstairs on separate elevators, and when the doors opened we peeked our heads around the corner to see each other for the first time!" We're very pro first-look around here, and it's because of fun smiles and warm embraces like this. Such a great way to get rid of any nerves or jitters before you walk down the aisle.
I'm loving this wedding party look, y'all! The girls' shimmery bluish grey dresses are flattering on everyone of them and compliment so well with their bouquets of grey dusty miller, ivory roses, & peach berries. Megan looks stunning in her lace Mikaella gown. I especially love how Marc's pale blue-grey suit almost matches her eyes, exactly!
In Megan's words about their ceremony: Our guests arrived early for complimentary champagne while a string quartet played softly in the background. At six in the evening, we tied the knot on the resort's terrace, overlooking the beach, surrounded by 80 of our closest family and friends. We were particularly happy that Marc's family was able to make the trip from his home country of Poland to share this special moment.
After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed a sunset cocktail hour of light hors d'oeuvres and live jazz saxophone while the happy couple and our wedding party kicked off our heels and put our toes in the sand for some romantic pictures on the beach.
Megan and March hosted a reception upstairs in the Atlantic Room with panoramic views of the ocean and beaches. Says Megan, "The tablescapes gave a nod to the venue with clusters of white coral, oyster shell votives and barnacle clusters tucked between small arrangements of white flowers in mercury glass. Dinner was then served and after, we danced the night away with our guests."
Congratulations, Marc and Megan! We're so happy to share your dreamy day and we wish you both lots of love and laughter as the years go by!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Daytona Beach Shores Resort & Spa | Photography: Monika Gauthier Photography | Event Coordination: Jackie Neill | Floral Design: Rachael Kasie Designs | Ceremony Music: Classern String Quartet of Orlando | Hair Styling & Makeup: Makeup by Evelisse | Bridal Gown: Mikaella Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung | Men's Attire: Kenneth Cole