There's a lot to love in this fun beach wedding captured by Stephanie W. Photography, but it was definitely the oh-my-gorgeous florals (by Liz Stewart Floral Design) that won me over. You're going to adore how the beautiful bouquets look against the dresses worn by Lauren's pretty 'maids!
Lauren and Will said their 'I do's on the ocean view lawn of the Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach. Lauren tells us that their venue search was a breeze: We only looked at two locations; this was the second one and we fell in love as soon as we saw it. It was exactly what we wanted for a wedding, on the beach, awesome location and all events (wedding, reception, cocktail hour and lodging) all in the same place, to make it easy for out of town guests. We gave the deposit the next day after seeing it.
Will, a graphic designer, and Lauren, an HR Generalist, met out one night in Jacksonville Beach through mutual friends. They're both laid-back and fun loving, so a beach wedding was a natural fit. They chose their colors - coral, turquoise and grey - to achieve a casual, fun, beachy feel for the day. Lauren thought the palette would look great against the waves, and she was right! So lovely.
How fun are the sunglasses for the ceremony? The couple had given them out at the welcome reception the day before, and the wedding party decided to put them on after the ceremony was over. Says Lauren, "It just seemed like something fun and beachy to do!"
The reception was held on the lodge's second floor room, with tall windows overlooking the ocean. All the food looked ah-mazing, especially the jumbo stone crab claw bar! Yum.
Classic Cakes designed the beautiful turquiose and coral cake... with a fun surprise! A cute little jaguar was hidden in the back, in honor of the Jacksonville Jaguars football team.
We asked the couple to share a few of their favorite moments: The whole day was a favorite moment actually. Everything went absolutely perfectly, we couldn't have imagined it going any better. We had such an amazing time celebrating with all of our family and friends. We were having so much fun and the band was so amazing.. we didn't want to leave the reception!
Sounds like a huge success to me! Congratulations, Lauren and Will.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach | Photography: Stephanie W. Photography | Floral Design: Liz Stewart Floral Design | Invitations: Pineapple Post | Cake: Classic Cakes | Bride's Dress: The White Magnolia, Bridal Collection | Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew | Men's Attire: Jos A Banks | Jewelry: Smyth Jewelers | Harpist: Stephanie Dixon Harpist Band: Wrw | | Submission: Two Bright Lights