With a cheerful color palette, stylish wedding party and gorgeous design, today's beachside wedding instantly brought a smile to my face! Paige and Adam encouraged their guests to embrace the laid-back Florida lifestyle and wanted a celebration that felt casual, yet chic. These photos by Kim of The Big Day capture all of the fabulous details and intimate moments with perfect charm.
The two met over eight years ago while attending college at Illinois Wesleyan University. Their roommates were dating each other and they all found themselves hanging out after dinner almost every night. They became great friends, eventually started dating and moved to Chicago together after graduation.
From Paige: We wanted a destination wedding and we chose Jupiter because my aunt and uncle have a home there. I actually fell in love with the venue (and my photographer) before we even made a final decision on the location! I absolutely loved the ceremony site. It was small and intimate, overlooking the beach. The mangroves were beautiful and made the site shady and cozy. It was like a dream.
Our favorite memory was seeing the ceremony site and each other for the first time. I remember walking up the path, hearing the music, and then walking into such an enchanted place full of the people I love. The ceremony site was stunning and honestly I couldn't have ever imagined anything better.
Adam says, "I was in tears when I saw Paige round the corner because she, in that moment, was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. For both of us, that was the moment it all came together for us and we finally saw this 'vision' come to life!"
Adam proposed last Christmas near her family's vacation cabin. He insisted they go for a walk together which turned into an intimate, romantic surprise proposal at the landing by the lake. Says Paige, "I love so many things about Adam, but first and foremost is his heart for the Lord. He seeks God's will in all he does and strives to be a man of integrity and humility. His brings so much joy and laughter to my life."
“I love that Paige is strong, sweet and loving. She is always supportive and refills my soul when I need it. I'm beyond blessed and lucky to be able to call her my wife.”
When it came to designing their special day, Paige was inspired by a fresh and beachy color palette of green, peach and gold. Her obsession with sparkle added bits of sequins and glitter, plus the succulents and greenery provided the necessary natural elements. With her mother at the helm, the entire wedding became a labor of love by the whole family. Everything from the signage, stationery, décor and even the officiating, was carefully crafted by their loved ones.
Paige and Adam's shout outs and advice are so spot on: We owe all the wonderful things about this wedding to our fantastic vendors! Kim Stanton from the Big Day Photography is truly the best there is! She captured our day perfectly and was fabulous to work with. She was detailed and professional and felt like a guest at our wedding! Also, Darines Castro at Simply Flowers brought the day together. She went above and beyond adding amazing details to the ceremony and reception sites. Her work was truly extraordinary! Finally, Tami Vickery and the staff at Jupiter Beach Resort took all of the stress out of the day and tended to our every need! They were professional, helpful, and went above and beyond to ensure the day was perfect for us and our guests. Our advice to couples getting married in Florida is to embrace the laid-back nature of Florida. Your guests are already excited to be in Florida celebrating you, so take the time to fully enjoy your surroundings and the moment!
Cheers, you two!