When I first saw the gorgeousness of today's wedding, I pretty much wanted to jump for joy. Lindsay and Eric brought a timeless, organic, cozy-yet-stylish comfort to their day, and Stephanie W. Photography captured every emotional moment so beautifully. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the details just scream spring, and go perfectly with our Floral & Stripes spring edition theme, so... here you are, y'all! The first feature of our first seasonal edition.
The two met in 2007 at FAU, during their History of Modern Britain class; Lindsay tells us that Eric was pretty shy, so she was the one to start the conversation.They started dating that fall, and wound up moving together to the UK in 2011 to study for their Master's degrees. Eric proposed to Lindsay soon after they traveled across the pond, popping the question in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Lindsay tells us that their time there was the best of their lives. "Eric and I are each other's best friends and we're both very laid back. We like the same music, have the same taste in film and love trying new foods. We've been together nearly 8 years now and we've honestly never had a huge argument."
“ My absolute favorite wedding day memory was walking up to Eric for our first look. I saw him standing there, facing away from me, and at that very moment I began to choke up. I gently rubbed his back and asked if he was excited, then turned him around, wrapped my arms around his shoulders and sobbed. I will never forget that moment. ”
Lindsday's bouquet contained fabric from her both her mother's and grandmother's wedding dresses.
Because they were abroad during much of their two year engagement, must of Lindsay's venue research was done online; she'd send ideas to her parents, and they would visit and report back. With Eric's family in Pensacola, and hers in West Palm Beach, St. Augustine - and The White Room - was happily right in between.
My parents visited The White Room and could not stop raving about how lovely the place was. So, when we visited home, we took a trip up and too agreed that it was the perfect place for our nuptials. We chose the Loft as it was cozy and warm and complimented our taste with the wood floors and brick walls. There really isn't much you need to do to the place to make it special.
Booking their venue quickly contributed to a long and leisurely time to plan, which Lindsay credits for allowing them to thoughtfully choose all the elements they wanted. They never discussed a theme, and instead wanted to just set a cozy, comfortable, classically beautiful mood for the evening. Says the bride, "Having a huge soiree with the glitz and glam just wasn't us so we worked to create an event that reflected how we felt about each and every person there. We wanted our guests to feel as if they entered our home, rather than a stuffy formal event."
Wanting to incorporate some homemade aspects to their day, Lindsay baked her grandmother's famous chocolate chip cake to give as favors, and had guests sign their names on cutout hearts to be made into a shadowbox display.
After some time spent in Coral Gables, where Eric worked as an architect for a small firm, the two have moved to Providence, RI, for a new career opportunity. Congratulations, guys! Best wishes for your new home and the marriage.