I’ve had such a hard time putting into words the magic of our wedding weekend. Now that our exciting feature has come out in The Knot, I felt it was finally time to start sharing some about our day here. I worked one on one with friends to make many of the details personal and unique, I can’t wait to share a bit more of the dress process with Camilyn Beth, invitations, florals, etc! But for now, here are some of my favorite photos and details from the day! Scroll down for a walk through of our day and a list of the incredible vendors who helped make it happen!
My vision for the day was just colorful, wild florals with a touch of bohemian. I wanted things to be fancy without feeling stuffy. Accents of rattan and gold within the decor among the rainbow of florals. I really didn’t have a theme in mind and after talking with Molly & Jeanne, she suggested bringing the illustrative style in my work to life and so we ran with that. I based everything around florals and being colorful. Molly Boyd Event Designs styled everything to perfection, made sure the day ran smoothly and was a total (organized) dream to work with!
Jeanne of The Anti Bride truly made my life complete with her insanely gorgeous, wild floral arrangements. I told her some of my favorite flowers, colors and then let her do her thing. She even clipped some things from my parents backyard like bougainvillea and kumquats!
I cannot say enough good things about our photographers, Josh & Rachel + Zac & Bethany of Current Films. They worked together to capture our day perfectly.
One of my best friends Cami, owner & designer of Camilyn Beth, custom made my gown. It was the most beautiful dress I’ve ever seen. Her eye for design and talent blow me away. I made a sketch of what I was picturing and from there, she ran with it. More on my process with CB coming soon.
My friend Ali at Acqua Aveda (Anna Maria Island) has been doing my color for years. It was a no brainer to have her and her team do hair and makeup for all events. She is amazing!
I got this robe from BHLDN last minute, it’s so pretty. The details of the lace fabric we chose for my dress are my fave. Funny story – while entering into a big group hug with the children in our wedding party at the rehearsal, I jammed my finger so bad that it became very swollen and I couldn’t get my engagement ring off. If you look closely at this photo you can see how purple it was! I was little sad that I couldn’t get it off for photos and I had to put my wedding band on the other hand during the ceremony. I decided that if this is the one thing that goes wrong then it’s definitely not the worst thing that could have happened. Haha!
I fell in love with these shoes when I saw them at Gucci and planned all other accessories around them
My handsome groom wore a burgundy tux from Express, velvet bow tie from The Tie Bar and Gucci loafers.
I wanted my girls to do whatever they felt most comfortable with as far as hair and makeup. Everyone ended up with some flowers in their hair and I loved how each was a little different.
I desperately wanted Blade to be there for part of the day. My friends Nicole and Ashten picked him upnd brought him to the wedding for us! We did a first look so he got to be a part of that and took photos with the bridal party. Nicole took him back home before the ceremony. He was going so crazy that his flower crown only lasted a few minutes, haha. But it was special to us to have him in photos!
I loved doing a first look. It all felt very stress free. I wasn’t worried about people seeing me and it was nice to just chill and have fun with all of our friends before things got going.
The arch Jeanne and her team created was everything. My only true vision for the ceremony was having this baby in the background. Despite the freezing cold, 20+ mph winds that day, they made it so perfect. You can see the wind in the photo below. It was pretty intense most of the day.
The Powel Crosley estate is such a beautiful backdrop for photos. I always loved this venue because it sort of felt like a blank canvas with a huge lawn to style as you please. The other selling point was not having to move anywhere throughout the day. They have rooms for the entire bridal party to get ready and it was so nice to just get there in the morning and not have to transfer everyone from a hotel or something. We had about 165 guests, the Crosley can house up to 300.
The girls looks turned out so beyond stunning with the help of Camilyn Beth. I knew wanted everyone to be different and a rainbow of colors. We settled on an ombre pink to burgundy to keep the look cohesive and match the florals. I loved the monochrome flower crowns on Liz, Cami & Delaney. They all looked so beautiful and I’m just obsessed with how this rainbow of my besties and sisters turned out 🙂
I didn’t worry about keeping things ‘even’. We just did what we felt was right when asking the bridal party. I had 8 and he had 5. We had 8 kids which was totally crazy but so much fun. Basically everyone in our bridal party who had a kid was in it. This is my extended family so it was really important to us. All of my girlfriends parents were invited to the wedding, so their in-laws were kind enough to pick up the kids after the ceremony. I was so happy with how this all turned out and being able to have them there with minimal stress.
I loved how Hunters tux stood out among the black. All of the groomsmen, dads and grandpas wore sleek Michael Kors tuxes with velvet bow ties c/o The Tie Bar.
Everyone got a huge kick out of the kids as you can see. I only wish I could’ve seen it first hand! The 6 big kids just took off running down the aisle, at the last row of guests, the two babies who couldn’t walk were there with their dads to get picked up. When they got to the rug they all stopped and sat down. Then Tuck looked around like ‘ is someone going to tell me what to do now??’ Then he picked up Jett and kept going. They were hilarious and had everyone cracking up. I had my friends pick black tuxes for the boys since they are all different sizes. Their pink bow ties are c/o The Tie Bar. Cami made the two flower girl dresses with leftover lace from my gown. Their sparkly glitter shoes are from The Gap.
My (step) dad has raised me since I was two years old and he & my mom hosted the wedding. It was important for me to honor both of my dads. He walked me across the lawn and we met my dad at the last row of guests seats then they both walked me down the main aisle.
We had a fairly traditional presbyterian ceremony (the only traditional thing we did). My parents pastor and good family friend performed the ceremony. She was a pastor at the church where my grandparents went / dad grew up, my parents got married and he is now an elder. It was special that we could have her there to represent.
I really didn’t want the tents to have to go up because the estate is so beautiful. But due to rain and extreme wind we had to make a last minute decision to use them. It turned out fine because it was freezing (for Florida). I liked that the white sides gave a nice background for photos too.
Again just planned reception details around Jeanne’s florals and some illustrative elements I wanted to use. I hand painted the table numbers, created the menus and hand painted each guests name on to flower seed packets for the place cards.
Hunter made this board and I hand painted each name and table number onto red card stock for the seating chart.
Beautiful vintage rentals from The Reserve Vintage Rentals. Paddock Threads embroidered pillows and cloth napkins with the crest I designed.
Our dessert table was SO FUN. The cakes were from Cakes By Ron, Printed sugar cookies from Sugar Cubed and a variety of donuts from Turners (all local to Bradenton/Sarasota). The edible flower shortbread cookies were ordered from Lori Stern. I hand painted signs and used stands from Terrain. Jeanne filled in with wild florals and petals.
I used a vintage floral book for our guest book. It’s so pretty and I have it out with my coffee table books.
My dads band did all of the music. We had Matt Walden perform as well and during the cocktail hour so my dad could sit and hang out for a bit. My sister got up and sang some songs as well. It was absolutely the best!
Both of our moms looked so amazing in Camilyn Beth gowns.
We danced to ‘Tenerife Sea’ by Ed Sheeran
I danced with my dad while my other dad sang ‘The Way You Look Tonight’
Toasts were amazing and hilarious. I’m not sure if we’re reacting to my older sister or Hunters best friend here but amazing nonetheless.
We used the plates I designed for Anthropologie for the cake cutting!
My college roommates/besties and their husbands all flew in from all over. Wild bunch, lol. It was special to have every single one here!
I love this photo of my high school friends taking a selfie, ha.
And then we danced the night away!
Thanks for relieving all of these memories with me. More to come on my design process.
Planning & Styling: Molly Boyd Event Design
Venue: Powel Crosley Estate
Video: Current Films
Stationery & Illustrations: Shannon Kirsten
Florals: The Anti-Bride (blooms via Fifty Flowers
Gown, Bridesmaids, Moms & Flower Girls: Camilyn Beth
Hair & Makeup: Acqua Aveda
Rings: Anna Sheffield
Grooms Attire: Express
Groomsmen: Michael Kors
Bow Ties: The Tie Bar
Catering: Milan Catering / Sarasota Wedding Gallery
Desserts: Cakes By Ron, Sugar Cubed, Turners Donuts, Lori Stern
Vintage Rentals: The Reserve Vintage Rentals
Music: The Shaman Band, Matt Walden
Embroidery: Paddock Threads
Officiant: Reverend India Dennis
Honeymoon: Norway, Finland, Denmark