Brittany and Elliott - A Navy and Coral Nautical Wedding

When Elliott told Brittany that they would be engaged by the end of the year, and the months passed by and suddenly it was December 31st, Brittany was starting to wonder if it was actually going to happen!  She even joked with Elliott, "You know what today is?  It's the last day of the year!" hoping to get a read on him, but he didn't take the bait and he ended up just going fishing with his friends that day like it was any other weekend.  Little did she know that Elliott was thinking about waiting until the year had passed and proposing on January 1st, just to throw her off!  But he decided not to wait any longer, and he proposed as they headed out for a New Year's Eve party so that Brittany could show off her gorgeous new engagement ring to all of her friends and family she would see that night!

The couple chose their venue for the waterfront views that would be perfect for their nautical nuptials, since they love fishing and boating together.  This style direction, along with their coral, navy, and gold color scheme, inspired maritime details such as gold lanterns for décor, rope wrapped cans and jars, painted bottles, anchor stir sticks, and rope knot table numbers.  Most of the decorations were DIY projects, including the flag ribbon boutonnieres, chevron table runners, and the ribbon curtain backdrop for the gazebo.  And what better favor to give guests than custom koozies!?  Each koozie held a mason jar for guests to use at the bar throughout the evening, and they were displayed in rows escort card flags affixed to drinking straws as a fun twist for guests finding their seats!  

  The navy and white ribbon wrapping the bouquets coordinated with the ribbon boutonnieres

This bouquet combined hydrangea, roses, spray roses, waxflower, protea, and hypericum berries

                                          Bridesmaids wore mismatched navy dresses and carried coral bouquets

                 Gentlemen looked dapper in their khaki pants and vests, navy ties, and ribbon boutonnieres

            These DIY ribbon and rope boutonnieres were a perfect nautical alternative to traditional flowers

                The ring bearer carried a chalkboard sign down the aisle, announcing the arrival of the bride

                                          The bride created a ribbon curtain as a ceremony backdrop for the gazebo

                     Mason jars with flagged straws tucked into koozies served as both favors and escort cards

                   Chalk and wood signage accented a wood door table with iced tea in decorative dispensers

                Navy striped straws and anchor stir sticks added a nautical touch to the bar

    Gold lanterns, rope ball table numbers, and mason jars, were set atop navy chevron runners

                                                              Guests danced and partied on the outdoor veranda

 A tower of cupcakes was topped with a petite nautical cake for the couple to ceremoniously cut

Venue:  Davis Islands Garden Club

Photography:  Life Long Studios 

DJ & Uplighting:  Big Beats Entertainment

Catering:  Catering by the Family

Cupcakes:  Sugardarlings

Attire:  Olga's Bridal

Hair and Makeup:  Michele Renee The Studio

Photo Booth:  Foto Box Live

Linens:  Connie Duglin Linen