Sarah and Mark - A Sweet Southern Garden Wedding

Sarah and Mark first met at an engineering fraternity luncheon as students at the University of Florida (GO GATORS!), and soon after Mark's job relocated them to Arizona, he popped the question!  Sara envisioned a garden wedding with shades of ballet pink, dusty blue and white.  The Davis Islands Garden Club was a perfect backdrop, a ceremony that was naturally so beautiful it needed little extra help.  They wanted their day to be truly about their marriage and celebrating with their closest friends and family, so they kept the details timeless and minimal.  The result was gorgeous (as is evident by their stunning photos!)

                              The couple posed beneath the entrance trellis, blooming with a floral vine.

                              The couple posed beneath the entrance trellis, blooming with a floral vine.

                                            The invitation suite design featured a burst of rose gold foil.

                                            The invitation suite design featured a burst of rose gold foil.

                                     The bride's gown combined soft tulle with an eyelash lace bodice.

                                     The bride's gown combined soft tulle with an eyelash lace bodice.

                                            The bridal party sported cute shirts courtesy of the bride.

                                            The bridal party sported cute shirts courtesy of the bride.

                                          Guys looked dapper in their black suits and blue-grey ties.

                                          Guys looked dapper in their black suits and blue-grey ties.

                                       Bridesmaids donned blue-grey chiffon gowns with ruffle details.

                                       Bridesmaids donned blue-grey chiffon gowns with ruffle details.

                  The bridesmaid bouquets consisted of blush and white roses, eucalyptus, and blue thistle.

                  The bridesmaid bouquets consisted of blush and white roses, eucalyptus, and blue thistle.

                            The bride and groom shared an intimate first look down a private path at the hotel.

                            The bride and groom shared an intimate first look down a private path at the hotel.

                 Every girl's dream - a tear from the groom during the intimate moments of their first look.

                 Every girl's dream - a tear from the groom during the intimate moments of their first look.

                            A chalkboard sign welcomed guests to choose any seat at the waterfront ceremony.

                            A chalkboard sign welcomed guests to choose any seat at the waterfront ceremony.

                                   The garden gazebo was dressed with soft flowing fabric and floral tie backs.

                                   The garden gazebo was dressed with soft flowing fabric and floral tie backs.

The ceremony floral arrangements included blush and white roses, baby's breath, blue thistle, and garden greenery.

The ceremony floral arrangements included blush and white roses, baby's breath, blue thistle, and garden greenery.

                                                  The couple released live butterflies during the ceremony!

                                                  The couple released live butterflies during the ceremony!

                             The garden-inspired bouquet was an inviting resting place for a few butterflies.

                             The garden-inspired bouquet was an inviting resting place for a few butterflies.

                                                                                How stunning is she?!?!

                                                                                How stunning is she?!?!

                                         A seating chart directed guests to their table assignments inside.

                                         A seating chart directed guests to their table assignments inside.

          Guests enjoyed lawn games during the cocktail hour, including these monogrammed corn hole boards.

          Guests enjoyed lawn games during the cocktail hour, including these monogrammed corn hole boards.

                                                  A framed menu described the couple's signature cocktails.

                                                  A framed menu described the couple's signature cocktails.

                              This is where I would post up if I were a guest...  CHEESE, GLORIOUS CHEESE!!

                              This is where I would post up if I were a guest...  CHEESE, GLORIOUS CHEESE!!

The bride's loose garden-style bouquet included fluffy white hydrangea, white and blush roses, vibrant green leaves, and a collar of eucalyptus.

The bride's loose garden-style bouquet included fluffy white hydrangea, white and blush roses, vibrant green leaves, and a collar of eucalyptus.

              The reception details included chic chiavari chairs, metallic chargers, and billowy ceiling draping.

              The reception details included chic chiavari chairs, metallic chargers, and billowy ceiling draping.

                                   The bridal bouquet was surrounded by votive candles on the sweetheart table.

                                   The bridal bouquet was surrounded by votive candles on the sweetheart table.

                             Instead of a traditional wedding cake, the couple served cupcakes of various flavors.

                             Instead of a traditional wedding cake, the couple served cupcakes of various flavors.

                                                         All the feels during the bride and groom's first dance.

                                                         All the feels during the bride and groom's first dance.

                                                        The pair were sent off through a tunnel of sparklers!

                                                        The pair were sent off through a tunnel of sparklers!

The incredible vendors who created such a special day include:

- Venue:  Davis Islands Garden Club

- Photography:  Deby Eby

- Catering:  Delectables Fine Catering

- Entertainment:  DJ Jason, Grant Hemond & Associates

- Cake & Cupcakes:  Publix Greenwise Marketplace

- Rentals:  First Class Rentals

- Linens: Connie Duglin Linen

- Photo Booth:  Foto Box Live

- Officiant:  Sensational Ceremonies

- Transportation:  Tampa Water Taxi