Robyn and Andrew had been engaged for so long that their friends and family started asking them "so when are you guys getting married??" and after fielding the question long enough, they decided to throw an engagement party to announce their wedding date to their closest friends and family. Little did their guests know that the engagement party, scheduled for April 1st (April Fool's Day), would be revealed as their actual wedding day! The result was an incredibly unique and stylish SURPRISE wedding that the couple pulled off without a hitch!
Lindsay and Jason are from Ohio but have a sentimental attachment to Florida and Siesta Key. They met through an adult kickball league, and Lindsay once said "Our relationship can be described as a friendship that blossomed into love." Her family vacationed to Siesta Key for over 20 years and had a family tradition to all go out and watch the sunset together every night. One year on vacation Jason proposed in front of her family on the beach at sunset; so their signature drink, the Siesta Key Sunset, was created in honor of that beautiful proposal story. The couple love being outside and around nature, so an outdoor wedding full of natural details was an obvious choice for them.
Pon and Joe partook in both a Laotian Buddhist and a Christian ceremony, representing the culture of both the bride and groom, respectfully. The mix of elements, like a paper dragon hung over the bar and hors d’oeuvres of bratwurst and sauerkraut bites, created a beautiful and unique celebration representative of the couples union. Not only was there a joining of cultures, but also a pairing of tradition with fun; especially during introductions! The wedding party was split into guys vs. girls teams and introduced “Family Feud” style, they answered questions about the bride and groom to win first dibs at the Asian-themed buffet!
Holly and Dan's wedding took place at the picturesque Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club on Valentine's Day - a perfect occasion to celebrate love and the union of two people and two families. The couple combined classic and elegant details with a traditional Jewish ceremony and a color scheme inspired by the groom's college, UNC.
Dawn and Ilana were together for ten years before finally getting married in their backyard with only a handful of people; they made the quick decision when same-sex marriage became legalized nationwide, wanting to make sure they could get married if the ruling was later repealed. After waiting over two years since that little backyard ceremony when the law was passed, it was finally time to have a celebration that reflected the depth of their love. Ilana's love of Tampa's history meant a vintage Cigar City themed affair was a natural choice for the couple; paired with a culmination of 10+ years of love, a small and simple ceremony, and the fact that Dawn puts her life on the line everyday as a law enforcement officer, meant a true celebration of their relationship and all the people that had been a part of their love story for the last ten years was finally in order.