It was such a happy day, and we are truly thankful that we got to be a part of this beautiful wedding :) Their families and friends are all very nice and welcoming! Marie's sisters were so much fun to photograph! Bobby and I are also happy that we got to work with a lot of our favorite vendors again at Marie and Kelson's wedding! Be sure to check out the slideshow for more pictures :)
THEIR LOVE STORY:
How did you guys meet?
We met through friends when we were out one Saturday night. We started hanging out as friends after that for a few months and then we went on a date! One date turned into two and the rest is history!
Describe the proposal:
It was perfect! We went to St. Augustine on December 18, 2010 and Kelson took me to dinner at my favorite restaurant, The Columbia. I thought it was just a special date night for Christmas at first. Then we went on a trolley ride to look at all the holiday lights. After that, Kelson said he wanted to walk back by the fountain near the Casa Monica in a sweet, little romantic park area. He started saying all these sweet, romantic things and he got down on one knee and proposed! It was a total surprise and just so perfect!
What is your favorite thing to do on your date night?
Dinner and a movie or putt-putt golf, we have so much fun :)
What do you love about him so much?
Well, I love everything really!! He is so sweet and loving. He is so patient and calm. He always knows what to say and how to make me laugh. I love being with him!!
What do you love about her so much?
I love her sweetness and her compassion. She is very caring and considerate and makes me a better person!
What is your wedding invitation like and where did you go to get it done?
Our wedding invitations are deep purple and lavender. They are pocketfold envelope style and the invitations/inserts were printed by Lithographic Services. I did the background layer and belly bands myself with lavender paper.
What are your wedding colors and why did you guys choose that color palette?
Deep, dark purple; lavender, and some pink accents. The colors are very romantic and perfect for a winter wedding!
Describe your wedding cake:
Our cake is 3 tiers, each tier is a different design with all white icing and purple/lavender flowers on the top and cascading down.
Describe your wedding flowers:
Dark purple and lavender calla lillies in my bouquet, and a variety of other flowers in the other bouquets and centerpieces like hydrangeas and roses
What is your First Dance song, Father/Daughter song, and Mother/Son song at your wedding reception?
First Dance: Everything by Michael Buble
Father/Daughter: Daughter by Loudon Wainwright III
Mother/Son: My Wish by Rascal Flatts
Where did you go for your honeymoon?
Maui!!! We stayed in South Maui for 7 nights and it was perfect!
What are you looking forward to in the future together?
We are looking forward to living together and spending lots of time with each other! Looking forward to getting a dog in the future and eventually starting a family!
THEIR AWESOME WEDDING VENDORS:
Ceremony Location: Our Lady Star of the Sea in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Reception Location: Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant in Jacksonville Beach, FL
Caterer: Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant
Wedding Photographer: Corinna Hoffman Photography
Wedding-Day-Of Coordinator: Adair Currie (Your Wedding Weekender)
Videographer: Take One Productions
Florist: Kelley's Bloom Room
Officiant: Fr. Steven Zehler
Hair: Grazyna Mercado
Entertainment: DJ Jeff with D'Land Entertainment
Wedding Dress: Park Avenue Bridal in Mandarin
Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen Wear: Men's Warehouse