Ali and Jay's wedding took place on a warm July afternoon in the picturesque setting of South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island. Being a young couple full of life, their wedding perfectly reflected the playfulness and joy they together. The color palette of blues, green, and cream, grounded with accents of warm woods made the design feel right at home for their beachside nuptials.
We created a light and airy ceremony on the secluded beach at the tip of the natural island. Guests had the pleasure of arrived via traditional Florida trolley to the sand swept views of the Gulf of Mexico. The team set a beautiful scene of ghost chairs and umbrellas with a ceremony sign designed for the couple and made with reclaimed wood salvaged from an old boat. Everything accented the floral altar created with a mix of white flowers, pompano grass, sea fans and driftwood positioned in a crescent shape and framed with petite pier pilings. The bridesmaids complemented the scene beautifully in their light blue gowns and the men in their dusty blue tuxes and clean white shirts. As Ali walked down the aisle in her classic white chiffon gown with delicate lace details, she took everyone's breath away. Having lost her father she felt it important to honor him by walking alone down the aisle until she reached the first row of chairs where it was only fitting that her groom meet her to take her the rest of the way. .
The feeling their beachside ceremony captured was brought inside and enhanced with warm woods, soft linens, and a floral installation positioned perfectly over the dance floor. Reception tables were layered with textures that reflected the fluidity of the ocean, light blue linens layered with gauze slate blue runners and complemented with wood chargers and a collection of blue glass stemware were accentuated with floral arrangements running the length of the tables. Cross back chairs blended seamlessly with the sea fans and driftwood mingled throughout the centerpieces.
Guests enjoyed a relaxed cocktail hour before visiting the escort card table made of aged tin and used to highlight the hand-calligraphed escort cards tied with blue raw edge silk ribbon and a silver key to represent the couples last name, Key. Sea hearts were also hand calligraphed with the guest's names and used on their place setting, they sat atop a gauze napkin and dip-dyed deckled edge cotton menu. Once sat for dinner the escort card table transformed into the cake display. The four-tiered beauty, enrobed in white and light grey fondant painted to resemble sea fans and finished with the Ali and Jay's monogram and a sea fan perched on the top tier.
The mix of natural and fluid elements complemented the seaside setting and Ali and Jay's relaxed auras with an effortlessness that made for a romantic ceremony and inviting reception. The evening was finished off with the couple saying adieu and leaving under dreamy sparklers held by their guests. It was a joyful end to our couples dream wedding.
images by Kaity Brawley