A Glamorous Southern Seaside Wedding at Laplaya Beach and Golf Resort in Naples, Florida
Charnele and Joe were the sweetest couple with vibrant personalities only matched by a calm casual demeanor. There wedding was just that. Full of joy and life but comfortable and welcoming. The wedding was designed in a warm palette of blush, rose, cream and burgundy, grounded with deep wood accents.
The guests arrived at ceremony to a sea of ghost chairs anchored by a custom deep mahogany aisle runner so Charnele could walk in her perfectly playful gold sparkly heels down the soft lush lawn as her string trio played. The circular ceremony altar dripped in greenery and blooms while the back row of chairs and aisle matched the floral with even more wild blooms to frame the light hearted nuptials. In line with the circular theme, the bridesmaids carried floral wreaths that were used as embellishments to the drape backing the head table after the ceremony. Charnele was such a beautiful site in her perfectly laced, studded gown and trailing silk ribbon from her bouquet while Joe, the groom in his white dinner jacket with black lapel, was the perfect gentlemen to match her elegance. The cake was the centerpiece of the room. A floral explosion of sweet blush and burgundy. Guest found their seats on a large lucite chart which was hand calligraphed on lucite dressed with blooms and candle light.
In order to bring in the fluidity of the ocean we paired the wood planked tables at reception with ghost chairs, glass plates and velum menus. The key was to balance the rustic wood elements with a little southern sweetness. We did this by finishing each place setting with stacked macaron favors in custom colors wrapped in raw edge organic ribbon. A wave of candlelight welcomed the guests and delicate touches of greenery and soft creamy blooms brought the outside in for a cozy, yet glamours seaside celebration.
Images by Kaity Brawley