Amy and Jason's Fort Lauderdale Beach wedding at The Pelican Grand Beach Resort was as breezy and beachy as they get! I love the pops of bright coral against the pale sand, and the elegant fashion and decor touches that made for a completely gorgeous event. The photos from K and K Photography are a stunning portrait of the day!
The Couple: Amy and Jason
The Wedding: 11.5.11 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort - Fort Lauderdale, FL
What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Elegant, Organic, Sentimental
What was your wedding color palette?
Coral, Champagne, Ivory
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? Jason and I love spending time at the beach and being outdoors. We wanted to make sure we selected a venue that reflected that part of our personalities. We chose the to have our destination wedding at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort because it was one of the first places we had vacationed together as a couple. Our goal was to incorporate the charm of Old Florida in our wedding style without distracting from the natural beauty of Ft. Lauderdale Beach. Another key item in our wedding was the garden. Our ceremony and reception included items within the garden to symbolize the growth of our love for one another.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding?
One of my favorite moments was seeing my husband for the first time as
I walked down the aisle. Many brides chose to take photos with their
husband prior to the wedding, but I wanted to keep the element of
surprise during our ceremony.
One of our best decisions was to have a “close to home” destination
wedding. My husband and I live in Tampa, and since many of our guests
were traveling from outside the state, we chose to have the wedding in
Ft. Lauderdale. Our guests decided to make a vacation out of our event.
This gave us not only the memory of our wedding day, but the days
leading up to and following the wedding with family and friends.
What piece of advice would you give to a bride planning her wedding today?
Wedding planning can be overwhelming and choosing the professionals that will help you can be difficult. When you are planning your wedding, consult with the people you trust most and use social media to read reviews from other brides.
The Wedding Team
Photographer: K and K Photography
Event Planner: Zoe Gallina
Event Design: David Johnson at A Basket Affair
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Officiant: Rev. Vicki Walker
Invitation Designer: Not From A Box
Catering: Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Florist: A Basket Affair
Cake: We Take the Cake
Wedding Dress: Dimitrios Bridal
Bridal Accessories: Jewelry - Nadri Jewelry, Shoes - Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid’s Apparel and Accessories: Nadri Jewelry
Groom and Groomsmen Apparel and Accessories: Michael Kors
Hair and Make-up: Gina Simone
Live Music: Gypsy Lane Band, Spanish guitar - Bob Folse
Thanks Amy and Jason, for sharing your stunning day!
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