Blog

Cari & Matt | 10.25.14 St. George Island, FL Wedding

Oct 31, 2014

Words can’t express how amazing this day was!  Cari and Matt became fast friends (probably didn’t hurt that we ran into them at 4th Quarter bar shortly after they booked us and shared a few drinks), and we were so excited for their wedding day to arrive.  The weather was gorgeous, and every detail had been planned to a T.  It was quite the dream-team of vendors I will say that!

There were so many memorable moments – from Matt saying “Hell Yeah” in response to “Do you Matt take this woman to be your wife….etc.”, to them pulling up a buried bottle of whiskey and drinking a shot before recessing back up the aisle, or Officiant Sara Michaels bursting into song with a verse from Matt’s favorite movie, “Blazing Saddles” (I promise she tied it into the ceremony).  The ceremony itself was so emotional, I scolded them all for making me teary eyed behind my camera.  😉

Thank you for welcoming us into your lives and allowing us to document this most special day.  We are glad to call you both “friends”.

*most vendors have a hyperlink to their website, it just doesn’t always show up in blue.  Please hover over each business name.

 

Wedding Venue:  Clubhouse inside St. George Island Plantation

Wedding Coordinator: John Gandy Events (they had quite the team of 5 and handled every detail to perfection!)

Floral Design: Missy Gunnels Flowers

Cake Artist: Katie’s Cakes and Catering

Caterer: Andrew’s

Disc Jockey: Amplify Entertainment

Officiant: Sara Michaels of Saramonies

Misc. Rental Items: Party Party Party

Hair and Makeup Artists:  Cabellos Salon

Bridal Gown: Vocelle’s | The Bridal Shoppe

Gown Alterations:  Hayley Lauren Couture

Men’s suits: Jos. A Bank

Rings: Tallahassee Diamond Exchange

Dog magnet favors: Etsy store Original Animal Magnet

Bride and Groom glasses (Kate Spade): Miss T’s Sets in Havana   Blog001_Thro

Blog002_Thro

 

Cari took a swatch from one of her dad’s dress shirts and sewed it into her dress along with “Love you Daddy”.  I thought it was such a sweet tribute:

Blog003_Thro

Blog004_Thro

Blog005_Thro

 

Missy never disappoints! Blog006_Thro

Blog007_Thro

 

Cari…you’re quite the stunner:

Blog008_Thro

Blog009_Thro

 

Cari’s dad was with them in spirit on her wedding day.  She gifted Matt one of his watches and engraved it, “Someone to watch over me”:

Blog010_Thro

Blog011_Thro

 

Time for the First Look: Blog012_Thro

Blog013_Thro

Blog014_Thro

 

The happy couple with fur baby Gator:

Blog015_Thro

Blog016_Thro

Blog017_Thro

 

I had to post these of Sara.  I think they showcase her jovial personality perfectly:

 

Blog018_Thro

 

Cari walked the boardwalk by herself, and met her two brothers at the foot of the stairs to escort her the rest of the way: Blog019_Thro

Blog020_Thro

 

I always turn to get the groom’s expression when he first sees the bride.  I snapped a few, then turned to get Cari’s angle, when I heard a little girl whispering, “Matt’s crying, Matt’s crying!”.  So I whipped back around and got this…my favorite:

Blog021_Thro

Blog022_Thro

Blog023_Thro

Blog024_Thro

 

Here they are pulling up the bottle of whiskey they buried a month prior.  Rumor has it that you’ll be blessed with good weather on your wedding day if you do: Blog025_Thro

Blog026_Thro

Blog027_Thro

Blog028_Thro

Blog029_Thro

Blog030_Thro

Blog031_Thro

Blog032_Thro

 

These florals…they just kept going and going….so beautiful:

Blog033_Thro

Blog034_Thro

Blog035_Thro

Blog036_Thro

Blog037_Thro

 

Blog038_Thro

Blog039_Thro

Blog040_Thro

Blog041_Thro

 

Matt’s Whiskey and Cigar Bar was quite the attraction!

Blog042_Thro

Blog043_Thro

Blog044_Thro

 

Trying something new with the sparklers.  C + M

Blog045_Thro

 

Thanks for an awesome night you two!  Ryan wasn’t having any fun at all…

Blog046_Thro

 

The lovely team from John Gandy Events:Blog047_Thro

image potpo