Friends and family traveled from afar to witness and partake in the North Carolina wedding weekend of Taylor and Andrew.  The weekend festivities started with a delightful rehearsal dinner the night before at the Saltwater Grill in Swansboro, NC.  Saturday morning, ‘Wedding Day’ the bridal party reunited at Palo Alto for a fabulous catered breakfast to start their day while the started getting ready for their day, hair and make up by SilverCeiling Beauty.   This wonderful day was full of planned-by-the-bride details, pops of blush with greens and gold, along with navy and Ivory colors.  Although the venue was set up by the Dream Makers Wedding and Events team, Taylor coordinated every single detail of the wedding.

The Coordinated Bride, Taylor shares all the details for the beautifully coordinated wedding.

Andy and I met in our hometown Akron, Ohio at The Akron Rubber Ducks Stadium in downtown Akron where we both worked full time. Andy proposed to me at my grandparents house in Bonita Springs on the beach, Florida when we went after Christmas. Andy is a Marine so we hopefully always get about two weeks for Christmas, and we love going there.

The inspiration behind our day was for it to be relaxed and fun but also very elegant. Our colors were blush, gold and a lot of greenery. We had an outdoor wedding so there was a lot of space to fill at the venue so we decided to have corn hole and also a beautiful seating area next to the bar.   The whole wedding was personalized! We did had a Frank Sinatra impersonator from Jersey come sing during the cocktail hour that everyone really enjoyed!

I think the most anticipated and special moment was our first look. It was just us and it was perfect and so happy.

My advice to future Coordinated Brides is to make sure to walk away from the party and have 5 minutes of alone time and relax just the two of you!

It was truly a beautiful outdoor wedding day, so full of happiness. There were good cries, along with lots of laughter in between ‘the moments’.  Congratulations to Taylor and Andy and special thanks to Photographer.  Allie Miller Photography.  

Kelly Chase is where I got my dress, I knew what I was looking for just from looking different styles up, they made it happen and knew exactly what I wanted based off of my descriptions.

The flowers were all the same and very simple. Greenery with white flowers. The only pink flowers were on the arbor.

Andy wanted something with a James Bond look and the navy went great with the pink colors

The ceremony site – we had the arbor along with the church pews. I wanted it to be different than any of the other weddings so we decided to do church pews along with chairs in every other row. We had ivy boxes on the pews also a lot of pink and white floral throughout the boxes, urns and arbor.

The bar area- Cantina Caravan was located right outside of the tent and was decorated by them (perfectly) we also decided to add a seating area located next to the bar under the large tree out back. The seating area had three chandeliers located in the tree.

The tent- inside of the tent we decided to do a mix of farm tables and round tables. The round tables had large greenery and white flower centerpieces on a wood slab with a pink linen and a lace overlay. The farm tables had a custom made pink runner with seeded eucalyptus and gold candle holders down the middle. All tables had vintage plates, gold chargers and gold silverware with a custom made napkin.

Vendor Collaboration

Photographer:  Allie Miller Photography // Other: Cantina Caravan Mobile Bartending Service // Dress Designer: Kelly Chase Couture Bridal Salon Naples // Invitation Designer: Amber and Mint Creative // Equipment Rentals: Crystal Coast Tent & Event Rentals // Cake Designer: American Dream Cakes // Floral Designer: Dream makers Wedding Estates Florals // Design and Decor: The Prettiest Pieces // Design and Decor: Charming & Quaint Event Rentals // Equipment Rentals: Miller’s Party Rentals // Linens and Coverings:L’Nique // Caterer: The Flame Catering // Event Venue: The Palo Alto Plantation // Submitted via Two Bright Lights