Typically second marriages want an intimate ceremony and nothing much more. However, this time around the bride and groom wanted to do it right. They still chose to do it on a smaller scale with under 100 guests. But, they wanted those traditional first-time elements such as a beautiful venue, a rocking DJ and a garden of flowers.
Being that both love spending time on and around the water, selecting the right location was a crucial component. A beachside wedding was their only preference. An outdoor event can be tricky as one needs a back-up plan in case Mother Nature does not want to cooperate on the big day. The nuptials needed to have the perfect scenery in the background rain or shine. A hotel conference room with no windows was not an alternative. Fortunately, The Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale provided the best solution as both their ballrooms overlook the Atlantic Ocean ~ just in case.
As luck would have it, after a week of the most horrific January weather in South Florida, the most incredible day presented itself. It definitely was a gift from above. The couple received their wish and the rooftop ceremony proceeded as they were surrounded by family and friends and dozens upon dozens of sunflowers~the bride’s favorite bloom.
Dalsimer Atlas Floral and Event Decorators took the cheerful flower and created multiple arrangements also using Craspedia, Hydrangeas, Roses, Mini Calla Lillies and Seeded Eucalyptus. The Pelican Grand Beach Resort put out an incredible champagne brunch where guests enjoyed a huge variety of delicious options along with the resort’s infamous Bloody Mary’s. Ron Wood Photography captured all the joyous moments and Jarrod from ASM DJ’s entertained with the new couple’s personal playlist.
Our forecast is that this couple will have many years of love, laughter and happiness ahead of them.
Plenty of sunshine sprinkled with lots of love always make for a STYLED EVENT.
Mazel Tov Mindy & Mitch!
Blog images courtesy of Ron Wood Photography & Video
VENUE/CATERER: Pelican Grand Beach Resort ~ DECOR: Dalsimer Atlas Floral and Event Decorators ~ PHOTO/VIDEO: Ron Wood Photography & Video ~ DJ: Jarrod from ASM DJ’s ~ HAIR/MAKEUP: JL Styling ~ OFFICIANT: Cantor Debbie Ballard