Beach Wedding at Heisler Park Gazebo
Making it Official
This bride and groom had an Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie moment when after spending 20 years together in a beautiful and blissful relationship, their children called an intervention and demanded that they get married since the two of them "weren't going anywhere" as they put it.
Although it was something Mr. & Mrs. Keith though was cute, they realized their children were serious about their request and for their love for them, they decided to go through with it. So the 4 of us (bride, groom, event coordinator & myself) sat down and hashed out a plan to get this couple hitched and quick.
The couple decided that a sunset wedding on the beach was very romantic, and were very specific as to what they wanted for their wedding. The florist did an awesome job with the wedding bouquets and floral arrangements incorporating sunburst orange roses with blue/white hydrangeas with lots of greenery. Since the flower girl couldn't lay flowers down in the gazebo, a kissing ball was made for her to carry. The gazebo was surrounded with mason jars and cylinder vases filled with candles and rose petals to add extra lighting. It was very intimate and beautiful.
Preparation for the Big Day
My bride requested a few items from me such as a customized aisle runner to match her sunset beach wedding theme and favor boxes for cupcakes. The aisle runner has dyed silk rose petals that I glued to the aisle runner. Took me a whopping 12 hours to create but the end result was beautiful. Too bad on the actual day, the sun forgot to set and went straight to shade :(
But I must say, the end result was gorgeous.
To send a special thank you to all of those who attended the wedding, she also purchased customized cupcake boxes for the yummy goodies her guest would be taking home with them. There were three different cupcake flavors: Strawberry, Chocolate & Marble topped with buttercream frosting, and homemade seashell chocolates as the cupcake toppers. I wish I had a photo of the actual cupcake for you guys, but I devoured mine :(
United We Stand
Instead of a Unity Candle Ceremony, the couple decided on an Unity Sand Ceremony. The vase was filled with orange and blue sand during the ceremony. What I loved most about the vase that they used is that is becomes a keepsake item where they could add photos on both sides.
To add an intimate touch, the table was prepped with rose petals and the signature board used for the guest to sign upon arrival.
Instead of having a traditional reception with live entertainment, the couple decided to have an intimate dinner with family and friends at Las Brisas Restaurant. The food was excellent. Menu selections consisted of Salmon a la Parilla, Filet Mignon, Pasta con Camarones. I highly recommend this place and officially nominate them for having the BEST Skinny Margarita in town!!!!
The wedding cake was a 3 tier buttercream iced wedding cake where we used flowers from the bouquet arrangement to add some extra pizzazz. Each tier had a different flavor (marble, strawberry and vanilla).
Once again, congratulations to the happy couple. May you have everlasting love and many days that feel like you are still on your honeymoon. Feel free to check out the photos below that captured some wedding moments.