Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Joy and Matt's Magical Day

I have known this couple for several years ever since the groom and my husband met in law school. I was so flattered when, just days after their engagement, they hired me to be their wedding planner. I definitely grew closer to Joy as we worked together on the designing and planning of their special day, and I'm so happy that our friend Matt got to marry the girl of his dreams.

Joy wore a gorgeous gown from Demetrios and she and her bridesmaids were made even more beautiful by our friend Cari from Kyle Lynn Weddings.

The ceremony was held at the First United Methodist Church in downtown St. Petersburg, which you may recognize as the same church our former governer Charlie Crist was married in just a few years ago. Pastor David Miller did a wonderful job making the ceremony personal and sweet. The reception followed at the beautiful waterfront Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club. The food and service with both excellent and you can't beat the view of the sunset from their ballroom windows.

All of the lush flowers at the church and reception were made by Debbie at The Brides' Bouquet who we always enjoy working with. The couple chose to do all white and deep purple florals with roses, hydranga, and orchids. They had crisp white linens with champagne chair ties from A Linen Valley for a clean and elegant look. The cake was made by Chef Nelson and the couple had 4 different flavors including my favorite, red velvet. We created a cake stand with glass cylinder vases filled with purple gems and LED lights which really made the cake table pop as the sun went down. The mini wedding cake favor cookies were adorable and a big hit thanks to Amy from All the Buzz Cookies.

The guests all had an awesome time on the dance floor with the band Lucky Penny. It was a great party with lots of dancing. A big thank you goes out to Derek from One Point O Video and Cindy from Cindy M Brown Photography who is also a cousin of the groom. Just a few days after the wedding I received these great photos from Cindy - enjoy!


cbrownphoto said...

You did an amazing job on this wedding. I worked a wedding two weeks before this one where the bride was pulling her hair out because the coordinator did not know what she was doing. Matt and Joy's wedding was truly flawless!
I would love to come south again to work a wedding with you.

Joy Easterwood said...

Shawna, thank you from us both for all of your ongoing support, attention to detail and great ideas. You truly made our wedding more perfect than we pictured it.