I know it’s only just now spring, but is anyone else already itching for summer after seeing Dana + Danny’s ceremony in the Sunshine State? The bride + groom took the celebration indoors for an intimate reception at the Oyster Bay Yacht Club, where guests enjoyed dinner from My Personal Chef (904-626-1677) and berry-topped wedding cake courtesy of Chez Lezan Bakery. The newlyweds kept the decor minimal with understated centerpieces from Dottie B Florist that played up the sophisticated nautical theme of the Yacht Club. Thanks to Melissa Schollaert Photography for sharing her work!
Describe your wedding flowers: I wanted the flowers to be very simple but elegant. They were mostly creams with hints of blush. I loved my bouquet of roses, freesia and cymbidium orchids. I had as much fun finding and designing the vases for the flowers. I found the mercury glass apothecary bottles at an antique market in Atlanta. We weren’t able to have any glass outside because of the pool, so I wrapped soup cans of various sizes with decorative papers. I loved the patterns of the papers against the monochromatic flower arrangements.
Describe your wedding cake: I found an image of figs and dark grapes in a bowl and knew immediately that I wanted to incorporate fruit into the cake. We placed bowls of cranberries on some tables as a way to bring in the season and tie the cake design into the table settings. We also incorporated cranberries into the menu and signature cocktail. At the beginning of planning, I didn’t think I really cared about the cake as much as some of the other details, but it ended up being one of my favorite features, so I placed it front and center! I also loved the cake stand that I found at an Antique market in Atlanta.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? (From the groom) The doors of the Church opening with the sunlight coming in and seeing Dana and her Dad walk down the aisle. (From the bride) I would have to agree with Danny. I also loved walking down the aisle as husband and wife after the ceremony. It was the best feeling.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We opted for traditional vows. It was so emotional, that I think reciting our own vows would have been challenging. The mood was lightened a bit when our Reverend dropped the rings! Some people in the back thought Danny fainted when he bent down to get them.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We are moving to Tampa, Florida within the month and are hoping to find our own place soon where we can get out first dog.