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Welcome back to Part II of Courtney + Phillip’s Wedding.  The reception site, {The Ruskin Place Park} in Seaside, Florida, is so stunning.  How about this decor!?  If this wedding came in a catalog, I would buy it.  And the best part: the send-off.  Courtney + Phillip rode off on a scooter!  See more of Courtney + Phillip’s wedding at East Hill’s {BLOG}. Thank you so much, Rick, for sharing this drop dead gorgeous wedding with us.  (See you in September!)

More from Jennifer at It’s a Shore Thing:  “Directly after the ceremony, guests were entertained at a cocktail reception. Befitting the groom’s heritage, guests were served fish & chips wrapped in newsprint. Champagne and wine were served and as a nod to the Southern location, the bride’s signature drink was  “swamp water”. Escort cards of larger votive candles with hand calligraphied vellum paper led guests through the fairly forest to the reception in Ruskin Park. A Scottish Bagpiper heralded the arrival of the Bride and Groom to the reception. After Guests were seated and salad was served, waiters arrived with trays holding three plates, each with a different entrée for each guest. The wedding guests dined and danced, not only under the stars, but beneath chandeliers hung from the trees. Entertainment was provided by a string quartet and three separate vocalists who were then followed by a DJ. As the reception drew to a close, the bride and groom departed on a scooter to their Seaside honeymoon cottage, followed by a ten day honeymoon in the Southwest.”

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  1. avatar [email protected] Tables reply

    Wow, what an event! I love the votive escort cards and all of the food and drink personal touches. Looks like a fabulous venue!

  2. avatar weddingchicks reply

    Simply Amazing and truly Stunning! You can definitely tell that allot of love and care was put into the planning of this spectacular event.

  3. avatar Jeana reply

    Amazing! The venue looks so pretty and everything looks so beautiful and very well put together! WOW!

  4. avatar The Virutal Bride reply

    Stunning!ShannonThe Virtual Bridesmaidhttp://blog.viddia.com

  5. avatar Julie Gandy reply

    I love everything about this wedding. The chandelier over the cake is such an awesome surprise for an outdoor wedding. And I absolutely love the very contemporary look of the square and rectangular tables. Kudos to the photographer for awesome coverage. Great Job!!

  6. avatar Michelle reply

    Thanks for the comment on my blog! I love the unique elements of this reception – the favors, the setup and the cupcake stand is just to die for!

  7. avatar Denise reply

    This is pretty much my dream wedding. The colors, the lighting… simply gorgeous!

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Courtney + Phillip’s Seaside, Florida wedding celebration is out of this world gorgeous!  The ceremony took place in a quaint church decorated with a fabulous ceremony aisle treatment.  Event planning by {It’s a “Shore” Thing Wedding and Event Planning}, Catering by {Townsend Catering}, Photography by my dear friend, Rick, at {East Hill Photography}, Flowers by {Nouveau Flowers}.

The wedding story from Jennifer at It’s a Shore Thing: “Courtney and Philip were both attending William Woods University on athletic scholarships (his soccer, hers equestrian) when they spotted each other across the campus. Sparks flew and the rest, as they say, is history.  Two years later, on May 12, 2007 Courtney Withers Miller of Seaside, FL and Philip Peter Stubley of Leeds, England were joined in marriage before 200 invited guests from three continents and six countries. The Bride’s father, who is the minister of the Seaside Chapel, walked her down the aisle and then resided over the ceremony.  There were 12 bridesmaids, 13 groomsmen, 2 ring bearers and 2 flower girls. The flower girls wore handmade feather wing as they floated down the aisle. The best man carried the bride’s ring in a hand crocheted ring bag.  The bridesmaids’ bouquets were wrapped in cream chiffon Nicole Miller wraps which they later used to ward off the evening chill. Each bridesmaid wore a pearl necklace (a gift from the bride) that was handmade by a local jewelry designer. ”  More to come in Part II….

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  1. avatar RhondaGail reply

    I just love her veil! Very different. Untraditional materials formed into a traditional southern bride silhouette

  2. avatar Cathy and David – Photographers reply

    Those are the craziest boutonnieres EVER. And I like them :)

  3. avatar Sarah reply

    I also love this veil! Any info on where it’s from/the designer??

  4. avatar Caroline Ghetes reply

    The groomsmen are HOT! I looooooovvvvvvve their outfits and the branch decos are out of this world awesome!

  5. avatar Florida Catering reply

    Looks like everyone had a wonderful time, Great photography!

  6. avatar courtney stubley reply

    The veil is Toni Federici.

  7. avatar Sheva reply

    Where did you find the branches for the aisle? I have been looking for some just like that!

  8. avatar courtney stubley reply

    Christina at Nouveau did all the decor. . . she came up with the amazing branches.

  9. avatar shary reply

    What color are the bridesmaid and groomsmen wearing?

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Admittedly, I am a Poser fan. I’ve already requested one of his pics for my office wall. It just makes me swoon!  Erik Clausen aka “Poser” is based in Texas and consistently produces delicious images– you just have to stop and savor them. (I told you I’m a fan!) Today we bring you the stunning Florida wedding of Humberto and Patricia. Be sure to check out the Poser {BLOG} for more. Thank you so much, Erik, for sending us these gorgeous images!

From Poser: “OK, so I know I say this a lot, but this IS my favorite wedding to date! Well, it helps that it was in Miami with a couple of the coolest people you ever want to meet

Humberto and Patricia rocked the house!! OK, well they rocked the Vizcayan Museum and the Biltmore. Adelee Cabrera with A Joy Wallace Catering took care of the details and really knocked it out of the park!  Humberto and Patricia booked me over the phone so I only got to meet them for the first time when I arrived in Miami. Everyone was so awesome! Seriously, from the bridal party to the guests, they were all extremely affable and a joy to meet. I will always have fond memories of this wedding. Oh….and who did I bring along to shoot this stud-tacular wedding with me? That’s right, THEfred. You rule man!”

Event planning and design by Adelee Cabrera with {A Joy Wallace Catering} .

From Adelee:   Patricia, an artist in her own right, wanted to be sure that we incorporated very modern touches into the design aspect, using a pink and chocolate browns as impetus. Humberto, having been raised in Miami, knew that the guest list for this wedding would exceed 350 guests. Furthermore, they wanted to forgo the traditional cocktail reception, and get their party started, by getting all the guests right on the dance floor.

So after, two short meetings, Patricia chose to wed her prince on the Casino Mount, where moss hangs from a natural canopy of trees and where a beautifully appointed acrylic altar was created. Additionally, she chose dupioni silk linens in a champagne color with chocolate brown napkins, chameleon chairs with chocolate brown seat cushions, all complimented by centerpieces in shades of pink. Roses, orchids, calla lilies and wheat grass were all used to create an eclectic array of centerpieces in glass vases and chocolate brown wooden vases. All the centerpieces were set on lazy-susans, used for family style service of artisan cheeses, antipasto meats and assorted Latin American pastries (in place of traditional butler passed hors d’oeuvres). These same lazy-susans were then used for bread service during their three course dinner, and for petite desserts after dinner.

Adding to the décor elements, Patricia and Humberto chose a clear top tent overlooking Biscayne Bay, with their 12 piece Latin orchestra floating over the water. Most guests danced under the stars and in the moon light, while others enjoyed freshly rolled Cuban style cigars. It was the night of their dreams… created in six weeks time!

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  1. avatar Erin @ Blue-Eyed Bride reply

    so romantic. these images look like they were taken from a different era altogether. i think the best part about these images are that they make the wedding look like it could never be copied. perfection!

  2. avatar Caroline Ghetes reply

    These images are gorgeous! The shot with the bridal party is absolutely stunning! And the details -oh my, oh my!

  3. avatar Susan reply

    Wow!!! Beautiful!!

  4. avatar Dawn reply

    OMG, the setting is incredibly beautiful! I am in love with those columns in the lounge area.

  5. avatar Krystal Radlinski reply

    Simply lovely!

  6. avatar Fabulously Lizy reply

    Gorgeous! Love the chocolate brown chairs and the all of the details to this wedding. It’s stunning.

  7. avatar Florida Catering reply

    Beautiful photography!

  8. avatar Jeana reply

    Stunning pictures! They look like something out of a high end magazine! WOW!

  9. avatar Annmarie reply

    Jeff Greenough’s photos are fabulous! What a unique perspective he has, catching all of the moments other photographers pass by.Annmarie, Boca Raton

  10. avatar Claudia reply

    Yep, that wedding was amazing! I can say that because I was part of it. I was one of the bridesmainds and known the bride for many years. The wedding was perfect, the decoration, the colors, the people, the music, the place , the food, the drinks…….ohhhh ……and the photographer, OMG he was so cool. I love the pictures!!!!!!!

  11. avatar Ryan and Kenneth reply

    Day 1 – (inside joke) – These pictures are sick in an awsome way. We especially like the before picture of the guest card table. Are only complaint is that there is no after picture (inside joke). We love you and may all your ups and downs be under the sheets.

  12. avatar Ryan reply

    The last post was strictly Kenneth. Also he asked to change "Are" to "Our"

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