I have a real soft spot for black bridesmaids dresses, but the mix-and-match frocks Dana’s girls selected for her Florida wedding officially top my list. Yes, the ruby red shoes and all-white bouquets (courtesy of Dottie B Florist) the girls paired with their cocktail dresses may have something to do with my love affair for Dana + Danny’s wedding fashion. Not to be outdone by her stylish ‘maids, the bride donned a tiered Rosa Clara gown and birdcage veil from Erin Cole. And let’s not forget those frilled Badgley Mischka shoes! Melissa Schollaert photographed the couple’s traditional church ceremony at St. Peters, and To Doers Event Planning provided day-of coordination.
How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. I went to an all girl’s high school and Danny went to the public high school nearby. We ended up at a party together with mutual friends in the summer going into my senior year and have been together ever since. Ten years later and we are husband and wife!
Describe the proposal. (From the groom) Dana and I dated for ten years; through high school and into our late twenties. I arranged our apartment with flowers, candles, lights, and pictures in chronological order throughout the apartment, with the last picture in a vacant wedding frame, leading to our back patio where I got on one knee and asked her to marry me. (From the bride) It happened on a Thursday night and totally took me off guard! I was hysterical the moment I walked in the apartment. It was great because we had a trip planned two days later and were able to celebrate with my extended family at Lake Geneva in Wisconsin.
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Fun, romantic and emotional.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: We couldn’t be happier with the decision to hold our wedding in Amelia Island. It’s such a beautiful place, especially in November. With it being so small, our guests were bumping into each other on the street and it really lends itself to spontaneous get-togethers, which we love. It’s such a carefree, relaxed atmosphere. You can’t beat it.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I absolutely loved my dress. Two of my friends saw it on the hanger and suggested I try it on. It was love at first sight! Before trying on any dresses, the salon owner said that your wedding dress should be the fanciest dress you ever wear. I have to agree!