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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!

Written with love by Katharine
  1. avatar Oakstream Photography reply

    Simple & gorgeous!

  2. avatar WedinStyle wedding planner in Vietnam reply

    Love the shoes pict!!

    • avatar Katharine reply

      That was my very favorite picture, too! Lovely – just like their wedding.

  3. avatar fanofthegroomsmen reply

    That was a wonderful wedding, and I couldn’t be happier for Danny and Dana. The bridesmaids were certainly stunning, but I must say that the groomsmen deserve to be mentioned when discussing this fine wedding. Those young men were amazingly handsome, dashing, and looked fabulous in their black suits.

  4. avatar Kelli Taylor/Daniel Taylor Photography reply

    What a pretty wedding. The colors are fantastic; great photography. And all those shoes are so great.

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Did you miss our Get the Look features? Well, they’re back in a big way this week! Kiley + Tim’s wedding provided so much style inspiration that we split their shopping guide into two parts. Enjoy! If you missed this morning’s feature, make sure to check here + here!

A. We loved Kiley’s gorgeous shell-pink bridesmaid dresses. Get the mix-and-match look for your ‘maids with these full-length frocks from Dessy!

B. Kiley carried off her bejeweled headband to perfection. We love this reversible band from Anthropologie for a similar look!

C. Brave enough to go pink on your wedding day? Check out this dress by Maria Lucia Hohan that we spotted on Once Wed’s tinted round-up.

D. Tim and his groomsmen looked dashing in their soft yellow and white striped ties. Snag an extremely affordable option here!

E. We love when bride’s go bold with their wedding-day jewelry, and Kiley did not disappoint. We spotted a similar illusion necklace with real freshwater pearls at Kohl’s!

F. Wedding day flats for under $60? Yep, we’ve got you covered. Here are two glitzy options from Endless.

G. Possibly the best part about Kiley’s wedding day ensemble? She went bold with red nail polish! Check out this post for Marissa’s “pops of red” tips!

A. Didn’t those glass stars make quite the statement at Kiley + Tim’s reception? We found lookalikes here, but if scads of those aren’t quite in your budget, we think these paper stars from Luna Bazaar are a good substitute.

B. From the streamers trailing off Kiley’s bouquet to the delicate silk lengths tied into tree branches at the reception, ribbon was a big part of this day’s decor. Find affordable satin ribbon in a huge range of colors at Paper Mart!

C. Timeless Paper makes the delicate butterfly place cards seen at Kiley + Tim’s reception. Aren’t they beautiful?

D. We love that K + T provided paper parasols to shade their guests from the sun at their beach ceremony. If you’re looking to do the same, these scalloped ones are a great choice.

E. Paper lanterns also played a big part in the tent’s decoration, and we like that the couple opted for patterns over solid colors. Find these ones at Luna Bazaar, Luna Bazaar, and Pearl River, respectively.

F. Love those little aqua envelopes they used for escort cards? Get your own at Paper Presentation! I’ve ordered from them many times and their quality and pricing is top-notch.

G. We love that Kiley chose a Paloma’s Nest dove tiny text bowl. A girl after our own heart! (In case you weren’t aware, SW loves Paloma’s Nest and Caroline, its founder!)

H. I think Kiley’s ampersand (that she strung up between their reception chairs — too cute!) was from Anthro, but since the letters don’t appear to be available on their site anymore, I found this plush substitute on Etsy.

I. Flowering branches not in season for your wedding? Have no fear — Save on Crafts stocks plenty of realistic-looking imitations. We like these, these, and these in particular.

J. The last piece of the tent decor puzzle was these hanging glass bulbs from Origin Crafts, which Victoria of Carillon Weddings beautifully filled with loose blooms.

K. The pinwheel ceremony decor really started the wedding off on the right whimsical note, am I right? To buy your own, head to Elizabeth Street’s Etsy shop.

L. Last but certainly not least, pick up inexpensive bottles for your favors at Specialty Bottle. They have more designs than you can shake a stick at, and all of them look great dressed up with a custom tag!

Have a question, or looking for something we didn’t cover in this post? Leave a comment below!

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emily Written with love by Emily
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If you liked Kiley + Tim’s sweet seaside ceremony, you’ll swoon over their vintage-inspired (and somewhat whimsical) tented reception at Carillon. Ending the night on an especially sweet note, the newlyweds served one of the most adorable four-tiered cake we’ve ever seen. Never have I loved aqua + gold (and matching bird cake toppers) so much! Special thanks to photographer Paul Johnson for sharing one of our favorite weddings of the season! For more pictures from Kiley + Tim’s coastal celebration – plus eleven other real weddings – check out SW V3!

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Written with love by Katharine
  1. avatar Lori reply

    Gorgeous! The printed “&” on the bride and groom chairs and the tall, simple vases + whimsical twigs are my favorite details.

  2. avatar Avis Glenister ~ Carillon Weddings reply

    We just adored this couple and their wedding was incredibly memorable! Every little detail was important to us and Paul Johnson Photography really captured the beauty of their big day! We <3 Southern Weddings!! xoxo

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