Janette & Emerson's Beach Wedding

I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. I loved working with Janette and it was definitely meant to be. She had contacted me last year about her date but I was corresponding with another bride already so she went another way. Back in January of this year, she contacted me again because she was looking for a new DOC and I had released the date, so we met and had a great time chatting about her Wedding plans and other coincidences that connected us. Janette had also seen me at Sue & Bentley's Wedding back in December since she and Sue went to UF together.

The Ceremony took place at Plymouth Congregational Church in Coconut Grove at 2:00 pm on Saturday April 18th. Gil Sosa provided the personal flowers for Bride, Groom and Bridal Party as well as altar arrangements for the Church. Atfer the Cermemony, guests headed to a private property in the Florida Keys; the drive was almost 2 hours long, but so worth it! The property sits on the beachfront in Tavernier Key and has a long Pier that made for beautiful pictures.

Janette & Emerson wanted to have a fun and relaxed Reception and this was the perfect place. We arrived early to begin the transformation from a residential property into an Elegant Beach Reception. Even though we had a perfect weather, we faced a predictable challenge with the unbearabe wind. It was knocking everything off the tables but fortuntely the intensity decreased as the hours went by. Paella Party caterered the event and brought all tables, white padded chairs and glassware.

Janette rented the green crinkle tablecloths from ABCovers Designers and Emerson was in charge of all their Wedding paper goods: Programs (Church), Menus, and Table numbers. He did an amazing job!

The Cocktail Hour was set-up in the entrance driveway of the property. They had "Mojitos" as their signature drink and the cute centerpieces were small bowls filled with shells and a green floating candle. Paella Party had a tower display of fruit and cheeses that everyone raved about.

A E-pic enlargement welcomed the guests next to the Sign-in table. The Escort cards were tied with blue organza ribbon to a white sea star to follow the beach theme and a white basket with parasols was also displayed. The Centerpieces were beautiful white orchid plants. The favors were chocolate bars in matching green or blue bags and small wine bottles. Cake was made by Divine Delicacies and music was provided by DJ Stephen.

The Bride & Groom had prepared a surprise by taking dance lessons for a choreographed First dance. They had all guests cheering them up and loving it! After the Father and Mother dance, the 3 Maids of Honor gave their heart-felt speech and got the bride and some guests teary eyed as well as some laughs. The 3 Best Men gave their speech towards the end of Dinner. Paella Party cooked on site and everyone raved how delicious it was.

As soon as the party music played, the dance floor was packed all night long! We even had to move some tables around because apparently the dance area was not big enough :).

Janette & Emerson will go on a 20-day Honeymoon soon. I hope you guys have a great time. It was an amazing experience to be part of your Big Day!

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