October 11, 2014 ~ Islamorada, Florida
Officiant: Pastor Ernie
Caterer: Catered Affairs
Floral: Juli Vaughn
Rentals: Mile Marker Party Rental
Venue: Caribbean Resort
Music: Scratch Weddings
Linens: Over the Top
Rentals: Floral Fantasy
Photographer: Once Like a Spark
Hair & Makeup: Bella Luxe
We loved working with Sarah & Morten (and Sarah’s mom Mindy) to plan their romantic, seaside soiree. These two lovebirds were married at the Caribbean Resort in Islamorada, Florida. Combining her southern roots and his Norwegian heritage, this wedding was one for the books complete with an original song for the Bride from the groom (a surprise), a convertible dress, lots of details, organic floral swings and lots of love!
The groom, being a true romantic, not only wrote the bride an original song as a surprise, but he also gave her two Louis Vuitton bags, a handwritten scroll, all before whisking her off to a surprise honeymoon, complete with an early morning helicopter ride into the sunrise while family and friends watched.
The overall design and decor of the event was a vintage, romantic feel with a ocean twist, complete with floral swings in the tent, vintage mirrors, wine barrel decor and loose, organic floral arrangements with driftwood and mercury glass. It was important to infuse the couple’s long distance relationship and love of travel throughout the wedding. Directional signage with all of the places that guests traveled from and a chalkboard globe as a guestbook were some of the touches that reflected this.
It was also important to celebrate the bride & groom’s heritage. From the many, many Norwegian traditions that took place (a toast for everyone, including vendors, at the wedding, a homemade, specialty wedding cake made by the groom) to the Photo Booth backdrop and props to the parade of viking and captain’s hats later in the evening to the American & Norwegian flag send off at the end of the night…this wedding did not lack personality!