Nikki & Josh’s Fun and Groovy Brown & Blue Wedding
Josh is obsessed with Ray-Ban wayfarers so he and his groomsmen wore them to the wedding. Little did he know that Nikki had a surprise brewing for him! The fun-loving couple also had a tiffany blue and chocolate brown + damask print motif and it was carried out all through their event, from the bride’s gown (which she had adorned with a tiffany blue ribbon), the bridesmaid’s dresses & groom and groomsmen outfits, down to their reception decor. Florida-based photographer Carrie Wildes Photography (see her previously featured work on this blog) has more to say about the day:
You might be able to see a tear under Josh’s Ray Bans when he first saw Nikki coming down the aisle. They are just the sweetest couple, both firefighters! At the very end of the ceremony they released butterflies, and as you will see we had a lot of fun with the bridal party. There was some T-bowing and randomness going on, love it! Congrats Nikki and Josh it was amazing to be a part of!!
Let’s meet the lovely couple. Over to you Nikki!
Josh and I have been together for 5 1/2 years. We’ve known each other since middle school but were never really friends. We saw each other after high school at a mutual friends house and started talking. 2 months after we started talking we made it official and started dating. He met my family the weekend we started dating. It was one of those spur of the moment decisions to see if he was actually serious about meeting them — and he was! They all loved him and they all got along great. We have 2 dogs and 2 cats. Baby and Khloe (dogs) and Pixie and little foot (cats).
We both just finished Paramedic school and now have an Associates in Science in Emergency Medical Services. He is continuing for his bachelors and then onto his physicians assistant. Meanwhile I will be doing my RN program next fall and then onto my bachelors and then masters in nursing.
So groovy! Nikki says the bridal party wasn’t really supposed to be in sunnies:
My husband is obsessed with his Rayban sunglasses so the groomsmen wore them and then I suprised him with having the bridal party wear them too!
Love how fun this bridal party is!
Some Tebowing action…
The kids seem amused (so adorable!)
A pair of teddy bear crystals and plushies were on display too.
Nikki’s back to tell us how they made their wedding uniquely theirs:
We had a lot of our things customized with our name and date. We got a lot of things from Etsy.com. Instead of getting the plain old serving set and toasting flutes from Walmart or michael’s we got them customized. We had a guest book box instead of a book. Our center pieces had beta fish in them.
Thank you Carrie for sending this fun and funky wedding my way, and congratulations Nikki & Josh! Thank you for sharing your special day with us.
Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography
Event Planner / Reception Venue: The Lange Farm
Coordinator: Lesa Summerall
Floral Designer: Flowers by Jenny
Cinema and Video: Celebrations of Tampa Bay
Cake Designer: Grandma’s Candy Kitchen
Food: Catering Inc. part of Souix City Steak House
Wedding Dress: Jon’s Bridal in tampa
Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Tuxs: Jims Formal Wear
Rings: Kay Jewellers
Image submission via Two Bright Lights
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