Meredith & Brian’s Beautiful Bright Green & Turquoise Beach Wedding
Can you believe it’s the end of another week? At the rate this year is going, it seems it’ll be Christmas again in no time! I’m in no hurry though because I still have A LOT of beautiful, inspiring celebrations to share, like this sweet wedding I have for you today!
Meredith and Brian both love the beach so they picked South Seas Island Resort in Captiva Island since it had everything they wanted + was close to where both their parents live. It was an intimate family-and-close-friends affair and they made sure to incorporate bright colors that reflected the environment — green to represent the palm trees and turquoise to match the blue sea. Their DIY elements also had a tropical beach theme: the ringbearer’s “pillow” was a large clamshell adorned with seashells and straw ribbons, their “escort cards” were starfish tied with their guest’s names, and the programs were attached to abaniko fans to keep guests cool during the ceremony. Cafe lights provided a nice glow at their reception as everyone dined and danced throughout the night!
We have the always fabulous Sara and Jason Martin with Concept Photography (see their previously featured work + BTL interview) to thank for the dreamy & beautiful images of this wonderful celebration. Please enjoy!
The lovely Meredith is here to tell us a little bit about the thought process behind their celebration:
We wanted something laid back yet casually elegant. We both love the beach, and being near the ocean. We also wanted an intimate wedding, not a large or traditional affair. The location we picked had everything we wanted and was close for both our parents living in Florida. Our inspiration for the color theme was the turquoise blue water against the bright green palm trees.
Brian’s favorite part of the wedding was…
The moment I first laid eyes on her, as she stood in front of me just moments before she went from fiancé to wife. I shed a couple of tears (grown men do cry), wore a grin from ear-to-ear and basked in the amazing view in front of me.
On the elements they loved in their special day:
Meredith: I loved the café lights we used in the outdoor lawn area. They cast the perfect amount of light and set a romantic tone especially with the full moon and the fog that rolled in toward the end of the night.
Brian: The natural beauty that mother-nature put on display for our special day – outdoors amongst the South Florida mangroves and palm trees, a stunning sunset followed by a full moon and brilliant stars.
Meredith’s most memorable moment was…
My new husband giving the most amazing speech, toasting our friends and family, and announcing to everyone that we are expecting our first baby!
Huge thanks to Sara and Jason for sending another gorgeous celebration my way, and congratulations Meredith and Brian!
Photographer: Sara and Jason Martin of Concept Photography
Reception Venue: South Seas Island Resort
Image submission via Two Bright Lights
Tags: beach wedding, beachside weddings, destination weddings, DIY weddings, first look