I was looking back through all of the weddings that have been featured on A Paper Proposal so far, and was shocked to realize that I hadn't had a single beach wedding on here yet! It's not the right season yet, I suppose. However, given the fact that I, myself, had a wedding on the beach just a couple of months ago, I immediately set out to rectify this problem.
Today's bride and groom, Darcy and Trent, look like they stepped right out of a storybook, don't they? The couple was married in a classic beach wedding in mid-February (just two weeks after me!) in Captiva Island, Florida. The elegant wedding ceremony was held in a sweet white chapel by the sea, which, as photographer Doreen Kline pointed out, looks remarkably similar to the chapel where the late JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette married! Kline cleverly captured the strong resemblance with this shot of Darcy and Trent walking out of the chapel.
JFK photo source: Midwest Modern
Kind of crazy, right?! Anyway, back to business... Each of Darcy's bridesmaids (who are all abnormally beautiful, by the way) wore floor length dresses in a totally flattering, light and breezy sky blue, while the groomsmen were all decked out in classic tuxedos. The classically beautiful bride walked down the aisle in a lace V-neck wedding gown holding a lush, romantic bouquet.
After the ceremony, the wedding party hopped on a trolley en route to the reception at the elegant mansion and golf club, The Sanctuary on Sanibel Island. Guests were welcomed to the evening reception with an intimate cocktail hour outside on the lawn before moving inside to the ballroom, which was classically decorated with salmon colored linens and simple arrangements of white hydrangeas and dahlias. As the evening went on, the wedding celebration hit an all-time high when the groom and his friends took over the band's instruments and gave a hilarious performance for the bride and fellow guests.
Classically Elegant Beach Wedding - Vendors & Credits
Photographer: Doreen Kline Photography
Floral Designer: Signature Florals
Reception Venue: The Sanctuary Golf Club
Cake Designer: Mason's Bakery
Band: CK Band
Ceremony Location: Chapel by the Sea
Makeup Artist: Valerie Simpson, Kay Casperson Spa
Transportation: Adventures in Paradise