Our first conversation with Tiana was in the very first days of June of this year. She really wanted to get married in October of this year but wasn’t sure she could pull off planning a Jersey Shore wedding from Washington, DC with out any assistance and/or in that time frame. She asked, “Can we do this in 4 months?” Yes, yep, of course, absolutely, definitely, it can and will happen!
Prior to Tiana calling us, she had found the venue where she and her soon-to-be husband, Brian wanted to get married but hadn’t secured anything or even knew if it was a possibility. They wanted a beach ceremony and a tented reception right off the beach at The Women’s Civic Center of Stone Harbor. Tricky thing with the Jersey Shore, they don’t always allow beach ceremonies. You have to find the perfect spot, get a permit and you’re technically not even allowed to put chairs on the beach (Whoops…some how chairs ended up out there.?.?).
All of our conversations with Tiana and Brian were through emails, phone conversations and one Skype meeting. We had never met them in person. But through the many, many emails of sending pictures back and forth and phone conversations to explain the pictures further-we knew exactly what they wanted: beach (nothing too over the top), with touches of fall (it was October).
Tiana and Brian’s beach ceremony was sumptuous. The natural wood chairs set against the Atlantic Ocean, the sand and the perfectly blue sky were sublime.
At the opening of the aisle, baskets were stocked with blankets for guests to bundle up with to fight against a crisp october breeze. Globe vases garnished with burnt orange calla lillies hung from the arbor.
Tiana was stunning in her ivory, organza, gown perfectly adorned with a champagne sash.
Bridesmaids wore navy dresses, choosing their own style, with pearls to match the brides.
(We love this!)
The Groom and Groomsmen wore light gray suits-the Groom with a white tie, the Groomsmen with navy to harmonize with the girls.
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Walters
We love when couples think outside of the box and do things that are less traditional and more unique to them. Tiana and Brian had perfect little touches at every turn.
When we saw these tops, we were immediately obsessed!
Signature Cocktails: Apple, fresh ginger, and cranberry martini's!
(We heard they were amazing!)
Who needs a 3 tier wedding cake when you can have copious amounts of cake AND pie?
If you're not a fan of cake or pie? There is always s'mores!
What else goes with party, beer, and dancing?
Who remembers mad libs? I'm pretty sure as children, everyone played a few.
A great way to get some good reads on your honeymoon? Mad Libs for your wedding guest book-yep, pretty awesome.
The day couldn't have been more beautiful; blue skies and cool weather (okay, maybe a little crisp). Tiana and Brian were gorgeous and are a perfect pair. We loved working (quick as it was) with these two. We wish them all of the happiness in the world!
Venue: Women's Civic Center of Stone Harbor
Design: Kyle Michelle Weddings
Caterer: Fleur De Lys Catering
Photographer: Spark Photography
Flowers & Centerpieces: Kyle Michelle Weddings
DJ: Time of Your Life Entertainment
Rentals: Rental City
Lighting: Light My Event