Modern Florida wedding: Brooke + James

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Yves Saint Laurent shoes w/ Jenny Packham wedding dress

Brooke is a lady with an obsession for black, white, pink and gold. Kinda sounds like us! Interiors, fashion, florals – she just can’t get enough. That’s why they became the central colors in her wedding. Working those colors in with other poppy bright colors (oranges, reds and corals), she wanted to make sure the rest of the design balanced vintage, modern and glam elements to create an unforgettable look. She rocked it (and that Jenny Packham dress!).

Jenny Packham wedding dress

Jenny Packham wedding dress

Selby Botanical Gardens wedding venue

Smock Paper wedding invites

Great b & w chevron liners & rsvp cards by Smock Paper.

black & white poster wedding program

Brooke used some of the graphical elements from their invitations to design the rest of their paper goods, including that rad large program poster.

outdoor wedding ceremony

I walked down the aisle to Bright Eyes’ “First Day of My Life”. During the ceremony, my 2 sisters and a really close family friend, Rachael Miles, sang Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up”.  It was one of my favorite parts of the whole day!   

orange and coral bridesmaid dresses

Had to show a close up of those nails! We see a mani happening with that design in our near future.

modern bridesmaid dresses

As for the bridal party, I let all of the bridesmaids choose their own dresses with the only “rule” being that their dresses were some shade of red, pink, coral or orange. I wanted everyone to be comfortable and LOVE their dress (and hopefully wear it more than once!). 

black and white striped party straws

escort cards hung on ribbon

modern tablescape

modern dinner menu

pink ranunculus and tulips

The types of flowers used and styles of arrangements actually wound up being a surprise. A family friend acted as our florist, and I basically let him know the color palette and a few of my favorites and he went to town! Their were a mix of peonies, dahlias, ranunculus, tulips, hydrangeas, bougainvilleas, proteas, roses everywhere!

black and white reception decor

red velvet whoopie pies

modern wedding cake

modern florida wedding

Great advice from Brooke:

Even if you do all of the wedding planning yourself (which I did), I would HIGHLY recommend a day-of coordinator. They were able to handle countless last-minute questions and minor emergencies (a few sprinkles of rain and a LOT of wind in my case!), allowing me to relax and enjoy the day. Also, pick a great photographer that you can have fun with. If you think about it, you probably spend as much time with your photographer on your wedding day as with your husband and more time than with your family and friends! Lucky for us, Heidi not only took gorgeous photos but we spent all day laughing. She was the best!

Congrats Brooke + James! May your many years be filled with lots of pink, black, white, and gold!

Photographer: Heidi of Our Labor of Love / Venue: Selby Botanical Gardens / Day of coordinator: Elizabeth Faist (friend of bride) / Caterer (food, cake/desserts & beverages): Mattison’s / DJ: Al Garcia / Lighting: Affairs in the Air / Transportation: Sarasota Trolley / Florist: family friend / Bride’s dress: Jenny Packham / Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent / Jewelry: Lulu Frost (earrings), vintage/borrowed (bracelets) / Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss / Tie: J Crew / Shoes: Allen Edmonds

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Gorgeous wedding and love the black and white details. She mentioned a DOC... who was the vendor I didnt see them listed!

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rita on Jul 23, 2012

b&w stripes, bright, bold colors, and long tables = my favorite things! love this wedding! thank you for sharing! also- totally agree on the photographer comment. you really want to like the person (videographer, too, if you have one!) b/c they are a part of some of your most intimate, memorable moments that day!

Sidney on Jul 23, 2012

this wedding is BEYOND. thanks for sharing!!

Mickey Lynn Jewelry on Jul 23, 2012

Gorgeous!

Micki A. on Jul 23, 2012

The large poster program is so unique and absolutely fantastic.

(@100LayerCake) (@100LayerCake) on Jul 23, 2012

Did you guys see these b&w striped tablecloths? Gorgeous al fresco dining experience for sure! http://t.co/k8dvTqMC

Naree on Jul 23, 2012

So many divine details. I adore the colors of the bridesmaids' dresses.

Gina on Jul 23, 2012

Uau! Bravo... it's all that I can say! And that dress.... is something! No words to describe it, honestly!

Katarina I. on Jul 23, 2012

A very beautiful wedding. I love all the colors that the bride incorporated. I am not a big fan of fuchsia pink but in this case it really works. The bride looked gorgeous. The unique Jenny Packham dress really suited her body type and the theme of the wedding. I also really appreciated the fact that the bridesmaid’s dresses are so mismatched. A LOT of the time when someone decides to mismatch the bridesmaid’s dresses it really doesn't work. However, making sure they stick to the same shades and/or colors still brings the dresses together and makes them more uniform. The ceremony area was amazing. Since the area is already so beautiful they really didn't need a lot of decor which is also a budget friendly move. All in all a very cute wedding for a very cute couple. Kudos to the vendors and Heidi for the photos, she really captured a lot of great moments and of course 100layercake for the post! Katarina I. Weddingful - Plan a Fabulous Wedding

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Katie Anderson-Keith Watson Events on Jul 24, 2012

What a fun wedding! Love all the different dresses on the bridesmaids!

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Love the Stripes! Were they a diy?

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