Elegant destination Florida wedding: Christine + Patrick

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Christine has been obsessed with The Great Gatsby (the one with Robert Redford, obvs) ever since she saw the film in high school. She was the only one in the classroom who stayed awake through the whole film (making a room full of hormone charged teenagers watch an “old” film with no major climax…no bueno, but me, Robert Redford, and a vintage themed story full of romance, swoon!). So when her and Patrick decided on a date for the wedding, she instantly insisted on it being Gatsby themed. Then straight after that, came the dress. The Anna Sui dress from BHLDN was the only dress she tried on, and it fit like a glove straight out of the box. We must say, she looks killer in it too!

bhldn wedding dress | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

elegant destination florida wedding | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

We work and live near a wonderful and magical place called Alys Beach. With its white Mediterranean inspired houses, large succulents growing at every corner, cobblestone walkways, oh and not to mention its convenient placing right on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico with powder white sands and emerald waters…it didn’t take much for us to decide to get married in a place that continues to amaze us everyday.

elegant destination florida wedding | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

bhldn wedding dress | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

bhldn wedding dress | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

bhldn wedding dress | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

elegant destination florida wedding | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

bhldn wedding dress | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

elegant destination florida wedding | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

I decided to have all the wonderful women in my life send me a brooch that matched my color scheme, that way I could have a little something held close to me on that special day that they had sent with love. My mom then took cream satin rose petals and hand made my bouquet. And may I add, it weighed a ton!

bhldn wedding dress | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

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elegant destination florida wedding | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

elegant destination florida wedding | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

elegant destination florida wedding | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

elegant destination florida wedding | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

elegant destination florida wedding | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Christine referenced Martha Stewart’s Paper Cherry Blossom DIY to create those garlands.

elegant destination florida wedding | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Christine used bottles wrapped in twine as her vases. This is such an easy project to do, and you can easily turn the most awkward bottle into something cute like hers with just some twine or yarn, and some glue!

elegant destination florida wedding | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

elegant destination florida wedding | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

elegant destination florida wedding | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

elegant destination florida wedding | photo by Goode Green Photography | 100 Layer Cake

This last shot is such a Gatsby-esque photo, isn’t it? Have a great weekend everyone!

For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas section & Pinterest boards.

Photographer: Goode Green Photography  / Videographer: WedIt.com /  Ceremony venue: Papillio Park at Alys Beach / Reception venue: The Marylin Lake Open Plaza at Alys Beach / Event coordinator: Elizabeth Sinnott with Elegant Beginnings / Hair & Makeup: Brooke Miller from 10th Avenue Hair Designs in Pensacola, FL / Florist: Fisher’s Flowers / Cake: Carmen Skrein / Catering: Alys Beach / Invitation designer: LRP Designs by Laura Peterson / Wedding dress: Anna Sui from BHLDN / Shoes: Antonio Melani / Hairpiece: LaBlancFleur on Etsy / Earrings: belonged to grandmother of bride / Engagement ring: belonged to groom’s grandmother / Lipstick: Mac’s Frost / Groom’s suit: Zara / Shoes: Aldo / Tie: Zara

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Caitlyn | The Aerialist Press on Nov 1, 2013

Such a stunning venue!!

Ariel on Nov 1, 2013

Beautiful work, really the one who realized the photos is a professional congratulations greetings Ariel

Andrew on Nov 1, 2013

Wow, this is stunning. I would love to know the cursive font on the invitations, it's exactly what I've been looking for.

Diana on Nov 1, 2013

I mean the whole wedding is just beautiful but this dress!!!

Jon on Nov 3, 2013

Lovely venue fore a wedding. Goode Green Photography really nailed this. Awesome: )

Christine on Nov 3, 2013

@Andrew I loved this font as well! I contacted Laura Peterson (the designer) and she said the font is called Lavanderia. Here is her direct website www.laura-Peterson.com. She does amazing work, check it out, and thanks for the kind words!

James Jacobs on Nov 3, 2013

I love the fact that you had sunglasses to hand out. I have never seen that before but it gives me ideas. Congratulations.

Meagan M. on Nov 3, 2013

I love her glitzy & gutsy wedding gown. And that metallic bouquet as amazing too!

farragio on Nov 3, 2013

What a delightful wedding. The photos are stunning.

Karen G. on Nov 3, 2013

Beautiful bride and absolutely gorgeous photography!

Kyah on Nov 3, 2013

This wedding and the photography is gorgeous! Design is in the details and they nailed it. Gah! Love!!

christina on Nov 3, 2013

LOVE great gatsby ... couldn't agree more, one of my fav films since high school! Gorgeous wedding, design and photos!

McLean on Nov 3, 2013

Stunning! All of it. Every detail is so elegant.

Kacey Koeberer on Nov 3, 2013

Absolutely lovely. Such an authentic reproduction of the Gatsby charm. Nicely done!

Katie Malone on Nov 4, 2013

As always, Hayley's photographs are stunning. She perfectly captured this gorgeous day. She photographed my wedding back in 2009 and is photographing my sister's wedding this May. Awesome job, Hayley!

Anna on Nov 4, 2013

So beautiful- these photos are STUNNING!!!

Heather on Nov 4, 2013

Absolutely beautiful images, Hayley! And congrats to the Bride & Groom! What a beautiful wedding & venue!

Andra Eggleston on Nov 4, 2013

wow amazing beautiful gorgeous pictures!! And that dress is stunning!

Karen on Nov 4, 2013

Gorgeous bride, wedding perfection, BEAUTIFUL photos!

sarah on Nov 4, 2013

Such beautiful photos. Capturing a wedding through the lens is always hard, but i feel like i was there by just looking at these!!!! way to go hayley

Caroline on Nov 4, 2013

Absolutely beautiful bride and the photos -- just amazing!!

victoria george on Nov 4, 2013

Beautiful Photos of a very unique wedding. Photographer really captured the essence of these two love birds.

dave farina on Nov 4, 2013

absolutely stunning images! i feel like i was there.

GP on Nov 4, 2013

Just magical! The pristine setting of Alys Beach, combined with the Great Gatsby theme...what more could a girl ask for on her wedding day?! And that dress!!! Haley, from Goode Green Photography, really captured the essence of this enchanting couple and the love they share. Nicely done!

NYC Wedding Photographer on Nov 4, 2013

Beautiful! The bride's dress is perfect and her bouquet is amazing. What a great idea with the different brooches.

Danielle on Nov 5, 2013

Beautiful. Goode Green Photography did a great job capturing it all.

Shannon on Nov 5, 2013

Goode Green photography did a phenomenal job. Not only capturing how gorgeous the bride and groom looked, but also relaying the beauty and timeless feeling of the Gatsby theme.. elegant and beautiful all around. The photgraphs are so authentic and really evoke the vintage tone and feel. I love them!!!

Diana on Nov 6, 2013

What a beautiful setting! I love the color palette, and the photos are beautiful. Looks like a dream wedding to me.

McLean on Nov 6, 2013

What lovely photographs that capture the beautiful day! I love seeing the detail shots as well as the setting-- it really draws you in to the event. Goode Green does such beautiful work-- they photographed my wedding over 10 years ago and have taken pictures of my kids at least once a year!

Megan on Nov 6, 2013

Stunning photography of a beautiful couple. So many amazing things coming together to make this special day and all of them captured so perfectly!

Alinka on Nov 12, 2013

Goode Green's keen eye for detail captured the beauty and love that filled this day.

Liz jones on Nov 17, 2013

Being there that day for these two ment a lot to me just to be apart of there amazing day Seeing what Haley captured is just amazing .

Kris | By Design Entertainment on Jan 9, 2014

Another great setting for a wedding. Everything looked awesome. Very Classy!

Mary Ann Martin on Jan 10, 2014

The Bouquet. Beautiful. Simple and beautiful.

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