Intimate Modern Beach wedding on Cocoa Beach
colors: black, white, gray, pink, red
Location– Lori Wilson Park Cocoa Beach Florida (1 hour from Orlando)
Wedding Style– Modern Beach
Reception-Sunset Waterfront Grill and Bar
Lisa wore a beautiful strapless a line gown with a single black rose embellished with rhinestones at the side. The brides maids all wore short black dresses in different styles. The maid of honor wore a long black dress. The guys wore white collared shirts and black dress shorts. The groom, Ken, wore gray slacks with a white shirt and a grey and white tie. The sand was very deep where we were so it was agreed upon that we would do the ceremony in bare feet…a first for me! Bright splashes of pink and red florals heightened the color scheme.
From the ceremony
The couple included a writing by Robert Fulghum in his book “Union”
“You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to
this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way. All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a
meal or during long walks – all those sentences that began with ‘When we’re married’ and continued with ‘I will and you will and we will’- those late night talks that included ‘someday’ and ‘somehow’ and ‘maybe’ – and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding. The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, You know all those things we’ve promised and hoped and dreamed- well, I meant it all, every word. Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another- acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in the time leading up to this moment.
Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and
things will never quite be the same between you. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this- is my husband, this- is my wife”
Wedding Day Eye candy
Enjoy the pictures my husband and I took of their day…
The groom wrote the word ‘Forever” in the sand for his bride
The bride’s parents escorted her down the beach where the groom anxiously waited for her.
Part of the ceremony included a sea shell wish ceremony. On shells the bride and groom wrote words like trust, honor, hope, and love along with some that had their names on it and the date of the wedding. After the ceremony we all walked down to the edge of the sea, The guests made a wish for the bride and groom and tossed the seashell out into the ocean for it to carry the wishes away and keep them secretly and securely for all eternity.
The reception was at Sunset Waterfront Grill and Bar in Cocoa. After the cocktail hour
Speeches and toasts followed and then a choice of signature surf and turf options for dinner.
Notice how the wedding cake top mimics sand.
The live band played a requested song for the bride to have an opportunity to dance with her dad.
Color Inspiration from their day- Black and White Accent colors: Pink, Ivory, Red, Grey
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