Working with Michelle and David last year on their beautiful Jekyll Island wedding was an incredible experience for our Cocktails & Details® teams.
They are admittedly the perfect complement to each other. We were blown away by the time and thoughtfulness that went into their wedding and being surrounded by family and friends.
The Ideal Wedding Location
The Westin was the ideal wedding venue for them, with everything onsite so family and friends could spend time together. It was where they had their first vacation together and simultaneously their first iterations of ‘I love You.” So, it holds a lot of sentimental meaning, was a very low key, intimate beach setting.
During their time on the island, wedding guests had the opportunity to golf, fish, or relax on the beach.
Their Wedding Style
Michelle chose a show-stopping wedding gown by Casablanca Bridal. The fit and flare silhouette layered textures and textiles, combining satin, Chantilly lace, and touches of delicate beadwork with illusion lace back and a plunging V-neckline.
Our Cocktails & Details® team created a loose hand-tied European style bridal bouquet of ranunculus, spray roses, lisianthus, and mixed eucalyptus greenery. Blush garden roses began the color story of dusty rose and indigo blue that would flow through the wedding.
Her wedding party’s attire continued the story with the ladies wearing long, flowing, dusty rose dresses. The dresses allowed each lady to choose a neckline that complimented figure and personal style.
David and his wedding party were dressed in handsome indigo-colored suits with dusty rose ties to pair with the bridesmaid’s dresses.
Michelle and David’s outdoor ceremony was set beyond the resort’s courtyard with sweeping lawns and rustic natural backdrop.
Four tall floral arrangements in blush and white rested on clear acrylic columns at the aisle entrance. White garden chairs and rose petals lead to the dark wood chuppah draped in flowing white fabric and accented with floral swags.
As wedding guests gathered on the lawn, David’s nephew played a prelude of classical music. The ceremony music selections included a processional of Canon in D, with the bride making her entrance to the Bridal Chorus.
Michelle and David exchanged wedding rings under the chuppah before a traditional glass breaking and sealing their vows with a kiss.
COCKTAILS & DETAILS®
Inside the ballroom, final touches were made to the reception decor.
Tall white and dusty rose floral arrangements on glass vases were intermixed with organic flowing centerpieces in gold pedestal bowls and florals in petite glass balls. Floating, cylinder, and votive candles filled the tables.
Gold Napoleon chairs, charger plates, and votive candles added a golden shimmer to the soft pink and white backdrop.
The newlyweds began the evening with their first dance to ‘Til Death Do Us Part by Brian Nhira. Their dance was followed by a few words from the groom and a delicious multi-course plated dinner with wine service.
One of Michelle and David’s requests was the have everyone up on the dance floor all evening, and our team delivered with a packed dancefloor.
The evening came to a close with the bride and groom cutting an elegant three-tiered white wedding cake accented with pink roses and a custom gold cake topper, before making a grand exit under a shower of sparklers.
Congratulations, Michelle and David! Our Cocktails & Details® team wishes you a fabulous life together!
The Event Team
Thank you to the wedding professionals who brought this Jekyll Island wedding to life.
Wedding Planning Team: Cocktails & Details®
Jekyll Island Wedding Venue: The Westin, Jekyll Island
Wedding Ceremony Musicians: Island Sound
Wedding Officiant: Kim Bashor, Hitching Hearts
DJ: Island Sound
Wedding Photographer: Rainey Gregg Photography
Florals and Rentals: Cocktails & Details®
Hair & Makeup: Fantasy Hair and Makeup
Wedding Cake: Sweet Luncheonette