I've had the pleasure of planning and coordinating Erin and Julius' wedding since last October. Though Erin is originally from this area, she is now living in New Jersey, busily working in New York City and needed help with planning her wedding from out-of-state. After numerous Saturday morning planning meetings by phone and full days of vendor appointments during Erin's quick trips down here to Florida, the wedding came together beautifully on a sunny day in June.
The wedding theme was designed with the ocean in mind since Erin and Julius come from two beachfront states on opposite sides of the country-- Florida and California. The ceremony took place in an outdoor waterside pavillion at Harbour Ridge Yaht & Country Club. Cocktails and dinner followed on the patio and in the dining room, both overlooking the picturesque St. Lucie River.
Many thoughtful details showed a blending of the bride and groom's different heritages. On the outdoor patio, steel drums played and parrots entertained guests as a fun representation of Erin's Florida roots. A sand ceremony united the couple's hometown locations with a mixture of actual sand from the coasts of Florida and California. As a nod to Julius' Korean heritage, a turning-of-the-ducks tradition was incorporated into the ceremony to symbolize harmony in the couple's new life together.
Delicate fans and orchids at the ceremony site and paper lanterns at cocktail hour added more touches of Korean flaire.
Shades of ocean blue and elegant seaside decor were carried throughout the reception room.
These sand dollar favors also served as place cards.
The cake was adorned with chocolate seashells, while the real sweet tooth was in the groom's cake!
Erin was such a sweet bride to work with. We hated to see the day end. Here's wishing her and Jules all the best!!