Destination I Do
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Destination Wedding Florida: A Simple Seaside Affair

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of Stay Forever Photography

For Kathlena and Jarrett, there was never any question as to where they would exchange vows: St. Teresa, Florida. The groom spent his summers there as a child and it’s also where he chose to propose to future wife Kathlena. While an easy decision, the small town did present some challenges for this bride and groom.

Due to the size of St. Teresa, the couple had some difficulty finding not only vendors, but accommodations for all their guests. However, after a few trips into town, the couple found reputable vendors who were willing to make the trek. Their guests also signed on for the adventure and many of them drove to the destination rather than flying (the nearest airport to St. Teresa is an hour away).

Kathlena and Jarret found the perfect venue for them in the form of a private beach house. This not only saved them money, but they were able to get exactly what they always envisioned for their destination wedding. A simple and classic white color palette allowed their natural surroundings to shine and complemented the couple’s style perfectly.

The newlyweds have some words of advice for other couples planning their own destination wedding: “At the end of the day it’s about the two of you, so please try to enjoy every minute of the day because all that planning and energy is over in the blink of an eye.”

Photographer: Stay Forever Photography
Florist: Bella Flora
Gown Designer: Alfred Angelo
Groom’s Clothing Designer: Cubavera
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen’s Clothing Designer: BCBG/Tommy Bahama

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