Location: Queenstown, New Zealand | Winery: Amisfield | Florals: Andrea Crawford Flowers | Dress: Vera Wang | Officiant: Glennys Logan with LiveLoveWed | Suit: Throwback, slim fit herringbone | Vest: Merino Wool from Ireland | Fox fur: Vintage from Amsterdam | Hang Gliding Company: Sky Trek | Lodging: AirBnB & JUCY Rentals |
Ceremony/Lodging: Lake Placid Lodge | Florals: Renaissance Floral Design (David Michael Schmidt) | Hair: Hair Creations (Jaysie Walts) | Makeup: Emarz Makeup (Erin Marzilli) | Dress: Tara Keely | Shoes: Prada | Cakes: Cake Placid Bakery | Videographer: Love + Brain Films (Jenica Heintzelman) | Suit: J. Crew Bowtie: Mrs. Bowtie | Invitations: Smitten on Paper | Ring box: The Mrs. Box
Venue: The White Room | Wedding Planner: Dairing Events (Adair Currie) | Florals: Ruby Reds Florals | Hair: Chelsea Cardona (Bride) & Once Upon a Stylist (Bridesmaids) | Makeup: Maureen Regas | Cake/Desserts: Alley Cakes | Videographer: Puttbach Films | DJ/Band: Cloud9 | Dress: Daniel Thompson Bridal | Shoes: Alexander Wang | Suit: Hugo Boss | Bridesmaids Hair Pieces: OnFoundation
Venue: Omni Amelia Island Resort | Wedding Planner: Dairing Events | Video: Collab Creation Films | DJ: DJ Jacob Towe | Florals: Ruby Red Florals | Make up/Hair: Studio Bride | Dress Designer: Elizabeth Filmore | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Suit: Hugo Boss | Rental Decor: Soulshine Rentals | Lighting: St. Johns Illuminations | Cake: Omni Amelia Island Resort
October 8th is a very meaningful and important date for Steph and Josh and when a category 4 hurricane threatened to cancel their wedding, things got very stressful and there were many last minute decisions that had to be made. Not only had they planned an outside celebration with friends and family that Saturday, they also lived where the destruction could have been devastating. Many of their friends and family were also in the path of Hurricane Matthew. They lost power, many friends and family members chose to evacuate and some of their vendors did too.
But love is funny. Stress is too. They were faced with so many problems that had to be solved, so many events and plans changing and on top of it, not knowing if their house would still be around. But they got through it. They made it work. They worked together, had a few hardcore discussions and conversations and decided to move forward no matter what.
And on October 8th, after cleaning up a fallen tree and lots of debris, Stephanie and Josh had a very intimate and perfect ceremony. It was a sunny and breezy day and through all of the chaos, they said their vows under the trees.
And we were there. Because they had become our friends. Not even a hurricane was going to stop us from being there to celebrate, support and document their wedding weekend.
The power finally came on that night and so the party was to continue the following day. A good friend stepped in as DJ, the food was amazing, the decor and florals were incredible, and the people who came embraced Steph and Josh and their Hurricane Wedding.
So screw you Matthew.
Love can't get rained out.
Venue: Deerwood Estates | Florals: Cara Burky (Soulshine Rentals) | Rentals: Luxe Party Rentals and Soulshine Rentals | DJ: Stewart Plemmons | Musician: Mere Woodard | Cake and Desserts: Alley Cakes | Dress: Casablanca | Barefoot sandals: Lulus | Earrings: Betsey Johnson | Groom's Attire: H&M, Vans | Caterer: Mojo's BBQ
Thanks Fina for letting me share some of your work here. Check her out on Instagram @loveoffering and if you are in the Tampa Bay area, sign up for her next lettering and caligraphy class held downtown at Oxford Exchange. XO