Florida Beach Wedding: Kendrick + David – Part 2

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If you missed the first part of this wedding be sure to check it out here. And now time for their ceremony on the beach! I love that Kendrick + David asked family and friends to stand close during their vows – which they wrote! They also read personal love letters and had a dear friend of theirs officiate the wedding.

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florida beach wedding pinwheels and pom pom arbor

florida beach wedding

Processional: Everlasting Light – Black Keys

Recessional: All is Love – Karen O & the Kids

First Dance: I Found a Reason – Cat Power

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florida beach wedding

florida beach wedding

florida beach wedding

florida beach wedding

florida beach wedding


How rad! Kendrick’s brother was in charge of ceremony music with a pink boombox – à la Say Anything!

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florida wedding fiesta reception

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florida wedding fiesta reception

donut bar

florida wedding fiesta reception

florida wedding fiesta reception

florida wedding light streaks

Don't be afraid to do what you want. I was surprised by all the expectations people had of us and what we were "supposed" to do. I'm sure the meatless menu made some eyes roll, but it was important to us to do what we thought represented us best and what we thought would be most enjoyable for our guests. We also made finding decorations fun – we went to a local Mexican flea market and bought sombreros and Day of the Dead flags and candles. I also started collecting vintage postcards (the wedding was at The Postcard Inn) for a guest book of sorts, as well as bud vases and animal planters from antique shops, thrift stores and Etsy that I later painted.

Also, don't be afraid to ask for help. We had so much help from family and friends! This truly was a DIY wedding: a friend conducted the ceremony, another made all the decorations for the arch for the ceremony and brought them across the country on an airplane, David's brother held up a pink boombox (a la Say Anything) for our ceremony music, a huge group put out all the decorations (they were climbing in trees hanging Day of the Dead flags and pom poms while I was getting my hair done), another friend picked up the doughnuts, my mom found and bought all the flowers from multiple local shops (they just had to be colorful) and friends and family arranged them, two friends did my nails and makeup. I had a specific vision of what I wanted (bright colors, hints of our Mexican theme), but my team of family and friends are what made it so beautiful and stress-free for us! We are so grateful to them.

Finally, everything goes by really fast. Hire an amazing photographer or videographer because after the cake is eaten, the flowers have wilted, the dress doesn't fit, it's the photos that will help you remember such a special day.

photography: Matt + Meghan of Our Labor of Love // venue + catering: The Postcard Inn, St. Pete Beach, FL // floral design: My mom went all over St. Pete Beach and St. Pete and bought flowers from multiple florists, then she and friends and family assembled them // wedding dress: White by Vera Wang // hairpieces: Paper peonies by Flower Bazaar  // shoes: Melissa (bride), Hawkings McGill (groom) // hair: London Hair & Spa // groom suit: Banana Republic // invitations + paper goods: Invitation artwork done by amazing artist Carne Griffiths, my brother Josh Brinson who is a part-time graphic designer did the design of the invites and the goodie bag wedding schedule brochures // cake: Donut Connection, St Peterburg, FL  // music: DJ Dave Ochoa  // Ceremony arch decor: Kathleen Warren

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Comments

  1. I looooove all the colors! What a beautiful day!

  2. That is just amazing. Beautiful and touching! congrats to this pretty cool couple!

  3. looks like the bride and bridesmaid are doing some Irish dancing! So fun, love all the details and one of my favorite dresses!

  4. I smiled through both parts of this wedding! So beautiful and colorful. Loved every bit of it!

  5. Beautiful photos… but just wondering if the kiss at the alter was meant to have all those cameras in it, if they had numerous photogs, or if they were all uncle bobs lol

  6. oh happy day. congrats to an awesome couple! her gown is gorgeous!

  7. WOW – I would kill to have wedding clients like this! Just amazing.

  8. Love that donut table! ;)

  9. What a beautiful wedding and location! The photography is gorgeous and every single little detail is perfect. Especially that pink wedding dress.

  10. Love this wedding! The colors are awesome and gorgeous photography!

  11. where did u get the ribbon in the last picture that is lit up????

  12. I saw the end noted on groom’s suit from Banana Republic….but where is his shirt from?!!!

  13. I love all of the colors and the fun of it all. They just look like they are having a great time which is what the wedding is about anyway. So great!

  14. Love Florida weddings. Adds a slight exotic touch to an elegant and sexy wedding.

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