Travel-Inspired Bohemian Wedding: Kristin + James

Florida wedding

Guys, get ready for one of the sweetest weddings you’ll ever see! Kristin + James share that rare type of love that even strangers (like us!) can feel. A love you know will last a lifetime; that radiates through their beautiful wedding photos by Kati Rosado. These two lovebirds tied the knot in a beautiful, historical Florida garden, with a soirée that celebrated their shared passion for global travel + human rights. James is the founder of an amazing not-for-profit organization called Clothe Your Neighbor as Yourself, which is dedicated to serving those in need. They wanted their day to capture their personalities + backgrounds and create a multi-cultural feel throughout the decor. And they achieved that + then some! Atlases, travel maps + sightseeing books were strewn about, Moroccan lamps gave the setting a moody glow, and delicious Cuban food helped them portray the global vibe they were going for. Let’s dive right in to their beautiful day…

dried bouquet

dried bouquet

white flower crown

bride

bridesmaids


Each of Kristin’s 14 bridesmaids chose their own dress in muted shades. The end result, when all the ladies are adorably lined up, is just the prettiest!

bridesmaids

dried bouquet

navy groom

colorful socks

holding hands

globe

ceremony programs

ceremony


Have you ever seen a happier groom?! These photos are so, so sweet!

groom ceremony reaction

ceremony

ceremony

Processional: A Thousand Years – The Piano Guys

Recessional: Life in Technicolor – Coldplay

First Dance: At Last – Etta James

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

map decor

cake

cake table


James has a degree in graphic design + hand-drew this cheeky sign that sat right outside the photobooth! We love it!

chalkboard art

first dance

first dance

groom singing to bride

There were so many. Washing each other's feet, reading our personalized vows, my husband's surprise musical serenade. But it truly was all a blur, so I recount our favorite memory as the quiet one. The one in the upper room of the garden house, surrounded by parents and siblings, who prayed and kissed us goodbye right before we left the party. Like stopping time for a few minutes, that moment will always be engraved in our memories.

exit

Don't sweat the small stuff. Really. It's ok that my biodegradable retro straws from Brooklyn never got used, it's ok that my undelivered bridesmaids bouquets had to be handcrafted that morning, it's ok that we couldn't have meaningful conservations with every single guest. It was perfect in its imperfections. So don't focus on a plethora of minute details, focus on treasuring the day and life ahead with your precious one.

photography: Kati Rosado Photography // venue: Quincy Garden Center Quincy, Florida // event design: James and Kristin // event planner: Amy Boland // florals: The Fresh Market // wedding dress: Creations by Maura, Tallahassee, FL // hairpieces: Floral crown by Lilyput Lane Design Co // bridesmaid dresses: individually picked // shoes: Sam Edelman // hair: Leslie Szendel // makeup: MAC // groom suit: Indochino // paper goods: The groom // catering: Gordos Cuban Cuisine, Tallahassee, FL // cake: Nini’s Bakery, Tallahassee, FL

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Comments

  1. love this wedding!!

  2. Everything about this one makes my heart squeeze – I love it.

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  3. Love the garlands that all of the girls adorned. I would love to have 5 more weddings so I could wear all of the styles that I didn’t choose for my first. Gardens and garlands seem to work together.

  4. I have a totally random question for the bride – what brand and color nail polish is she wearing? It’s absolutely gorgeous!

  5. Lovely wedding with some fabulous touches.So cool. Amazing styling.Thanks for posting…nice lens

  6. Do you happen to know where that lovely brown fur coat came from that the bride has on towards the end of the post? I need it!

  7. Stunning photos, loving the one with them either side of the door.

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