Charming Florida Brewery Wedding: Joanna + Colin

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Pink, gold + black is a wedding palette that will seriously never fail! And Joanna + Colin’s handmade Florida brewery wedding is definitely further proof of that notion. Loving their creative use of these super fun hues! Add giant balloons (like these!), a chic-looking bridal party, and pretty florals to the mix, and you have the recipe for a day that’s brimming with charm + beauty. Let’s hear more about it from the bride:

We wanted our wedding to be a laid-back celebration with our closest family and friends – not a formal affair. Most importantly, we wanted it to feel like “us”, which meant getting rid of a lot of traditions that we didn’t find meaningful and planning the day with an open mind. Instead of a formal dinner we brought in our favorite food truck to serve our guests, and had a cotton candy machine and dessert table instead of a traditional wedding cake. Since we wanted to keep the wedding small (with a small budget), we did everything ourselves instead of hiring a planner or coordinator and our friends and family played a huge role in our wedding, too. 

Thanks so much to Brooke Images for the gorgeous photography + big congrats to Joanna + Colin!

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first look

gold wedding belt

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Such pretty wedding hair, right? We’re pinning that one!


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wedding pups

black and pink bridesmaids

Joanna wore a crisp, classic gown from Mori Lee, which she paired with the raddest gold metal belt! And love that her ladies all wore black cocktail dresses that showed off their individual personalities!

Oh, and did you see we just added a bunch of new bridesmaid dresses to the GWS shop? Pop over + have a look!

black and pink bridesmaids

black and pink bridesmaids


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gold belted bride

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Our Musical Choices

Processional: Intro – The XX

Recessional: Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

First Dance: The Only One – Black Keys

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Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Our friend Lindsay performed our wedding ceremony, and right before pronouncing us husband and wife she asked us to do one more thing- to look into each other's eyes and think about the happiness we felt at that moment, surrounded by our friends and family-to take a few seconds and really let that feeling register in our hearts and minds. It was a moment of pure joy and anticipation and I’m glad we stopped to let it sink in, because the rest of the day went by so fast!


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juliet rose pink bouquet

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teardrop ring

gold love balloons

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Colin’s mom put together the bouquets + arrangements! We’d say these two are pretty darn lucky to have that kind of talent in the fam!

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Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Don't be afraid to stray from tradition and do what feels right for you as a couple. And don’t compromise when it comes to hiring a photographer-even if your budget is small, find one that you love and cut costs in other areas!

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photography: Brooke Images // venue name: Aardwolf Brewing Company, Jacksonville, Florida // florals: Robin Cowing Design // wedding dress: Mori Lee // bridesmaid dresses: I let the bridesmaids choose their own dresses- just had to be black and above the knee and nothing too bridesmaid-y! // hair stylist: Leslie Rios // makeup artist: Natalie Malony // groom attire: ASOS // paper goods: Bride's sister Leah Young, 4 Ever Young Design // invitations: Printable invites & programs from Etsy // food truck: On the Fly