Beautiful Beachy Yellow Wedding in Islamorada – Caroline & Romain

Perhaps its the fact London is now turning into the grey misty city it is so famously known as, but I am loving the sunny yellow details I am seeing in weddings these days. Yellow is the it colour for me, and here is yet another reason why! I love love love the lemon yellow details in todays wedding along with the snazzy little dance combo the gorgeous bride and groom performed during their reception. Congrats to Caroline and Romain on their gorgeous gorgeous day and thanks so much for sharing this beautiful wedding!

A bit more about the bride and groom… Caroline and Romain were married in Islamorada, Florida with a blue-Grey and yellow beachy theme to go with the beautiful surroundings. Caroline’s dress suited the theme perfectly and was a beautiful flowy number from Pronovias with shoes from Michael Kors and super cute shoe clips she found on Etsy. All the stationery and flowers were designed by the bride herself and sourced from the Flower Bazaar. Here is what she had to say about the day:

“For Romain and I, who have lived in so many different places, our wedding was an extremely important day since it was our only chance to gather all our dearest friends and family around us at once. We wanted to spend some quality time with our guests since we hardly ever see them. A day or a weekend would have flown by too quickly. That’s how we decided to do a destination wedding: One complete week of great activities, discoveries, emotions and laughter.

When Romain and I moved to Miami in 2009 and fell in love with Islamorada and its beautiful sunsets, we knew that it was the perfect place to celebrate our union with our loved ones. I promised my guests that all they had to worry about was buying their flights… and that once in Miami I would take care of everything. People flew in from Sweden, England, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, NYC… I spent a whole year planning these ten days that none of us will ever forget: from the catamaran trips, the hotel reservations, the dinner parties, sunset cocktails, BBQs, full moon dinners, fishing trips, snorkeling trips, the limo rides, photo shoots, the pool parties, etc. Romain and I both worked in the Events and Hospitality industry in Miami so we had a lot of connections which we could never thank enough. I also wanted to add a few sweet touches such as the Welcome Bags which I placed in each bedroom with personalized sunscreens, Aloe Vera, caffeine pills, headache tables, a pair of flashy Rayban sunglasses, an individually signed welcome card and a full program with each activity of the week detailed and other important touristic information and tips on Miami and Islamorada.

My friend’s help before and during the wedding meant the world to me. Everyone cried when my friend Rebecca starting singing when I was walking down the aisle. I received a ton of compliments on the bridesmaids’ dresses, which were designed and hand made by Stephanie. Claire did an amazing job at styling my hair and Jill designed my oh-so-chic menus. Finally, our friend Ben made us the best gift one married couple could ever expect: He immortalized our day with his camera. The video is really touching and shows what a talented cinematographer he is.

For the centerpieces, I found an assortment of beautiful clear and blue old mason jars and small blue vases, which I decorated with lace and filled with simple flowers: yellow daisies, hydrangeas and billy balls. I placed the name cards and food descriptions in lemons on the tables and buffet. Blue and white paper lanterns were hanging from the tent and bouncing in the wind. Paper umbrellas and sandalwood fans were available for our guests to keep cool and lavender buds and bubble gels were distributed before the ceremony.

Advice from the Bride:
A long week of vacations with your guests before the wedding allows you not to rush on the day to talk to everyone ;-).

Any regrets?
Wish I had gotten ready in a larger bedroom with a leaving room area for my bridesmaids and I to rest and chat.

Best decision made:
To do a destination wedding and enjoy my guests for a long week full of unforgettable memories.

Thanks again to the lovely Caroline for sharing such a beautiful day and also to her photographer Robert Rios.

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