Rather than dealing with the stress an extravagantly large wedding can bring, lovebirds Rachel and Travis desired instead to have a small and intimate ceremony amongst their closest family and friends. So the couple invited their guests to the city of Naples, Florida, for a relaxed destination wedding at the beach. The bridesmaids exuded a casual elegance in their knee-length white and navy dresses, colorful beaded necklaces adding a touch of fun to the look, and Travis was proud to have his fellow Navy servicemen by his side for the big day. Clutching a bright golden bouquet of sunflowers, the bride’s face beamed even brighter as her father led her down the sand aisle to wed her groom before the breathtaking turquoise waters of the Mexican Gulf. Following wedding photos on the beach, the new Mr. and Mrs. joined their guests at the classic hotel wedding venue on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Hilton Naples for a time of dining, dancing and laughter. Drive on down to this sunny celebration with these photos by Brandon McNabb Photography!
As is the tradition in the weddings of military service members, the newlyweds passed under a saber arch salute at the conclusion of the ceremony.
So much tasty (and beautiful!) food was offered at the Hilton Naples reception, especially the three-tier wedding cake topped with sunflowers!