Brad and Chelsea planned their destination elopement far away from their cold home in Michigan. Escaping to The Ritz-Carlton, a hotel and event venue on Amelia Island, the couple elegantly styled their small, intimate New Year’s Eve wedding. The bride’s beautifully natural makeup look and loose curls were done by Makeup by Paulina Perez. Once Chelsea zipped up her fluffy white gown, it was time to head to the beach for the ceremony! Some of the sweetest moments of Chelsea’s father escorting her down the aisle were captured by Jen Shannon Photography, a St. Augustine wedding photographer. Following ‘I do’ the bride and groom posed for more flawless pictures beside the ocean before heading to the reception. Candles scattered around white hydrangeas, peonies and branches looked stunning on the table big enough to hold all of Brad and Chelsea’s special guests. Their romantic day ended by indulging in their adorable two-tiered cake with memories guaranteed to last longer than the new year.