Mallory and Sam exchanged vows on a picturesque April day, each detail of the ceremony laid out in sweet expectation. An unforgettable first look between Mallory and her father preceded the ceremony, where the bride and groom stood beneath a sunny, cloudless sky and promised themselves to one another forever. Tones of ivory and white lent an air of resplendence to the rustic-chic affair, the perfect blend of nature and seamless elegance coming together to make for the wedding of Mallory and Sam’s dreams. A cocktail hour followed, ushering family and friends into the reception where they were treated to a meal of tenderloin and chicken piccata, potatoes, and an array of scrumptious greens. The music provided by VisionDJs lent just the right energy for dancing the night away. The newlyweds exited the evening amid a flurry of sparklers, excited to start their happily ever after in Costa Rica. Bask in the simplicity and refinement of these nuptials with these images by South Florida wedding photographer Dillon Photo!
Tell us about your wedding gown.
My wedding gown was all ivory lace fit and flare with a very low open back. It had a hint of pearls throughout the entire dress. The only hint of color I wanted in our wedding was my wedding party. I let them all pick out their own dress in the shade of blush. I loved that everyone was able to wear something that was their style and something they were comfortable in. My groom wore a grey Vera Wang tuxedo with an ivory shirt and an ivory tie. The groomsman wore the same tuxedo with blush pink tie. My Brother who was the jr. Groomsman wore the same tux with a black tie, as well as both of our dads. Everyone looked amazing!
Was there a specific theme or style?
Our theme was on the rustic side. I wanted no color… So everything was ivory. It gave it a very romantic feel.
What were your playful twists that made the event unique?
Instead of a candle light, or combined sand pillar at the ceremony I wanted to do something a little different. We took a two ropes and together tied and knot. The knot may be the simplest knots to tie, but it is the strongest. It will not break and it only becomes stronger under pressure. The 2 individual ropes represented our pasts. By intertwining the ropes we were joining our lives into one. The finished knot symbolizes our future. We thought it was a very meaningful part of our ceremony.
What was the most memorable moment?
The most memorable moment was saying “I do” to one another. It made it so surreal that we were finally husband and wife!
Tell us how you met. Was it love at first sight, blind date, friends forever?
Sam and I pretty much were friends with the same people. When we got to know each other more and more we started dating, then turned into a long term relationship, then marriage!
Did you DIY any of the details?
My entire wedding was a DIY. My family and friends helped with so much! All of my centerpieces, table numbers, ceremony decor, card box, guest book, ceremony programs… Pretty much everything besides linens and food!
What was the best wedding advice you received?
The best wedding advice we received was always trust and be honest with one another.
Venue, Event Design & Catering: Eastpointe Country Club | Photography: Dillon Photo | Makeup: Rebecca Alper | Hair: Casey Green and Shauna McGregor | Officiant: Pastor Frank | Cake: Publix | DJ: VisionDJs