Elise & Kyle’s Laid-Back Beach Wedding

You may remember Kyle and Elise from the surprise engagement scavenger hunt that Kyle sent Elise on, ending with a sparkly ring, a big “yes”, and a celebration with some of their closest friends at one of their favorite local hangouts. Well, they got married in October in a low key beach celebration in Florida and I was lucky enough to go along for a few days and capture the festivities.

Elise and Kyle, thank you so much for having me be a part of your day! Your wedding was simply lovely and everything about it captured who you are as a couple and showed how much you care about each other and your friends and family. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and gorgeous sunsets together!

prep1Elise’s dress was STUNNING and, depending on the light, it would alternate between white and this lovely blush color. So perfect!

prep4I love me some shoes and thought it was so cool the guys’ shoes took center stage at this wedding! Kyle had custom-painted kicks for himself and his groomsmen in Doctor Who and Star Wars themes. prep5 prep3 prep2 Elise Kyle Wedding-117-2logo look1

Kyle and Elise opted to do a first look before the ceremony. I loved how excited they both were!

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Beau was somewhat less than thrilled. “Hey, guys, can we hurry this up? I know food comes next!”

ceremony4They opted to do a handfasting ritual during their ceremony, which I thought was a lovely and unique touch.


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Wedding favors for the guests: “Nice Day for a Wit Wedding”, a beer homebrewed by the couple! They took a few minutes between the ceremony and reception to sample some themselves on the balcony of the beach house.

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Brunch reception! What a fun idea – omelet bar and mimosas – you can’t go wrong!

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After the reception (but before the after party!) we snuck back out to the beach for some sunset shots and I was SO glad we did. Perfect ending to their wedding day!

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Wedding day info:

Ceremony Site: Serendipity on the Shore

Reception Site: Seabreeze Island Grill

Wedding Coordinator: Kelly Manke, Simple Weddings

Bridal Gown: Icon Bridal & Formal

Groom’s Wear: custom suit

Jewelry & Accessories: various, Etsy

Cake: Publix

Hair: Corie Jean, Create You Salon

Invitations, Makeup, & DJ: Friends of the couple

Favors: Homebrewed Belgian wit-style beer

Honeymoon: Relaxation at the beach house and a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

4 thoughts on “Elise & Kyle’s Laid-Back Beach Wedding

  1. Simply fantastic photos!!! I feel as though I was one of the honored guests. Every bride and groom should have photographic memories like this.

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