If you love handmade and sweet personal touches, today’s wedding is for you! The bride put so much love into all the details to create a truly gorgeous event. I love the sweet bridesmaid gifts and the hand embroidered hankies! And the pink paper crane chandelier? Seriously breath-taking! What a way to make a statement!
The gorgeous bride Chelsea shares:
From the very beginning of planning the wedding, I would say, “It’s all in the little things”. Of course my finance (Richard) would say, “No one is even going to notice these little details”. But, on the wedding day , … he continued to point out every little project and detail that I had been working on for the past year. He finally agreed with me…”It is all in the little details!!!”
Richard and I both wanted a destination wedding and a “getaway” weekend for our closes friends and family to help us celebrate our special day with us. After a few road trips along 30-A, we finally found the perfect spot for the ceremony and reception, Carillon Beach. The ceremony took place in a simple, but charming little “Meeting House” and the late afternoon reception took place right outside on the “Village Green”.
Another favorite memory captured by Pure 7 Studios was when my father led me down the beautiful promenade into the chapel filled with my closes family and friends. Walking down the promenade, with my loving father by my side and the sound of jets flying over head (it was not planned, it just happen that the jets were flying over as we walked) will be a memory I will cherish in my heart forever.
I wanted the focal point of the reception to be the head table. We were able to accomplish this by hanging 1,001 pink paper origami cranes over the head table. How did we accomplish this: I had a vision and just started folding…1.2…3…4…1,001. Yes, I folded every single one. It took over 9 months to fold 1,001 paper cranes, but it was most definitely worth it. Richard and I both loved the legend behind the tradition of 1,000 paper cranes and I wanted to give Richard a wedding gift that would last a lifetime. “According to Japanese lore, folding 1,000 Origami Cranes is truly a labor of love. The time and energy put into the thousand hand folded origami cranes symbolized the patience, trust, and dedication necessary to sustain a happy marriage. Tradition holds that the bride who finishes this task, called ‘sembazuru’, before her wedding day will be richly rewarded with a good luck and a long a happy marriage. Paying homage to the majestic crane, which mates for life and is said to live one thousand years, the bride and groom ensures their own good fortune. As a gift to Richard, I folded 1,001 origami cranes…. the additional crane was for a little extra luck.
I thank both of my parents for giving us the opportunity to bring all of our friends and family together to share this beautiful time with us. I sincerely thank all our friends and family for their love and support and will always remember the gift everyone have given us…. “A Truly Perfect Day”.
Photography | pure7studios | Venue | Carillon Weddings | Planner | Carillon Weddings by Victoria | Florist | Nouveau Flowers | Cake | Confections on the Coast | Caterer | Townsend Catering Company | Make Up | Make Me Blush | Bridesmaid Gifts | Paloma’s Nest
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