There are some days when I get a real wedding submission and it just makes my heart sing. This wedding did just that! It is exactly what I want to share with you lovely readers: a romantic and meaningful wedding with sweet details, captured by an amazing photographer. It isn’t overloaded on the details; it is perfectly simple, utterly chic, and filled with love! Today’s wedding has one of my favorite color combinations too, pink and gray, with fab touches of greenery. And I am completely in love with the bride, Carissa’s stunning look (very Jane Austen, no?)

When Michael and I were first engaged, we really considered eloping. The thought of escaping somewhere exotic or romantic was tempting, but we knew we really wanted our friends and family there with us. Now, looking back, we are really happy we have the memories of a wedding!

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

pretty plum sugar bridesmaids | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

Our wedding was simple and intimate. For years I have imagined a garden ceremony and reception, and it took my breath away when I saw my ideas come to life. My friend Leslie worked miracles for me. She is so creative and talented; she did everything from making the moss covered initials that hung above the altar, to arranging the chairs and furniture the day of. We had sixty of the people we are closest to there with us in a small garden at the Vinoy Resort.

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

It was really special to have my dad walk me down the aisle and then officiate the ceremony. I was not nervous at all, which is so unusual for me! Although this can be cliche, the most important and incredible part of the day was marrying the man who is my match in every way. As soon as I knew Michael was standing at the end of the aisle, I couldn’t help myself – I kept trying to see him through the slightly opened door. I still feel this same way every night when I wait for him to come home from work.

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

Another really amazing part was having Justin DeMutiis capturing the day. He was more than the photographer, he is my mentor and good friend, and I knew that I could trust him completely. When I asked him to capture my wedding on film, he was thrilled. Michael and I can remember our day as beautiful as it was because of him.

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

For the reception, we wanted everyone to feel relaxed and able to mingle. There was wine and passed hors’ oeuvres, then french macarons and coffee. The weather could not have been more perfect.

intimate pink and gray wedding | Justin DeMutiis Photography

Photography | Justin DeMutiis Photography | Venue | The Vinoy | Planner | Leslie Howard | Gown | Augusta Jones from Malindy Elene Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses | For Her and For Him | Robes | Pretty Plum Sugar | Suits | Bespoke & Co. | Hair | Tiffany Zygmund and Arlene Sorensen from J.Con Salon

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  1. Stephanie Elizabeth {Fab You Bliss}
    May 28, 2013 11:41 am

    Seriously gorgeous. Justin, you are amazing!!!
  2. Rebekah {Bayside Bride}
    May 28, 2013 11:57 am

    What a beautiful altar! This photography is absolutely flawless - I am seriously dying over the sweet emotions in the last image.
  3. Katie
    May 28, 2013 1:41 pm

    What a simply gorgeous wedding! I love the ceremony setting turned reception! Such a sweet couple :)
  4. elisa | weditorial
    May 28, 2013 3:44 pm

    The Vinoy is one of my favorite hotels in Florida and an ideal place for a wedding!
    Love the gorgeous lush green-ness of the landscaping and decor which makes the bridal couple pop! Very nice...!
  5. Sara
    May 28, 2013 9:48 pm

    So beautiful! LOVE the dress.
  6. Deborah {Wedding Thingz}
    May 28, 2013 10:33 pm

    Beautiful wedding....love the pink bridesmaid dresses! They are so pretty.
  7. Jessica {Storyboard Wedding}
    May 29, 2013 7:23 am

    The ceremony area is super fun! Love the herb box and the sweet little details too!
  8. nancykerr
    March 3, 2014 3:41 am

    i love the bridesmaid dresses, they are flawless.
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