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sugar(ed) weddings: {oceanfront elegance}

I try not to play favorites, but Mari and Neil’s wedding will always have a special place in my heart.  The day was memorable for lots of reasons (including my office being filled to the brim with boxes of wine and champagne for a week before the wedding), but the most important for me was that I tackled all the floral design and decor for the first time.  With a kitchen full of flower boxes two days before the wedding I kind of wondered what I had gotten myself into (omg, you guys!) but in the end it all came together beautifully (if I do say so myself!)  The palette was soft white and ivory, with lots of sparkly mercury glass and flickering candlelight.  We added a few details to hint at the beach setting, including a message in a bottle “guest book”; friends and family wrote little notes and well wishes and tucked them into tiny glass bottles with cork tops.  A few may have ended up in the ocean!  Bistro lighting cast a beautiful soft glow over the dining tables and steel drum music made everything feel extra festive.  It was such a beautiful evening, filled with close friends and family, love, laughter and raw emotion.  Oh, and we planned it in less than three months!

Mari and Neil, I want to thank you for trusting me with this very special day and believing in my vision.  You are a fabulous couple and I’m glad that this beautiful day could mark the beginning of your beautiful life together.

The Team

Design, Styling, Logistics: Sugar(ed)

Photography: Becca Borge

Catering: Parkland Chef

Music: Steel Band Culture

Lighting and Table Rental: Unearthed Vintage

Chair and Linen Rental: Atlas Party Rental

Directional Sign: The Trashy Side

Hair and Makeup: Carra with Amanda Lynn Salon

Officiant: Charles Gilbride