Alexandra and Scott

Vero Beach, Florida

 

 

Photography and Cinematography | Brandon Kari Productions | @brandonkariproductions

Ceremony Venue | Holy Cross Catholic Church

Reception Venue | Orchid Island Beach Club | @orchidisland32963

Floral Designer | Sarandipity Floral | @sarandipity_floral_

Event Planner | Marie Nicole Weddings | @marienicoleweddings

Bridesmaids Dresses | Vera Wang | @verawanggang

Gown Designer | Calla Blanche | @callablanchedress

Shoes | Jimmy Choo | @jimmychoo

Men’s Attire | Calvin Klein | @calvinklein

Shoes | Belgian Shoes | @belgianshoesnyc

Makeup Artist | Bombshell Makeovers | @bombshellmakeovers

Band | The Smoking Jackets | @thesmoking_jackets

Cake Designer | Cakes by Michelle | @cakesbymichellepsl

Jewelry | John Michael Matthews Fine Jewelry

From the Photographer

Scott and Alexandra had the most amazing wedding. These two were wonderful to say the least! From the start of the day, they were surrounded by friends and family and this Orchid Island wedding was beautiful to say the least. Overlooking the Florida coast, these two had the perfect backdrop for a wonderful wedding. They couldn’t have asked for a better sunset… a couple steps on the beach and a few minutes to watch the the sun drop behind the horizon was all it took to get some amazing imagery for this couple. They finished the day with a reception full of fun and dancing.

Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette?

We looked at a lot of country clubs here in Vero Beach… but when we saw Orchid Island Beach Club, we immediately fell in love with it! The views are breathtaking and it was exactly what we wanted! I chose white as my color palette because it signifies nobility. It is also very traditional and that is what I always dreamed of… a fairytale wedding!

 

Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception?

For the ceremony, we had white hydrangeas and peonies, one of my favorite flowers, and for the altar flowers, we had a combination of white peonies, white roses and again hydrangeas from our amazing florist. For the reception, we had multiple big and beautiful white floral arrangements from our wonderful florist. It was definitely a dream decor.

 

What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?

The bride’s bouquet contained her favorites, 20 white peonies that looked and smelled amazing. The bridal bouquets, reception centerpieces, ceremony backdrop and also the groom, fathers and groomsmen boutonnières were white and perfect. My florist definitely exceeded my expectations.

 

Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?

The ceremony was very personal, due to the bride converting from Orthodixism to Catholicism at Easter. Father Danny, the officiant also confirmed the bride at Easter time. For the reception, most of the music was handpicked by us and we had picked out songs to dedicate to special guests ahead of time. Josh and the Smoking Jackets Band were awesome! One of our favorite parts was the fireworks because they were such a surprise! The bride also enjoyed getting ready with her best friends, sister and mother at Vero Beach Hotel and Spa.

Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.

The bride became obsessed with Calla Blanche’s style and ended up picking out the stunning Paulette gown which was customized. The Jimmy Choo pumps were perfectly paired with the dress.The bride wore a diamond tennis bracelet and earrings that were both from John Michael Matthews, a fantastic jeweler in Vero Beach. The diamond in the engagement ring was handpicked by John from Antwerp and the ring created especially for the bride. The wedding bands were also customized by John and the John Michael Matthews staff. The groom wore a very elegant Calvin Klein tuxedo with satin lapels and a pair of patent Belgian Shoes from New York. The bridesmaids dresses and the flower girls were wearing Vera Wang gowns.

 

How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.

We met through a common friend at the premier of the movie, “The Accountant”. Fun fact is that the groom is a CPA and the managing partner of his accounting firm which rented the movie theater for an event. Of course, being at an event, he was not extremely attentive to his soon to be bride. After a few weeks, we went on a double date with the Chiarella’s, the one friend that introduced us and we ended up planning a ski trip to Steamboat for New Years. So here we are, after a couple of months, in Steamboat where the groom fake proposed in a store. The real proposal happened 2 years later, at The Waldorf Astoria celebrating the New Years Eve where the groom popped the question, surrounded by fireworks.

 

What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?

Seeing the man of my dreams waiting in front of the altar and being surrounded by both of our families. My father waking me down the aisle was also a very emotional and special moment.

 

Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?

Your wedding day is magical and it goes by so, so fast! So my advice is to take a breath and to try and enjoy as much as you can! Also, get a wedding planner! I had Marie at Marie Nicole Weddings in Vero Beach and needless to say, it was the best decision we made! After all the planning, she helped us to have the best, most perfect day, that we will never forget!