The White Room in historic St. Augustine, Florida was the beautiful backdrop for Seth and Toni's unforgettable wedding day. The ceremony took place in the Villa Blanca and the reception moved from the Rooftop to the Grand Ballroom (rain contingency for the win!).
Seth and Toni's vision of their wedding day was very much focused on the experience their guests would have, while paying moving tribute to family members, both those in attendance and those who had passed on and were watching from above. They knew that all of their guests would have arrived at the wedding having traveled a long distance to celebrate with them on their wedding day and they wanted to give them an experience that was part epic/energetic and part romantic/elegant. Let's just say they nailed it!
Toni, the bride, coordinated with me to create a surprise special moment for Seth, the Groom, after the First Dance, Father-Bride Dance and Mother-Groom dance. As Taylor Swift's Never Grow Up played, we coordinated a dance with their children. Each of their daughters secretly recorded a special message for Seth that we integrated into the song at different points.
During toasts, one bridesmaid paid tribute to the bride's sister and her mother, who both tragically passed away in a car accident together less than a year before Toni's wedding. By pouring through Facebook and finding countless messages they had written to Toni throughout the years, this bridesmaid pieced together those messages and delivered an incredibly moving toast on their behalf, using their actual own words. I don't think anyone will forget that moment.
Seth has BIG family! He and his brothers love karaoke and to kick off the fun, they joined in together to sing "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow." After some karaoke, the dance party resumed and it was non-stop party! The dance floor was packed with guests signing, rapping, soul train-ing, break dancing, and just having an awesome night. It was one of those weddings you couldn't believe was over what felt like so quickly. Seth and Toni ended the night with a private last dance while the guests prepared for the sparkler send-off. After the send-off, they rode off into the night on a carriage ride to put a cap on the perfect wedding day!
I'm grateful to have been accepted as family into this amazing group of people and will never forget Seth and Toni's epic wedding!