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Carrie + Ryan

Interview with our gorgeous bride, Carrie!

HOW DID YOU MEET? We met at a mutual friend’s barbecue. I offered to store his beers in my small individual cooler which he happily accepted. As the night progressed – we ended up singing Karaoke together and the rest is history!

HOW DID HE POP THE QUESTION? We drove to Vero Beach to stay with his sister and watch the Gator game. Apparently there was a meteor shower that night that he wanted to show me as well. After the game ended, his sister and her husband left for dinner and Ryan walked me down to the beach to see the meteor shower. After many minutes of not seeing it – I decided I wanted to leave. That’s when he turned me around and asked me to marry him!!

WHAT WAS YOUR WEDDING INSPIRATION? Classic, Vintage, Romantic, Secret Garden

DESCRIBE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE WEDDING DETAILS – If there were only some details that were my favorite!! More like, ALL of them!! The ceremony setting in the courtyard at Dubsdread couldn’t have been more perfect. Lesley and her team managed to hang chandeliers from the Hanging Moss Tree as well as produce the most beautiful willow arch accented with baby’s breath. My bouquet of hydrangeas, baby’s breath, mother of pearl roses, seeded eucalyptus and scabiosa pods was absolutely gorgeous. I also thought my husband had never looked more handsome in his suit and tie ☺

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF YOUR WEDDING DAY? My whole wedding day was my favorite part. I know this sounds ridiculous – but absolutely nothing went wrong and everything was perfect! I honestly wanted to re-do the whole day from start to finish again the following weekend. Two things I will mention: When I first saw my husband standing by the arch waiting for me melted my heart and the second, was sitting back by myself watching all of my favorite people in the world in one room together dancing, eating and having the time of their lives.

HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHERS? The absolute BEST! They were so easy to work with and were genuinely excited to be there photographing our special day. A bonus? I didn’t know Janelle was pregnant and she showed up super pregnant!! She looked so cute!!

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST AS A MARRIED COUPLE? Raising a family and just enjoying life together with our family and friends ☺

ANY ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES? Start your Pinterest board for just your wedding vision and add your vendors! Pictures are worth a thousand words and sometimes more!

PLEASE LIST YOUR VENDORS:
Florist/Décor: Flowers by Lesley
Photographers: Love Meets Life Photography
Hair/Makeup: Maria Papadimitriou
Photobooth: Funny Faces Fotobooth
Ceremony/Reception/Catering: Dubsdread
Dessert/Sweets Bar: Publix
DJ: Justin Kornaker
Wedding Dress: Allure/Minerva’s Bridal
Alterations: The Seamstress in Winter Park
Groom/Best Man Attire: Banana Republic
Maid of Honor Attire: Adrianna Papell

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