Sandhill Photography / photographs
AMI Beach Weddings / event coordination
Blooms by the Beach / floral design
Say “I Do” on the Suncoast /officiant
The Sandbar Restaurant / venue
Cedar Cove Resort / prewedding photos
Salon Salon / hair and makeup
Casey Hoffman Promotes / video
Chuck Caudill / dj
Trevor Bystrom / musician
Hometown Desserts / cookies
Olive Oil Outpost / welcome bags
Sometimes it takes a village- or an island- to pull off the perfect wedding. Em and Kyle planned a tropical adventure on Hope Island in the Bahamas, but sadly, Hurricane Dorian destroyed their wedding venue. Not to be deterred, they found Anna Maria Island and planned a new celebration here. Wanting to support the local island businesses, they sourced welcome bag gifts from local businesses, including champagne from Olive Oil Outpost and scrumptious hand-decorated sugar cookies custom made from Hometown Desserts.
Personalized touches abounded; hand-stamped votive candles made by the bride’s mother and smooth sea glass with guests’ names written in script as place cards. The weather forecast called for heavy rain at precisely the time of their ceremony. This time, the rain held off until after the couple tied the knot before a short shower came thundering down on the beach. A spectacular night sky also rewarded Em and Kyle as they embraced for their final couple photos.