When this bride submitted the details of her wedding, I could almost feel her enthusiasm bounce straight off my laptop. Ashley-Lyn and Adam celebrated a beautiful beach wedding in Naples Florida. But it certainly wasn’t your typical beach wedding with a palette of soft blues, neutrals or whites. In contrast, this fun couple with their passion for gerbera flowers and a love of bright green and black, decided to have a gerbera daisy themed wedding. As you’ll see, not only was this exuberant affair bursting with bright pinks, greens and vibrant oranges, but also overflowing with plenty of fun, laughter and gorgeous heartfelt details.
Bride Ashley-Lyn shares:
We wanted to make sure there were personal touches at all points throughout our wedding. I am from Florida and wanted a beach ceremony, with an indoor reception (Florida gets hot!). Our colors were Kelly green and black. My favorite flowers are Gerber daisies so I wanted an abundance of them, and figured with the Kelly green color, we could have every color daisy and it would be perfect for a bright spring wedding (we had 900 daisies to be exact!) I have a very creative family so they helped make everything! My aunt owns a local florist so she helped make my love for Gerber daisies come to life! From the bouquets, to the arch, lining the chairs on the aisle, the cake, head table, and all the centerpieces at the reception!
One of my bridesmaids designed my wedding gown, which I could not have imagined to be more perfect!!
My mom made the programs to resemble a fan to help cool you off if it got too hot on the beach. Each chair was draped with a cone filled with petals reading “When the newlyweds walk your way, toss the petals and shout hurray!” Also, made by my mom. Our ring bearer played the part of “ring security” perfectly with his safe box and glasses. Our flower girl walked down with a “here comes the bride” sign which got everyone amped for the grand entrance of me, the bride!! My dad is actually a pastor so he walked me down the aisle and then turned around and performed our ceremony!
All of the place cards were made by my Mom, each with a paper daisy, and individual names. Our wedding favors were individual bottles of wine made specially by my in-laws for each guest! On each table we had 3 tears of flowers with high, medium, and low arrangements. Our table numbers were frames with 2 at each table holding pictures of the bride and groom at that age (ex. Table number 1 had a picture of each of us at 1 year old). My aunt made our beautiful cake and my aunt that did the flowers dressed it up with more Gerber daisies! My mom also made the cake runner displaying our monogram with wedding date.
Unique & Personalized Details
We wanted our reception to be fun for all so we planned many different surprises to keep the guests going! We even set the mood with bright green up lighting! The reception started off with a grand entrance from the bridal party, each being announced with 1 liners (ex. He still lives at home with his parents…the best man.. MATT KING!). We did the newlywed game, each having a bride and groom flip flop which was raised to answer the questions, which all of the guests thought were hilarious because we didn’t seem to get any question the same (ex. Who is the better driver) ! For our cake cutting we planned a “sneak attack” where we actually turned and smashed the cake in our best man and made of honors face! We had a slide show with pictures of us at all ages…and we even did voice overs leaving a special message for my dad and his mom before each of our dances with them.
We loved adding all of the personal touches and feel it made our wedding day. I wouldn’t have changed a thing!!!
Thank you Ashley-Lyn for sharing your magical day. We loved all the pops of colour and the ways you injected so much fun and personality into your wedding!
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