Hadley & Johnny were drawn to Naples, Florida for their classic wedding. Trinity by the Cove Church offered an intimate feel for their family and friends and this wedding had all the vibes of a something right out of the royal playbook - so timeless. From her petite lily of the valley bouquet, the bride’s adorable nieces, and incorporating a pop of color with kumquats and bright ranunculus into the tablescape, no detail was left unaccounted for.
If you follow our blog, you know that we love weddings at The Ritz Carlton! From Sarasota to Naples, we love their wedding venues! Stephanie + Adam chose The Ritz Carlton in Naples for their big day.
When it comes to the proposal and engagement, Stephanie was completely surprised! She told us "I can say I was 100% surprised when Adam proposed...
On most Saturdays we try and take a spin class together. We woke up the morning of September 27th and like any other Saturday we went to spin class. Looking back Adam was acting a little strange but I didnt think anything of it at the time. After spin, he suggested we grab a bite to eat. I quickly freshened up but remained in my gym clothes. We went to brunch and then I said I needed to run some errands - I could see he was not pleased by this request, because I tend to turn one errand into several. At a certain point he had to drag me out of the drug store.
We went back to our apartment and upon walking in I noticed flowers all over the room and a card on the table, I was shocked, but then quickly assumed it was for my birthday which was a few days earlier. He handed me a picture book that he had our friend make (it was so cute). As I turned the pages I was reading his words to me, at one point I turned a page and immediately realized this was not for my birthday -- I started crying and then turned to the page where he was asking me to marry him! I could barely see him through all my tears but he had a diamond ring in his hand and asked me to spend the rest of our lives together. I was crying and hugging him all at the same time - and at one point said, I HAVE GYM CLOTHES ON!! It was all so funny, and amazing at the same time. He knew he had to trick me that day, otherwise I would have caught on. Later that night- he surprised me again with an evening full of friends and family at a huge celebratory dinner. People had flown in from all over - it was perfect"
Their wedding day was much the same as the proposal- lots of love and a huge celebration!
We hope you enjoy Justine & Steve's La Playa Naples wedding as much as we did! It was a beautiful afternoon and even more magical evening at one of our favorite wedding venues in southwest Florida (for local and destination couples)!
Venue: La Playa Naples | Planning/Coordination: SBS Weddings | Florals: Botanicals on the Gulf | | Cake: Ella's Cakes | Entertainment: MSE Mobile Sound Entertainment | Officant: Gail Alvarado | Beauty: Salon Tease | Paper Goods: Peabody Papers | Dress Boutique: La Jeune Mariee, Lazaro| Shoes: Badgley Mischka & Kate Spade | Rings : Gabriel Diamonds | Suit : Bellucci Napoli | Watch: Panerai