Oh, friends, do we have a post for you today!
Nikki and Paul’s storybook proposal stole the hearts of so many people one year ago. The reaction to her reaction was electric, sparking interest like we’d never heard or seen before. We got emails from women who cried in their cubicle with their colleagues at work. Multiple people who told us they’d seen it at home and wept tears of joy for these two all by themselves. In most cases, none of them even knew the bride and groom-to-be. We got flooded with feedback from all over the country and even stopped on the streets here at home. Literally.
It was better than viral, because it wasn’t something that just faded away. It was more than a passing glance, or a flash in the pan. It touched lives, including ours especially, because we were the only ones there when it happened. The only ones who heard Nikki exclaim, “Paul, wait! What are you doing?! Is this real?! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!” and then squeal the most excited scream we’d maybe ever heard. We were responsible for telling this love story for them, their family and friends, but also – and maybe most importantly — for their children and children’s children, because these two are building a foundation of love that’ll be so much more than we can even fathom in this moment.
It’ll be a legacy of love that’ll trickle down their family tree, saturating the roots and growing stronger and stronger branches with each generation. It’ll be what they show their sons and daughters and grandchildren alike, so that they’ll know from an early age what love is supposed to be, what it looks like, because they’ll have a picture of it. They’ll be able to see from these images how Dad held Mom and how she looked at him, and how Grandpa cried when he saw Grandma for the first time and her reaction to seeing him. They’ll be able to see it all – and hopefully it’ll move them as much, if not more, than it’s moved all of us.
Nikki and Paul, we could write for days about how much we love you, but to borrow your favorite expression and keep things as simple as we can, we love you to the moon and back… and then some. Here are our some of our favorite moments from your unforgettable wedding, one of many chapters in your love story, with many more surely to come.
the WEDDING TEAM…
Bride’s Dress: Lillian Lottie Couture/Maggie Sottero
Bride’s Shoes: Windsor
Catering: Doc Ford’s
Ceremony Location: Bowditch Beach
Dessert: Lady Cakes & Tastie Treats
DJ: Ace Entertainment
Floral Design: SW Florida Florals
Girls Getting Ready Location: Private Residence
Guys Getting Ready Location: Pink Shell Resort
Hair Stylist: Karie Myers at Moxie Salon
Invitations/Paper Products: Sugar & Type
Makeup Artist: Esthetics by Tracey Castiano
Officiant: Pastor Travis Brown
Photographers: Amy & Jordan
Planner: April Kelley at Simple Elegant Weddings
Reception Location: Doc Ford’s
Videographers: Reel Treasures Video
the GEAR USED for this WEDDING…