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.

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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…

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 50 1.2
Canon 70-200 2.8
Canon 100 2.8
Canon 24-70 2.8
Canon Speedlite 600 EX-RT
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    Amy D

    Truly captivating! You took us there with you. Fantastic blog entry capturing an extraordinary day. ♡

    Amy & Jordan

    Aw! Thanks so much, Amy! That means a ton!


    Amy and Jordan...... I knew without a doubt the day was as beautiful as the two sweet individuals this day was created for. Thank you for capturing everyone moment for Paul and Nikki to cherish for years to come.

    Our team at Simple Elegant Weddings was more than honored to work alongside you in creating Paul and Nikki's "Dream Come True".

    Amy & Jordan

    We loved working with you, April! We can't wait to come back to Florida for another! You and your team did an outstanding job!

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    Amy & Jordan

    Thanks, friend! Great job on the invitations!


    The Sequin pink gown... where did it come from! It is to die for!

    Amy & Jordan

    We'll have to check with Nikki!!

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