We booked a beach front condo at The Boca Grande Club. Mr. Beachy made sure I was a very pampered bride that day. He sent me off to the salon for a mani-pedi and style. I picked a simple french manicure (no fake nails, thank you) and hot pink toes. My hair was in an updo with a pink hibiscus I had picked tht morning and a small daisy.
Before the ceremony and before I was dressed, our small group of guests relaxed in the condo with champagne. As it got closer to 7:45 and our photographer and officiant arrived everyone headed down to the beach but my sister, her baby and me. I was zipped into my dress, put on my jewelry and we were off!
There was a perfect "aisle" of sand and shells that led through the palm trees to the bridge over the dune and onto the beach. We were married barefoot at sunset. My dress was a very flowy chiffon number that was beach-perfect. My bouquet was gorgeous. I had fushia tipped pale pink roses and pink carnations and hand-picked pink hibiscus flowers wrapped in aqua satin ribbon that matched Mr. Beachy's shirt. There was a single white daisy in the bouquet in memory of my mom. She carried daisies in her bouquet. We exchanged personal vows with traditional "I do's" and exchanged simple, perfect gold bands.
After the ceremony, we were photographed and drank champagne as the sun went down. It started to get dark so we headed back up to the condo to get ready to go to a restaurant for a small reception. I changed into a knee length, diamond white silk ruffled dress. We ate at South Beach Bar & Grill which is one of my favorite restaurants on the island. We drank more champagne, pina coladas, and had a great seafood meal with fresh snapper, shrimp and conch fritters. We left our guests and went back to the condo and unwrapped some gifts and sat out on the lanai and listened to the live band playing over at the tiki bar.
We had the best wedding and perfect day. We are blessed and in love. Thanks for letting me share it with you.