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Shea Shoemaker
Shea Shoemaker August 08, 2018

Stunning and Fun Handmade Florida Wedding

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“Ohhhh, Torey and Nathanael. Some of the most confident, pure and incredible souls I’ve had the pleasure of working with. First things first…both of these people could be Abercrombie & Fitch models. Secondly, both rolled with the punches during their big day, including the Groom’s ring being left inside the house {I had to run and grab it DURING the ceremony! Haha!}, the DJ going to the wrong location and arriving 2 hours late, the day running behind, etc. At no point during their day did these two even break a sweat. Well…except on the dance floor. The two got DOWN!!! Also…they decided to keep their fun spirits alive, by not only having a HUGE donut wall that was a DIY project {as well as the large VARGO sign behind the Wedding Party table}, but also a BOUNCE HOUSE. Oh yes, you read that right…a bounce house. And yes, I got in with them to grab the attached photos! These wonderful people met in Youth Group and have gone on many mission trips together. On one, they got friendship bracelets for each other, which they joked, “we can only cut these off once we’re married”…and that’s exactly what they did. The service, led by Nathanael’s father, was so sweet and personal. Just like these two.” –Dewitt for Love

What is your favorite wedding day memory?

My favorite wedding day memory has to be a tie between a single moment of peace and a crazy fun time of celebration. Moments before the ceremony, Nathanael was lead blind folded to the door where I had spent the morning getting ready and we had the chance to join in oneness, completely alone, to intertwine our hands and pray for our marriage. My second favorite memory of the big day was in front of our DIY donut wall with a cake made by four amazing families that all helped in raising me. I looked out and saw all of our guests that had come to share in this celebration. We felt so blessed so loved, so much joy, with that, I raised up my hand and shouted “LET’S EAT DONUTS!”

What did you DIY for your wedding?

Lots! We DIY’d our ceremony arch and backdrop, the fence + barn doors at the entrance of our ceremony. All bouquets and boutonnieres. The Vargo back drop behind the head table at the reception. All of the lanterns hanging from the ceiling with vines. Love through the ages photo ladder, table numbers, seating chart, donut wall, guest book and our centerpieces!

Did you have something old, new borrowed and blue?

Yes! For my Something Old, I had a 5 pence under my shoe. My Something New was my dress + veil. Something Borrowed we’re my wedding shoes borrowed from my Sister who wore them at her own wedding and I didn’t have anything blue.

Any advice for brides currently in the planning process?

Just let things go and have fun! You will most likely only get married one time and things will probably go not as planned the day of, but enjoy every moment! At my wedding, the food showed up two hours late! As well as my DJ went to a different town 3 hours away, oh and my Sister forgot my husbands ring at the ceremony! All these things made the day that much more special and memorable! Everything will work out, so just enjoy this time with your honey! -Torey, the Bride

Event Credits

Photography: Dewitt for Love Photography // Venue: Greek Orthodox Holy Trinity Event Center // Donuts + Cake: Abbe's Donut Nook // Invitations: Vistaprint // Videographer: Complete Weddings and Events // Rentals: Do All Rentals // Engagement Ring: Diamond District // Bride's Attire: Charlotte Bridal Boutique // Bridesmaid's Attire: JJ's House // Hair + Make-up: Amazing Faces Salon // Groom + Groomsmen's Attire: Black Tie Tuxedos

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