It's not every day that you see a boho wedding blended with groovy disco vibes, but regardless, we're here for it. If the bride photographs weddings for a living, and she's the one putting this eclectic knot-tying time together, we won't even question the eclectic synergy: girl knows what she's doing! That's right, Nicole had such a stunning vision for her and Daniel's wedding at The Glass Factory. The details at both their ceremony and reception were incredible - from the awe-inspiring aisle to the tricked-out tablescapes, light-filled dance floor to the late-night bits and bites - and everything was an absolute dream. Keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful photos by Stefanie Keeler Photography. Coastal Coordinating planned every detail, The Wild Thistle created all of the amazing florals, and Joseph Hardin filmed this special day at The Glass Factory. You can see all the images in the full gallery and a lot more on the totally-inspired 'I Do' direction from Alli with Coastal Coordinating.
An elopement in the surf, followed by a microwedding in a Florida warehouse
Nicole and Daniel had to postpone their original wedding plans, so they decided they would elope in the ocean! They grabbed their swimsuits, surfboards, and the officiant to marry them. After Florida reopened, they were ready to celebrate with their loved ones and this smile-worthy wedding was the most amazing result! The pair are truly the sweetest couple ever and they made all of us (myself and all the fiercely-talented Florida vendors) feel like we were family: it was seriously one of the most amazing weddings I have been a part of. And over and above that, it was also so special being able to see another vendor in the industry be able to walk down the [gorgeously-imagined] aisle.
The Glass Factory is an industrial space in Jacksonville, Florida that hosted both the ceremony and the reception! The entrance always provides the perfect setup for a welcome sign and hanging florals, as well as a seating space! The market lights really create a beautiful feel. The Wild Thistle created the florals using a mix of her own originality and Nicole's 'I Do' insider insights.
The ceremony was thoughtful and tender, their friends actually sang two of the worship songs.The backdrop was DIY-ed by Nicole and Daniel, which was later used as a backdrop for the photo booth!
Adventure for the wedding and all that comes after
Being in the wedding industry, I've seen so many styles and I wanted to go with something different for my own wedding. I saw inspiration of this ceremony backdrop and loved how simple, yet adventurous it was (it also reminded me of the mountains). My husband and I even made and painted it ourselves. All of our decor pieces were curated out of the idea that we would use them in our home after the wedding. I loved the earthy, creamy, warm tones mixed with the velvety rose colors. All the signs were designed and scribed by me (with the exception of the welcome sign, which was painted by Wilder Designs) and of course everything was topped with my love for dried florals that also shared those creamy tones.
Low maintenance but lowkey lust-able
My dress is the Verdelle 2.0 by Grace Loves Lace. I've always been a simple kinda gal that didn't need a long train or 30 buttons. I stumbled upon this amazing dress with angel-like wings, and literally knew it was the one. It's the comfiest and least high maintenance dress that slips on easy with no buttons or bustles.
Craves and cream-filled confections over cocktails and cake
No signature cocktail, but they opted for a late night snack from Taco Bell and their dessert was a box of Krispy Kreme Donuts instead of cake - it was our favorite touch!
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