Sep
04
Christy + Derrick: Vintage Jewel-Toned Outdoor Winter Wedding by Captured Photography by Jenny
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Captured Photography by Jenny; Floral Design: Betty Silva; Ceremony Music: Greg and Anna Karabensh and Connie McFarland; Officiant: Efraim Silva; Catering: Lori Carmichael; Reception Music: Becca Mancari 

Christy and Derrick were married outside in West Palm Beach, Fl. on January 11. The bride wore a long-sleeve gown with a lace bodice and a flowing skirt. Her hair was pulled back into a loose curly ponytail. ”My dress is incredibly special to me because not only is it my mom’s original dress, but my big sister also wore it!” Christy explained. The lace-edged veil was created by a seamstress and she carried a bouquet of plum and cranberry roses and peonies. Her best pals wore short colored dresses ranging from deep purple to navy blue, and they carried bouquets of light blue and purple hydrangeas and roses. Fun fact about the bridesmaids: they picked out their own dresses at various thrift stores. “I really wanted all the dresses to be thrifted, but its definitely a task finding dresses that fit the styles of 12 women,” Christy said. The groom and his men wore suits and vests of many colors, without jackets. They donned neck ties in various shades of blue. The couple exchanged vows in a unity ceremony outside in front of 100 guests. Christy and Derrick had one goal for their reception: make it feel like home. “Our big idea was that we wanted to bring the insides of our house to the outside,” Christy said. “Where walls couldn’t limit how many people were welcome.” They set up areas outside that acted as different spaces in a home and included a living room (cocktail lounge), a game room (checkers, anyone?), and a story fort (where guests could learn more about their love story). Many of the signs, including the guest book, were crafted by the couple. Guests received personalized mason jars, enjoyed Cuban food at wooden tables with mismatched china, and danced the night away. They indulged in a butter cream-frosted cake adorned with fruit and topped with small bird statues. “The whole day was filled with so much joy and celebration with just enough room to take breathers,” Christy said. See the full board here.

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