Catharine & James
The Gasparilla Inn & Club, Boca Grande, FL
This Atlanta couple chose a destination beach wedding in scenic Boca Grande, with a starlit reception at the Gasparilla Inn and Club afterwards.
As a couple from Atlanta looking for a getaway, Catharine and James opted for a gorgeous Boca Grande beach wedding overlooking the Gulf of Mexico during sunset. The couple got their first look at each other on the illustrious Banyan Street, among its majestic trees, along with their puppy ring bearer. The bride wore a wedding gown with classic lines and details of intricate lace, while her bridesmaids wore sapphire. The tropical beachside theme lent itself to exotic, vibrantly colored orange and pink flowers and greenery, which were complemented by pink handblock table linens custom-made by the bride, bamboo chairs, tiki torches, hurricane candles and string lights.
The poolside reception for 100 commenced with cocktails at the Gasparilla Inn and Club, which made for an ideal setting under the stars. Guests dined on entrees of filet mignon or snapper before grooving to I Love This Band from EastCoast Entertainment. The band brought the energy from the get-go, with everyone on the dance floor all night long. The groom surprised the bride with a brilliant fireworks show to cap off the magical evening. Soon thereafter, Catharine and James were jet-setting off to southern Italy for a romantic honeymoon.
From the couple:
“We couldn’t live without Botanica International Design & Décor Studio, our florist! The flowers were exotic and absolutely incredible. From the beach ceremony to the dinner table centerpieces, the bouquets and lush green décor throughout, they helped create an atmosphere that was so unique and sophisticated, exceeding our expectations.”
Planning: NK Productions Wedding Planning
Venue/Catering/Cake: The Gasparilla Inn & Club
Photography: Binaryflips Photography
Floral: Botanica International Design & Décor Studio
Stationery: Karli Strohschein Art & Illustration
Entertainment: Eastcoast Entertainment
Bridal Gown: Rime Arodaky
Bridesmaids Dresses: Halston Heritage
Formalwear: Brooks Brothers
Hair/Makeup: James Griffith Salon
Lighting: Lightworks Stage Productions
Rentals: So Staged Event Rentals And A Chair Affair
Linens: India Amory