Heather + Rob | Kenneth Pool Wedding from Wilson Photography

Heather’s Kenneth Pool gown called ‘Romantic’ is the perfect focal point for this fresh and lighthearted wedding at Nocatee in Ponte Vedra, Florida. I love that Heather + Rob said ‘I Do’ amidst towering palm trees, beautiful gardens and oasis pools. Don’t miss the bride’s wonderful description of their special day or all of the crisp and inviting decor throughout: grapevine branches, ivory hydrangea bunches, hanging crystals, apple green hydrangeas and bridal blush roses…Yes, now that does sound romantic!

Heather + Rob | October 23, 2011 | Ponte Vedra, FL

The Ceremony
Our ceremony took place on the very picturesque lawn of the Crosswater Hall at Nocatee in Ponte Vedra, FL.   The lawn overlooks a beautiful fountain and is surrounded by manicured greens and oasis pools.  It was the exact look I wanted for my outdoor nuptials.  My bridesmaid’s chiffon apple green dresses fluttered in the light breeze as they walked down the aisle to the Hawaiian version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and my father walked me through the Crosswater Hall arches and towering palm trees to give me away.  We exchanged our vows under an incredible arch made of grapevines, miniature chandeliers, clusters of ivory roses and hydrangeas, and draped with crystals that sparkled in the perfect October Florida weather.  Our ceremony was very light hearted and at some points had our closest friends and family laughing with us, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.  

Our reception took place in the Crosswater Hall, which overlooked our ceremony sight.  The towering up-lit palms and bottom lit pools created an amazing view after sunset.  The hall has vaulted ceilings with stunning dark wood beams lined with frosted chandeliers.   Our reception colors consisted of charcoal, platinum, and apple green linens highlighted by tall vases filled with grapevine branches, ivory hydrangea bunches and hanging crystals off set by smaller centerpiece vases filled with apple green hydrangeas and bridal blush roses.   Our absolutely stunning cake had cascading green and pink sugar flowers and was the focal point of the room surrounded by a wall of hand crafted vellum light pink and silver butterflies that took me weeks to create.  Our guests enjoyed our very entertaining photo booth throughout the evening and helped to celebrate the day with lots of laughter, smiles and cheers!

Heather’s Dress Search
I knew I wanted a dropped waist, strapless gown, with a train that could be French bustled. In the end, I purchased exactly what I knew I wanted

How Heather Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Stunning, Princess, Amazing

Why Heather Decided To Sell Her Wedding Dress
I felt unbelievable in my gown and I don’t feel that keeping such a beautiful gown in a box does it justice.  If someone can feel as amazing as I did it’s worth sharing it.

Wedding Dress: Kenneth Pool ‘Romantic’ | Photography: Wilson Photography  | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Crosswater Hall at Nocatee  | Event Planning: Christina Kopecki from Christina’s Kreations | Floral Design: Rose of Sharon | Cake: Publix at Murabella