Real Wedding | Samantha + Adam

Today’s featured couple looked vibrant, relaxed and in perfect keeping with their focus on having a wedding that was “warm and filled with love”. Samantha’s Vera Wang Iris gown was a beautiful choice for her and Adam’s  romantic candle lit courtyard ceremony and their banquet hall, big-party reception.  Don’t miss Samantha’s delicate pearl accessories and the subtle appearances of pearls throughout the reception decor…or the unique neckline of her ivory gown – a very special and different design that can be shaped to your preference.  Enjoy!

Samantha + Adam | March 3, 2012 | Boynton, Florida

The Ceremony + Reception
The ceremony took place in a candle lit, romantic, outside courtyard. We were going for a romantic yet earthy feel. The weather was perfect – nice and warm with a cool breeze.

It was most important to us that our reception felt like a big party. We wanted it to be warm and filled with love, and we wanted guests to really get a sense of our personalities. We had a live band to keep the party going. Guests dined on their choice of sea bass, steak, duck, or chicken. We had a blast!

Samantha’s Dress Search
I really wasn’t sure what kind of dress I wanted. I imagined myself wearing ivory instead of white and I thought I would wear strapless, but I wasn’t really sure. In my everyday, I tend to dress in flowy materials, so I was surprised when the very first dress I tried on, a fitted trumpet style dress really made me feel like a bride. I tried on a million more dresses of all shapes but couldn’t get the first one out of my mind. I went back and made my decision a few days later. 

How Samantha Felt in Her Wedding Dress
I felt happy, beautiful and glowing.

Why Samantha Decided To Sell Her Dress
I enjoyed my dress so much that I feel like it would be a shame to let it collect dust in a closet somewhere. I hope somewhere another bride can experience as much joy as I did wearing it.

Samantha’s Dress | VERA WANG IRIS
Photography | Dale Stenbroten from Artist Group Photography