{Rachel & Ryan @The Florida Aquarium}

Rachel had her Grandfather's Firefighting Chief badge along with a piece of her mothers wedding gown incorperated  into her bouquet.  Her something blue was comfy blue shoes!  Ryan gave all his groomsmen a luxury shaving kit and they all lathered up do a shave before the ceremony.   He wore a firetruck tie clip that belonged to Rachel's Grandpa.  Ryan is in the coast Guard and wore his uniform along with his groomsmen who were also in uniform.  Ryan said he and Rachel decided on the Aquarium because they both love water.  With him being in the coast guard, and Rachel being into surfing, as well as the huge salt water fish tank he has at home, it was the perfect location for them:-)  After first look at the Marriott, the bridal party rode the trolley to the aquarium.  The penguins walked down the aisle just before Rachel and her dad!  During the ceremony, they tied a unity cord together to symbolize their union.  Their cocktail hour was in the wetlands, and guests were able to get up close and personal with some very friendly stingrays in the touch tank.   It was a nautical theme, but with lots of personal details!  The lobby was fully draped in white and the tables were decorated with glass vases of sand, candles, and a starfish on ribbons.   Each table was named after the NATO phonetic alphabet. "Alpa, beta, Charlie, delta....etc..  The cake was decorated with flags from around the world.  Rachel and Ryan cut it with Rachel's Grandfathers saber from the navy when he was an officer.  After lots of dancing they exited with sparklers!  Congrats Rachel and Ryan!!! xoxoxo

Venue | The Florida Aquarium | Florals | Apple Blossom | Hair & Makeup | Collective Creations | DJ | Music on the Move | Cake | A Better Cheesecake