Coral Bay Club wedding photographer | Jake + Catherine

If you could pick one moment that stands out to you as the best on your wedding day, what would it be? Before the wedding we wrote letters to each other, I wrote something short and sweet and Jake went above and beyond and wrote one of the sweetest letters of all time. It set the tone of the rest of the wedding!! The next best moment was when I finally got to see him when I was walking down the aisle!

During your wedding planning, what was your vision for your wedding day? The vision of my whole wedding was to keep it as simple as possible, because of how absolutely beautiful the Coral Bay Club is and of course the beach, I didn't want to take anything away from that. So I used only white and green flowers, and a lot of greenery. I did not use a lot of extra decorations and just kept everything clean and classic, and I thought everything turned out perfect!

Describe any special traditions, personal mementos, or helpful friends/family members who played a sentimental role in your wedding planning or wedding day. I had two very special personal items that were used in the wedding, first, I wore the same pearl bracelet that my mom wore on her wedding day. My favorite part, though, was that I was able to wear my mom's veil. We had to do some modernizing of the headpiece and add some lace to the bottom but all in all it was her same veil. It was really special to be able to wear it also.

What made you choose your venue(s) for your wedding day? My family has a beach house right next to the Coral Bay Club and I grew up going to swim and play bingo there my whole life. I always knew I wanted to get married at the beach, and there was no other place that I could think of for our special day!

What was your First Dance song? Is there a special story behind it? Our first dance song was "You are the Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne. We love just sitting on the back porch and listening to music or just driving around with the windows down doing the same thing, we came across this song one night and kept hearing it, finally it was decided that it would be perfect for our first dance song!