I met Stephanie and Arnold a year ago when they started planning their wedding on Palm Island. Stephanie and Arnold are high school sweethearts and have spent the last few years building a life together. Arnold proposed a couple of years ago and now it was time that everything came together.
They flew in from New Jersey on Thursday and got settled into the Palm Island Resort for their weekend celebration. They had perfect weather weekend with sunny skies and pleasant temperatures.
I met the men at their condo as they were starting to get ready and laughed as they watched videos on how to tie a Double Windsor Knot. Finding and folding their pocket squares was another challenge but these guys were up for it. Then it was time to get dressed and get some group pictures.
Next it was over to the bridal suite where Stephanie and her bridesmaids were finishing up hair and makeup by LA Bride Studio. We took a few fun pictures of the ladies in their matching robes then it was time to get dressed and ready to walk down the aisle.
Everyone gathered on the beach and anxiously waited Stephanie's arrival. Finally the van arrived and the music started. The look on Arnold's face when he saw her for the first time was of pure joy! Stephanie was walked down the aisle by her father and the whole family was present to witness their vows.
Lhegend of Lhegendary Weddings officiated the ceremony and beautifully told the story of how these two came together. Stephanie and Arnold poured sand and exchanged rings and vows to bind their lives together.
They smiled through all of the family photos and had a few minutes together on the beach before heading to the reception area to start the party.
The receptions at Palm Island Resort was under the tent and DJ Alex at Curate Entertainment kept the dance floor hopping. Sheryl at To Honor You Weddings and Special Events did a great job of coordinating the whole day and decorating the entire event. Her team set up the arch, arranged all the flowers, decorated the reception area, lighted the dock and kept everyone on schedule the entire day.
Stephanie threw her bouquet and Arnold definitely had fun removing her garter and tossing it to the single men!
They cut their cake, made by Lady Cakes and served cupcakes to the guests. Personalized cookies were an added touch and enjoyed by all.
We ended their day with some photos on the dock and then they were back to dancing with their guests. It was a full and wonderful day that they'll always remember.