We have been dying to share every little detail from C+B’s wedding day with you all! Looking back on this magical day almost feels like a dream. The stunning marsh as the backdrop, the intricate and super thought out details, and all the moody goodness captured by Mari Sabra Photography, it can only be described as the most perfect day!
They took “backyard wedding” to a whole new level with this Saint Augustine Airbnb. It was the perfect setting to bring their vision of a backyard dinner party under the stars to life! Married beneath the new moon, C+B danced the night way and celebrated into the wee hours of the morning. This wedding was one of a kind and the definition of a party! Scroll to see all the magical moments yourself!
“The engagement ring that Bill gave me is a 1925 garnet stone. I knew that I wanted the marsh setting of the Airbnb to be the main design element. We drew from the colors of the tall wild marsh grass by using touches of pampas grass, dried flowers, wood chargers, and bamboo chairs, all tied together with my favorite color, black. But we wanted that extra pop. So we purposefully created a little garnet bubble around us with Bill’s suit + tie, my bouquet + makeup, and smoke bombs. Those colors followed us to the reception at the sweetheart table. We wanted to keep that special between us, so Bill and I were the only ones with garnet details woven into our looks”- the bride C.
“We met through Sarah + Joe (two of our best friends who are now married to one another). Sarah called a week before the wedding and asked if I would be down for a fake first look. She said all she could think about was Bill’s laugh (one of his most distinguishing characteristics) when he turned around and saw Joe. I obviously agreed, mainly because I wanted to see Joe in a wedding dress. Sarah picked one up at the local Salvation Army and to our surprise, it fit like a glove.
Bill recalls the moment as: “I felt an aggressive tap (Joe insists it was a light touch) and turned around to look into your eyes only to find myself staring into Joe’s hairy chest, perfectly framed in his off-the-shoulder number.” Que the laugh.”
Alright, now for the REAL first look. Could these two be any sweeter?!
Slayyyyyy girls! We loved C’s bridesmaids rocking their chic leather jackets.
Fun fact: C got so busy planning that she forgot to find an officiant! Luckily DJ Cory Barron was there to save the day! He was truly the MVP of the wedding.
Instead of having a guestbook, C+B had their guests sign a poster that was an exact replica of the night sky on their wedding day. They purposefully chose their date because it was a new moon, signifying new beginnings!
Photography: Mari Sabra Phtotgraphy // Venue: Air BnB on Diego Island, Saint Augustine, Florida, USA // Design: Ashton Events // Planning: Christina Johnson-Judino // Florals: Ashton Events // Wedding Dress: Lulus // Bridesmaid Dresses: Venus // Makeup Artist: Lily K Makeup // Groom Attire: Macy’s and My Tie Shop // Videography: Wayfarer Film Co. // Catering: Millenia Catering // Music: DJ Cory Barron // Officiant: DJ Cory Barron // Cocktails: Millenia Catering // Linens: Nuage Designs // Linens: BBJ Linen // Linens: Marilyn’s Linen // Tables + Chairs: A Chair Affair // Dance Floor: All About Events // Tablescape + Decor Rentals: Treasury Rental