{ nicole + michael | married! | ft. lauderdale }

Nicole + Michael had a unique “diy” wedding, set at an amazing nursery in Ft. Lauderdale. Their attention to every shabby-chic detail was amazing.

Nicole and her bridesmaids prepped at a suite at the Pelican Grand Hotel.

How cute is this metal heart hanger she made for her dress?

Her twin flowergirls were adorable.

Her bridesmaids wore different style gowns all in assorted pastel hues.

Her antique english lace gown was cut low, with string-backed sleeves, and created the perfect silhouette.

The flower in her hair was a great finishing touch.

Check out these hot rhinestone platform pumps, and beaded belt, which completed the ensemble.

After a special moment with mom…

We took some time to play with the little ones.

OMG!, how yummy is this little ring bearer. Can’t you just eat him up. He was the by far the most well behaved little boy i have ever had the pleasure of photographing, listened to every cue exactly.

Here is the bride’s grandma handing her, her “something old” lace hankie for luck.

The rooftop gazebo at the Pelican grand has an awesome view of the ocean.

I love this shot of the ring bearer bringing Nicole her flowers..

And stealing a kiss for himself from the bride.

Nicole’s bouquet was made up of white roses with a hint of light coral in the center.

Meanwhile, Michael and the boys were awaiting Nicole’s arrival at the Harbor Beach Marriott where the ceremony was to be held on the beach.

The girls on the other hand were awaiting their delayed transportation. Which allowed us to take pretty pictures on the stunning veranda overlooking the ocean.

Once at the beach, the wind kicked in and the bride.

Nicole and her dad readied for their walk down the aisle.

After the ceremony, the bridal party joined in for some quick picture time as we raced against the light.

Nicole and Michael played on the beach as the sunset in the distance.

The chandelier in the lobby and the fun sette was worth a visit.

Then the bride revealed her “trans am” surprise for her groom. A replica of his first car.

The reception, was held at a private nursery and was custom decorated by the bride and groom with so many unique personal touches.

In lieu of a sign in book, they opted for a “thumbprint station”.

The centerpieces alternated between bundles of babies’ breath and candles, and pink and white roses in a whitewashed metal bucket.

The seating charts were hand printed on cards hung on pink ribbons set in a window pane.

This jelly jar picture montage was such a great idea. They stacked old fashioned jelly jars, and filled each jar with a snapshot and candle lit it for a great effect.

A Shot Station was created in honor of her Grandpa.

Here is the long shot of the nursery. Btw, Michael strung all the white lights on all the trees throughout the nursery by hand.

Hand painted “Mr. and Mrs.” signs on the bride/groom table were hung over jelly jars, sitting in a circle of pink rose. So original.

The bride arrived at the reception atop a yellow surfboard carried by a team of strong groomsmen.

And was delivered right into her husbands arms for their first dance.

After the toast…

A dance with dad…

Some playtime in the photobooth…

(I really love how these pink feathered masks photographed…)

The cutting of the cake…

Removal of the garter… with teeth!!!

A last dance…

And they exited…

As the rest of the guests headed for the charter buses, the couple relaxed throughout the candle lit garden before heading to their after party.

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dress: jim hjelm
flowers: stephany herter
shoes: steve madden
nursery: landers nursery and landscaping inc.

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