{ noell + chris | westin beach resort | ft. lauderdale wedding photography}

Noell + Christopher’s wedding at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, featured a plethora of the most creative eye-popping details.

Turquoise and magenta banners flew everywhere, as did planes, for the air show was in town.

Nevertheless, the happy couple and their bridal party braved the crowds, and the noise, and headed for the beach.

Noell was a veiled vision, as the light streamed in for this stunning portrait.

Her flowers, created by Ralph Stivali, were the perfect mix of antique pink and lavender roses, callah lilies, and purple orchids, with a bit of tropical bling in the form of rhinestone starfish.

How amazing is the back of her gown, by Demetrios, from his Platinum collection.’

Earlier that afternoon, the girls got playful in matching monogrammed robes. Pillow fight anyone???

Custom wired hangers are all the rage these days, and can be found on etsy.com. This one is unique in that it is both white, and has custom silk flowers w. swarovski centers at the top designed by the Bride’s Mother.

This Sandra Roberts clutch is simply elegant.

This custom bride’s goblet is the ideal display for this turquoise blue lace garter.

Each attendant’s bouquet had a personalized name tag attached, which was tied around the stems with a ribbon.

What a great idea!!!!

The bride’s mom, a professional make-up artist, finished applying her daughter’s makeup to perfection, then helped her dress.

Shortly after, Noell revealed herself to her girlfriends… looking on in anticipation from the adjacent suite.

They quickly lent a hand in getting the bride’s gown picture perfect.

Then came the oh, so adorable flower girl…

to present the bride with her bouquet.

Notice the brides flowers had a name tag of her own, citing both name and role. : )

Along with the bride, the girls, each wearing a unique-styled turquoise dress, looked out on the perfect sunny day!

“Hey… what about me??” as they all turned to the littlest member of their crew.

One last pose…

A good luck kiss from mom…

And a hug from dad, and it was time to get married!

On the other side of the hotel, the ring/banner bearers were busy getting ready.

Chris quickly stole a hug from the two bow tied cuties…

“Us too… we want hugs too,” joked his groomsmen.

As the ceremony began, petals were tossed along the aisle to make way for the bride…

The groom looked on with a smile, and moment later, Noell appeared, escorted down the aisle by her father.

Vows and rings were exchanged.

As the nuptials ended, the little one’s carried this “happily ever after” banner, back up the aisle… the other side read “here come’s the bride” which they cleverly displayed on the way down.

Following the ceremony, the couple posed for a few portraits, then headed for their cocktail hour.

Boat loads of fresh sushi was served.

Keeping with the tropical theme, place card holders, shaped like sea creatures adorned the table.

And guests were lead to a wishing tree dangling with crystals, and asked to sign a wish tag with a thought or prayer of the couple and hang it for luck.

The reception space was chock full of creative details, including custom signs and banners.

The chairs were covered in white linen, with turquoise bows tied offset.

The wedding cake, by the Creative Cake Factory, was wrapped thin ribbons and rhinestones, adorned with orchids, and featured a crystal starfish on top.

The groom’s cake was no doubt a comical foreshadowing of things to come, if this die-hard Jets fan dared to make his new bride a football widow come fall.

The party started off with the newlywed’s first dance…

Later a serenade from Dad and company followed.

Garters were retrieved…

Bouquets were tossed…

And oopsie… appears to have landed in the tulle decor…

But was caught all the same.

Chris’ turn. Garter anyone? Just pretend it’s a football, guys.

The pretty cake was cut, as the party neared it’s end.

Guests lined the exit waving glow int he dark sticks as they sent the new Mr. & Mrs. Pasquin off to their honeymoon night.

But wait… STARBUCKS anyone!!!

Apparently, this is where the couple first met… and so the overpriced coffee house holds special meaning for the pair.

In case you don’t believe me… check out their Starbucks inspired favors! How fabulous are these?????

One last kiss…

And of they went.

The end.
………………….

Venue: The Westin Beach Resort & Spa
Floral + Decor: Ralph Stivali – Party Deco Inc.

Gown: Brides by Demetrios – platinum collection
Shoes: Aldo + DIY Bride
Makeup: Teresa Coons
Hair: Fran Psciuk
Bracelet: “something borrowed” vintage from MOH
Rings: Jared
Clutch: Sondra Roberts
Bridal hanger: Etsy

Bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal
Flower girl dress: David’s Bridal
Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse + Dessy Group ties & vests

Invitations: MagnetStreet.com
Place cards: Etsy
Cake: Creative Cake Factory

3 responses

  1. James & Dorothy Black

    Absolutely stunning! Makes my heart smile! Blessings on the bride and groom! Love, PopPop & MomMom

    June 8, 2012 at 9:22 am

  2. Elaine Kirc

    Gorgeous Couple = Gorgeous Pictures! xoxoxo love, “Auntie”

    June 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm

  3. keelee

    Super Beautful! Everything was perfect! I’m getting married this October and our colors are purple and turquoise 🙂
    Can you please share who designed the starbucks tag? When we were dating we always started and ended our dates at starbucks and I would love to have those tags for my favors 🙂

    May 19, 2013 at 9:43 pm

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