Archive for September, 2011

Introducing Kilee & Tim! Family Farm Engagement Session

September 29

Back in 2003, after his freshman year in college, Tim was asked by his friend and fraternity brother Todd to join him for dinner with a group of 11 young ladies which Todd had gone to high school with. Not wanting to be the only man in the group, Todd invited Tim, and Tim eagerly accepted. Tim however had no idea that he was heading to a dinner that would eventually alter his future path.  It was when he was seated next to Kilee, that he met her for the first time. Kilee, a recent high school graduate, heading to her freshman year at the University of Indiana, while Tim was entering his second year of college at Miami of Ohio.

People say “Timing is everything” for this delightful couple this could not be truer!  Since their reunion in 2007, Kilee and Tim remain devoted to each other, their families and friends.

In March 2011 with the help of Kilee’s immediate family, Tim flew down to Boca Grande, Florida for a very special proposal.  During that same weekend the couple decided Boca Grande and Gasparilla Island would be the perfect backdrop for their romantic shabby chic destination wedding.

Throughout the last four years, the couple has enjoyed countless ventures in diverse places, yet Colorado seems to be among the couple’s favorite.   Many new voyages await Kilee and Tim this upcoming year, as their chosen event planner, I am over the moon thrilled and blessed to be part of such a meaningful celebration.

♥ Yvette

Engagement Session Photography: www.ashleeaddisonphotography.com
Location: Bride's Family Farm 
Autumn Wedding Warmth

September 6

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the  earth seeking the successive autumns.”Fall is my favorite time of the year!   September generates a longed-for variation to Southwest
Florida’s weather.  Floridians eagerly await cooler autumn air; that is, if we’re fortunate enough to feel it in September…

Visiting my local farmers market is one of my favorite ways to indulge in Fall’s delightfulness.  With its colorful display of pumpkins, abundant array of fall flowers, street foods and musicians, I always feel renewed and inspired by my visit to market.



The Details:http://thoughtfulday.blogspot.com/2010/11/fall-harvest-invitations.html

http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/three-weddings-and-a-season/?ref=fp_blog_title

The delightful sweets pictured above were made with love by Lael Cakes
Poppies & Posies made the florals that adorned the confections.
The shoot was published on http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/wedding-color-palette-peaches-and-cream

Many of the images above I found on http://pinterest.com/

The Destination Wedding

September 2

Boca Grande is known for its charming history,authentic downtown,stunning sugar sand beaches,  superlative fishing and historical highlights.  Gasparilla Island has an opulent history and countless attributes!  The Historic Gasparilla Inn and Club remains one of the Islands most beautiful structures.  The Gasparilla Inn and Club blends quaint charm and Old Florida history, without ever compromising  modern day amenities. http://www.the-gasparilla-inn.com/

Banyan Street is wildly admired for its magnificent display of lush tropical landscape and colossal cluster of Banyan Trees.

Couples today have numerous reasons for selecting to indulge in a destination wedding.  For some, it’s the ability to make a big statement; for others a quaint and intimate celebration completes  their vision.

“”Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of heaven”

Every wedding celebration is an individual experience.  Whatever your preference, Gasparilla Island and Boca Grande should be at the top of your list!