Courtney & Bret’s Elegant Beach-inspired Wedding

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Ceremony: Christ Episcopal Church
Reception: The Plantation at Ponte Vedra
Event Design: LM Chung, Ltd
Music: McGee Entertainment

Courtney and Bret live in Baltimore but decided to have their wedding in Courtney’s hometown of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

One of the things Courtney loves about visiting home is being near the beach, so for their wedding they had a glamorous and elegant beach theme that fit with the stunning new Plantation Club.

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Courtney and Brets wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Plantation Club by Agnes Lopez

Wedding: Sonia & Michael

Ceremony & Reception: Marriott at Sawgrass
Event Designer: Liza Chung
Gown: Love Bridal Boutique
Entertainment/DJ: McGee Entertainment

Michael and Sonia had an amazing and glamorous event. When I first met with Sonia, she told me her wedding would be an event I would definitely want to shoot.

She was not kidding.

The ceremony was heartfelt, with Michael and Sonia reciting a beautiful vow to each other. The ring bearer was so cute; he surprised everyone when he got down on one knee to present the rings. He came up with it all on his own and had been practicing all day.

Sonia worked with event designer extraordinaire Liza Chung to create an incredible reception. The three ballrooms at the Marriott were decorated in a luxurious theme with fabulous centerpieces and details like the elevated head table that was backed by a wall of crystals that hung from the ceiling.

Thanks again, Sonia and Michael, for including me in your incredible event!

Update: Sonia & Michael’s story was featured in the Florida Times-Union newspaper.

Here are some reactions from when the reception ballroom was unveiled.