Real Weddings

Newlyweds holding hands while starring

Nicole & Matthew

Silhouette: A-Line

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Date: January 29, 2016

Photographer: NIMA Photography

Wedding theme: Rustic glamorous wedding

Bride posing while looking back Bride posing while looking back
Newlyweds holding eachother as the Bride posesNewlyweds holding eachother as the Bride poses
Newlyweds holding hands by the decorated hedge wallNewlyweds holding hands by the decorated hedge wall

Best advice:

Although the little details are what make your wedding day feel so special, remember not to sweat the small stuff (like obsessing over invitations for 5 hours).

How did you meet?

In 2013, I relocated to Pensacola, Florida, for a new assignment with my company. I heard amazing things about my new mentor there and was super excited to meet and learn from him. What I didn’t know was that my mentor would later become my husband! The chemistry was immediate and undeniable.

How did he propose?

A little over a year after we started dating, he popped the question. Cinderella was my favorite movie as a little girl. I remember telling Matthew that growing up, I had always dreamed I would get married at her castle. He held on to that childhood dream of mine and proposed outside of Cinderella’s castle at Disney World. He hired photographers to capture the moment and everything! It was literally a dream come true.

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Black and white image of the newlyweds smiling at the alterBlack and white image of the newlyweds smiling at the alter
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Bridal party:

My sister, my husband’s sister, and three best friends (one was a bridesman!).

Tell us about your wedding day!

The inspiration for our wedding theme really blossomed once we found our venue. The ceremony and reception were on a waterfront rooftop overlooking a city that was dressed in white lights—every year, St. Augustine hosts “Night of Lights,” where every building, bridge, and tree is wrapped in white lights. Dinner was served in a room with gorgeous chandeliers and original exposed brick from the 1800s. It was absolutely breathtaking!

How did you decide on your wedding dress?

I knew it was “the dress” when I found myself twirling and walking around David’s Bridal like I was walking on clouds. I must have stayed in the dress for an hour. I literally didn’t want to take it off. That’s when you know!

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Your dream dress is waiting!

Meet with a stylist to find the gown that shows off your personal style.