Nicole & Matthew
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
Date: January 29, 2016
Photographer: NIMA Photography
Wedding theme: Rustic glamorous wedding
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.
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!