by Amy Serrago
Amanda and Craig met when they were just teenagers, at a beach party where they had mutual friends. They spent the whole night hanging out together and then met up again the next day at another friend’s party. They had a great time, but never exchanged numbers. Several months went by, until one night when Craig was hanging out with a friend who had gotten a call to pick up his brother, who was hanging out with his girlfriend at her friend’s house. Craig decided to go along for the ride and as fate would have it, the house was Amanda’s. This time they exchanged numbers and for the rest of the summer, they were inseparable. The pair attended different high schools and colleges, but they stayed together the entire time! After graduation, they finally moved in together and the rest as they say, is history. Their wedding day started with a waterfront ceremony at the Marriott Hutchinson Island in Florida.
Amanda looked gorgeous in her fitted gown with its sweetheart neckline and vintage-inspired lace. She finished her look with a fingertip veil and delicate pearl accessories. Her bridesmaids were beachy in pastel shades of blue and green and all of the ladies carried bouquets of white and pale peach florals with accents of greenery. Craig and his groomsmen were handsome in gray three-piece suits paired with pale seafoam ties.
The reception had a beach theme to celebrate the couple’s meeting. Details like starfish, seashells and sand dollars decorated the tables, which were set with shimmering ruched linens and floating candle centerpieces. The table assignments were written on bottles filled with twinkle lights and accents of ocean blue and white florals completed the nautical decor. After dinner, Amanda and Craig cut their beach-chair-topped wedding cake and then hit the dance floor to party the night away with their guests. Congratulations Amanda and Craig!