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Meg and Steph’s Tropical Sanctuary Wedding

by Amy Serrago

Meg says that when she first met Steph, she “didn’t give him much thought”. He’s five years younger than she is and he had a girlfriend at the time. He was just her customer at the hair salon where she worked. As years passed, his relationship status shifted to “single” and even though he still came in for haircuts and “shameless flirtations” with Meg, she was not having it. She says, “my opinion on the subject still ran closer to, ain’t touching that with a ten foot pole, kid” (although she couldn’t help but notice that the “kid” was actually quite a handsome man). It wasn’t until Meg and some friends were planning to go to an outdoor music festival for which they needed another ticket that the sparks began to fly. Steph had an extra ticket to sell on Facebook. When Meg asked how much, he mentioned that he had someone interested who would pay double, but offered to sell it to her for face value… and a date! Meg, impressed by Steph’s bold move, accepted and she says it was the smartest decision she’s ever made. They had an amazing night at the concert and as Meg puts it she was “hooked on this funny, amazing, handsome, but most importantly, caring man”. Sometimes the one you’re meant to be with is right there and all you need to do is see them.

Meg and Steph exchanged vows beside a tranquil waterfall at the Living Sculpture Sanctuary in Davie, Florida as their friends, family and adorable French Bulldog, Stitch, looked on with love. Meg was stunning in her A-line gown with its deep V neckline, lace sleeves and sexy open back. She finished her look with an intricate updo and a sparkling floral motif crown. Her bridesmaids wore non-matching gowns in shades of blush and pink and all of the ladies carried bouquets of white peonies, blue thistle and blue hydrangea with plenty of wild greenery to accent. Steph was handsome in navy blue and his groomsmen were dashing in gray slacks and navy blue vests paired with pale blush ties. Each guy got a chance to express himself with his own pair of funky colorful socks!

The open-air reception space offered them 360 degree views of the sanctuary’s lush gardens and its wooden walls and floors created a warm backdrop for the pale pink and gold color palette. Tables were set with pale pink linens and navy blue napkins and gold chairs leant a hint of sparkle to the decor. Twinkle-light-filled lanterns sat at the center of each table, encircled by greenery and painted wine bottles served as table numbers while holding delicate wisps of baby’s breath. Gold accent pieces completed the decor and after dinner guests were treated to a lavish dessert table. Meg and Steph got it going on the dance floor and their friends and family were quick to join in. Everyone had a blast dancing the warm Florida night away. Congratulations Meg and Steph!

Caterer: Peacock's Pantry//Bakery:Bake My Day FL//Event Venue: Bonaventure Resort and Spa//Reception Venue: Living Sculpture Sanctuary//Photographer: Flashy Mama Photography

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