FL Destination Modern Jewish Wedding from Paul Johnson Photography

JDate success story wedding!

For the first real wedding of 2014 we have chosen a beauty.  One that evokes the expression, “OMG!”

From the entrance to the ceremony all the way to the make your own ice cream sandwiches for dessert.  WOW moments are everywhere.  Especially, the cutest small attendants carrying signs.

Lila says, “It took JDate for Steven and I to meet in June 2011 even though we lived 1.5 miles apart from one another and had 13 mutual Facebook friends. Steve wasn’t much of a chatter online so I was a little reluctant to meet him, which is why I postponed our first date. We finally got coffee on the afternoon of Father’s day and despite not feeling well (I had a fever) and me planning a Skype date with one of my friends abroad for an hour after our time to meet, we completely hit it off. We chatted for over 2 hours and were both completely honest with one another, nothing was off limits (I told him I wanted to be a Mom on our first date.)  We got engaged after 10 months of dating, with both our families present.

We planned our wedding for the following year down in the panhandle of Florida, in Watercolor. Over the past couple of years. we have been taking a family vacation to the beach over the summers. 30A has a feeling about it is extremely unique. Right when you hit that highway, all worries vanish and I feel like I am paradise (not to mention it is only a 6 hour drive from Atlanta.) I knew our wedding would be magic down there, plus it would allow me to share it with our closest friends and family.”

The Modern Jewish Wedding Details

With all the incredible attention to detail for this vintage wedding it’s hard to pick out just a few favorites.  The venue, the WaterColor Hotel and Resort, is considered by Forbes to be one of the “World’s 400 Best Hotels.”

When guests entered the ceremony seating area, they were greeted with a wedding program in the shape of a fan.  A display of family wedding pictures helped to set the mood.  Ladies, no need to worry about your sinking heels in the outside location, just follow the advice of Carrie Bradshaw.

In keeping with Jewish marriage ritual, both the bride and groom were married in gold bands with no stones.  Lila and Steven’s are works of art.

When the guests moved to reception area they were treated to a see-through tent, exquisite linen, romantic lighting and a white dance floor.

It was a treat, literally, for the guests to find their tables for the reception (see below for details).  And, if you tired of dancing there was a lounge you could enjoy.  One for the Mrs., one for the Mr. and one for the seniors.

To end the night, there wasn’t just a six tier wedding cake.  There was also the groom’s cake and the best dessert bar idea I’ve seen in a long time:  make your own ice cream sandwiches.  Pick your cookies, pick your toppings, pick your ice cream and a chef attendant puts it together for you.  Love it!

Mazel Tov Lila & Steven!

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Vendor Resources: Photographer:  Paul Johnson Photography//Venue: Watercolor Inn & Resort

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