Candice + Joe | Mission Inn Resort Marina del Rey – Howey-in-the-Hills, FL | Chris Redd Photography

Candice and Joe were an absolute pleasure to work with! They reached out to me because they were in need of a little more than just day-of coordination. They needed guidance on how to plan their big day and also make their vision come to life. Happy to assist, I put together a custom package for them. Because they lived in Tampa, we did all of our meetings via Skype, email and text. I actually didn’t get to meet them in person until the day of their rehearsal.

They wanted their wedding to be fun and memorable. A party for their friends and family to enjoy and celebrate with them. They also wanted it to look pretty, but with simple decor. They loved being by the water ( and living in Tampa, they were by the Gulf) so they decided on a nautical theme for the big day. The look came together with beautiful elements including sea glass bottles, burlap, rope, messages in bottles, and an epic helm which accented their sweetheart table. Flowers of coral and pink with accents of greenery and succulents made the look come together perfectly. It was sweet and simple and was exactly the vibe they were going for.

One of my favorite things was that they incorporated their fur babies, Daisy and Cali. Fairy Tail Pet Care did such a wonderful job taking care of the two pups throughout the day. They were there to assist during picture time and kept them occupied during the day. It was such an adorable touch and their family pictures turned out so cute!

During the ceremony, they literally “tied the knot.” Candice and Joe worked with Lon of Sensational Ceremonies to incorporate a knot tying ceremony. It added a unique touch to the ceremony and incorporated the nautical element perfectly. After the ceremony, the newlyweds snuck away and got some super awesome pictures at Marina del Rey as the sun was setting. It was so romantic!

The party continued inside the pavilion down by the marina. After toasts and a delicious buffet, the newlyweds played the shoe game and that was a hoot! The cake was cut (and smeared on Joe’s face) and they danced the night away. It was the perfect day for such wonderful couple!

Wedding planning package – Custom Perfectly Planned

Special Thanks To…

Orlando Wedding Planner | Big Day Celebrations Lake County Wedding Venue | Mission Inn Resort & Club – Marina del ReyOcala Wedding Photographer | Chris Redd PhotographyBakery | Publix Tavares CrossroadsTampa DJ | Vollmar Entertainment GroupOrlando Officiant | Lon Tosi with Sensational CeremoniesHair | Laurie Head PolliceMakeup | Kristy’s Artistry Design TeamAltamonte Springs Florist | The Flower StudioOrlando Specialty Napkins | Over the Top Rental Linens Wedding Dress | CC’s Bridal BoutiqueTampa Pup Sitting | FairyTale Pet Care

From the groom…“There are a lot of tough choices and second guessing you’ll encounter while planning your wedding…hiring Katie and Big Day Celebrations was by far the easiest and best decision we made for ours.

Katie was always available to us during the planning process, and we needed it. With her experience, up-beat attitude, and ability to handle any issues that arose, she kept us from losing our minds. One call to Katie (or a Skype video chat) and my bride would go from extremely stressed over planning to comfortable where we were in the process, with a solid plan how to proceed forward. Katie pushed when we needed it, and helped simplify the tough decisions we faced.

The day of our wedding, Katie was a superhero. She handled unforeseen vendor issues (we only found out about after the fact), needy guests, and any request we had no matter how absurd. Her organization and attention to detail was amazing.

I could go on and on about how great she was for us, but you need to see it first hand. You can hire her with confidence. Stop reading reviews and make the call…it’ll be the best decision you make for planning your wedding!”

Candice + Joe | Mission Inn Resort Marina del Rey – Howey-in-the-Hills, FL | Chris Redd Photography

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