Yellow & Gray Wedding in Lake Lucerne, Florida: JoAnn & Allison
Jan. 17, 2016
Allison and JoAnn were introduced by mutual friends. It was love at first sight for Allison, but there was an affection for each other that resulted in a great friendship. Almost two years later, JoAnn and Allison went to dinner and JoAnn informed Allison that it was, in fact, a pre-date to see if they could have more than a friendship. They fell madly in love. Two years later, on the anniversary of that pre-date, they were married.
JoAnn proposed to Allison on Florida’s Bradenton Beach, the couple’s favorite beach, on April 3, 2015. It was a complete surprise and an amazing day. Allison didn’t even do her hair! JoAnn still claims that Allison never said yes.
The brides chose their venue after looking at a few others. This one just suited their style. It was tucked away, even though it is in the heart of the city. It was perfect for an outdoor wedding and an indoor reception. The outdoor market lights put the deal over the edge. The site was everything they wanted for their wedding, including a bed & breakfast with a complimentary honeymoon suite. It was just perfect.
The day was perfect. The weather was supposed to be dreary but the sun was shining. Everything came together as planned with the help of JoAnn and Allison’s amazing friends. They wouldn’t have done anything differently.
The newlyweds shared their advice for other couples, writing, “Enjoy the planning and keep it simple. Keep everything low-key and take help when it is offered. Most importantly, only invite the people who love and support you and your relationship. Don’t waste time or money trying to make everyone else happy; it’s your day.”
JoAnn and Allison spend nine days in Europe for their honeymoon, visiting, Paris and Amsterdam. They are expecting a baby this August!
Their LGBTQ-Friendly Vendors
Photographer: Live Happy Studio // Reception Venue: The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne // Bridesmaid Dresses: Etsy.com // Cake: Cakes by Design, Inc. // Caterer: John Michael Events and Catering // Flowers: St. Cloud Florist and Gift Shoppe // Hair: Mandilyn Co. // DJ: Our DJ Rocks
Submitted via Two Bright Lights