Shannon, an occupational therapist, and David, a contracts manager, aren't exactly sure when and where they first met. But after five years together, they were sure that their September 24, 2011, nuptials on the Florida coastline would infuse elements of the South, for a kick-off-your-shoes-and-dance type of wedding.
The wedding service was performed by the father of the groom and included a reading of Proverbs 3. David had read it to Shannon when he proposed with a ring he created with Rock Hard Designs. Their bands, something quite old, had belonged to the groom's great-grandparents. At the ceremony's conclusion, the newlyweds walked up the aisle to The Beatles' "All You Need Is Love," played by friend Sean Diedtrich on a vintage keyboard.
The couple set out an album of their engagement photos for their loved ones to write their well wishes in, but also included a less traditional guestbook. They set up a canvas and laid out paints in their wedding's color palette for people to add a "stroke of love." The original artwork now hangs in their home.