Driving home from dinner at their favorite restaurant, Richard, a real estate agent, stopped the car at the beach and proposed to Stephanie, a graphic designer, right there on the waterfront. On November 11, 2011, the couple, who call Naples, Florida, home, tied the knot, not too far from that memorable spot. Their romantic, intimate wedding -- began with a small church ceremony and was followed by a reception reminiscent of a gathering at a private Tuscan villa.
Chocolate cupcakes with hazelnut mousse and vanilla cupcakes with raspberry mousse accompanied a two-tiered confetti-style cake with buttercream icing made by Ella's Cakes. The non-traditional cake, Richard’s favorite, was a surprise even to the groom when the couple cut into the confection.
Photography: KT Merry Photography
Event Planning: Anna Lucia Richardson of Lucia Paul Design
Catering: Marandas Catering
Flowers: 50-Fifty Creative Services (239-649-3200)
Calligraphy: Neither Snow
Cake: Ella's Cakes
Linens: La Tavola
Hair: Dre Alikaj (239-537-7210); Ashley Prebish (269-209-2794)
Makeup: Sharon DeLaura of Sharon M
Vinyl Transfer: Steven Pate (239-290-0415)