A Romantic Garden Destination Wedding in Florida
Jodie and Greg
Jodie Snyder and Greg Morel ventured south from their home in New York City to Florida to tie the knot on April 27, 2013. Their venue, Lightner Museum, formerly a historic attraction, was a perfect fit for the fete, which celebrated the bride’s Sunshine State roots and the groom’s French lineage. The romantic garden wedding had touches of the South of France, Old World charm, and a bit of Dickens’ “Great Expectations.”
The engraved invites were adorned with the couple’s initials.
Green and Gorgeous
The Precious Gems
Two shades of green bracelets (and matching earrings) rounded out the bridal party’s accessories—which were a gift from the bride.
The Maid of Honor
A Precious Trio
Three flower girls in Geminola dresses and sashes sprinkled rose petals at the pre-dusk ceremony.
The Grand Entrance
Jodie, carrying an all-white bouquet of roses, peonies, and sweet peas, was escorted down the aisle by father and mother (who donned a Carlos Miele ensemble).
The 200 guests witnessed the al fresco service in the garden. It concluded with the groom stomping a glass, a Jewish tradition.
The Happy Couple
All in the Family
Escort cards were displayed on vintage sterling silver trays belonging to the women in Jodie’s family.
Round dinner tables were dressed up with tall arrangements of hydrangea, roses, and amaranth.
The couple’s monogram was embroidered in gold on the linen dinner napkins. Guests feasted on caprese salad, filet mignon, halibut, artichoke soufflé, and potatoes dauphinoise—all prepared by Catering by Liz Grenamyer.
Simple and Sweet
The all-white cake was piped with classic patterns and surrounded by fresh blooms.
The First Dance
Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are" played as the newlyweds danced for the first time that night.
Photography: John Dolan
Location: Lightner Museum
Catering: Catering by Liz Grenamyer
Flowers: Liz Flowers
Videography: Well Spun Weddings
Cake: Classic Cakes (904-246-6408)
Music: Celebrity Allstars
Makeup: Anthea Kind of Tracey Mattingly
Engagement ring and wedding bands: Georland