Lauren + David | Sunset Harbor Yacht Club
When joining two people together in matrimony, you not only are joining two people, but two families and two sets of friends! When asked what made her day unique, Lauren answered, “The ability to bring together our friends and family from all walks of each of our lives; childhood friends and their families, high school, college and medical school friends were all able to meet one another and build friendships of their own. We knew all the great people in our lives would love each other as much as we loved them.” As Lauren says, “This is the one time in life where you’re able to have your favorite people all in one room to celebrate your love for each other. Enjoy it!” And enjoy their special day is exactly what Lauren and David did!
Lauren and David had their ceremony at the Basilica of St. Paul, one of only two Basilica’s in the state of Florida.
Built in Spanish mission-style, the Basilica of St. Paul is 181 feet long, 80 feet wide and 123 feet in height from the street level to the top of the cross surmounting it.
Lauren wears Casablanca from Minerva’s Bridal
Shoes by Aldo, Something Blue: Tiny blue rose on the inside of Lauren’s garter
Hair by Verde Salon and Makeup by Jamie Benedict
Something Old: Lauren’s bridal jewelry was a gift from David during his travels to China
Something borrowed: A sprits of Marc Jacobs perfume from her Maid of Honor
Boquetss are filled with Peach Rose, Spay Roses, White Footballs Mum, Champagne Stock, Silvery Leaf, White Hydrangea, and Champagne Dahlia
Lauren and David did lot of the small details themselves, including these modern programs
The Basilica front doors are made of cypress trees over a hundred years old. They are exact replicas of the Basilica doors in Valencia, Spain.
Between the ceremony and reception there was a gap in time for the family, close friends and bridal party to enjoy lunch and a drink at McKay’s Tavern
Another DIY project that Lauren and David did together was creating the starfish escort cards for the reception
Favors were white chocolate starfish from Angel & Phelps. Menu cards/Thank you Note DIY by Lauren and David
Centerpieces: Grapewood Branches with hydrangeas, Dinner plate Dahlia, chamagne stock, silver leaf, football mum
James Duchon performed acoustic for cocktail hour and was the DJ for the reception
Lauren and David’s first dance was to Jason Mraz, “I Won’t Give Up”
Dinner items from SW Grille: Fruit & Cheese Display – Domestic and Imported Cheeses Accompanied w/Gourmet Crackers – Bacon-Wrapped Scallops – Coconut Shrimp – Crabmeat Stuffed Mushrooms – Thai Chicken Peanut Sate Dinner: – Stuffed Chicken Breast with Goat Cheese, Spinach, and Roasted Red Peppers with Basil Buerre Blanc – Filet Mignon with a Cabernet Glaze Lauren says, “Every person just RAVED about the food”
Lauren’s sorority sisters circled the couple in song and dance
Gorgeous cake from Publix Bakery
Lauren and David exited the Yacht club surrounded by friends and family waving wedding wands
When asked about selecting her location, Lauren says “Sunset Harbor Yacht Club had the perfect combination of elegance and waterside/beach side that we wanted. Carley was fabulous from the first day we met her and made us feel like it was really the best place for us. The views were just spectacular. It’s very different from any other venue in Daytona.”
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Calvin Klein, Men’s Warehouse
Dress Store: Alfred Angelo, Minerva’s Bridal
Dress Designer: Casablanca