A Classy Coastal Wedding

Kylie and James wanted a wedding that would represent them as a couple. They are laid back and easy going and their day was just that. As locals to the area, they brought the coastal feel they grew up with to Up the Creek Farms. The couple was drawn to the classic look of greenery and knew from the start they wanted to incorporate it. “We wanted a lot of greenery which is why we chose Buds Etc for our florist! She brought tons of greenery to our wedding day!” Even Kylie’s footware was an easy choice. “I chose a slide on sneaker, with lace and a little sparkle as my wedding day shoes! Best decision ever!!! So comfortable and I still get to wear them now!”

The ceremony was held at Holy Name of Jesus. “It was so special because we both grew up at the church.” James received all of his sacraments from HNJ and attended Pre-k through middle school there. They both went to youth group and retreats with the church. During the ceremony James’ cousins led them in song which was a beautiful and special touch to the ceremony.

As guests arrived at Up the Creek Farms they were welcomed with lawn games and signature drinks! James and Kylie love to tailgate and cheer on the Gators and for James a game of corn hole is his favorite so it was only fitting to incorporate it into their wedding! Mason jars are a favorite of Kylie’s so they were brought in as favors for the guests to use at the wedding and then take home at the end of the night.

During the reception in the Boathouse the newlyweds danced to Perfect by Ed Sheeran under the chandeliers. “We also had the UF Gator head as a grooms cake! We of course had to show off our Florida pride.” At the end of the night Kylie and James closed out the night to one last dance in the Boathouse, just the two of them. “It was a beautiful way to end the day!”

A little advice from the couple: “Make your wedding day all about yourselves!! Other people are going to have opinions and thoughts on your day, but remember it’s all about your love as a couple.”

Thank you to all of the vendors who made this day possible:

Jessica Bellinger Photography || Crystal and Crates Vintage Rentals || Jos A Banks || Jenny Yoo from the Collection Bridal || Buds Etc. || Green Turtle Catering || Mathers Cake Shop || Island Sounds DJ || Bangz Salon || Steadfast Wedding Video – Click here to see the video ||


Kylie, Jame’s and a very special four legged also visited us for the sweetest engagement photos with Jessica Bellinger. Click here to see them!