Port + Palm Co. - Floral Designer

Journal

Vince and Vanessa | Jupiter, Florida Wedding

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When I first met Vanessa I knew we would spend the next year creating something beautiful. She shared her vision with me over coffee, I listened to her love story and the dreams she envisioned coming true on her wedding day. We spent the next year bonding over a shared interest for the unique and different, visiting thrift stores together, texting pictures of different textiles, colors, furniture, and props to one another, going over budgets and vendor options, visiting her beautiful Jupiter, Florida wedding venue, and creating timelines over wine, all in the hopes that her dream would become a picture perfect reality. Vanessa and Vince, it was truly a dream being a little part of your big dream.

"I knew I wanted to marry Vince when he made me a CD of his favorite music and I cried while listening to it. I listened to that CD in the car every day for weeks and teared up every time."

When asked what her favorite moments were Vanessa replied, "my mother presented me with her engagement ring and asked me to wear it down the aisle. She had saved it for me my whole life, waiting to give it to me on my wedding day. It was so special that she gave me such a precious gift and I will cherish it forever and one day pass it to my own daughter or daughter-in-law."

"The second best moment was when I said my vow to the boys and presented them with their gift. It was the perfect way to symbolize our family coming together. I promised to always take care of them and love them. It was a perfect moment."

Vanessa's advice for future brides, "it is so helpful to have another person who has excellent taste and knows what they are doing in your corner. My wedding wouldn't have been nearly as stunning without the help of Jenny. Not only does she have a gorgeous collection of pieces, she also arranged every piece I had collected to perfection. I would suggest that any bride have a helper! I couldn't have pulled it off on my own. The setting of our wedding was so intimate, and many guests told us that they felt we were in our own little world out there in Jupiter Farms. Sharing that space with our dear friends and family made the entire night magical for the two of us."

"My favorite part of the planning process was collecting the pieces I wanted to include in the decor. It was actually really nerve wracking at the same time because I was worried that the pieces wouldn't look good together and that nothing would turn out how I imagined it in my head. I felt excited for the first time when Jenny came to my house and put some pieces together to create a tablescape. After I saw her concept for the reception and how she made all of my pieces look fantastic my mind was set at ease."

"It's worth splurging a little on the dress, the flowers, and the lighting. Oh my goodness, the lighting. You will never regret investing in that. The string lighting that hung over our reception made everything look ethereal. And it's worth hiring a professional to set it up and take it down."

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Jenny Does Weddings Rentals

Photography |Lauren Louise Photography

Wedding Planning + Design | Port + Palm Co. 

Rentals | Sophisticated Settings

Lighting | Celebrations by Kathy

Floral Design | Becky Melton

Venue | Private Residence in Jupiter

Wedding Dress | Bacio Bacio Bridal Salon