lauren + justin's beach wedding sunset

What do you get when you combine high fashion and destination wedding? You have Lauren and Justin’s high fashion wedding.

Combining absolutely stunning detail and grand design, Lauren and Justin made their destination wedding one to remember with the finest accoutrements on Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys.

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On a lovely Saturday it all kicked off with a delivery of gorgeous flowers from Avant Gardens. Lauren’s bouquet was cascading with vendela roses, white spray roses, accents of light pink cymbidium orchids and phaelenopsis orchids.

lauren's wedding bouquet with vendela roses, white spray roses, accents of light pink cymbidium orchids and phaelenopsis orchids

In the afternoon, Lauren began preparations with hair and makeup. She did a fantastic job making her eyelashes pop and her hair flow. Even with a long do, it held up brilliantly throughout the day outdoors.

lauren in plunging backless wedding dress with bouquet

Lauren and Justin matched up perfectly, too. Lauren’s dress was a stunning backless number in lace, while Justin was decked out all in white.

With acoustic music courtesy of Rusty Lemmon, the ceremony got underway officiated by local wedding master John Hernandez. It was held on the shining Front Beach of Little Palm Island, a secluded area with an endless view of the ocean. Lauren and Justin took their places beneath a bridal canopy of ivory organza as it billowed in the wind, and surrounded by clustered florals of white hydrangea, vendela roses and cascading white phaelenopsis.

lauren + justin's little palm island beach wedding

A lovely cocktail reception was held there a short time later, with crab cakes and chipotle mayo, mini kobe beef hamburgers with gorgonzola, cherry peppers with goat cheese, watermelon and feta, caviar blinis with créme fraiche, and tequila lime chicken with jalapeno pesto. No, indeed that wasn’t dinner.

watermelon drop with goat cheese

Dinner was held among tables decorated in ivory with grand centerpieces arranged in glass cylinders and votives, while the head table received an elongated design with garnier vases , and includeding crystals hanging with glass spheres and with candles. Dinner itself was an elaborate 4-course feast with such gourmet delights as avocado soup, ceviche, and a spiny lobster risotto with mascarpone and parmigiano cheese withand black truffle. And the coup de grace, the wedding cake, red velvet with cream cheese filling.

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Lauren and Justin brought such style and taste to this destination fashion wedding. It just proves that it doesn’t matter if you’re in the city or on an island, if you really want to have it all, it’s possible.

lauren + justin's beach wedding sunset

Thanks to our vendors:

Ceremony and Reception Venue – Little Palm Island

Flowers/Decor – Avant Gardens

Officiate – John Hernandez

Photographer – Manolo Doreste

Music – Rusty Lemmon

Cake – Cakes by Karol