Melba and Cliff {Honeylake Plantation Wedding}

Wedding Weekend Info (written by the couple):

Hotel accommodations for guests: Honey Lake Plantation Resort & Spa

Rehearsal Dinner Location: Honey Lake Plantation Gathering Hall

Ceremony Location: Honey Lake Plantation Church

Reception Location: The Lakeside Pavillon at Honey Lake

Caterer: Honey Lake Plantation

Wedding Coordinator: Amy Foreman with Papaya Wedding Planning. She is based out of Tallahassee. I hired her as my day of coordinator and she did a wonderful job contacting my venders, making a timeline, and setting up everything exactly how I wanted it. She was there to make sure the day ran smoothly for me and she did just that!

Photographer: Tonya Beaver!

Videographer: NONE. That is my one regret is not getting a videographer.

Cake: Callista Cakes out of Lake City Fl.. She makes beautiful cakes and they are delicious!

Florist: Designs By Darin. He is out of Tallahassee Fl and did a wonderful job. I showed him pictures of what I liked and make my bouquets beautiful!

Officiate: Cheryl Pingel. She was my childhood pastor growing up and baptized me as a baby. It was so special to have someone that has know me since birth preform the ceremony!

Hair: Nick Adams from Hair Graphics! He was AMAZING! He made my hair beautiful and stayed with me until I walked down the isle.

Make-up: Krysta Michaels from Dream State Salon

Entertainment: The Decades Band

Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal

Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaids Dresses: Amelia’s Bridal

Groom and Groomsmen Wear:  Groom: Michael Kors Groomsmen: White Wedding  (Jims formal wear)


Before the Wedding …

How did you two meet? Cliff and I actually went to High School together, But did not hang out at all in school…. We started dating after high school where we met up through mutual friends at a tail gate party in Gainesville.. We hung out that night in Gainesville and I had mentioned to him where I worked and the next Monday he came into my work to ask for my number so he could take me out, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go or if I even liked him… He told me to give him one chance and he promised it would be worth my while… So glad I did cause as they say, the rest is history…..

How did he propose? After 5 yrs of dating he surprised me with a trip to St Augustine where we stayed at the Casa Monica hotel… He waited to the very last night of our trip and proposed on the front steps of the hotel 🙂

How did you decide on your color scheme, flowers, and cake? We wanted something fun and classy. We knew we wanted our favors to be mini champagne bottles and s’mores. We went with blush pink, navy and gold as our final colors.

How did you decide on your invitations, and who did you use? Our invitations were made by A & P designs out of St Pete. They did a wonderful job… They were blush paper with navy writing and had gold dots around the corners.

What was the most fun part of wedding planning? I enjoyed the end stages of planning where you feel like everything is coming together and you can really start to feel what you had envisioned come to life.

Which part did you not like as much? I enjoyed all of it!


After the Wedding …

What was the high point of your wedding day that you hope to remember forever? The split second directly after the ceremony. Cliff and I had a moment to ourselves before pictures and it was the best feeling in the world!

If you could give yourself any advice prior to the wedding, what would it be? Try and enjoy the day no matter how crazy things can get! It’s not worth it to be worried about what other people are doing, you only have this day once so enjoy IT!!!

Where did you go for your honeymoon? Breckenridge Colorado! I had never seen snow before and it was so beautiful! We had a great time!

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