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A Nice Day for a White Wedding

by Meghann on March 27, 2011

It’s decided. I want to be married outside by the water. πŸ™‚

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Talk about a gorgeous day! Steven and Andrea could not have asked for a more beautiful setting to be united as man and wife. I wish nothing but happiness and love for the two of them. πŸ™‚

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Being the girlfriend of a groomsman, it was fun to get a behind the scenes look of a wedding. *note* this was my first time dating a member of any wedding party and I’ve never been a member of a wedding party, so this is really the closest I’ve come to being a part of one!

Doesn’t Derek look cute?

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Hello Beautiful Cake! We’ll meet later. I promise. πŸ˜‰

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Pre-wedding ceremony jitters were calmed by all involved with a quick shot of Maker’s Mark.

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Cheers!

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The wedding and ceremony were held at the recreation center in Clearwater. I loved everything about it – the view of the water, the surrounding dock and palm trees, the nice cool breeze coming off the water – everything!

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The Hors De’voures were served on the dock and included fresh fruit, cheese and crackers, empanadas, and mini sandwiches.

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Derek and I shared a plate of our favorites.

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We were ushered inside where little plates of ceasar salad were waiting.

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Derek made me proud with his official entrance. πŸ˜‰

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It should also be noted that Derek is an AWESOME dancer. Years of dancing in Quinceaneras (he danced in FIVE) really taught him to shake his booty!

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The first dance was followed by the main course – an Italian medley of chicken parmesan, tortellini, and vegetables.

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Looks like my luck of catching boquets had run out.

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I didn’t stand a chance!

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Neither did Derek. :/

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I told you we would meet again cake!

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I had a whole piece of the lemon (A-MA-ZING) and the frosting from a piece of chocolate. The cake was moist and flavorful, I licked the crumbs of of both mine and Derek’s plates. πŸ™‚

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When the sun goes down, it can only mean one thing…

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Time to dance!

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We had a blast shaking our hips well in to the night. Derek really is an amazing dancer and tried hard to teach me a few moves, but I have a rhythm problem (basically I have none). It’s still fun though. πŸ™‚

We’re off to have breakfast and share photos with Derek’s parents. Happy Sunday everyone!

1 michelle March 27, 2011 at 11:01 am

What awesome pictures! Looks like you guys had such a blast.
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2 Freya March 27, 2011 at 11:04 am

STUNNING! You look beautiful and the wedding looked gorgeous too!
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3 Alaina March 27, 2011 at 11:04 am

Looks like a beautiful wedding! I get emotional at weddings because it makes me think of mine.

I got married on the side of a mountain but close second would have definitely been by the water. My alma mater has a beautiful location for weddings.

Glad you had such a great time!!
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4 Sana March 27, 2011 at 11:06 am

I loveeee outdoor weddingsss!!
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5 Holly @ The Runny Egg March 27, 2011 at 11:09 am

You look so beautiful! And I love what all the groomsmen wore — they looked sharp!
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6 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 27, 2011 at 11:15 am

WOW! Everything looks so gorgeous and what a great cake! I think I’d have gone for the lemon one… but I think it was wise of you to sample both! πŸ˜‰
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7 Jess@atasteofconfidence March 27, 2011 at 11:15 am

beautiful wedding pics. i love the colors!
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8 Marina March 27, 2011 at 11:19 am

Wow looks like a wonderful wedding!
And you and Derek look beautiful!
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9 Courtney March 27, 2011 at 11:22 am

HOLY HELL, that is a gorgeous setting for a wedding!! You took some great photos, too! πŸ™‚ Have fun with the ‘rents.
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10 Amy March 27, 2011 at 11:25 am

I love that Derek is a good dancer. (And jealous too!) Looks like you had a great time.
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11 Carolyn @Eat Well. Live Well. Be Well. March 27, 2011 at 11:26 am

I love weddings… thinking of mine makes me happy. We got married on the water in Sarasota at the Selby Gardens. BEAUTIFUL DAY! Then the party, oh the party. Happiness….
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12 Ashley March 27, 2011 at 11:27 am

The wedding looks like a blast! You look beautiful, I love your dress.

13 Mimi March 27, 2011 at 11:31 am

Looks like a blast! I love outdoor weddings, but I’d be SO nervous about the elements. In Kansas, my luck would be that there was a tornado.

P.S. Totally agree with everyone that your dress is lovely!
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14 katie March 27, 2011 at 11:33 am

You and Derek are the sweetest couple ever and I can not wait until your wedding one day!!!! I am really excited, is that bad?!! I just know it will be amazing, and I get married in June, and after that I will be admiring all of my lovely friends weddings like yours one day on the blog! I know you will make the most beautiful bride!

The wedding was so beautiful and the bride was too! Congrats to the couple!

So awesome Derek can dance, he is a keeper for sure ; )

U looked beautiful, loved your dress, it is so you!

xoxo
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15 Katy (The Singing Runner) March 27, 2011 at 11:33 am

How fun! I’ve only been to one wedding but it was a blast! πŸ˜€
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16 shelby March 27, 2011 at 11:46 am

Glad you had a great time! What a gorgeous ceremony set-up they had.

(I’d consider editing the remark about dinner though – I mean, it’s not a restaurant you’re reviewing! What if the bride saw this?)
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17 marie March 27, 2011 at 11:55 am

Agree. Very tacky.
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18 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate March 27, 2011 at 11:48 am

Looks like a great time! I’ve actually only been to a few weddings!
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19 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) March 27, 2011 at 11:50 am

Cute! I love the pic of you and Derek by the water kissing (hello, frame-worthy!) and the Derek’s entrance made me giggle, haha. You both look amazing and the wedding looks beautiful!

I can’t get my guy on a dance floor for nuthin’! He doesn’t like to dance but I’m a dancing machine πŸ™‚ I now stick to shaking my booty around the house, lol
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20 Jessica March 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Don’t feel bad — my boyfriend is an amazing dancer too (has been dancing salsa and related dances for years and years)… and I have zero rhythm. I feel like an idiot next to him, but it’s also kind of sexy to have a man who can dance πŸ˜‰

21 kalli March 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm

what a great day! both you and derek look so good. love the brides dress! and yes i agree that cake is amazing πŸ™‚
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22 Katie - kinda bananas.com March 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm

You guys look great! I’ve never seen groomsman wear any other color than black. That color suits Derek well πŸ™‚

No dancing videos to post? πŸ˜‰

23 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 27, 2011 at 12:48 pm

That does look beautiful at the waterfront. And I want some cake tooooooo!!! You look pretty πŸ™‚

24 Dana March 27, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I use to live right near Clearwater (in Safety Harbor). It’s so pretty there πŸ™‚ That cake looks so delicious !

25 Angela March 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm

its ok meghann, we didnt inherit the dancing bug genes.

That cake is really beautiful; I want something simple and elegant like that at my wedding. Derek looks so cute you just want to pinch his cheeks.
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26 Emily @ Savory and Savage March 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm

It looks like you had a great time!

I really liked the color scheme of the wedding. Most weddings are all girlie in color – this one was a great mix of feminine + masculine.

The photos of the dancing made me laugh:-)
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27 Leanne@Coffee&Claptrap March 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Oh wow, you both look so cute! πŸ˜€

Can’t beat a guy who can dance I say πŸ˜‰

28 Tracy March 27, 2011 at 2:57 pm

A wonderful day for a wedding and the weather looked very warm! Beautiful photos and that cake Wow! Yummy! ~Take Care
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29 Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 27, 2011 at 3:34 pm

That all looks so fun! Beautiful ceremony, delicious food, and fun dance party! did you get to know some nice people from Derek’s side, too?
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30 Meghann March 27, 2011 at 9:49 pm

All of Derek’s friends were great. It was my first time meeting alot of them and I’m glad I did. It was fun seeing who Derek grew hanging out with. πŸ™‚

31 Allie March 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm

What a BEAUTIFUL wedding! It seriously looks like you had a TON of fun dancing and hanging out πŸ™‚ Love your dress!
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32 Natalia@ The Health Script March 27, 2011 at 3:55 pm

How gorgeous! I love weddings! πŸ™‚
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33 Simply Life March 27, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Wow! what a beautiful wedding!
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34 Paula @ Eat:Watch:Run March 27, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I love the mostly pictoral story telling.

35 CampingGirl March 27, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I love outdoor weddings too… we tried to get married outside but a crazy storm blew and changed our plans.
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36 Meghann March 27, 2011 at 9:50 pm

That’s my fear! But I think it’s worth the risk to at least try to plan for it.

37 Floey March 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm

How cute! Is Derek part/full Hispanic?

38 Meghann March 27, 2011 at 9:50 pm

He’s half honduran.

39 Ali @ Ali Runs March 27, 2011 at 7:49 pm

What a beautiful setting for a wedding!! I already have my wedding spot (not even engaged) all picked out and it is by the water on an island in Georgia. Gorgeous!!

40 Meghann March 27, 2011 at 9:51 pm

haha – I already have a wedding spot picked out too!

41 Karolina March 27, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Wow-the wedding looks beautiful! And it looks like it was an absolutely gorgeous day!
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42 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me March 27, 2011 at 10:10 pm

What a beautiful day!! I love seeing wedding photos, esp since I’m in the process of planning my own haha.
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43 Mac March 27, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Gorgeous wedding, looks like a good time!
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44 Lauren March 28, 2011 at 9:30 am

What an absolutely gorgeous wedding! You look adorable, by the way! I love the belt.

45 Biz March 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

I love your dress Meghann! Now if you could just send some of your warm weather to the midwest, I would appreciate it!
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46 Katie G. March 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Looks like a blast! Great photos! Love the dress!
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47 Lisa March 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm

What a beautiful place for a wedding! And perfect weather! Here in Oregon we can’t really guarantee rain-free outdoor weddings except for the month of August. That’s it. πŸ™‚

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