Classic White and Greenery Palm Harbor Wedding | Innisbrook Resort
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Classic White and Greenery Palm Harbor Wedding | Innisbrook Resort

Cassidy and Malcolm's destination Palm Harbor wedding featured an outdoor ceremony under a majestic oak tree with Spanish moss, classic elements, and touches of greenery with accents of burgundy.

“I wanted to get married outside and have lots of greenery. Green is my favorite color,” the bride shared. “Originally I wanted a champagne color for my bridesmaids but when they tried on the wine color I changed my mind! The color looked great on everyone. Malcolm wore this awesome wine-colored jacket to match (which I actually did not see until I walked down the aisle!).”

The Nashville bride visited Marry Me Tampa Bay for photo inspiration and looked for a wedding photographer with a specific editing style.

“I came across Marry Me Tampa Bay's website many times because I was getting ideas for pictures. Something I was looking for in a photographer was someone who edits in a way that compliments my husband and my contrasting skin tones,” Cassidy explained. When I found Joyelan Photography, I knew Joy was the one! Who wouldn't want ‘Joy' on their wedding day? She made us feel so comfortable and even respected our boundaries.”

The couple personalized their 125-guest wedding by choosing a date with significant meaning and by incorporating their faith.

“Malcolm and I got married on September 18th. This was exactly one year after we were engaged and formed our hashtag #LawsofLove. We intentionally picked our date to be significant in that way,” the bride detailed. “We really wanted to honor God in our ceremony and give Him the glory for how Malcolm and I had got to this point. That was most important.”

Floral Wedding Invitation Inspiration with Gold "Lettering and Red Floral Detailing
Gold Wedding Rings and Engagement ring with Solitaire Diamond and Gold Thin Band
Open Toe Wedding Sandal with Wedding Jewelry and Accessories | Joyelan Photography
Hanging Wedding Dress Wedding Portrait | Tampa Wedding Photographer Joyelan Photography
Close Up Ring Shot of Bride Holding Dress | Tampa Wedding Photographer Joyelan Photography
Bride First Look with Bridesmaids in Wine Colored Floor Length Bridesmaids Dress Portrait | Joyelan Photography
Classic Bridal Updo with Red Lip Close Up Wedding Portrait | Joyelan Photography
Palm Harbor Outdoor Wedding Ceremony with Oak Trees | Innisbrook Resort
Groom Sees Bride for the First Time Walking Down the Aisle Wedding Portrait | Florida Photographer Joyelan Photography

The Proposal:
Malcolm had driven 9.5 hours to Greenville, NC to propose on a Friday afternoon. My dad and my brother knew about it for months! They didn't let my mom in on the secret until the week of just to make sure the secret stayed a secret.

I was getting ready for a virtual date with Malcolm. He had sent me to get my nails done and all that jazz. By the time I was done with my nails and errands for the day and was getting ready to log in to my computer for our Facetime, Malcolm was on standby at a store near my parents' home. My brother had called me into the living room, and Malcolm walked through the back door! I thought he was here for the weekend to take me on a date but then he got down on one knee! I really had no idea he was planning to propose then. I thought I would've figured whenever he was planning to do it! 

Outdoor Palm Harbor Wedding Ceremony Under Oak Tree
Bride and Groom at the Alter Exchanging Vows Wedding Portrait | Florida Wedding Photographer Joyelan Photography
Bride and Groom Just Married Wedding Portrait | Florida Wedding Photographer Joyelan Photography
Bridal Party Wedding Portrait | Florida Wedding Photographer Joyelan Photography

What was your wedding theme?

I wanted to get married outside and have lots of greenery. Green is my favorite color.

What were your wedding colors?

Originally I wanted a champagne color for my bridesmaids but when they tried on the wine color I changed my mind! The color looked great on everyone. Malcolm wore this awesome wine-colored jacket to match (which I actually did not see until I walked down the aisle!)

Bridesmaids in Wine Colored Dresses with Bride Wedding Portrait | Florida Wedding Photographer Joyelan Photography
Bridesmaids in Wine Colored Dresses and White Bouquets with Bride Wedding Portrait | Florida Wedding Photographer Joyelan Photography
Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait | Florida Photographer Joyelan Photography
Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait | Florida Photographer Joyelan Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?

Something I was looking for in a photographer was someone who edits in a way that compliments my husband and my contrasting skin tones.

When I found Joy (aside from her name) of Joyelan Photography I knew she was the one! Who wouldn't want ‘Joy' on their wedding day? We first met her for our engagement session and built a friendship from there. She made us feel so comfortable and even respected our boundaries. We did not kiss on the lips until we were at the altar! Crazy right?!

Joy, along with our videographer, made sure to capture that moment perfectly. They were such a great team together! Joy was super helpful in finding other vendors. 

Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait | Florida Photographer Joyelan Photography
Greenery with White Floral Centerpieces
Burgundy Napkin with Gold Charger Wedding Tablescape and Greenery Centerpieces
Sweetheart Table with White Embellished Linen and Greenery with White Florals
Four Tier White Wedding Cake with Greenery and White Floral Detail
Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Portrait | Joyelan Photography
Bride and Groom Grand Exit Wedding Portrait | Joyelan Photography

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We flew out to Cancun, Mexico and stayed at Moon Palace. We loved getting to relax by the pool and chill for the week. Cancun is a great place to get away and relax without spending a lot of money. We didn't do many excursions because we wanted as much “us” time as possible. Being long distant for most of our relationship probably produced that. Next vacation we take we definitely want to explore so much more!

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

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