Thursday, May 9, 2013

MARRIED!

Hi everyone,  Courtney Foster SHEARER reporting in.......

Yep, it's true I've got myself a  new last name and I couldn't be happier!

For those of you that don't know, I got married last Saturday! The weekend was epic. Seriously, it will go down in the record books as one of the best days of my life. A wedding weekend full of family, friends and SO MUCH FUN!

Our wedding was in Florida at Brent's grandparent's, Dandy and Papa's house in their backyard on the bay. The location is gorgeous year round, but we knew it would be especially lovely in the spring. The property is full of mossy oaks, lush landscape and the most beautiful view of the St. Andrews Bay.

After we got engaged last Fall, the planning went into full swing. I've never been one of those girls who had their wedding planned out since kindergarten, so we essentially started from scratch. We met with our wedding planner, Beck, in October and went through our vision for our day. We knew we wanted our wedding to be simple, yet elegant with layers of detail.  "Southern Chic" if you will... The location is so lovely it didn't need to be overwhelmed with extreme amounts of decor; we wanted to play up the natural beauty. After discussing the possibilities and options, it was decided we would get married at one end of the property, on the lawn, over looking the bay with gold chairs (LOVE!!), a baby grand piano (LOVE LOVE!!) and minimal decor hanging from the trees. The reception would be at the other end of the property underneath the trees, which would be lit with strings of lights.

We arrived in Florida on Wednesday, May 1st, and the possibility of rain weighed heavily on our minds. The Weather Channel quickly became my most frequented app on my phone. Over the course of two days we went into "rain plan mode" and then switched back to the original plan the next day. The original plan basically meant almost every aspect of the day would be OUTSIDE. The weather looked to be improving and all forecasts predicted the rain would be over by noon on Saturday. Well, all I have to say is prayer is powerful, because it rained ALL morning on Saturday and then just as they had predicted the rain stopped and the sun came out right around noon. By the time we arrived at the site, everything looked so lush and beautiful, there wasn't even a cloud in the sky. It was a beautiful day and the sunset was perfect.

Below are some pictures from Saturday. So many of our guests have taken and shared photos with us and the crazy thing is most of these photos were taken on their phones! A big THANK YOU to everyone who played a part in our day, it's definitely a day we wish we could do over and over and over again. I hope you enjoy!

Photo via Candace Foster Story.

Photo via Courtney Rogers.


Photo via Candace Foster Story


Photo via Candace Foster Story.

 

Photo via Courtney Rogers.


Photo via  Jimmy Story.
Photo via Lori Foster.
Photo via Courtney Rogers.
Now it's off to our honeymoon, but don't worry, I'm not going to leave you hanging. I've arranged for a guest blogger to make a special appearance in my absence. Ciao!
 

3 Appreciated Comments :

kellymanasdesign.com said...

Congrats Courtney, everything looks lovely. Have a fantastic time in Europe :)

Anonymous said...

So very happy for you and Brent and your darling families. Of course, the sun would come out for your wedding! And everyone knows, a little wedding day rain is good luck! Susie D.

Courtney Foster Shearer said...

Thank you Kelly!!

Susie, you are so sweet! I know rain on your wedding day means good luck, but the truth is, I don't look as good wet ;)

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