After traveling the world with the Navy, Karmann and Daniel knew there was only one location for their nuptials, Pensacola, Florida, where they first met in flight school. The two decorated their Florida wedding with gold accents, representing gold wings while coral and turquoise were a nod to the bright colors of Florida. Weber Events DIY-ed many of the wedding details including gold wine bottle centerpieces and guests were treated to coral koozie favors.
What is your proposal story? We were visiting Daniel’s family for Thanksgiving in Ocala, Florida. Daniel suggested meeting up with one of his hometown friends in the park on Thanksgiving Day. While standing in the middle of the park “waiting for his friend” Daniel proposed! His friend had been hiding behind a tree the whole time filming the moment for us.Tell us a little a bit about your wedding: We wanted to bring together the bright colors of Florida and a tribute to our Navy lifestyle. We met while stationed in Florida and have been all over the world since, but Florida is always home for us. We are both Naval Flight Officers and proud of our gold wings, so gold accents with our bright Florida colors was a must. We also wanted it to just be a big party, so an open bar was another important aspect! We picked Boca Grande because we have always loved that area since Daniel’s family moved there several years ago.What were your favorite parts of the day? Favorite pars of the day had to be the great views. The island is so beautiful and our photographer made sure to take us to spots she had found before for pictures. Everyone loved getting to visit such a beautiful island and it just made for such an amazing backdrop for the day.Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Forget the traditions of a wedding. Do whatever you’d want for a big party with family and friends. We got so wrapped up in “this is what is supposed to be done at a wedding” and it got out of hand sometimes. Do what you want!
Photography: Casie Marie Photography | Ceremony Venue: Boca Bay Pass Club | Reception Venue: Boca Bay Pass Club | Event Planning: Weber Events | Floral: Blue Pagoda | Wedding Cake: Publix at Cape Haze | Linens: Linens by the Sea | Hair: Jamie Lyn Cintron | Makeup: Jamie Lyn Cintron | DJ: Island Sound | Officiant: Rev. Donald J. Curran | Photo Booth: Complete Weddings and Events | Bride’s Shoes: Jack Rogers | Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddington Way | Veil: David’s Bridal | Submitted via: Matchology | Bridesmaids Robes (similar) | Centerpieces (similar) | Koozies (similar) *This post contains affiliate links.