What’s better than a beach wedding? A beach wedding for a professional wedding planner! Alex, the owner of Vision in White Events, got married to the love of her life Lyle at the beautiful Ponte Vedra Lodge & Club in Florida. This wedding has all the elegant and beachy vibes you could hope for from a Florida wedding, keep reading to see all the gorgeous details!
The beginning to any great wedding day is, of course, getting ready! To kick off the getting ready process, gorgeous bride Alex and her lovely bridesmaids had their hair and makeup done by Leslie Anne Aesthetics. Alex wore a stunning half-up half-down braided hairstyle for her wedding day, complete with soft curls and a dazzling diamond and pearl hair accessory.
Post hair and make up, pre ceremony these lovely ladies got to relax in the most adorable outfits! Who doesn’t love silk pajamas and fun socks?!
Cheers to the future Mrs. McClard!
Alex wore this stunning aline gown with a v-neckline and elegant shoulder straps. The dress also had a beautiful flowing train and tool cape, adding to the romantic beachy feel of the wedding.
Alex’s bridesmaids wore seaglass colored, floor length, dresses that perfectly complimented their bride.
Almost time for the first look! Alex and her mother shared this special moment when helping her put on her wedding dress.
Of course the pups had to make an appearance in the bridal suite too! Their mom is getting married!
Alex’s gorgeous bouquet brought in stunning pinks and oranges into her seaglass and ivory color scheme. These pops of color looked absolutely brilliant against the blue and sage tones of the wedding. All florals for the wedding were provided by Fresh by CarryAnn.
Then it was Lyle’s time to get ready. Lyle wore a light grey suit complete with a matching seaglass green tie and pocket square. The groom also wore brown leather shoes, which provided a nice contrast to the grey tone of the suit.
Lyle and his mother sharing the sweet moment of putting on his boutonnière for his special day.
Before the ceremony, Alex and Lyle chose to have an intimate first look between the two of them. This special moment took place in the beautiful Ponte Vedra Lodge & Club courtyard, where the ceremony would be held later that day. This groom was clearly eager to see his gorgeous bride for the first time!
With Lyle’s back to her, Alex made her way to her groom, looking breathtaking in her wedding dress. Someone seems excited!
It was nothing but joy when Alex and Lyle saw each other for the first time.
Bride and Groom Photos
Alex and Lyle decided to take advantage of their destination wedding and capture some pictures on the beach! These two are truly stunning. The pictures didn’t stop on the beach though, the couple also got amazing photos on the grounds of the gorgeous Ponte Vedra Lodge & Club and surrounding areas.
We still cannot get over just how gorgeous Alex looked on her wedding day. This picture beautifully highlights the brides tool cape, which looked simply beautiful flowing in the sea breeze.
Even the pups dressed up for the special event, sporting suit jacket harnesses which also featured a seaglass tie! Does it get any more adorable than this?
The stunning Mr. and Mrs. McClard!
The sweetest details never go unnoticed. Peep how Alex’s dress was lined with stunning buttons along the back, adding more to the already elegant silhouette.
Wedding Party and Family Photos
After the bride and groom got all of their dreamy photos together before the ceremony, it was the wedding party and close family’s turn to pose for the camera. Look at these gorgeous ladies!! Alex and her beautiful bridesmaids looked wonderful in their dresses and coordinating bouquets.
Lyle and his groomsmen wore matching light grey suits and seaglass pocket squares. The group sported white spray roses, while Lyle wore a peach ranunculus. This made for a great balance of contrasting textures and colors.
Alex and Lyle got both of their families together to take this wonderful photo with the waves crashing behind them.
Wedding Ceremony Details
With a stunning sandy beach background, Alex and Lyle had no shortage of beauty at their intimate wedding ceremony. Take a look at some of these stunning details!
The couple chose to add lots of greenery and color to their ceremony space, adding beautiful blush pinks and whites.
Every detail of the ceremony was picture perfect, including the couple’s furry babies! One of the couple’s dogs, Winnie, even wore her own flower collar!
Wedding Ceremony Highlights
With everything in place, the time came for Alex and Lyle to get married! The soon to be McClards held an intimate ceremony on a gorgeous October day in front of twenty-six of their closest friends and family. Lyle smiled brightly to guests as he made his way down the aisle to “Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie.
In a fun twist, Lyle’s nephew decided he would surprise the couple by being the flower boy. He wore a fanny pack and proudly scattered rose petals as he made his way down the aisle.
Then it was time for the bridesmaids to head down the aisle, but they couldn’t forget the couple’s fur babies! Each of Alex’s bridesmaids walked a pup down the aisle.
And then it was time for the main event! Beautiful bride Alex made her way down the aisle with her father by her side. Alex grinned radiantly at her groom and guests the whole time.
The moment that Lyle saw his stunning bride walking down the aisle was truly special.
The two exchanged vows in front of those that matter most to them.
You may now kiss the bride! Alex and Lyle shared their dreamy first kiss as husband and wife!
The newly weds then made their way down the aisle for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. McClard.
Wedding Reception Details
After the ceremony, guests were invited to enjoy a cocktail hour and reception with the couple. Take a look at all of the creative and beautiful details that made this beach wedding even dreamier.
A seating chart made from a rendering of what the dinner table would look like showed the guests where they would be sitting for their meal.
This bar puts the “tail” in cocktail hour. Alex and Lyle paid tribute to their dogs by featuring a bar themed around their pups. Charlie’s bar was stocked with Lou’s beer and Winnie’s wine! Does it get any cuter than this?
At cocktail hour, guests also enjoyed champagne with the couple’s dogs featured in the drink. This detail featured the wedding date, a picture of the three pups, and the caption, “We do, too!”
The cocktail hour had delicious appetizers for the guests to enjoy including a Nashville representation with hot chicken and waffles and Florida representation with bacon wrapped shrimp. Yum!
This cake topper is sure to steal your heart! It featured adorable renditions of Alex, Lyle, and their pups Lou, Winnie, and Charlie. The cake itself was also stunning, with a gradient of green and white frosting and delicate flecks of gold.
Alex and Lyle had an entry table set up for guests featuring pictures of the couple, as well as a picture keepsake matching their invitations that also doubled as the pair’s guest book!
Alex and Lyle’s dinner table was set with gorgeous beachy details. The couple had a stunning ratan charger and green plate for their guests, topped with a beige napkin tied into a knot. The place setting was complete with a menu, an actual seaglass seating card and an elegant fresh orchid.
The table was filled with beautiful seaglass colored tapered candles and floral center pieces. The flowers incorporated many statement colors such as coral, pink, blush, plum and white, creating a truly eye catching table.
Along the posts of the awning, beautiful flowing flowers were hung. This pop of greenery and color added the couple’s personality to the white awning and also gave the space and even beachier feel.
Wedding Reception Highlights
This reception was filled with beautiful speeches, gorgeous details, and a little bit of dancing. Keep scrolling to see how this fun couple ended their night.
Can we all agree they enjoyed the cake? This gorgeous one-tier cake was provided by Cakes + Co.
What a beautiful sun set on this perfect beach scene, the couple and their guests sat down to enjoy a nice meal together and listen to speeches!
Alex’s father was first up to give a speech, providing many laughs and sweet memories for the group about his lovely daughter and new son-in-law.
Alex’s Maid of Honor Ashley giving her speech to the lovely couple!
Lyle’s father closed out the speeches, toasting to the happy couple.
After the speeches, the couple began their first dance. Mr. and Mrs. McClard had their first dance as husband and wife to the song “Old Love Feels New” by Chris Young, while they held each other sweetly.
Alex and her dad shared their special Father & Daughter dance to “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion.
Lyle and his mother to take to the dance floor for their Mother & Son dance to, “Mother Like Mine” by The Band Perry.
Now it’s time to BOOGIE! This group truly knows how to bust a move.
Alex and Lyle held each other close on the dance floor and soaked up their special day as the night wound down.
Alex and Lyle, it was so special sharing in your special day. Your team at Vision in White wishes you both nothing but happiness and joy as you embark on your new life as husband and wife. Cheers to the McClards!
Venue – Ponte Vedra Lodge & Club
Cupcakes & Cake – AlleyCakes & Cakes + Co
Florist – Fresh by CarryAnn
Photo / Video – John Myers Photography
DJ – A-1 Majestic Sound
Hair / Makeup – Leslie Anne Aesthetics
Officiant – Sensational Ceremonies
Rentals – BBJ Linen, Please Be Seated, Curated Events & Event Works Rentals
Caterer / Bartender – Ponte Vedra Lodge & Club
Wedding Planner – Vision in White Events | Alex McClard/Logan Koty