We are so very excited to be sharing todays real wedding with you that was photographed by an Outside Bride favourite Laura Palacios. Set on the sandy shores of Fort Lauderdale, Brandi and Greger’s wedding is brimming with a boho meets tropical style. We are just a little bit in love with the bold tropical leaves and white orchids in their styling! Read on to find out more about this awesome couple and their special day…
Tell us a little bit about how you met and your proposal story…
Greger is from Sweden and myself from Minnesota but we had both moved to Dallas, TX and met one another at a Wine Bar.
On Greger’s birthday we took a boat out just the two of us along with our little Golden-doodle. We were cruising on the rocky waves when he stopped the boat as we both reflected on the beautiful coastline and the amazing life we had recently started in Fort Lauderdale. Then he got down on one knee and popped the question! I was in utter shock!! I didn’t see that coming whatsoever! 🙂
Tell us about what you wore…
My dress was “Hollie” by Grace Love Lace. It was very “beachy”, delicate, lightweight, and was a perfect beach wedding dress. This was accompanied by gorgeous jewellery designed by my dear friend Jessica Martinex who has her own line called Jisika Jewellery. I did all of my own hair and make-up as I like simplicity.
Greger wore a tan linen suit by Ralph Lauren.
What was your ceremony like?
Our ceremony was held on the Conrad Hilton Hotel Beach, Fort Lauderdale. We had our dear friend, Gunnar Peters, marry us and had readings from my sister Taylor and Gregers brother Frank.
Where was your reception held?
Our reception was held at Wine + Garden, Fort Lauderdale. They did everything for us and were truly amazing. The Wine + Garden is very green lush romantic setting with teak wood tables, tropical plants and outdoor chandelier lighting.
What was your cake like?
We had a modern white frosted cake with orchid decor with a fun surprise on the backside (our golden-doodle peaking out)
What about entertainment?
Live performer from one of our favorite pizza bars called Vincent’s in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
Did you work towards a set wedding budget? And if so where did you save and splurge?
Yes. We had a budget of $10,000. We splurged on our gorgeous wedding flowers, the photographer and our attire.
What are your top tips for other couples getting married outdoors?
Be adaptable! Always have a backup plan!!
We are totally in love with Brandi and Gregers relaxed beach style and it is clear as day how much love they both have for each other. We would like to thank Laura Palacios for sharing this special day with us!
Ceremony Venue Conrad Hilton Hotel
Evening Venue Wine + Garden
Dress Grace Loves Lace
Grooms attire Ralph Lauren
Photographer Laura Palacios
Accessories Jisika Jewelry