These two sleuths met while working for the Avalon Police Department and hit it off immediately. While packing for their first vacation together, our Detective fiancée-to-be Kristen confessed to searching every corner of Matt’s suitcase for something sparkly but found nothing. Little did she know that he did have something sparkly hidden behind his badge, which he revealed as the couple ended a romantic beach stroll while on vacation.
The couple opted for a shore wedding, to show their closest friends and family where their love started. The Avalon Links Restaurant at the Avalon Golf Club was selected because Matt lived off the 14th hole while they dated, and they fell in love with the changing autumn colors throughout the course.
Kristen and Matt prepared for the big day at ICONA Avalon and even returned there for the after-party for the perfect mix of seashore and offshore celebrations. Kristen walked down the aisle at the Links in a beautiful Hayley Paige gown and to-die-for shoes from Badgley Mischka (our favorite shoes this issue!)
The rolling green course of the Avalon Golf Club was perfectly accented with a blush and purple color theme, including floral designs by Blooms. Kristen held a bouquet of white roses and hydrangeas. The bridesmaids, as well as the venue and even the cake, were decked in a mixture of white and blush florals throughout.
Love is sweet, and the couple’s guests were treated to a number of confectionary delights starting with a traditional three-tiered cake created by The Bake Works plus a candy bar and a flowing chocolate fountain with fresh fruit and cookies. And to top off their best day ever, Kristen and Matt nailed their introduction by dancing their way in to the tune of “Cops,” followed by a more romantic first dance to Dave Matthews Band’s “Here On Out.”
To paraphrase Kristen’s advice after reflecting on her shore wedding: It all works out, I promise. You will get that amazing picture, a guest might get a little too intoxicated, but it’s a day you’ve been planning for forever, and goes by in a blink of an eye.
What We Love:
A pop of purple! Once again we see that trend of white flowers accented with greenery, and the rolling greens of the Avalon Golf Club is the perfect accent to the bright color of purple accenting the theme carried throughout the day.
Photos courtesy of Have Heart Photography