An Elegant Wedding with Baby’s Breath and Chic Decor

Bride and groom smiling while the bride holds an all-white bouquet.
Photo: Vanessa Martins Photo Co.

At Florida Atlantic University, Jonathan and Abby crossed paths—him, a football player, and her, a beach volleyball enthusiast. Their story took a romantic turn when Jonathan, inspired by a clever pick-up line, slid into Abby’s Instagram DMs.

Encouraged by his Pastor’s advice on first dates, Jonathan invited Abby to a Starbucks, where they talked for hours, only parting when the café closed. Just as their relationship began to bloom, the pandemic forced them into a long-distance arrangement, challenging them to maintain their connection while pursuing their academic and athletic commitments.

On a warm summer day in 2023, Jonathan planned a heartfelt proposal in his grandparents’ backyard. The day was filled with family and poignant moments, including each family member presenting Abby with a single flower, leading her to Jonathan. Jonathan washed Abby’s feet with water and rose petals in a deeply symbolic act, expressing his love and servant’s heart. The proposal culminated at the dock where Jonathan, in a traditional gesture, knelt and asked Abby to marry him.

On December 8, 2023, Abby and Jonathan exchanged vows. The talented Vanessa Martins Photo Co. was there to capture every precious moment. Abby, radiant in a modern wedding gown and her great-grandmother’s jewelry, met Jonathan for a first look that left him jumping for joy. Their ceremony took place outdoors, against the stunning backdrop of a Tuscany-inspired venue adorned with delicate baby’s breath. 

The decor featured classic black and white elements, including a checkered dance floor. Their cakes were thoughtfully designed, with the main cake garnished with white florals and a groom’s cake that honored Jonathan’s football career. The night ended on a private note with a last dance, followed by a joyous sparkler send-off.

Continue scrolling to see more captures of this heartfelt wedding with baby’s breath and black and white decor.

Congratulations, Abby and Jonathan!

A flatlay with sparkly heels, perfume, "The Night Before" invitation and "The Newlywed Times" program.

The bride smiling while she gets her makeup on.

The groom walking up a spiral staircase.

The bride smiling and hugging one of her bridesmaids in the bridal suite.

The bride smiling while the groom's back is turned before the first look.

The groom jumping in the air when he turns around and sees the bride during the first look.

The groom crying as he hugs the bride after the first look.

The bride and groom posing with the bride holding an all-white bouquet.

The outdoor ceremony space with two baby's breath pillars.

Two flower girls in white dresses walking down the baby's breath lined aisle.

The bride and her father reaching the end of the aisle in front of the groom.

The aisle lined in baby's breath and flower petals with the bride and groom at the altar.

The bride and groom kissing at the altar with two baby's breath pillars.

The bride and groom holding hands walking down the aisle dotted in baby's breath.

A black sign with white lettering that says "Our Favorite People" with the guests table numbers.

The bride and groom holding up their programs that look like newspapers called "The Newlywed Times".

A black-and-white checkered dancefloor with long reception tables covered in baby's breath and gold accents.

Long reception tables covered in baby's breath and gold accents.

The bride and groom kissing at their reception table.

A three-tier white wedding cake with white florals garnishes.

The groom's cake split between a Florida Atlantic University and University West Florida logos.

The bride and groom having a private dance on the black-and-white checkered dance floor.

The bride and groom holding hands while the guests hold sparklers on either side of them.

“An Elegant Wedding with Baby’s Breath and Chic Decor” Spotlight WiH Partner- Photo: Vanessa Martins Photo Co.

Contributing Vendors- D’Vine Grace Vineyard / Her Advocate / Lilies and Co. / Big D Party Rentals / Grace Loves Lace / White Elm Films / DJ Connections / VistaPrint / Makeup by Kristen Farrah / Tease to Please Hair & Makeup

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