Alessi + Josh • Floral Bowing Oaks Wedding

February 6, 2019

After a long overseas engagement, this Jacksonville Navy couple enjoyed their dream wedding day at the Bowing Oaks Estate in Jacksonville, Florida. Combining the cozy feel of Old Florida with elegant old world florals inspired by the bride’s French grandmother. Alessi honored each of her grandmothers with a pin on her bouquet from them inspired by their passions- music and butterflies. The hundred year old live oak tree was their ceremony backdrop, which was adorned by Lori Parker Floral Studios in a floral and greenery garland of white roses, crysanthemums, tea tree flowers and eucalyptus. After their first kiss, they walked down the aisle in true Navy tradition beneath a gauntlet of swords held by fellow servicemen, called a “saber arch”. Alessi & Josh’s wedding day was filled with so many unforgettably beautiful details and moments, and I wish these two a life long journey of love and blessings in their marriage.

“We look at each other and we smile that smile. Like a secret we share we both know we’ve found what the whole world is searching for ”

— J.M. Storm

Outdoor Wedding Venue Bowing Oaks Plantation
Photographer Shaina DeCiryan
Videographer Ricker Films (Grace Ricker)
Wedding Planner Katy Turchich & Lauren Reeser of Coastal Coordinating
Makeup Artist Sarina Durden Beauty
Hair Stylist Wedding Hair by Heather
Floral Design Lori Parker Floral Studios
Catering & Cake Chef Hope of d’Vine Cuisine
Bridal Boutique Love, A Bridal Boutique
Wedding Gown Essense of Australia
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