Kelli and Stephen's Cool, Classic New Year's Wedding

New Year’s Day now has an even more special meaning for this couple! Kelli and Stephen shared their vows and celebrated their love on this fun holiday, and now they will start every year reminded of the sweet marriage they share together. The Royal Palms provided the perfect atmosphere for this joyous day and both Kelli and Stephen were surrounded by their favorite people. As Stephen helped his kids put the finishing touches on their outfits, Kelli’s sister buttoned up Kelli’s dress and sent her off to meet Stephen at the reflecting pool. Their sweet first looked turned into a spontaneous dance on the patio.

The ceremony space was covered in petals and the fireplace was adorned with gorgeous white flowers and sprawling greenery. Candles were placed at the base, providing a romantic setting for the ceremony. Guests were greeted with prickly pear margaritas before they signed the guest book and took their seats. There was an excitement in the air as Kelli made her way down the aisle to Stephen and everyone watched as they said their vows. Their siblings shared touching readings as part of the ceremony and before they knew it, Stephen and Kelli were pronounced husband and wife!

Cocktail hour ensued on the patio and everyone sipped cocktails as the sun started to set over the property. The soft sounds of guitar and saxophone filled the patio and added to the elegant vibe of the cocktail hour. Down the steps, dinner was set on long tables topped with gorgeous garlands designed by Lux Florist. The pops of cranberry throughout the green and white was the perfect festive and classic touch. Enveloping the lawn, a tent made out of twinkle lights lit up the space and created a dreamy ambience for the night.

Kelli and Stephen made their grand entrance and went right into their first dance before they were seated for dinner. Their friends and family gave funny and heartwarming toasts and the whole group raised a glass to the bride and groom. Stephen and his daughter shared a sweet dance before opening up the dance floor! As a surprise for their guests, they included a gender reveal cake in addition to the traditional cake cutting, revealing that they are expecting a little boy! Everyone cheered and it was the perfect end to an amazing night!


Venue: Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Photographer: Elyse Hall

Florist: Lux

Light Tent: The Event Co.

Hair and Makeup: Makiaj

Linens: La Tavola

Paper: Celebrations in Paper

Cake: ABakeShop

Music: The Lucky Devils

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