The hunt for the becoming of Andrea and Jesse’s dream fairytale wedding did not come easy but it turned out utterly classic. The challenge of finding places with medieval vintage feels and meticulous interiors of the church and reception venue was worth every push. Timeless black and white getup of the entourage was a perfect combo as these colors never go out-of-date. Just as this couple’s love for each other — it lasts. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Fulton!
It all began sophomore year 2007 at the University of Florida Sig Ep fraternity house party. We were inseparable all night and not too long after we started dating. During undergrad, we were fortunate enough to study abroad together for a semester in Madrid, Spain for 6 months. During that time we travelled to over 10 countries together including Paris, France for Valentine’s Day, Dublin, Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day, and Milan, Italy for Easter just to name a few of the highlights. We both have a love for travel and that experience was an unforgettable lifetime experience that we were able to share together.
We Are A Perfect Match
We both graduated from UF with Finance degrees in 2010. I went on to pursue my Masters in Accounting in Miami and Jesse took a year off of school to study for the LSAT. He got accepted to Stetson University Law School in St. Petersburg, FL. We did long distance for a year which made us realize we couldn’t be a part from each other. I moved up to St. Pete the next year leaving family and friends behind, but it was the best decision I made. We were not in a rush to get married as I wanted him to take his time and finish school. He didn’t waste much time though once he graduated.
A week later after graduation we got engaged in Atlantis on Paradise Island, Bahamas on May 24, 2014. Atlantis has always been a favorite destination of ours and now it will be a special place to us forever. We have been together for almost 8 years now and I can’t wait to spend forever with my best friend and love of my life.
The Planning Process
We are both from the South Florida area so we were looking anywhere between West Palm Beach and Miami. We found our Reception Venue first and then the Church. We were living in St. Pete at the time we were searching for venues so we had to schedule all of our appointments on the weekends. We scheduled 4 appointments back to back in Miami. One of our appointments ran over time so we thought we were going to have to cancel the appointment to the Westin Colonnade but we were able to stop in for 15 minutes just to take a peak.
Boy were we so glad we stopped in because we were in awe when we saw the Grand Rotunda Ballroom. We fell in love at first glance and could picture our wedding there immediately. The ballroom was two stories high with a fountain in the middle. There wasn’t anything about it that we didn’t like so there was no question that this was it. We were then on the hunt to find a church near the venue and immediately fell in love with Plymouth Congregation Church as it resembled a castle and had an old medieval vintage type feel to it.
Everything just felt so magical at both of our venues and I was able to envision a fairytale wedding that I had always dreamed of.
Our Wedding Video
Photographer: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc
Pre Ceremony Location: The Biltmore Hotel
Apparel: Bellissima Bride
Band: Euphoria Band
Floral Designer: J. Adan Event Inc.
Cinema and Video: Jeff Kolodny Photography Inc.
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: JoS. A Bank
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Linens and Coverings: Over The Top
Photo Booth Equipment: Photomingle
Ceremony Location: Plymouth Congregational Church
Bridesmaid Store: The Dessy Group
Reception Venue: The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables
Event Planner: Weddings by Bailey