A Romantic, Timeless Wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples in Naples, Florida

Chelsea Redeker (26 and in human resources) and J.R. Redeker’s (28 and in commercial real estate) wedding was filled with romantic decor and elegant florals, but what stood out was her gorgeous ball gown. The team at Vera Wang dressed Chelsea for their simple church ceremony in a strapless white ball gown with whimsical tiers of organza and an unexpected ivory detail on the front. “It was classic yet modern and sophisticated, which is exactly what I wanted for my overall look,” Chelsea says. Her chapel-length veil cascaded over the floor of their ceremony as she carried a romantic bouquet of white roses and blush peonies from Grace Lakes Florist. After the couple exchanged vows, they made their exit in a white Rolls-Royce and joined their 121 guests at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples for the reception. The venue’s florist designed tall arrangements of peonies, roses and hydrangeas in the couple’s pink and white wedding colors for each table, as floating candles surrounded its vase. Another standout detail was their five-tier round wedding cake. The venue’s pastry chef baked an ivory and gold confection with quilted designs or simple piped detailing along each tier. After a few bites and dancing to the band Pangea, Chelsea and J.R. treated their guests to a candy bar, mini cupcakes, short-rib sliders and a photo booth on the balcony. Tonya Malay Photography captured every moment, below. Chelsea shares a tip: “Be in the moment. You won't believe how fast the day goes, so make sure to take it all in.”