A Rustic, Elegant Beach Wedding at Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront in Riviera Beach, Florida

Chara Lastella (28 and works in customer relations) and Ian Sullivan (29 and a teacher) went to high school together but didn't start dating until after college. After a July 4 proposal on the beach, Chara and Ian began planning their seaside wedding day. Chara was determined to incorporate a rustic woodsy aesthetic into their beach nuptials, which she accomplished with plenty of moss, organic wooden accents, hurricane vases and untamed floral arrangements. Chara has always loved lace gowns, and she tried on only four dresses before she found her fit-and-flare style. After a heartfelt ceremony in the sand, the couple's 80 guests made their way to the hotel's nearby deck, just feet from the ocean. —Meghan Overdeep