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An Ivory, Blush and Navy Wedding at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida


                    Lauren Knott (27 and an associate merchant) and Andrew Pritchett’s (26 and in real estate) wedding was completely customized. By

Lauren Knott (27 and an associate merchant) and Andrew Pritchett’s (26 and in real estate) wedding was completely customized. By working closely with planners at Along Came Stephanie, they were able to transform the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort with all their favorite decor. Monogrammed bouquet sashes, hand-cut DIY escort cards shaped like bow ties and elegant duponi silk table runners were all part of the mix. Lauren and Andy also picked out overflowing hydrangea and rose arrangements from Signature Florals, so the flowers would stand out against the hedge-lined space. A chic palette of navy, blush, gold and ivory tied together every detail. The wedding also included two special guests: their pets. Since Remsen and Harley, their golden retrievers, are the couple's "babies," it was no surprise that the pair stopped by for pictures with the happy newlyweds and influenced the wedding favor display. (Each guest took home a DIY jar of Lauren’s grandmother’s Chex Mix-inspired goodies, as well as a few doggie treats.) See all these personalized details as they were beautifully captured by Set Free Photography, below.

Her bridesmaids matched even before the ceremony began. Each woman was prepared for a morning focused on beauty and fun with blue robes, teardrop silver earrings and glasses of champagne.
While the flower arrangements were among the hardest decisions for Lauren and Andy to make, the result was nothing short of classic. They had a trio of white hydrangeas with a hint of pink and blush garden roses on both sides of the aisle. Each one stood atop a glass cylinder vase with white ribbon wrapped around the center like a chic present.
With such a cute palette of navy, blush, gold and ivory, it was almost too hard for Lauren to choose a bridesmaid dress. Eventually, she found a classic chiffon look for every woman: floor-length, pink dresses by Donna Morgan. Each one came with a metallic silver belt that gave them a hint of sparkle.
Instead of handing out programs, Lauren and Andy had all the ceremony information in one spot. A chic black, white and blush sign was placed at the head of the ceremony space. It had the names of those involved in this chic script with ribbon-inspired details along the sides.
For the bridesmaids bouquets, they left the entire design up to Signature Florals. Each one was filled with off-white roses and white peonies for a timeless look. But what made the bouquets extra special were the wraps. Navy bows brought every stem together and included this chic pink monogram so every bridesmaid knew exactly which white bouquet belonged to whom.
Once she decided on the dress, the pros at Bella Bianca Bridal Couture were ready to show her the matching veil. It was designed with white tulle and had the same bold, white trim as her skirt. The accent also fit perfectly into her down, curled hairstyle.
Andy picked out just the right accessories for his bold look. A preppy pink bow tie wrapped around the collar of his white shirt and brought in their palette. This matching white ranunculus boutonniere also accented his lapel.
After a trip to Men's Wearhouse, Andy and his groomsmen were ready for the celebration with dapper navy tuxedos by Tommy Hilfiger. Andy, however, still stood out from the pack. He started the recessional with Lauren in a distinct look that included a pink bow tie and white ranunculus boutonniere.
Lauren and Andy consider their golden retrievers their "babies," so of course they popped up during the wedding. Remsen and Harley were ready for photos in a bow tie collar, cuffs and matching black cuff links and a perfectly groomed coat.
This was no ordinary guest book. Rather than asking guests leaving notes on a poster, card or page, friends and family members signed a fabric square that would eventually be sewn into a quilt.
Their escort cards were all DIY! Lauren cut out all of their 185 blush bow-tie-inspired notes from card stock. Her friend took care of handwriting the guests’ names and table numbers.
The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa's courtyard Bonita Springs, Florida, had plenty of room to execute a gorgeous reception—and Lauren had specific plans on how to fill it. “I knew exactly what I wanted and did not want to veer away from my vision,” Lauren says. “From the centerpieces to the linens to the lighting and beyond, every detail was carefully thought-out.” Lines of cherrywood tables and white linens circled a matching dance floor of neutral tones so every piece of the design seamlessly fit into one another.
Each and every table name represented a location, pet or item that was special to Lauren and Andy. They placed the memories in standing gold frames. "All the guests commented on how much they loved all the personalization and thought we put into every single decoration,” Lauren says.
Lauren and Andy really wanted their tablescapes to make an impact against the lush hedges. So they worked with Signature Florals to design just that. Overflowing arrangements of white and pink hydrangeas as well as blush garden roses lined every blush silk runner along the cherrywood tables.
The couple's reception seating stood out with one simple and chic accent. A gold ampersand hung from pink ribbon between their two chiavari chairs.
Kakes by Karen used a picture Lauren gave them for inspiration and came up with a sweet design. Every layer was decorated in lace-inspired details and ivory fondant. They also had a custom pink monogram topper that matched their monogrammed piping on the smallest tier. Instead of one flavor, Lauren and Andrew picked three. They had lemon, chocolate and carrot cake, separated by either vanilla, caramel or peanut butter buttercream frosting. Yum!
In addition to cake, candy, s'mores and homemade Chex Mix, Lauren and Andy gave out these cute personalized koozies. Each one had a different color and design with just the couple's name and wedding date as a constant.
This celebration was not without a few surprises. Until their reception, Andy had no idea that Kakes by Karen had baked him a coconut and raspberry buttercream groom’s cake that was inspired by the University of Florida’s football team, the Florida Gators.
There were multiple stations set up throughout the reception including a candy bar, a gift table for guests with flip-flops and a s’mores bar that looked almost too good to eat. The marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers were all separated into different compartments in this cute white cabinet so guests could quickly grab ingredients and enjoy their treats.
Guest went home with sweet treats for themselves and their dogs. For the humans, Lauren and her mother made dozens of DIY mason jar favors filled with her grandmother’s Chex Mix-inspired treats. “They were a huge hit and people were taking several jars on their way out,” Lauren says. Of course, they couldn’t forget about their furry friends, so Lauren and Andy also gave out doggie treats as favors.
“I had been growing my hair out for four years in hopes of getting married sooner than what actually happened,” Lauren says. “So I was going to wear it down no matter what.” Inspired by a classic, Southern look, she worked with Meggan Bradley of Ncolor Salon and went with this curled, half-up hairstyle. As for makeup, Meggan kept it light and chic. Lauren looked beautiful as they glided along the dance floor.