Boho Luxe Largo Resort Wedding
Katherine and Zach’s Largo Resort Wedding was remarkably special–much like the sweet newlyweds themselves. Katherine was THE most organized bride! All throughout the planning process, she was so on top of it, so incredibly beautiful, and equally sweet and kind. Zach is paired perfectly with her: a teddy bear heart who so clearly is head over heels for his special girl!
Their wedding day vibe was high end bohemian. If that’s not a thing, they certainly made it one now! 😉 It was extremely classy and elegant, yet bohemian and warm. Their celebration was a gathering of a very intimate group. Surrounded by the closest of friends/family, Katherine and Zach’s day was such a treat. We are honored beyond measure to share their day and their story with you. Straight from the gorgeous new Mrs. herself, Katherine shares all the details below.
Tell us about you two!
“Zach and I met in 2014 while working at the same bar in Des Moines, Iowa. We were friends for a bit before we decided to go on a date. Zach is so easy to love. We both knew soon after we started dating that we wanted to spend our lives together.”
What made you decide on a Largo Resort Wedding?
“It was our dream to have a small wedding that was also an adventurous and fun vacation for our friends and family. The whole goal was to spend quality time with each one of our guests and make memories all together as a big family.”
How did you want your guests to feel on your wedding day?
“We definitely wanted our guests to have fun, feel taken care of and share a meaningful experience with us!”
What was the best part of your wedding day?
“Every moment. I wouldn’t change a single thing because my memories of this day are so precious to me.
Some good moments to mention that make me smile:
-When Olivia arrived at the venue, and I could turn my phone on silent and just be the bride, truly.
-Getting ready with my mom, sister, and my two brothers. In lieu of booze and loud music, my brother made a pot of coffee. We sat on the couch while I got my hair done reminiscing about childhood and laughing… totally my family. (Don’t worry there was booze and loud music later).
-Dancing and laughing with Zach through our first look photos.
-Crying and laughing with Zach through our vows.
-Our ceremony was a surprise to us. My best friend wrote the script and my brother did a reading. It was beautiful and very meaningful.
-Everyone’s speeches at dinner and at the rehearsal dinner. I was moved to tears over and over.
-Having memories of my Dad included throughout the wedding. I was touched that he was included and honored by so many.
-Dancing barefoot on the beach.
-Sitting by the pool at the end of the night like a happy mermaid watching all my favorite people laugh and smile.”
Your wedding day look was show stopping! Who designed your wedding dress? Where was it purchased?
My dress was Martina Liana from One & Only Bridal in Orlando. I went to O&O to check out a Martina trunk show. My wedding dress was the first dress I pulled and first dress I tried on that day. I have a very good sense of what I like and what I don’t like. As soon as I tried this dress, I knew I was off the dress market.
Any advice to share for currently engaged couples?
“The climate for planning weddings is so different now than it was even a few years ago. And it’s constantly changing! Have grace with yourself and others. If you can figure out your taste and go with your gut, decision making will be so much easier. Lastly, try not to get caught up in the little details. Hire someone to do that. If you and your spouse are relaxed and having the happiest day ever, your guests will feed off of that joyful energy. You set the tone.”
Katherine and Zach, we send immense gratitude in choosing us to journey toward your big day with you. You are both so special, and your dreamy day reflected your warm hearts so beautifully. It was an honor to be a part of it. We send endless congratulations, many cheers, and tons of hugs for your happily ever after ahead! <3
Love & Light,