On a vacation to Florida, Rob proposed to Dresden as they were walking on the beach, wearing matching t-shirts (that had something to do with pickles, if that gives you any indication how much fun these two are!). They were first set up by Rob’s cousin, and the rest is history. Coming all the way from Alabama (and farther!), family and friends celebrated at Dresden’s aunt’s unique private estate, Camp Clay. Acres of antiques, chicken coops, cabins, towering trees, breathtaking views of Puget Sound, waterfalls, arcade games, ponds, life-sized chess sets and alligators awaited the guests after their long journey to this fabulous destination wedding, planned by Karen Kaforey of Signature Events, Inc. I will never forget the saying of the day, which seemed to apply to everything (good or bad!), “Well bless their little baby heart!” in quite the southern drawl. We loved it, and by the end of the day we even picked up on the accent ourselves so we could fit right in (or so we thought…)! And Dresden and Rob should pat themselves on the backs- I’ve NEVER seen such a brawl over the bouquet in my life! (let’s just say that we should ALL wear panties AND dreses with straps when attending social functions!!). There were surprises around each corner- from couture dress designer Romona Keveza signing a personal note on the inside of Dresden’s dress, her walk down the aisle with her dad just like they did on The Monkees (that show in the 60’s, remember?), the bagpipers, the special dump truck cake just for their son, and even the tastefully decorated classic getaway car (which of course they just drove around the driveway for the thrill of it- there was NO way they were going to leave their party early!).
Venue: Camp Clay, Whidbey Island (private)
Event Designer: Karen Kaforey, Signature Events, Inc.
Dress: Romona Keveza at B. Hughes Bridal Formal
Flowers: Mary Fisher with Cultus Bay Nursery
Catering: Tim with Island Catering
Cake: JW Desserts
Video: Bogle Productions