Carrie & Mike
Carrie and Mike’s wanted to focus on enjoying an intimate wedding with their family and friends at Siesta Key, Florida. An intimate wedding allowed them to really show their family and friends how much they value and appreciate them throughout the growth of their relationship.
With their love of the beach, they decided to have a boho-themed wedding.
Facing the ocean, the focal point of their set-up was the beautiful wooden archway, decorated with flowers. Next to the archway, were varying sizes of lanterns to light once sunset hit. Rows of wooden chairs were placed on each side of the archway, embellished with macrame. Wooden bowls filled with rocks and empty love bottles added to their beach-themed decor.
As their family and friends gathered together, live steel drums played in the background by a musician, Mike was getting ready, the sun was shining. It was a gorgeous day for a wedding!
Soon after, each of the wedding party began to walk down the aisle, beginning the ceremony. Each of their family member’s walked down the aisle, side-by-side. They all stood, as Carrie and her dad, Jeff walked down the aisle, greeting Mike as they approached the archway. The officiant began, Carrie & Mike took each other’s hand, smiling as they read their vows.
Officiant Vows (Said by both Carrie & Mike):
“With this ring, I give you my heart. I promise from this day forward you shall not walk alone. May my heart be your shelter and my arms be your home.”
“Carrie, I vow the following promises to you today and for the rest of our lives. I promise to be patient, understanding, faithful and honest – to listen, value your opinion and have tough conversations and try not to talk.. no really try!! I promise to continue to work on myself in order to love you better. And work hard to support our love, lifestyle and family. I promise to push you to be your best self everyday and allow you to push me to do the same. To always want the best for you and work to help you achieve your goals. I promise to pursue my own passions to bring back to our relationship. To pursue you and show you love. I look forward to celebrating our good days and all of our special occasions, to filling our home with laughter and goodness – but in turn, I also promise to help process the bad. I promise to continue to go on exciting adventures, Try relaxing vacations and enjoy you as my partner. Ultimately, to have your back and be by your side no matter the situation. To be your confidant, teammate and number 1 fan. I love you today and promise to love you more each day going forward. Also I promise to be a role model to the kids and always treat them like my kids.”
“Michael, I treasure all the ways you make me laugh and your spontaneous ideas. I admire how incredibly hard you work to provide for our family. I value your honesty and genuine nature. I appreciate the way you challenge me to do better, to be better. I love that I can trust you and depend on you to always be there for me. Michael, I choose you to be my husband. My best friend. My partner. I choose to love you, To respect you, To grow with you, To comfort and support you. Michael, I love you for who you are now and the person you are growing to be. I choose you today and every day. I’m ready to take your hand and walk beside you for years of inappropriate comments and grand adventures. I love you.”
Afterwards, their daughter, Shiloh sang to commemorate their ceremony, adding a personable touch to their family-centric wedding.
Afterwards, each member of the family took a little piece of sand and filled the clear love bottle. This symbolizing their coming together as a family. Then, Mike and Carrie sealed their love with a kiss.
As the family celebrated together and took some memorable photos together, dancing to music and relaxing on the beach. As sunset settled in, Mike and Carrie got to enjoy the start to their lovely marriage.
Ceremony By: Tide The Knot Beach Weddings