Sarah & Doug Meade
WHAT THEY DO: Doug Meade, 28, is an aerospace engineer
for Pratt & Whitney, and Sarah, 23, is a registered nurse for
Cleveland Clinic Martin Health.
HOW THEY MET: Like many millennial couples, they found
each other through the comfort of a dating app. After a few
exchanged messages, they met up for tacos, jammed out
to John Mayer in the car, and ended the night at the beach
watching the sunset. Sarah and Doug dated for three weeks
before Sarah went back to the university for her last year of
nursing school and Doug traveled to France for work. They
carried on their romance long distance for roughly a year,
with trips whenever possible to see each other. It wasn’t easy
but their love persevered.
THE PROPOSAL: In September 2020, while on the beach
at the House of Refuge on Hutchinson Island, Doug asked
Sarah to share the rest of their lives together. She said yes!
They celebrated with a steak dinner at the Hutchinson Shores
Resort and Spa restaurant in Jensen Beach.
WHY DID THEY PICK THIS VENUE AND THEME CONCEPT?:
Planning for a simple, yet beautiful wedding, the couple
wanted their guests traveling from out of state to feel like
they were in Florida. At Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens,
surrounded by native plants and palm trees, the Florida effect
was achieved. Guests were able to enjoy the cocktail hour
exploring the grounds of the gardens with a drink in hand.
The couple chose navy and mauve with silver accents for
their wedding colors.
SPECIAL MOMENTS: The bride and her father choreographed
a dance, and their guests were surprised by their dance
moves. It was the perfect thing to kick off their celebration. E
WEDDING DATE - May 29, 2021 | RECEPTION - Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens | EVENT COORDINATOR - Dawn
Martin at Serene Events | PHOTOGRAPHY - Laurie Elise Photography | CATERING - Tutto Fresco | DRINKS - Hop Life
Brewing Company | CAKE BAKER - Publix | DRESS - David’s Bridal | FLORALS - Donna Francavilla
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