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I absolutely love this simple and sweet wedding! The couple held their wedding on a boat in an intimate ceremony. There's something so romantic about getting married on a boat, isn't there? The couple chose to focus on the people and the meaning behind the day instead of small, unnecessary details and the result is still fabulous. I hope you enjoy this sweet wedding! xoxo Jessica 

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Amanda + Jay

December 4th, 2013

Naples, FL | Sweet Liberty -Catamaran Sail Boat


What was your wedding budget?

My budget was $10,000, including the honeymoon! We spent about $6k on the wedding.


$1,000 -Ceremony venue

$1,000 -Dinner reception

$1,000 -Dress

$700 -Flowers

$200 -Hair and make up

$150 -Cake

$1000 -Photographer

$200 -Invitations and calligrapher

$700 -Miscellaneous- favors, decorations, gifts

$4000 -Honeymoon



How many guests did you have?




What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?


The ceremony aboard a catamaran sail boat was definitely unique and our guests loved every minute of it. I made the favors- personalized M&Ms in a mini jar.


What was the biggest thing you did to save money?


I chose what was most important to me to spend money on. I wanted a good photographer and a nice honeymoon. The photographer was important because the pictures are what you have left after everything is over. It is important to find a photographer with pictures in their portfolio that you love. It was also important to me to have a nice honeymoon after the wedding.


What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?


Don’t worry about the small details so much, no one will notice but you. Everything will turn out perfectly.


What was your biggest splurge?


The honeymoon, I think it is so important to spend that time together as a married couple after the wedding. The honeymoon was at Couples Swept Away in Negril, Jamaica.


What was your favorite detail?


My favorite detail was my bouquet I went back and forth on what type of flowers I wanted. I changed the bouquet last minute and it turned out gorgeous. I was going to do yellow and white flowers but I’m glad I added in more color.


What is the most memorable moment of your day?


The emotions of saying I Do and being announced as married is unbelievable.


Please also include a list of all your vendors including any website links.


Ceremony- Sweet Liberty Catamaran Sail Boat  //  Dinner reception- Roy’s Restaurant  //  Photographer- Brooke Price Photography  //  Hair and Makeup- Hope Artistry  //  Florist- Naples Flowers, Inc  //   Cake- Mikkelsen’s Pastry Shop  //  Invitations- Minted  //  Dress- Shelly’s Bridal




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  • Monique

    (also booked at Couples Swept Away for my honeymoon in 2015!!!)

  • Kate Martine

    So romantic, intimate and scenic, yet elegant . All the important details covered beautifully! Fantastic wedding!

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