Love Story: Kelsey & Chad

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We sat down with another beautiful Wonderland bride to get her love story. Meet Kelsey & Chadwick, who were married April 13th, 2017 at The Addison in Boca Raton.

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When and how did you meet?

Chad and I met November 11th, 2015 thanks to my cousin, and a monkey. My cousin, who worked with Chad, thought we would be a good match. To get me to come by the office and meet him, my cousin invited me to come see the new office pet…a kinkajou. When I arrived, who was holding the kinkajou? My future husband!

How long did you date before he popped the question?

Chad and I started dating January 2nd 2016 and he proposed 11 months later on October 23rd.

How did he propose?

To say Chad knows me well is an understatement. He knew I would be so wrapped up in planning his 30th birthday, that I would not notice he was actually planning our engagement for the same day. I thought I was surprising him by taking him to one of our favorite spots in Palm Beach, but when we arrived at Bethesda-by-the-Sea (a church with beautiful grounds) he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.     ]

Where were you married and how did you pick the place?

We were married at The Addison in Boca Raton, Florida. The moment we pulled up to this venue, we felt so at peace (which is a rare feeling when you’re planning a wedding in 5 months!). We instantly knew we wanted to get married there.

What theme and/or colors have you chosen for your wedding and why?

Because our wedding was in Spring, we stuck with blush pinks and succulent greens. And while we didn’t have a theme, we were married under two large Banyan trees in the Addison courtyard and the image of trees carried through our wedding on our invitations and favors.

Where did you go for your honeymoon?

We went to St. Lucia and stayed at the Sandals La Toc resort. We loved it!!

Why did you chose Wonderland Bridal for your dream dress?

My sister found Wonderland Bridal on theKnot.com and read the rave reviews. Sure enough, I found my dress at Wonderland Bridal on the first try and never had to look anywhere else!

Share your experience about your time with Wonderland Bridal.

Coming from a Hispanic background, its rare to travel anywhere without a large group of family members in tow. When I came to Wonderland Bridal I had my sister, mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, cousin, and aunt with me. Even with such a big, feisty group, Wonderland Bridal gave us a VIP experience! We had mimosas and enjoyed ourselves so much!

What was the best part of your wedding day?

The best part of my wedding day was seeing Chad at the end of the aisle and knowing that when we walk back down the aisle together, we never have to be apart again.

Any advice to future couples currently planning a wedding?

Start from the end and work your way back! Think about what is most important to you and your fiancé, write it down and strive to make decisions with those priorities in mind. 

Photos by Two Cents Photography

Vendors…

  1. Flowers: Ana Trujilo
  2. Cake: Publix
  3. Catering: The Addison
  4. Entertainment: Custom DJ Services
  5. Invitations: Minted
  6. Wedding Planner:
  7. Hair: Carolyn Jones Hair and Makeup
  8. Make Up: Carolyn Jones Hair and Makeup
  9. Videographer: Two Cents Photography

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