{Real Weddings} Meredith & Joe's Ritz Carlton Beach Resort Wedding

We have yet another wedding photographed by the talented Tonya Malay Photography, that is so gorgeous to look upon.  From the beautiful couple, to the setting and the special touches seen throughout, it's a dream wedding without question. 

Tonya Malay Photography, at least I consider to be, is a friend of the blog.  I've featured a good number of weddings and styled shoots she has photographed.  She seems to always be at the most beautiful beach resort weddings, and I can guarantee she is beaming at each and every event.  The locations are stunning, and oh does she capture the most beautiful sunsets!  It's easy to see why couples choose her to shoot their weddings.  

Tonya describes a bit about Meredith & Joe's story, and how they picked the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort as their wedding's destination:
Meredith and Joe are from Brentwood, Missouri and chose the elegant Ritz Carlton Beach Resort in Naples Florida for their destination wedding. Meredith and Joe wanted their friends and family to enjoy a Memorial weekend getaway and chose the Ritz because of the beautiful beaches and the reputed Ritz superior customer service that was important to them for their wedding day. Meredith is an administrative assistant for an IT Consulting Firm, and Joe is a Portfolio Analyst for US Bank. They met through mutual friends at their favorite Irish Pub, and have been together ever since!

Without further ado, I now present to you Meredith & Joe's wedding, captured beautifully by Tonya Malay Photography:

Just gorgeous! Meredith & Joe make such a stunning couple, overflowing with joy and bliss.  I love Meredith's style, both in her hair and her choice of dress. I LOVE, Love, love both the choice of color palette & the bold striped patterns, as seen in the bouquets and Joe's boutonniere.  The other thing I love is the subtle nude/champagne bridesmaid dresses with their bouquets wrapped with pink striped ribbon, and then the groomsmen's pin striped suits with pink ties-somebody knew how to play with colors and patterns, which is awesome

The reception is really idyllic for a beach resort with all the simple touches. To start with, the wooden floors, shuttered windows, gold Chiavari chairs & simple linens make for a great place to start.  Adding the lanterns as centerpieces keeps the tablescape simple, yet plays up the beach theme.  I love the sand dollars as escort cards as well.

Many thanks again to Tonya Malay Photography for submitting your work our way! 

Submitted via Two Bright Lights


  1. This is so beautiful! Love the bridesmaids' dresses & the choice of flowers!

  2. Thank you so much for featuring our images of Joe and Meredith's wedding! I'm in love with the feature!
    Tonya Malay Photography


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