You may be thinking to yourself…. “sellllfffff…. why did Julie have two pairs of shoes?!?” PS. are you KIDDING me with these?!

OHHHHH… THAT’S WHY!!!! Julie was a two-dress bride!Β  I love when brides have a reception dress… nice to switch things up and not have that heavy/long dress to mess withΒ  all night while dancing it up!Β  Oh, side note… in my OH SO humble opinion… her ceremony dress was THE perfect beach wedding dress! It seems that Maggie Sottero has an entire line of destination dresses for such the occasion πŸ™‚ I’ve seen brides get married on the beach in full sized traditional dresses and while it may seem cool in the comfort of the bridal boutique… that thing is VERY thick, full of tons of layers, quite heavy and not breathable. SOOOO… just keep that in mind when planning your wedding day attire πŸ˜‰


Meanwhile… πŸ˜‰

Julie has THE best smile. EVER!

GORGEOUS! Seriously, you’re stunning Julie πŸ™‚

The men ain’t too bad either! (Did I really just say “ain’t”?! What is happening to me?!) The man on the right… that’s his best man… also his dad. You don’t see that very often (I can think of maybe twice?). I love that. Don’t you?

Julie’s dad rocked. Big time.

Final prayer before being announced as husband and wife… πŸ™‚

Michael… I ADORE your love of life and spontaneity!

Every beach wedding should include two things: 1. sunglasses

2. jumping πŸ™‚ What’s a destination wedding without the cliche jump in front of the beach shot?! When I counted to three to get them to jump, Mike jumped at the same time so that people knew their timing. It works very well. πŸ™‚Β  After I picked out the blog images he came over to check out what I’d selected… “Mike, this is great angle with interesting light…” His response, “Thanks… I took it while jumping” WHAT??!!? MAJOR bonus points for that move. PS. Adam, you’re fun! πŸ™‚

LOVE this πŸ˜€ Such great expressions!


Please use this as your thank you card. πŸ™‚ I’m a HUGE fan of it.


Julie with her sisters. πŸ˜€

SUCH a fantastic party!

Yes, your eyes are not playing tricks on you… that’s the groom’s dad in his arms with a tie around his head…. πŸ˜€ Not hard to see why he was the best man!

MANNNNN OHHHH MANNNNNN!!!!!! You two SO rock πŸ˜€

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makeup | Dani
florist | The Garden District
reception venue | La Playa Resort
band | Double Dare
dress | 1: Maggie Sottero β€’ 2: BCBG
bridesmaid dresses | Liz Fields


their songs:

first dance: “How Sweet It Is” – Michael Buble
father/daughter, mother/son dance: “My Wish”
processional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
recessional: “I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz



What was the most memorable moment of your day?
julie: Seeing Michael cry as I walked down the aisle and during the entire ceremony (note: he never cries – especially in front of all his family and friends).Β  Also, I loved my dad’s “Piano Man” and how it got everyone up and involved.Β  That was a surprise! Β 
michael: Piano Man

What was your favorite detail?
julie: I loved my dresses and shoes (both!).Β  I also liked how the sand dollar place settings turned out that I seriously spent hours making.
michael: The flower shoulder strap on Julie’s dress

Any advice for future bride/grooms?
julie: Figure out what is most important to you and spend the most money from your budget on those things.Β  Also, get married somewhere that’s already beautiful!Β  It saves you money on decorations, flowers, etc.Β  And… hire Bobbi + Mike!
michael: Choose the right person

Funniest memory from your wedding day?
julie: Adam’s moves on the dance floor (the 6′ 6″ groomsman)! Life of the party!
michael: Adam picking up my dad on the dance floor

If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
julie: Not anything in particularΒ  It would have been nice to have more time with everyone though.
michael: Get better tasting cigars (more than the $1 ones we had from KMart)

What was your favorite wedding purchase?
julie: Bobbi and Mike, of course!Β  Also… our food selections.
michael: The wedding location, La Playa.


You can tell Mikey and I are a couple of Midwesterners…. we were a bittttt red at the end of the day πŸ˜‰


What was our favorite part of the day?
THE DADS!!!!! 1) Watching the relationship that Julie’s dad had with his girls was incredible. a) crying while watching the slideshow. b) holding back the tears right before the walk down the aisle. c) the father/daughter dance… AYKM?! d) during his speech he mentioned how long everyone there had been married. Both sets of grandparents (Julie’s and Michaels) had been married for over 60 years. There were absolutey no divorces in this entire family.Β  e) THE BEST… when he surprised everyone at the grand piano with “Piano Man” and ALL of the guests sang with him. 2) LOVED that Michael picked HIS dad as his best man. The speech he gave was so genuine. “People said to me, ‘well, that’s different that Michael picked you to be his best man… were you surprised?’ No… We’ve always been best friends, who else would he pick?!” 3) Adam, a groomsmen, cracked me up ALLLL day! especially on the dance floor. 4) dancing it up to a little Britney Spears with the bridesmaids. 5) RIGHT before Michael and Julie were announced (as in the band was saying… “and now introduuuucing….” Michael said, “JUMP ON MY BACK!” she did…. and off they went. Michael is the KING of spontanaity πŸ™‚
he’s gone again πŸ™ It seems that I like to blog when he’s not around so that I can fully focus… πŸ™ Mike, from now on… you have to send me your faves RIGHT after the wedding. Deal? deal!


~bobbi+mikeΒ  ❗ + ❓


I went shopping FOR Mike WITHOUT Mike for the first time ever! I was so nervous.Β  He needed a new suit for shooting a destination wedding. I’d say that after seeing the results… I rocked this out!!!! I’m OBSESSED with seeing him in it! Because it’s so much more light weight… he’s worn it to nearly every wedding since. I can’t take my eyes off of his hotness. Seriously, this man is CUTE!

Three guesses for what I was saying here? ….and the first two guesses don’t count πŸ˜‰

HA! Even Renee, the singer of the band, couldn’t resist her some Mike πŸ˜‰ Actually… she was just trying to get around him without ruining the shot… so this was her dance move πŸ˜€ Quite slick Renee!

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