This is how I immediately picture my idea of a fun intimate wedding. No fuss, just pure style and energy beaming from the important people in your life. And if a beach wedding doesn’t already invoke that kind of laidback mood we all love, add in a VW Camper. Bam, fun beach wedding through and through. Dive in on these images by Raquel Sergio.

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From the bride, Loryn: I wanted a vintage/rustic wedding full of character and TLC. I would describe our day as vintage, classy, fun, full of love, homey, warm, and charming. I didn’t exactly have set colors. Just a neutral palette. Sage, pale yellow, champagnes, and creams. I added texture with patterned cloth hearts and touches of burlap.

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VW camper wedding transportation
paradise cove wedding
Florida beach wedding
Florida beach wedding
paradise cove wedding

I went antique shopping to collect the vintage bottles and also cam across the suitcase which held the cards. We also found little gems like the pie plates and window where I hung some engagement pictures. I borrowed the antique typewriter from a family friend and created the poem the instructed guests to use as guest book and type messages which we will read on our anniversaries. My bridesmaid’s husband made the awesome sign that directed the guests to their unassigned seats.

paradise cove wedding

We cut out hearts out of pattern fabrics and hung with mini clothespins on twine and hung around the venue and on certain tables. The groom’s mother made us the xoxo burlap sign that hung from our sweetheart table. We had a fire pit at our venue so I thought what batter favor than some good ol s’mores! So I individually wrapped pieces of Hershey’s chocolates, graham crackers, and marshmallows. Then I made the labels of “I love him s’more” and “I love her s’more” and put them on the craft boxes.

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paradise cove wedding
Florida beach wedding
paradise cove wedding
Florida beach wedding
bottles wedding centerpieces
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paradise cove wedding
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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My advice is to take it all in and enjoy EVERY moment. Both leading up to and the day of. It all seemed so stressful and overwhelming at times. But when it was over I missed it all. I want to do it all over again… with the same groom of course ;)

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Bridal Processional: “More than Life,” Whitley
Newlywed Entrance: “The Way You Make Me Feel,” Michael Jackson
First Dance: “This Year’s Love,” David Gray
Father/Daughter Dance: “I Wish You Love,” Dean Martin
Mother/Son Dance: “In My Life,” The Beatles
Last Dance: “Into the Mystic,” Van Morrison

Wedding Location: Orlando, FL / Photographer: Raquel Sergio / Wedding Venue: Paradise Cove / Wedding Planner: Kathleen Hawkins / Wedding Flowers: Crystal Peppin / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller via The Dressing Room / Wedding Shoes: Antonio Melani via Macy’s / Jewelry: Nadri / Hair and Makeup: Amy Raith / Groomsmen’s Attire: Calvin Klein / Wedding Caterer: Big City Catering / Desserts: Made by bride and bride’s mother / DJ: DJ MJ of Junction 88 / Transportation: Florida VW Rentals


Comments (7):

  • cuty molina on October 30, 2014

    Love the wedding colors and theme, RAQUEL SERGIO... you did a great job.
  • Wedding videographer Durban on August 12, 2013

    What a fun wedding! I love the flowers, fairy lights, retro vehicle!
  • elisa on May 30, 2013

    Super lovely! Everything fits together so well ~ very romantic and fun! Congrats & best wishes!
  • jenn on May 2, 2013

    I love, love the green bus and the photographers vintage style. The photos are so cute and the theme is awesome
  • Emily Heizer Photography on April 3, 2013

    I love that very first image of her holding up her dress in front of the van! The avocado color on the bus is jjust- it's just PERFECT! I also love the wood veining on the picture frame. The texture is amazing!
  • Carla Caruso on April 3, 2013

    Love the bride's dress and groom's suit - they look great together! The flowers are beautiful. Loving the bridesmaids dresses, too.
  • Tye Olmsted on April 3, 2013

    Great wedding! I love when vintage is done, but not overdone. This is a great example of fitting the perfect amount of vintage into their wedding. Awesome pics!


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