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Real Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Bill's Pink and White Wedding in Amelia Island, Florida

Bill and Lindsay traded the autumn leaves for sand and surf on Amelia Island. Like these New Yorkers, you can take advantage of year round sun in many popular wedding destinations.

Real Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Bill's Pink and White Wedding on Amelia Island, Florida

"I met Bill in 2010 on my first day of work in New York City, and we immediately bonded over both being from Rochester, New York, where we’ve since returned. We started dating a year later, and in 2013, he proposed in Central Park. We wanted an outdoor event in the Northeast, but finding availability was difficult, so we headed down to Florida at the suggestion of a coworker. We fell in love with The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island the minute we walked in and began working with our planner, the incredible Meredith Riff, who works at the resort. Festivities kicked off on a Thursday with a Mexican-themed welcome party for our 120 guests at the Ritz’s spa pool, followed by a rehearsal dinner the next day in the hotel’s ballroom (our first option — outside — got rained out). On Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, my parents walked me down the aisle on the grassy yard overlooking the ocean. I wore Marisa Bridals; Bill donned Brooks Brothers. We exchanged personal vows and walked to the beach while our guests enjoyed cocktail hour. A ballroom reception followed with a rousing set from the seven-piece band MOXIE. Everyone — even Bill’s 94-year-old grandmother — flooded the dance floor, and a guest did a rendition of ‘Mustang Sally’ that would’ve put Wilson Pickett to shame. I had never heard of Amelia Island until we started our wedding search, but now it’s become such a special place to us and our family and friends that we’re already talking about going back!” — Lindsay Kurty

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Real Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Bill's Pink and White Wedding on Amelia Island, Florida

’Maids’ dresses were by Watters. Blue sunglasses, ordered on SunglassVille.com, were printed with the couple's name and wedding date.

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Real Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Bill's Pink and White Wedding on Amelia Island, Florida

Rose petals in paper cones hung from ceremony seats and were later tossed in celebration.

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Real Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Bill's Pink and White Wedding on Amelia Island, Florida

The two tier cake was frosted in buttercream and accented with fresh blooms.

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Real Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Bill's Pink and White Wedding on Amelia Island, Florida

For dessert, guests enjoyed mini Key-lime milkshakes and macarons.

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Real Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Bill's Pink and White Wedding on Amelia Island, Florida

A friend gifted the couple a custom cornhole set.

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Real Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Bill's Pink and White Wedding on Amelia Island, Florida

Strawberry lemonade with vodka matched the wedding palette.

Ashley & Greg Granstad of Brooke Images

Real Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Bill's Pink and White Wedding on Amelia Island, Florida

Small arrangements by Anything With Plants featured roses, ranunculuses and tulips.

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Real Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Bill's Pink and White Wedding on Amelia Island, Florida

The boys, including 9-year-old Carlin, son to the groom’s late best friend, wore JoS. A Bank.

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