Now + Forever
Carley Moss, Jonathon Dale Marry With Coastal-Inspired Wedding At Mansion Of Tuckahoe
What they do: Carley, 24, is a student and yoga instructor at Bodhi Hot Yoga, and Jonathan, 28, is a supervisor at UPS.
How they met: Carley and Jonathan met while they were both working at Shrimpers Grill and Raw Bar. Jonathan had just graduated from Florida State University, and Carley was preparing for her freshman year at Flagler College in St. Augustine.
How they knew they'd met “the one”: The couple's first date was a five-hour boat ride along the St. Lucie River. “We did not want to touch land,” Carley says. “We discussed everything you're told not to on a first date—politics, religion, family, etc.” When Carley got home, she says she told her mom that she was in love and would marry Jonathan. So, at the end of her freshman year, she moved back home to be closer to him and attend FAU.
On the proposal: On Dec. 21, 2013, Jonathan led Carley to the top of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Once they were there, Jonathan got down on one knee and asked Carley to marry him. She says she was in a state of shock but was able to mumble, “Of course!” Then, they went across the water to have dinner with their families who witnessed the proposal through binoculars.
On the theme: Carley and Jonathan chose a “Coastal Elegance” theme. To pay tribute to where they “grew up and grew together,” the couple named each table after a beach in Martin County. The black-tie ceremony and reception incorporated white, ivory and touches of aquamarine. Carley handmade white monkey knots that held table names, and instead of floral arrangements, the couple opted for pearl candles with white shells, gold mercury glass votives, and black and white photos of Carley and Jonathan growing up.
What made the day special: Carley and Jonathan's officiates were their fathers, “because who better to marry us than those men we look up to and love?” Carley asks. During the ceremony, the couple tied a fishermen's knot because Jonathan loves to fish and “the fishermen's knot is one of the toughest knots because the more you pull it, the tighter it becomes,” Carley says.
Wedding date: March 21, 2015
Reception and Ceremony location: The Mansion at Tuckahoe
Gown designer: Maggie Sottero
Event planner: Christine Terezakis
Food: Silver Platter Entrees
Cake maker: Sweet Tiers in Hobe Sound
Music: DJ Louie G
Photographer name: Marco of Focused on Forever
Flowers and designer: A Goode Florist
Tables, glassware, linens, chairs and tents: Eventmakers