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Local Couple Marries At Harbour Ridge Yacht And Country Club With A Nautical Theme

WHAT THEY DO: Natalie, 25, works at Martin Health System, and Brendon, 30, is a marine mechanic at Taylor Creek Marina in Fort Pierce.

HOW THEY MET: Brendon and Natalie met through mutual friends. They drove down to U Tiki Beach in Jupiter together and at the end of the night went back to Brendon’s house to meet his new puppy, Riley. Natalie had also just gotten a puppy with the same name. “It was that moment where we knew we would be seeing each other again,” Natalie says.

HOW THEY KNEW THEY’D FOUND THE ONE: The two knew they were in it for the long haul as they discovered their similar love for dogs, their families and the Boston Bruins.

ON THE PROPOSAL: “We love taking our dogs on adventures, so Brendon planned a hiking trip through Jack Island in Fort Pierce,” Natalie says. “At the end of the trail was a lookout tower overseeing the river. When we got to the top I was so amazed by the view but soon realized Brendon was not beside me anymore.” She turned around to find Brendon on one knee asking her to marry him.

ON SELECTING THE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION SITE: Natalie was already familiar with Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club as her older sister had married there years prior. “I knew when we both said we wanted a nautical wedding that Harbour Ridge was the perfect place,” she says.

ON THE THEME: The couple chose a nautical theme with navy, slate blue and silver colors. They used a mix of silver lanterns surrounded by blue and white hydrangeas, ivory roses and thistle, as well as high mercury vases with cascading flowers as centerpieces for the tables.

ON THE SPECIAL DETAILS: The couple’s first dance was to Elvis Presley’s “I Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Natalie wore her mother’s sixpence in her garter, which her two sisters also wore on their wedding days. The sixpence was originally given by her mother’s best friend and was worn in her shoe. As the old saying goes, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in her shoe.”

WEDDING DATE: Nov. 4, 2017

PHOTOGRAPHER: Focused on Forever

CEREMONY AND RECEPTION LOCATION: Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club

CAKE MAKER: Betty at Sweet Tiers

GOWN DESIGNER: Madeline Gardner

MUSIC: Traxx Entertainment

FLOWERS: Sarandipity Floral