MEEKA goes to Florida.

We were so ecstatic to be part of this wedding of the loveliest High School sweethearts. We asked Kaylen, the bride, to take us through her dream day.

Tell us a little about yourselves, what you do, what you love, what is unique about you and your relationship?

I’m Kaylen, I’m a wedding day content creator and my husband Danny is in the United States Air Force. We are both 22 years old and have been together since we were 17, seniors in high school! We are both from Florida, but we currently live in Mississippi as he recently got stationed here. After high school, we did 4 years of long distance while he attended the Air Force Academy in Colorado, we got engaged in November 2021, planned our wedding while 1400 miles apart, and got married 2 weeks after he graduated, back home in Florida in June 2023. We both love the beach, our puppy Duncan, and spending time together as we have spent enough time apart these past 4 years! Lol. 

Tell us about your special day, was there a specific theme or style? Tell us a little about the setting, the styling and some of your favourite details

Our wedding took place in Jacksonville Florida, at a venue called The Glass Factory. The venue is an extremely old 16,000 square ft warehouse. Lots of exposed brick, old glass windows and natural light! We kept everything classic with white florals, as we also wanted to brighten the space up and make it more feminine since the venue itself had a masculine feel! Considering we’re high school sweethearts, I definitely had the theme of “young and in love” in mind, so we kept it fun and laid back with elements such as a pizza bar, cotton candy cart, Chick-fil-A for a late night snack, dance floor props, etc. A handful of our favorite things! 
A handful of our favorite things!

Tell us about your main outfits of the wedding day

The morning of our wedding, I wore a satin slip dress underneath my MEEKA Isabella Frill Wrap Over Robe. Honestly, I am so happy with my choice to get the long robe. It felt so elegant, and comfortable as well! My bridesmaids wore the Camillo Bubble Wrap robes from MEEKA and they were OBSESSED. Lightweight, breathable, and most importantly, can be worn many times after the wedding day! My wedding gown was by Maggie Sottero, and it was a fitted, stark white, shimmery gown. I absolutely adored the train. Later into the reception, I changed into a dress from Jay Kay Braids and Bridal that I had altered to be a mini dress. It was made of tulle with pearls, and it was so comfortable and girly which is exactly what I was looking for to dance in all night!

What items or services did you think were a waste of money? VS what are you so glad you splurged on?

Honestly, I don’t believe I regret any money spent on an item/service from our wedding! Every penny spent was so worth it because we had an absolute blast, and our guests did as well! Items/services that were especially worth the money was the open bar, food and florals! People still talk about how great the food and drinks were, and there was no way I was going small with florals! They truly change a space! 

Any advice you would like to give to future brides?

My advice is to soak it all in! Everyone tells you that time flies, and that couldn’t be more true! Not only the wedding day, but the time you spend as a fiancé goes so quickly and one day, you’ll miss the stress and decisions that come with wedding planning! Enjoy every moment and don’t forget that the day is all about you and your significant other! This is the biggest party of your life- have fun! 

Bridal robes: @meeka_co

Photo: @_reighofsunshine_ 

 Video: @tonymy_tana 

 Florals & Design: @sheahopely 

 Venue: @theglassfactory 

 Day of content creator: @gabie_mcgonegle 

  DJ: @maximum_entertainment01

 Catering: @_vpizza

 Bartending: @sidecarjax 

 Rentals: @eventworksrentals 

 Photobooth: @instylebooths 

 Valet: @a1avalet 

 Cotton candy: @thepropcartel 

 Bridal gown: @maggiesotterodesigns 

 Second dress & veil: @jaykaybraidsandbridal 

 Grooms wedding band: @stoberimetalworks 

 Table #s: @_alyssaamezdesign 

 Cups: @chickhilldesign 

 Stirrers: @inketchuk 

 Bridesmaid dresses: @birdygrey 

 Suits: @menswearhouse

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