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Derek and Gabriella shared their “day of” memories with Southern Bride and each of their flashbacks sounds like a complete fairytale!

THE BIG DAY

Derek: It was amazing. The entire day leading up to the ceremony seemed so long and I couldn’t wait to see Gabriella.It was everything I was hoping it would be. Walking back down the aisle, passing all of our family and friends as Mr. and Mrs. Watt was just such a special moment. We really are best friends and have basically been married for two years, the titles have just been officially added.

GabriellaIt just felt right. Suddenly, you’re husband and wife and everything seems like it’s just the way it’s supposed to be. I had the role of a wife for over two years and now I finally had the title.

Derek Watts And Gabriella Cut The Cake

THE HONEYMOON Derek and I spent our honeymoon in Bora Bora. It was the most perfect and unbelievable way to spend our first week as a married couple. We stayed in an over-the-water bungalow at the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort where we had the oppotunity to experience beautiful excursions around the island. From having a sunset dinner cruise for two to take a boat out to swim with the topical fish and coral, Derek and I will never forget our amazing time on the island.

photographer: Erika Delgado Photography | ceremony, reception venue, catering: The Palms Hotel & Spa | florals: J Morgan Flowers | rentals & decor:  W&W Flowers & Events | cake: Edda’s Cake | invitations: Zazzle | gown: Allure Bridals | hair & makeup: Marz Makeup + Hair | bridesmaids dresses: Vera Wang | groom’s and groomsmen wear: Ike Behar Tuxedos | entertainment: AA Musicians | videographer: Bonnelly Films | photobooth: Miami Event Photo Booth | dance lessons: Fred Astaire Dance Studio | honeymoon accommodations: St. Regis Bora Bora

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