Brittany Elizabeth Blum and John Cain Sargent were united in holy matrimony November 22 at Sunset Cove on the northernmost point of Sanibel-Captiva Island, Fla. Their afternoon ceremony was officiated by Brent Baker, Assistant Pastor from Park Cities Presbyterian Church. A black tie reception of dinner and dancing followed at King’s Crown, South Seas Island Resort, with music by the CTO-High Voltage band.
Guests arriving at the reception were greeted with escort cards hanging from ribbons in a tunnel of trees at the entrance to the outdoor cocktail hour. Drinks and butler-passed hors d’oeuvres were served beneath a canopy of palm trees and café lights at sunset. The seated dinner was served in four courses as an elevated brunch menu complete with a fruit carpaccio, blackened jumbo shrimp with cheese grits, and a jerk-braised flat iron steak. A bride’s and groom’s cake were cut and served for dessert. The couple’s first dance together was to ‘Stand by Me’ by Ben E. King.
A rehearsal dinner on the eve of the wedding was hosted by the parents of the groom in the Auger Room, also on the South Seas Island Resort property.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brady Alan Blum of Waco, Texas. Brittany is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lawrence A. Jacobson and the late Mr. Lawrence A. “Jake” Jacobson of Waco and Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Blum of Crawford, Texas. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Wirth Sargent III of Highland Park. John is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. William Jenson and the late Mr. James W. Sargent II of Wichita, Kan. and the late Mr. Sidney Earl Cook and the late Mrs. Martha Curtis Cook of Shreveport, La.
The bride was presented in marriage by her parents. She was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. Nardos Imam designed a gown specifically for Brittany with flowing movement from the A-line waist down. It featured a structured lace bodice with an illusion-V neckline. The bodice had hand-stitched glass beads, and the gown’s double-layer train was edged with the same delicate lace as the bodice. The veil and train were both cathedral-length. And in her hair Brittany wore a crystal wedding hair comb that was a gift from John. Brittany carried a bridal bouquet of white peonies and roses.
Bridesmaids’ dresses were a light blue by Watters from Stanley Korshak and groomsmen’s tuxedos from Culwell & Son. The groom’s tuxedo was Hickey Freeman made-to-measure, with a white dinner jacket and black shawl lapel, also from Stanley Korshak.
Assisting the bride as maids of honor were her sister, Caroline Blum, and close friend Shallon Hunter. Bridesmaids included Melissa Lacy Welker, Julieanne Taylor, Caroline Fair, Jeane Arnold, Lexi Alexander, Frances Jackson, Caroline Rader, Caroline Drinkwater, and Sarah Johnson. Among the members of the house party were Sadie Morgan, Jennifer Andrew, Emily Poe, Brittany Matthews, Michelle Hofer, Mallory Broaddus, and Pippin Hinton. The groom’s sisters-in-law read scriptures from Psalm 93 and Matthew 19. Bridesmaids Sarah Johnson and Caroline Rader sang a duet for the couple, “Called Me Higher,” by All Sons and Daughters.
Attending the groom as best man was his brother James Wirth Sargent IV. His groomsmen included Ross Sargent, Ryan O’Dwyer, Matt Owen, Chase Fondren, Jacob Robinson, Ryan Byrne, James Blair, Robert Ryan, Matthew Rother, and Jake Blum. The bridemaids and groomsmen entered the ceremony to ‘The Ludlows’ by JL Horner. The bride entered the ceremony to a ‘Trumpet Voluntary’ following a call to worship around the anticipation of her entry.
The bride is a graduate of Vanguard College Preparatory School. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration in sports sponsorships and sales from the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University where Brittany was also a member of Delta Delta Delta. She works side by side with John at John Cain Photography.
The groom is a graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Texas A & M University, where he was also a member of the Aggie Men’s Club. John is the owner of John Cain Photography.
Details of this tropic island wedding were designed by Emily Clarke Events, Jackson Durham carried out a ‘Passion for Blue and White’ in all the event’s floral design, and DFW Events saw to the execution of the weekend’s activities. The delicious wedding cakes were created by Lady Cakes. Wedding invitations were from Southern Fried Paper and Bell’Invito with calligraphy by Susie-Melissa Cherry. Tanya and Cesar Perez of Perez Photography and Sarah Kate Barger from Sarah Kate Photography were on hand to capture all the magical moments of John and Brittany’s special day. Candlelight Films handled the videography.
Following their romantic island wedding in Sanibel, the couple has since honeymooned in the Virgin Islands and returned to Texas to make Dallas their home.