This past April we had the pleasure of taking a trip down to Florida's Highway 30A to enjoy a relaxing weekend with new friends at The Pearl. We had an absolute blast with Mark and Tim for their wedding in our favorite place ever, Rosemary Beach, Florida.
Storytelling happens to be a passion of ours, so sharing the weekend with this family of storytellers was inspiring. After getting engaged on 30A, these two cuties knew Rosemary Beach would be the perfect location for their destination wedding (obviously, we agree - our own wedding took place at the same spot almost two years ago).
Chandler and Gavin chose Seaside, Florida for their destination wedding because Gavin actually proposed to Chandler on a family trip to Seaside! Chandler's family had been vacationing to the beach town for years, and Gavin had developed a love for the town as well. He knew that it would be the perfect spot to propose to Chandler, and later, the perfect spot for the two to say their vows! Gavin wore his father's wedding ring, while a special flower sat next to his mother and his sisters lit candles in his honor. We told the story of their weekend through happy moments, moving speeches, and several Seaside scenics. We had so much fun working with some our favorite wedding vendors in one of our favorite locations!
Prep: Private Seaside Homes
Ceremony: Seaside Chapel
Reception: Seaside Lawn
Wedding Planning and Coordination: It's a Shore Thing
Cinematography: Bride Film
Photography: Dear Wesleyann
Design and Florals: Events by Nouveau
Catering: Townsend Catering
Cake: Confections on the Coast
Reception Band: Rubiks Groove
Invitations & Paper Goods: byrd & bleecker
Wedding Gown: The Salon at Neiman Marcus, Dallas
Hair & Makeup: Adriana Almendarez & Haylee Purdy, Lead Artists with Maitee Miles
Cigar Roller: Panama City Beach Cigars
Bagpipe Player: Joe McKie
Saxophone Player: Al Alvarado
Joe and I had the pleasure of joining Mary Alice and Adam for their wedding weekend in Cancun, Mexico earlier this fall. WOW! Not only did we have an amazing time getting to know their super sweet families, but we were able to enjoy the beauty of the tropical paradise at Azul Sensatori Mexico Resort by Karisma.
We started off the weekend capturing some amazing speeches by the couples' friends and family who had all traveled a long way to celebrate with them. We love the intimacy of destination weddings...everyone is there to support the bride and groom, and at the same time, make new friends while getting to know other wedding guests. Day two consisted of the most epic "rehearsal dinner" EVER! The group traveled on a private chartered boat to the middle of the ocean to snorkel, dance, and feast on lobster and steak. Did we mention it was AMAZING!? The weather was perfect, and watching the sunset out on the crystal clear blue water was breathtaking.
Finally, as the wedding day arrived, we could feel the excitement and anticipation from everyone as Mary Alice and Adam prepared to say their "I Do's." You'll have to watch their film to fully experience the emotion of this special weekend. We had a blast working with the amazing CR Photo and everyone at the Azul Sensatori Mexico Resort by Karisma (say that five times fast haha!).