Rosemary Beach Wedding – We always get excited when Jennifer from It’s a Shore Thing contacts us to meet a bride because we know it’s going to be a beautiful event with the best vendors in the area.  Amy & Chad’s Rosemary Beach wedding on the Western Green was no exception. They booked us almost a year ago, which worked out great since May 14 ended up being THE most popular wedding day of the season.  Every detail of the wedding was just beautiful, from the blue shoes Amy chose all the way to that chocolate buttercream groom’s cake. It couldn’t have been a more perfect afternoon.

Venue | Rosemary Beach
Planner | Jennifer Lewis of It’s a Shore Thing
Caterer | Townsend Catering
Flowers and Decor’ | Events by Nouveau Flowers
Cakes | Confections on the Coast

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We love it when a bride adds a splash of color fun to her wedding attire, and these blue shoes did not disappoint! Rosemary Beach Wedding with It's a Shore Thing

Once again, clean, white bouquet, but the blue ribbon wrapped around the stems really enhanced these gorgeous flowers. Rosemary Beach Wedding with It's a Shore Thing

TThe architecture at Rosemary Beach is beautiful for photos. Here’s a shot from the outside looking into the bedroom where Amy was putting on her dress. Rosemary Beach Wedding with It's a Shore ThingRosemary Beach Wedding with It's a Shore ThingundefinedundefinedRosemary Beach Wedding with It's a Shore Thingundefinedundefinedundefined

If you’re looking to have a Rosemary Beach Wedding, the lawn is one of the most beautiful lawns on 30A. Rosemary Beach Wedding with It's a Shore Thing

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The wedding crowd is always more eager to get the dance floor hopping when the B&G are on it themselves, and Amy & Chad did not disappoint!undefinedAmy is quite the singer herself… I Will Survive was the song of choice.undefinedShootshed made an appearance too and was quite the hit! undefinedundefined

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There is an old saying that if something is meant to be, it will.  Caroline & Lou inquired with us last year for their September 2010 wedding.  We knew it was going to be a great wedding with It’s a Shore Thing and Celestine’s involved.  However…. another great bride of ours had their same date in mind, and she was the first to return her retainer to us for that date.  That was the sad news.  The good news is that the military changed some dates for deployment which made Caroline & Lou move their date back to October.  They happened to choose the ONLY Saturday we had left in October so it was a sign!  We have photographed many military weddings and several where both the bride and groom are military, but this one was the biggest party we have ever seen.  I think most of the guests were still on the dance floor even as the last song was playing.

Wedding Planner:  It’s a Shore Thing

Catering/Florals/Decoration: Celestine’s Weddings

We began photos at the Emerald Grande at Destin Pass before heading to the beach…..

Caroline was rockin’ the orange wall…She  was beautifulBeautiful bouquets by Celestine’s….

Lou is an F-15 pilot, so his friends were more than willing to provide an F-15 flyover just before the wedding. These two had a wonderful charisma about them…It was a colorful reception that was rockin’This one just makes me smile…We even had some serious guitar playing….Lou’s dad provided a great chair service for the garter removal…and then they were whisked away!

Some couples are high maintenance and others are super laid back. Marti & Mark were definitely in the laid back category. It was a weekday destination wedding with their close friends and family and it was a perfect day. Of course, Jennifer of It’s a Shore Thing helped on that part! Marti’s gorgeous silk gown floated along the sand as if she were Cinderella.

Ceremony | Inlet Beach
Reception | Grande Point Pavilion
Planner | It’s a Shore Thing
Hair & Makeup | Two Fishes Artistry
Florals & Catering | Celestine’s Special Occasions
Cake | Confections on the Coast
DJ | Beachside DJ


Sarah and Trey were married this past December at the First United Methodist Church in Ft. Walton with reception following at Kelly Plantation. You might remember these Auburn Grads from their Auburn engagement session we did last year! We love these two and are happy that they just moved to Pensacola after their wedding.

Planner and Coordinator | It’s A Shore Thing
Florals and Decor | Celestine’s Special Occasions
Reception Venue | Kelly Plantation
Catering | Celestine’s Special Occasions
Cake | Confections on the Coast

There was lots of Auburn happening around this wedding! Hmmmm…. What could Trey be doing with that shoe?  We’ll get back to that. One of my favorite ring shots from 09′How can you not love these blue shoes?
Sarah was just stunning… How about a formal photo?   Or two….. Ah yes, the shoes.  Trey was full force Auburn! Their first born…. CUTE dog! Some reception details…. Lot’s of red for the season! I really love this cake.  Classic, beautiful, and it tasted really good! Of course this was a masterpiece as well! You’ll recognize this Auburn building from their engagement session. They left in a vintage Ford and it was a great way to end the evening!

Alrighty! Here is part 2 of William and Sidney as promised. Seriously, I’m still in awe every time I see these photos. It was a Halloween with a sunset that is just burned in my head. If you missed part 1, you can click HERE to see it.

Planner and Coordinator | It’s A Shore Thing
Makeup | Renee Armour – Two Fishes Artistry
Florals and Decor | Celestine’s Special Occasions
Reception Venue | Rosemary Beach
Catering | Celestine’s Special Occasions
Cake | Confections on the Coast

We left off right at the end of the ceremony in part 1.  We couldn’t resist these beautiful skies on the beach following the ceremony!

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rosemary beach photographer-35The reception tables were amazing as always with the help of It’s a Shore thing and Celestine’s!
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rosemary beach photographer-48The band Sidney’s dad plays in was the entertainment for the evening, and they surprised her with one of her favorite James Bond songs.  She was ecstatic!
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Halloween of 2009 will be one of those wedding days we’re not soon to forget. Sidney and William chose Rosemary beach for their October 31, wedding with all of its charm which matches their personalities to a Tee. Everything lined up perfectly for their wedding as usual with the help of the “It’s a Shore Thing” crew. Rae did a bang up job on their Atlanta e-session back in September that we will be blogging with our many other Fall e-sessions soon. For now, enjoy part 1 of their wedding post. Part 2 will follow soon!

Planner and Coordinator | It’s A Shore Thing
Makeup | Renee Armour – Two Fishes Artistry
Florals and Decor | Celestine’s Special Occasions
Reception Venue | Rosemary Beach
Catering | Celestine’s Special Occasions
Cake | Confections on the Coast

Sidney stayed in a beautiful cottage that was perfect for the girls prepping area….

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rosemary beach wedding-06Of course, the boys had a pretty nice place themselves to look all dapper on the front porch….
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Planner and Coordinator | It’s A Shore Thing
Makeup | Renee Armour – Two Fishes Artistry
Florals and Decor | Celestine’s Special Occasions
Reception Venue | Palazzo Del Sol
Catering | Celestine’s Special Occasions
Cake | Yasha Becker

Ashleigh and Galen booked us on what had to be the most popular Saturday of the year. We had three brides wanting to book us for this date within two hours of each other, and Ashleigh managed to seal the deal first! We first met them at their engagement session in Atlanta last Fall, and we knew then that Ashleigh had great taste for their wedding. This was a beautiful intimate event at a private beach house (Palazzo Del Sol) in Destin, with food and florals from the always fantastic Celestine’s. The weather was a little tricky with spotty rain showers off and on, but the back yard tent overlooking the Gulf was a lifesaver for everyone. The large, puffy, purple clouds are always great for photos, especially when blue skies are peaking through.

052609-01Ashleigh’s niece and nephew were in the wedding and quite helpful while getting dressed…

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Destin Beach Wedding Photographer

We met Brooke & Tim earlier this year thanks to Jennifer with It’s A Shore Thing. They were so laid back then and their wedding was the same. Brooke & Tim, their families, and most of their guests came from Texas to our gorgeous beaches. It was warm, but absolutely perfect for a wedding. The whole day went super smooth thanks to Jennifer and her crew! The reception was at Finz restaurant in the Sandestin Resort and the wedding was on the beach right outside from Finz. Celestine’s (the florist) did a fabulous job with the flowers and the beach set up. The ribbons leading to the ceremony site were so great. The reception was nice too. There was 3 flavors yummy cupcakes and at 10pm warm cinnamon rolls were served. Then the real festivities began. The karaoke machine was turned on and there was some serious singing. I was so happy that most of the songs were from the 80’s and I knew all the words!!

Tim was looking dashing…

Brooke was sporting the Wow factor herself…..

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The ceremony decor’ was FANTASTIC

Typical amazing details from Celestine’s and Jennifer…..

They had a great rehearsed first dance to Elvis….

And then the “Backstreet Boys” showed up a little later!

What a fantastic wedding last weekend at the new Emerald Grande Resort in Destin, FL. I think Tim and Carol had their heart set on this place the minute they saw it last year. I can’t say I blame them after seeing it for myself. They are a genuine, gracious and loving couple who have been just a pleasure to know and work with. They chose Jennifer Warwick-Lewis and the crew from “It’s a Shore Thing” event planning in Grayton Beach, and they did a superb job with the decor’! And, just like Jen said…”it went as smooth as silk.” This post is a little long since I could not decide on my favorites…….

Here’s the Emerald Grande sitting at the Destin Pass

This was actually a HUGE painting in the lobby that we just had to incorporate….

The ladies were having a great time

The oh so radiant Carol….

I spy a RAE!! Can you see her?

Carol’s brother walked her down the aisle

I love the feel of this one

There is absolutely nothing I can say about this decor’ that it’s not already screaming….

Tim’s dad gave a lovely toast before dinner

The cake cutting got a little bit messy

This one was just too cute not to include!