Carillon 30A Wedding Photographer – While we cannot blog every wedding we photograph due to time constraints, I usually know within the first 5 minutes of starting someone’s wedding photography whether or not it will make it to the blog. It has a lot to do with the flow, the bride being ready on time, the location, the couple’s background, etc. I must say that this was probably one of the hardest weddings to blog in the history of our business. Narrowing down the photos that I wanted to use was nearly impossible. This was such a special day that I could have blogged nearly every photograph from this wedding and hope to never have to make a decision this hard again.

I met Angie and her mom when they were driving through Pensacola on their way to Carillon. We hit it off immediately and I knew she was our kind of client when she had several of our blog photos printed and added into her enormous wedding binder. Her favorite images were definitely some of our favorites. While we chatted, Angie told me about the proposal, her wedding ideas, and her fiance’s 7 year-old daughter. She had photos of all these things in that binder too.

Angie really beamed when she talked about Larry’s daughter. She had no reservations about becoming a step-mom to that sweet girl. Angie spoke so kindly and sweetly about this little girl who had lost her mom at a young age. You can imagine the tears when Larry’s daughter exclaimed “I want to dance with my mommy” and jumped into Angie’s arms. It was a day we’ll never forget. So many emotions, so many tears, and a bride who was just as amazing on the inside as she is on the outside. Please scroll down to enjoy Angie & Larry’s big day!

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Carillon Weddings®
Planner | Avis Glenister of Carillon Weddings®
Florals & Decor | Myrtie Blue
Catering | Townsend Catering
Cinematography | Diva Productions
Reception Music | Paul Kirker with Gulf Talent Services

One of our favorite things to capture is that first look when dad walks in the room for the first time after the dress is on. We are so glad we were there for this one. Angie’s dad was just delighted…She was absolutely stunning too..But we couldn’t let everyone see her just yet…She had to make a grand entrance!Larry knew how to work the camera too…Another amazing moment right before that big walk down the aisle….Tears all around….Followed by lots of joy…And some yawns….After the ring exchange, Angie gave her new daughter a special necklace …. that didn’t keep her from screaming “yuck” when they kissed though!The day came to an end with a beautiful sunset on the lake and another gorgeous Townsend Catering spread…Angie loves her bling bling and that cake was a perfect example of how much… it was fantastic and sparkley!The first dance was a family affair…And then dad for his turn….Then mom had us all crying again…We had lots of fun with the garter toss… Then Angie kept the dance floor moving by dragging her mom out for a special dance as well… And then another special dance between a daughter and her new mom…Finally, Angie is a big fan of the Carillon fountain, so we had some fun with it before they were whisked away in that beautiful Classic Packard Automobile.

Wedding season kicked off with a bang recently at Carillon. Emily and Luke had some great plans in mind with this wedding and it was perfection.  Black & White was the theme with everything from table linens to custom pillow covers for the fire pit complete with s’mores.  The pineapple themed “Webbertini” was a big hit thanks to our friends at Townsend Catering. Instead of a sign-in book, they took a photo of themselves and turned it into a puzzle, having each guest sign the back of one of the many pieces. Luke’s rock & roll side made an appearance too thanks to that awesome guitar Emily surprised him with as a wedding gift.  Confections on the Coast also came through with an AC/DC groom’s cake that showcased every album by the group. It was quite the party as this crowd knew how to boogie to the Mr. Big Band. Let me give a plug to Kyle LaMonica for his amazing talent singing at the ceremony and reception.  If you are looking for a musician, he is a super talented one man show and a nice guy too! It was another great event thanks to all of the effort by our favorite Carillon vendors. Our thanks to Emily and Luke for having us and being such a nice couple too.  We had a really great time!

 

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Carillon Weddings
Planner | Victoria Volpone & Avis Glenister of Carillon Weddings
Florals & Decor | Nouveau Flowers
Catering | Townsend Catering
Cake | Confections on the Coast
Ceremony & Dinner Music | Kyle LaMonica
Reception Music | Mr. Big Band
Photo Booth | Facetime Photo Booth

Sometimes we feel like we don’t have to say very much on a wedding post simply because the photos speak for themselves. This is one of those times. Gina and John were married last Fall at the always beautiful Carillon here on the Gulf Coast. Once again, the vendors involved in this event pulled off an amazing job with breathtaking details. We are so honored to be able to showcase their hard work and hope you enjoy seeing this post as much as we did creating it.

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Carillon Weddings
Planner | Victoria Volpone of Carillon Weddings
Florals & Decor | Nouveau Flowers
Catering | Townsend Catering
Cake | Confections on the Coast

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’s nothing better than than arriving at a wedding and being visually overjoyed with creativity and color schemes. That was the feeling we had as soon as we arrived at Carillon to Lauren & Trevor’s wedding. Lauren chose a pink & yellow wedding color scheme that was fun, modern, & just perfect for the season. This was definitely a FUN group of people who came for a destination wedding from Memphis and brought their southern hospitality with them. I think the phrase “They liked to dance” would be an understatement!
We gave this post a little extra love and hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed being there!

Venue | Carillon Weddings
Planner | Victoria Volpone of Carillon Weddings
Florals & Decor | Nouveau Flowers
Catering | Townsend Catering
Cake | Confections on the Coast

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Lauren’s mom popped out of her room in that rockin’ pink dress and she got a major round of applause!
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Their first dance started out with a fake-out slow song and then transitioned into a fast dance to everyone’s surprise.  They repeated that with their parents as well who could boogie down with the best.
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Another wonderful meal by Townsend Catering.  This very berry salad is one of our faves! undefined

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One of our favorite Fall weddings was at Carillon Beach with Jaclyn & Jerry.  The weather could not have been much for perfect for this grand event in the Meeting House with reception following on the tented lawn. Christina with Nouveau did another amazing job with the bright florals and drapes inside the tent for an elegant almost ballroom feel to the wedding.  There were to many guests to fit inside the meeting house, so chairs were added on the outside decks and the french doors were opened to make the ceremony a beautiful indoor/outdoor wedding.  I’m just going to let the rest of the photos speak for themselves.

Venue | Carillon Weddings
Planner | Victoria Volpone of Carillon Weddings
Florals & Decor | Nouveau Flowers
Catering | Townsend Catering
Cake | Confections on the Coast

With Rae being 8 months pregnant, we enlisted the help of the fantastic Mary Beth Tyson Photography and the up and coming Michael Newman photography to help us with this wedding.  They got some great shots as well that I will be pointing out.  Let’s just say that with four photographers, this wedding was covered from head to toe. One of the Great shots Michael took…..Mary Beth found a strategic spot in the front of the Meeting House, and these next two shots are hers…She got one of my favorite shots of the day below….Rae was across from Mary Beth and caught both moms having a good time too..And Wes was in the back…  See? It was covered hahaAn amazing Fall sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.  Don’t let the warm tone fool ya though. It was COLD for this shot. Another shot Mary Beth got of Jaclyn & her father.  Love….This photo speaks to me…I love classic cars, and this 1966? Thunderbird getaway car could not have been more perfect…

Ginny & Brad were our New Year’s Day couple for 2010 at beautiful Carillon. The weather started out cold and dreary, but the sun made an appearance right as we were starting their photos and it became a crisp, cold afternoon with the most brilliant light we could have asked for. We always love our Carillon clients and these two were no exception. Their wedding was featured on the always classy Southern Weddings Blog last month. In case you missed it, take a look HERE.

Venue | Carillon Weddings
Planner | Victoria Volpone of Carillon Weddings
Makeup | Renee of Two Fishes Artistry
Florals & Decor | Nouveau Flowers
Catering | Townsend Catering
Cake | Confections on the Coast

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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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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rosemary beach wedding-08They met before the wedding for photos and it was a wonderfully emotional event….
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Christina and Dan were married recently at the beautiful Carillon Meeting House followed by a lakeside reception on the Lawn. We knew these two and their group of friends were going to have a good time! They did not disappoint us and they got a little more crazy as the night went on. The day was very relaxed despite the sweltering heat and everything was absolutely perfect. Of course, the lineup of amazing vendors made the entire event flawless. Oh, how we love a Carillon Wedding!!!

Venue | Carillon Weddings
Planner | Victoria Volpone of Carillon Weddings
Makeup | Renee of Two Fishes Artistry
Florals & Decor | Nouveau Flowers
Catering | Townsend Catering
Cake | Confections on the Coast

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How about these fine heels ladies?

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The color palette in the florals was stunning.

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I really can’t say enough wonderful things about Renee from Two Fishes. I think I want her to do my makeup everyday!!

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We love, love, love this one!

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Once again, a flawless reception on the lawn….

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A few fun and colorful details….

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These two just had a great charisma around each other all day

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It’s hard to believe that the heavens opened up with a terrible storm right after this portrait

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A beautiful cake with gold flakes was a big hit with everyone.  It tasted as good as it looked!

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The ladies knew how to let their hair down for some fun….

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No grooms were harmed in the making of this photo!

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