When we found out that Mandy & Grant wanted to have their engagement session somewhere that’s near and dear to their heart, we were happy to oblige. Fairhope, AL is a magnificent town all year round and especially during the Spring blooming season. We were a little bummed with the weather (no sun), but these two didn’t let that rain on their parade. We had a great time and really dig these two. They will be married this May at the Emerald Grande in Destin, and we can’t wait to see all the hard work they have put into this wedding!
Jessica and David were married at the beautiful Henderson Park Inn in Destin, FL. We photographed our 2nd paid wedding there 8 years ago, and we were so excited about going back for the first time since that day. The staff at Henderson did an outstanding job on the menu and Sherri from RSVP Weddings was a pleasure to work with. David is retired from the Coast Guard and Jessica is an active Coast Guard Pilot who provides life-saving services to all of us who live and boat on the water. I hope we did half as good of a job for them as they do for us every day. It was a perfect Fall day for this venue, and I cannot explain the range of emotions this wedding brought forth. There were plenty of tears and happiness throughout the night. We had never met them before the wedding, but it was instantly obvious how much they love each other and their family. Hopefully these photos will allow you to experience this wedding in the same way we did.
Ceremony Venue | Henderson Park Inn
DJ Services | BBoy Productions
Planner | Sherri of RSVP Weddings
Catering | Henderson Park Inn
Jessica’s sister was putting the finishing touches on a fantastic toast right after we arrived…
While Jessica was putting her finishing touches on too…
Sherri scheduled us plenty of time for photos after the ceremony, so we got to make good use of that gorgeous sunset…
That toast her sister was working on earlier in the day was VERY good…
Love happy tears!
Jessica’s first dance with her father was just as touching….
Jessica’s brother brought more tears when he put on two separate slideshows he made of them growing up. It really emphasized the importance of family to both of them..
Jessica’s parents got the dance floor moving!
And this crowd knew how to party!
Emily & Jim were married recently at the Sandestin Resort in beautiful South Walton county. This was a destination wedding with many friends and family arriving from Chicago. Emily’s dress was just stunning and was a perfect style for the day. It was a beautiful Spring afternoon and the azaleas at Sandestin were in full bloom providing us amazing color. Enjoy!
Wedding Cake | Yasha Becker
Reception | Sandestin Grand
We strolled around Baytown Wharf for some fun between the ceremony & reception…This crowd definitely knew how to party….
I’m turning over a new leaf this year. Yes, I’m saying it out loud so you can hold me to it. I’m going to blog weddings while the bride and groom are still on their honeymoon, which means within a week. I realized this week that at least ten 2010 wedding never got blogged, and procrastination is a losing battle, so we’re going to pick up the pace and get it done this season. This will fluctuate a little when we’re on the road of course, but I will do better…. I promise 🙂
Here’s a little preview of Emily and Jim from Sandestin this past weekend with a full post coming in a couple of days!
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.
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…
Kara & Rich chose us based on our website, but as soon as I met them, I KNEW we were a match. I could not have been more right. We had an absolute blast all day long. We walked in the room where the ladies were getting ready and it was immediate energy! The iPod was blaring, the bridesmaids were gorgeous in their jewel-toned dresses, Renee (from Two Fishes) was beautifying Rich’s mom, and Kara’s reality-show-star-friend, Jon (from Shear Genius), was busy fussing over Kara’s perfect hair!
Kara & Rich wanted to party immediately after the ceremony, so we had a first look session and it was perfect. I am pretty sure Rich was blown away by the sight of his bride. She was stunning. After wrangling the wedding party for some pre-ceremony photos, we headed to the beautiful ceremony site at the Western Lake Park. After a tear-filled ceremony and some quick family photos, we stole the crazy couple for some pretty golden light photos.
Not long after the reception began at the Bait House Pool Deck, Jon whisked Kara to the locker room for a wardrobe change and a completely fresh hair style. Jon really is a great friend to Kara and he wanted to make sure she was perfect for her day. At the end of the night, Kara & Rich jumped aboard the Watercolor boat and sailed into the darkness.
Ceremony Venue: Western Lake Park at the Watercolor Resort
Reception Venue: Bait House Pool Deck at the Watercolor Resort
Coordinator: Cheryl Walton of Watercolor Resort
Makeup and hair : Renee of Two Fishes Artistry and Emily of Two Fishes Artistry
Bride’s Hair: Jon Steinick
Flowers and Decor: Fishers Flowers
Cake: Cakes by Tanis
Band: Meet the Press
We love being able to capture that first look with just the two of them….Kara was just gorgeous… They are SO good together…Of course we had some fun too!Jon was having a great time too…Love, love, love bright colors on days like this!Here are some of the day’s details…Beautiful spot for a first dance…Fake moustaches came out towards the end of the night and Kara’s mom knew how to use it!They were whisked away at the end of the night on the lake boat….Check out those teal shoes!
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
Chamaine and Carlos drove all the way from New Orleans to have a beautiful wedding on the beaches of the Emerald Coast. They chose Sandestin Hilton as their venue and it was perfect for them. The ballroom was beautiful and all the vendors did a really great job! Their wedding really focused on family. Chamaine and Carlos have 3 children together, but there were many more children there. I don’t think I have seen so many kids at a wedding before and they all partied like the adults! And, you know how those Louisiana people like to party! They even extended the reception because they weren’t done partying.
Venue | Sandestin Hilton
Catering | Sandestin Hilton
Coordinator | Margie Jordan of Bella Flora
Flowers & Decor | Bella Flora
Cake | Fatty Patty’s Cakes
We got a phone call a few months back from our friend Melissa at Masterpiece Weddings in Gainesville. Her best friend from Houston was coming to our beautiful beaches for her wedding, and Melissa knew we would all have a great time working together. The weather that week was horrible, but we had a some divine intervention and got an hour of dryness right around the ceremony. We had a really great time, and really enjoyed our afternoon with everyone!
Gotta love some Jimmy Choo…
I love this shot… Lauri can do serious well.
This is their son Jaxson who loved mom’s bouquet…..
He also loved all of the water puddles!
Now that is Melissa on the right. She played Maid of Honor and officiant that day. They are hilarious!
We crossed the very busy road from their rental house to the beach… the look says it all 🙂
Melissa did a beautiful job with these…..
Love those clouds…. I can stare at this and almost feel the stormy breeze blowing through my hair again.
Now beach weddings can be a lot of fun with your friends…..
Until somebody gets hurt!
They finished with a nice dinner at the beautiful Bistro Bijoux in Baytown Wharf…..
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.
Ashleigh’s niece and nephew were in the wedding and quite helpful while getting dressed…
Add a beautiful bride to the mix…
Love those clouds…. That little spec under the cloud on the right is actually a parasail…..
Love that dusk sky…..
Kimberly and Scot were married recently at Henderson State Park in Destin, with their reception following at Rutherfords 465 at Regatta Bay. They came all the way from Atlanta for our beautiful beaches which did not disappoint!
We started with some getting ready photos at The Palms resort….
Then we headed down to the beach for the wedding……
It really was a beautiful day…even though the forecast was for rain all day!
How about a group shot?
The golf course at Rutherfords is beautiful as well. They are both golfers which made it even more fitting….
We had some toasts, and then everyone was treated to Rutherfords awesome desserts including this mouth watering cheesecake!
And then danced into the night……….
We made a quick trip to Atlanta last week for an E-session with these love birds. The weather was absolutely horrible on the day we had scheduled their shoot the last time they were in town. They are getting married on 08-08-08 at the beach in Destin with reception at the beautiful Rutherford’s 465. Here’s a sneak peek for them…..