I just love it when a real life wedding is so romantic and so perfect that it could totally be a movie that I would be dying to see. So when Joanna from Diva Productions sent a film my way, complete with photos from the great Paul Johnson Photography and a wedding planned and executed by the fabulous Keely Thorne Events, I knew we were all in for a chocolate covered carmel-y treat. And I was blown away. I totally love the film, I absolutely adore the couple, and I think the fireworks are pretty, stinkin’ great too. If you’re dying for more after you watch the film (like I was) head over to Diva’s blog for more just like this!
And now, for the main event…
From Keely Thorne Events … A beautiful June weekend provided the perfect backdrop to a fun and stylish Southern wedding in Seaside, Florida. The couple chose to be married in this quaint little beach town for two very important reasons. It was the location of their engagement and also a second home for the bride’s family who just completed a beach cottage just after the first of the year.
Guests from Houston (the bride’s hometown), Atlanta (the groom’s hometown), and everywhere in between started arriving in Seaside on the Thursday before the wedding for a three day celebration of the couple. The wedding weekend was kicked off in casual style with a welcome party hosted at the bride’s family beach home followed by a Friday rehearsal dinner at Bentley’s on the Bay hosted by the family of the groom. On the wedding day guests were treated to lunch on the beach followed by an afternoon wedding at the Seaside Chapel and an evening of celebrating at WaterColor Inn & Resorts.
Since the bride has a culinary background and the couple are foodies at heart their guests were greeted with mouth watering food throughout the night. Starting with cocktails on the beach under a canopy of umbrellas and the bride’s requested champagne bar, followed by dinner and dancing on the Inn Green with everything from a raw bar to comfort food.
After suprising their guests with a beautiful fireworks display the couple invited all of their guests into the resorts ballroom for more dancing and fun including candid photos with Smilebooth as well as “Mr.” and “Mrs.” themed lounges on the ballroom patios. Each patio was designed with the couple in mind so for the “Mr.” patio guests enjoyed scotch and cigars where on the “Mrs.” patio they got to sample some of the bride’s favorite candies as well as miniature POP champagne!
Cinematography: Diva Productions / Photography: Paul Johnson Photography / Event Planning & Coordination: Keely Thorne Events / Ceremony Venue: Seaside Interfaith Chapel, Heather Archdeacon-Williams / Officiant: Jack Modesett, Jr. / Cellist: Dr. Boyan Bonev / Pianist: J. Michael Bryan / Reception Venue: Watercolor Inn / Reception Venue Coordinator: Cheryl Walton for Watercolor / Florals: Florals by the Sea / Cake Designer: Bake my Day / Photobooth: Smilebooth of Louisiana / Trolleys: Beach Bum Trolley of Pensacola / Cart Rentals: Ecco Motors / Linens: Events in Bloom and BBJ Linens / Rentals: Room Service / Reception Entertainment: Gulf Talent Services / Gown: Romona Keveza / Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale / Hair & Makeup: Rolland’s Beauty Bar Seaside / Stationery: Avalon Stationery of Houston / Fireworks: Ashley Pyrotechnics