I fall in love with a new venue every.single.day here on SMP Florida, but today’s glorious Wild Heron location just might be my favorite yet.  A gorgeous boathouse overlooking the pristine waters of Lake Powell, a darling gazebo perfect for ceremonies and a boardwalk just begging for a stunning Mr. and Mrs. and some uber-fabulous photo ops.  Thankfully, Adria Peaden Photography snapped up every moment of Panama City Beach lovely, including the sweet vintage vibe and the DIY details crafted by the breathtaking bride.  See it all here.


From Adria Peaden PhotographyThis couple was not 100% sold on the idea of a wedding photographer until the sister of the groom decided to gift a photographer to them. Thank goodness there was a photographer there to document the antique silver, lace and pink color scheme. 

The day started with a first look next to the boathouse. We walked around the edge of the boathouse to find a spiral staircase and then out onto the boardwalk for some yummy, glowy, romantic images. Everything from the lace ruffles on the bride’s dress to the antique keys scattered around the reception made the whole event melt together. The ceremony was held in a gazebo on a lawn across from the boathouse. The bride was adamant that each detail be non-traditional. The flower arrangements on the gazebo were not hung level and they decided to face the crowd instead of the traditional way with their backs to the crowd. It gave the images of their ceremony a sweetness as they were able to gaze at their loved ones on the most important day of their life. While the catering, flowers, cake and music were all provided by vendors, the decorations were purely from the bride. She spent time shopping at local craft stores to make everything just as she wanted. 

Wedding Photography: Adria Peaden Photography / Wedding Venue: The Boat House at Wild Heron in Panama City Beach, Florida / Floral Design: Hallmark Flower Shoppe / Wedding Decor: DIY by the Bride / Catering: Victoria’s Event Planning and Catering / Wedding Cake: Publix / Wedding Dress: Aire Barcelona