The moment I laid my eyes on this uber-stunning Gulf Coast bride, I knew I was going to love this wedding.  I knew I’d fall head over heels for every last detail, every last bloom crafted by Events by Nouveau Flowers and every last moment captured so beautifully by Christopher Nolan Photography. Because any bride that rocks a statement necklace like this green Rae Ann Creations number is guaranteed to throw a fantastically fun + crazy gorgeous soiree.  It’s a science, really.  So, prepare yourselves for some serious seaside perfection and click here for sooo much more.

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From the Bride… Coming from the south, I told myself that once it was my time to walk down the aisle, I was not competing with football! Well, with a February engagement, my vision was not holding unless we had a winter wedding. Jarrett and I are not winter people and were really compromising our big day because of it. Our idea of an intimate, fun affair with our nearest and dearest and our love for the beach and warm weather put a beach-side wedding on the radar rather quickly! Finding V Seagrove and a house right across the street named A Shore Thing made it apparent our decisions were meant to be. 

Our wedding week went off without a hitch!  Our family and friends started arriving throughout the week and each night was a new celebration! The week included low country shrimp boils, beach-side bonfires and after-parties. The house, A Shore Thing, accommodated my wedding party, had beach access for the ceremony and a pool area to host sunset cocktails while we took our first photos as husband and wife. We made it official by signing the marriage license in front of guests and then led them across the street to the reception. V Seagrove’s contemporary design gave us the perfect lighting, water features, patio dancing and delicious food our guests are still talking about, especially the groom’s “cake” — bacon brownies served in small, cast iron skillets! Christina of Nouveau Flowers shared our vision and created the perfect look and feel for the beach ceremony, poolside cocktails and the reception. 

So many small details brought thoughts of family and made our wedding uniquely ours — Adirondack “guestbook” chairs, my grandmothers’ pins on my bouquet, a family Bible and my grandfather’s fountain pens. Our wedding and the activities leading up to the celebration were memories we will never forget! We could not have asked for better vendors to take care of us, display our vision and capture our moments for us to view for years to come. 

Wedding Photography: Christopher and Nancy Nolan of Christopher Nolan Photography / Ceremony: The Beach at “A Shore Thing” in Destin, Florida / Reception: V Seagrove in Seagrove Beach, Florida / Floral Design: Events by Nouveau Flowers / Officiant: A Friend of the Groom / Wedding Cake: Kim’s Cakes / Wedding Stationery: By Invitation Only / Calligraphy: Allison Craig of By Invitation Only / Welcome Booklet + Fans: DIY by the Bride + Her Mother / Wedding Sound: Coconut Cowboys via Music Garden / Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca via Low’s Bridal and Formal / Bride’s Jewelry: RaeAnn Bayless of Rae Ann Creations / Bride’s Shoes: Auri Footwear via Piperlime / Makeup: Robin Klag / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alvina Valenta + Various / Groom’s Suit: Jos. A Bank / Groom’s Tie: Vineyard Vines

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