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Florida Seaside Bridal Shower

This seaside beauty takes beachside brunching to an entirely new level of chic. Showering the beautiful Bride-to-be with Myrtie Blue blooms and a peachy keen cake, this stunning fete from the lens of Kaylie B. Poplin is bridal shower inspiration like you’ve never seen before. From the tables lined with treasures from the sea, to the sweet babies in attendance, every detail is waiting for you in this gorgeous gallery.

From Kaylie B. Poplin PhotographyI am all things coastal and floral. When I moved to the Emerald Coast nine years ago, I knew that I would be calling this place home for as far as I could see. The emerald waters that crash along the shore, the sound of sea gulls in the mornings, the scent of salty air… all of it has encompassed all of me. Here I am about to marry a Florida boy in a few weeks that I met after I moved here, so naturally, when it came time to talk about a bridal shower, I didn’t even have to think about it. I knew that I wanted it to be on the beach where I said that I would call this place home for as long as I could… and the same beach where I spent a Summer getting to know that Florida boy I will marry. This bridal shower is everything that I am and that I love all wrapped up into details, faces and place.

As soon as I decided that I was going to pursue this dream shower, I contacted Tori of Victoria Austin Designs. She is a stylist whose work makes my mouth drop! The work that I had seen her do was aesthetically what I wanted, so I knew she would be the best one to bring the vision to life. She did just that, but in more ways that I could have asked for! I then spoke with Myrtie Blue who is known on the Emerald Coast and nationally for their work with florals. I sat down with Brian, told him my vision and the pops of color that I was wanting to incorporate and just as I knew he would, he absolutely nailed it!

Friends and family who have seen or were at the shower have all asked how it was done, and I say without a shadow of a doubt that it was because of the vendors involved. I also respond telling them that it was also brought to life by the ladies that came and made this experience and my life up to this point, the most perfect one I could have ever dreamed of.

Photography: Kaylie B. Poplin Photography | Floral Design: Myrtie Blue | Gown : Paper Crown | Invitations: Sweet Water Decor | Venue: Beach | Calligraphy & Place Cards: Southern Calligraphy | Rentals: Blue Rents | Stamps: Verde Studio | Stylist : Victoria Austin Designs

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Double Wedding at Palazzo del Sol

You know what’s better than one wedding on a sunny day in Florida?  Two weddings.  Two weddings with two beautiful (twin) sisters, both tying the knot to their handsome beaus in a beach chic extravaganza planned to perfection by Shelby Peaden Events.  And if this special day doesn’t totally make your Friday (it’s super awesome, after all), I don’t know what will.  See it all captured by Lauren Kinsey right here.


From Lauren Kinsey… Rachel and Ashley are identical twins and are extremely close, so it was not a question that they would both get married on the same day! The twins wanted a color palette of teal and plum to match the backdrop of the beauty of the Florida gulf coast, and specifically, the Palazzo del Sol private home. The weather for the wedding day was an absolute perfect fall day, with a little breeze and a slight nip in the air. Both girls chose to see their spouses before the ceremony to allow plenty of time for portraits, and also because they were each serving as maid of honor in their sister’s wedding.

Rachel married her husband, Nick, first, on the lawn behind the home, and while the lawn was being converted for the joint reception, guests were invited to play cornhole and have drinks on the front lawn. Ashley and David were married later in the afternoon on the beach, and the two couples hosted a fabulous reception following both weddings.

Photography: Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Weddings | Event Coordination: Shelby Peaden Events | Catering: Celestines Special Occasions | Wedding Venue: Palazzo Del Sol | Floral Design & Decor: Celestines Special Occasions

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Florida Destination Wedding In Destin from Alena Bakutis Photography

Monday mornings call for some serious sweetness, and that’s just what you’ll see when you pour through all the gorgeous images from Alena Bakutis Photography of this downright darling Destin wedding. Intimate and filled with that casual elegance that just seems to make me melt, this gallery is one you won’t want to miss. See it all here.


From AlenaHannah and Rush, a young and fun couple, got hitched at Destin Bay House in Destin, Florida. Being from Tennessee, they wanted to have a beach wedding but keep it more private, so this venue worked perfectly!

Hannah and Rush have met in Chattanooga, TN while in college. After being together for 5 years, they’ve decided to tie a knot after Rush’s proposal in March of 2013. The reason why they chose to do it in Florida was because it’s their favorite vacation spot. Bride and groom dreamt of a clean and simple, yet elegant wedding with navies and corals for accents.

Hannah and Rush’s dream came true September 1, 2013! 0% chance of rain made their Big Day go flawless, although nobody expected a nice sunset after such a gloomy overcast day. Rush with his groomsmen definitely had fun, showcasing their love for golf! Even the groom’s cake was a golf field made out of green cupcakes.

Photography: Alena Bakutis Photography | Flowers: Florals By The Sea | Wedding Cake: Bella Rella Cupcakes | Reception Venue: Destin Bay House | Catering: Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q