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 | Catering: Celestines Special Occasions | Event Coordination: Shelby Peaden Events | Floral Design & Decor: Celestines Special Occasions | Wedding Venue: Palazzo Del Sol
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.
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… Hannah 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' Nicks
If you know me at all, you know that just saying the word summer puts a little skip in my step. I love it with all my being. And although the other seasons have their moments of glory, summer always steals the show. So it’s no surprise that I fell head over heels in love with shoot from Lauren Kinsey - it’s the perfect way to send summer on her stylish way, and you can see it all right here. Until next time, sweet summer…
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… It’s near and dear to my heart, as this is a personal project I have been working on for close to two years. My concept for this shoot was a final goodbye to summer. As the weather turns cool, here on the gulf coast, we have very mild fall weather, but it’s still perfect for sailing. Hunter and Rayna are two of my favorite people in the world, and I have photographed them both many times before. It doesn’t hurt that Rayna is gorgeous to boot!
The dress Rayna is wearing is pure silk dress by Olivia and James. Hunter is wearing JCrew. My friend, Bonny, took us out on the coast early one morning to enjoy the beautiful breeze, and I was able to finally bring this vision to life and photograph some beautiful images of these two.
Dress: Olivia and James | Food: Dine by Design Catering | Hair & Makeup: Make Me Blush | Men's Attire: JCrew | Sailing: Bonny Todd | Scanning & Developing: Indie Film Lab | Styling & Photography: Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding Photography