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Fall Seaside Wedding at Rosemary beach

A seaside wedding never grows old. It’s that whole carefree, toes in the sand, sun on the shoulders atmosphere that people adore. And Florida is one of the reigning Queens of beach weddings. Why? Because there’s sunshine in the Fall and miles and miles of oceanfront land to fete on. Just have a look at this blue infused day planned by Savoir-Faire Weddings with photography by Anna K + a full gallery for proof.

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Beach
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Coastal

Rosemary Beach has always held a special place in Chris and Ashley’s heart so when the time came for their wedding they knew where it needed to be! These two have been dating since Ashley was 14, Chris 15 and they’ve dreamed about this day for so long! They’ve waited patiently and prepared for their marriage in all of the best ways possible and in October the big day finally arrived. All of their friends and family made the trip from Atlanta, GA to Florida to celebrate! Everything about the weather was perfect that day and everyone radiated happiness!

Rosemary Beach is a gorgeous little gem located on the Gulf of Florida. The cobblestone streets are lined with Colonial Caribbean style condos, shops and homes creating a truly unique wedding backdrop. Wooden paths connect all of the areas to the town center and these two have so many fun memories here together. Fisher, their lab, was included in all parts of the day and he loved it! It’s amazing how well behaved some dogs are and this guy thought he was one of the groomsmen! Ashley has an impeccable eye for detail, but the thing that stood out most about their day was the pure joy that filled every moment.

Photography: Anna K Photography | Wedding Planner: Savoir-Faire Weddings - Stephanie Tate | Florist: Celestine's Special Occasions | Wedding Dress: Casablanca | Invitations: La Vita Allegra | Ceremony: Rosemary Beach | Reception: Rosemary Beach Western Lawn | Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew | Catering: Celestine's Special Occasions | Band: Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces | Cake Artist: Kim's Cakes | Hair Artist: Make Me Blush - Jessica Miller

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Modern Rosemary Beach Wedding

I’m convinced that Rosemary Beach is one of the sweetest seaside towns to wed. Take it from the beautiful bride and groom who just happen to be locals, with a family-owned bookstore downtown! With Sixpence Productions and Paul Johnson Photography there to capture every lovely detail, falling in love with this quaint locale is an easy feat.

Grab the tissues, my loves, because you’ll need them after this one!


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Fall
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Modern

From the beautiful Bride… I had just graduated with a degree in art from Dallas Baptist University in Texas and was ready to live at the beach! What better place to be than in an art gallery in Rosemary? My family and I opened The Hidden Lantern Bookstore and Gallery in May 2011. Only a short time later, Steve, who was stationed on the base in Panama City Beach, found his way into the bookstore. After seeing me, he came into the gallery and asked me out.

Our first date was the following day at Wild Olives. After that we spent most of our time in Rosemary. We would meet at the parks with my dog Rhodie, go for walks on the beach, enjoy the restaurants in town, and take rides on his motorcycle along 30A. We couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else. Many of our guests where people who lived and/or worked in Rosemary. We felt so much a part of the town. Town Hall will always be special to us as an icon of Rosemary but also it is where we attended church together.

For our engagement, Steve surprised me with a trip to San Francisco where he took me to the Palace of Fine Arts (one of our favorite places). There he sat me down on a bench and played a video off his Iphone that he made of our relationship. At the end of the video, he got down on one knee and proposed.

Our inspiration for the wedding style was beachy, clean, and elegant. Blues, whites, and pearls were our wedding colors. I have always loved white bare trees so they were used as the center pieces. One of my favorite moments of that day was praying with my husband-to-be outside my parents’ house. He didn’t get to see me but I got to see him before the big moment. It was our own time together before all the festivities began. It was also special to have my 12 year old, black Labrador Rhodie by my side as I got ready. She wore a beautiful collar that matched the colors of the wedding.

I would also like to add how amazing and professional our vendors were the days leading up to the event and the big day. They made everything so easy. Steve and I even had to move up the wedding date four months due to a deployment and our vendors adapted with such ease and grace. I could not have asked for better businesses and individuals to have been there on our wedding day!

Cinematographer: Sixpence Productions | Floral Design: Florals By The Sea | Invitations: Bella Figura | Ceremony Venue: Rosemary Beach Town Hall | Reception Venue: Rosemary Beach Town Hall | Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo | Catering: Townsend Catering | DJ: B-Boy Productions | Event Designer/Coordinator: It's A Shore Thing | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Hair + Makeup : Vivo Spa Salon | Photograher: Paul Johnson Photography

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Pink + Gray Rosemary Beach Wedding

Tying the knot seaside has always been a not-so-secret dream of mine, because, fear of all things ocean-related aside (true story), there’s just no place as serenely beautiful as the beach.  Count the cool ocean air, acres of sand and crystal blue skies as reason enough to love beach weddings, but when you add in this gorgeous affair captured by Amanda Suanne, the perfection just can’t be denied.  See it all here.

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Summer
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Beach

From the Bride… This was hands down, the best day of my life. It was a gorgeous sunny day in June. Not too hot, with a slight breeze. We were all ready to go. All of the guests were properly seated. The Groomsmen were lined up in the sand, and my bridesmaids were making silly faces at me to make sure I wasn’t nervous. I stood with my dad behind some tall bushes to make sure Jon couldn’t see me until the moment I walked towards him. (We chose not to see each other before the ceremony.) I heard my song, “Air” by Bach begin to play and my dad simply said, “Ready?”  I’ll never forget the moment I saw Jon, waiting for me to become his wife. My dad slowly walked me down the boardwalk steps, telling me a joke until our feet hit the sand. I held on tight to his arm, carrying my pink peony bouquet in the other. It was so comforting to see Jon standing next to his father, who married us. The ceremony was short and sweet, which was followed by an hour of pictures while the guests enjoyed their cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

The reception flew by with delicious food, cake, champagne toasts, and dancing. We danced to “Hey Pretty Girl” By Kip Moore. I danced with my father to “Little Miss Magic” by Jimmy Buffett, and Jon danced with is mother to “A Song for My Son” by Mikki Viereck. Our wedding party and Jon and I were all introduced to the song, “How You Like Me Now” by The Heavy. We had our guests sign the back of pictures that I had printed on card stock that we used as our guest book. We used mason jars with the labels that we wrote the guests names and table numbers for them to use as escort cards. We had “His” and “Hers” specially cocktail drinks that they could use their mason jars to fill with on their own. The table numbers related to something in our lives, for example: Table 4, The Number of times Whitney and Jon have been to Rosemary Beach together. The guests especially loved doing the Limbo under several suspenders that were tied together! Our exit was special as our guests waved handmade ribbon sticks that my mother worked so hard on. I think that was her favorite moment! Jon drove us off in our groomsmen decorated golf cart.

I look at these pictures on a daily basis to remind myself how lucky we were for the perfect setting on the most perfect day.

Jon and I met because we shared a class at the University of Tennessee. However, I was not aware of that until we were introduced by two mutual friends. He said, “You know we have two classes together, right?” Well, I didn’t know, because I sat in the front, and he in the back. After that, we only became friends… until one day (three months later), I realized I couldn’t wait to see him all the time. I suddenly looked forward to our co-ed softball games that we played together, even though I was a terrible player. I loved every moment we spent together in and between our two classes. He made me laugh, every time we were together. And one day, as we were walking around campus, he picked a flower out of the ground and gave it to me. That is when I knew he was the one. It didn’t take long before we were completely inseparable.

Nearly four years later, actually four days before our anniversary, Jon flew me to my favorite place on earth, New York City. He took me to Central Park, where I desperately wanted to go for a row boat ride in the pond. We were barely too late and the rental hut was closed. Without a back up plan, we began to walk back towards the beautiful Bethesda fountain, where he said,” I’m so sorry the boat rental was closed, but I think this will cheer you up.” That is when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. We celebrated with friends who were close by and were able to take pictures of our special moment.

We decided on a summer destination wedding at the beach as we hoped our guests would enjoy a fun vacation. The only beach we had been to together was Rosemary Beach on 30A in FLorida. We spent a little over a year planning our perfect day. And boy was it worth the wait. I can’t imagine getting married anywhere else. The sand is clean and white, the ocean is a beautiful blue, and the quaint little ocean side town makes you feel right at home. It was hands down, the Best Day of My Life.

Photography: Amanda Suanne | Event Planning: It's A Shore Thing | Floral Design: Events By Nouveau Flowers | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Wedding Cake: Confections On The Coast | Invitations: Gourmet Invitations | Ceremony Venue: Western Beach, Rosemary Beach | Reception Venue: Town Hall, Rosemary Beach | Brides Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaids Dresses: Donna Morgan | Catering: Townsend Catering | Make Up: Make Me Blush | Hair: The Grove At Grayton Hair Salon | DJ: Beachside DJ | Ceremony Music: Wedding Music Plus | Decor: Mr. And Mrs. Pillows | Golf Cart: Peddlers

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