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Seaside, Florida Sunset Engagement

Lauren and Stephen claim to be complete opposites, but in this stunning engagement session they’re in perfect in sync. We love it when a couple’s smiles jump off the page! Thanks to Lauren Kinsey’s beautiful photography we can share in this couple’s laughter and joy right along with them. Enjoy more of the fun in the full gallery here!

From Lauren Kinsey: Authentic…The only word that comes to mind when I think of this sweet couple. Lauren and Stephen are self described “opposites”, but they couldn’t be more perfect for each other. They kept me laughing throughout our entire session and their smiles are contagious. Love radiates through these images and proves that laughter really is the key to a happy marriage.

Photography: Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding Photography | Hair & Makeup: Eulanna Bloodworth

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Elegant Beach Wedding in Seaside, Florida

While we celebrate all sorts of styles and wedding personalities here at SMP, if we’re being honest…we fall the hardest for affairs that pay homage to the classics. Tradition with a hint of sparkle. Black tie with a glittery twist. And this wedding – photographed by Lauren Kinsey – is that, and so much more. Take a look here in the galleries too!


From Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding PhotographyKelsey & Andrew are absolutely adorable together, and I loved photographing this beautiful wedding at Seaside, Florida.

Kelsey & Andrew moved to Japan almost immediately after the wedding, where Kelsey works as an English teacher for seventy five students from ages zero to thirteen in Tokushima, Japan.

From The Bride…Andrew and I went to the same Middle School, and most likely met in one of the classes we had together, though honestly we do not remember the first time we met each other. We love to go on long walks at night, so during one of our many walks, he stopped in front of a lake and told me to admire “how beautiful it was.” After that, he got down on one knee and proposed to me with a ring I had said I liked the most when we went ring “window-shopping” together around a month prior. I was so surprised and overjoyed! For the remainder of the walk I couldn’t wipe the grin off of my face!

We have a tradition of going to Seaside, Florida together every summer, so we thought a destination beach wedding would be the perfect venue to allow for maximum relaxation after the wedding, as well as would make a nice, nostalgic backdrop for our special day.

The thing I looked forward to the most was seeing my husband’s reaction to my dress! (And his reaction didn’t disappoint me; he was so moved that he cried!). I loved seeing my husband all done up and looking his best, I loved how our families and friends came together and were in such a good mood, I loved seeing all of our family members “get down” at the wedding after party and show us some of their best dance moves, I loved how random people cheered for us when they saw us make the walk back to our beach house together in our wedding attire, and I loved how the whole day seemed like a dream.

Photography: Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding Photography | Videography: Pure 7 Films | Coordination: Arden Sanders, It's A Shore Thing | Floral Design: Events By Nouveau Flowers | Cake: Confections On The Coast | Stationery: Gourmet Invitations | Reception Venue: Bud & Alley's Restaurant | Hair & Makeup: Make Me Blush, Jessica Miller | Entertainment: Top Hat Live | Chapel: Seaside Interfaith Chapel | Film Processing & Developing: Indie Film Lab

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Sophisticated Beachfront Wedding Film

Weddings truly are the joining of two lives: family, friends, hometowns, dish ware (just kidding..kind of). This beachfront wedding in represents that confluence beautifully, with all the charms of the south and the sophistication of New York to fit the bride and groom’s backgrounds. Ashley Poole took some lovely pictures and The Film Poets compiled this cute-as-can-be film of their special day and all of its lovey-dovey glory.


From The Film PoetsThis was a winter wedding in Seaside, FL with perfect weather. The bride’s family came in from New York and gave the most wonderful speeches (all in the video). The photo session took place right after the ceremony and was timed perfectly for sunset.

Photography: Ashley Poole | Cinematography: The Film Poets | Wedding Coordinator: Megan K. Events | Floral Design: Fishers Flowers | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Sweet For Sirten | Ceremony Venue: Seaside Interfaith Chapel | Reception Venue: The Vue | Hair: Emerald Coast Bridal Hair | Band: WorryFree Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Black Tie Miami | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Getaway Car: A Bride's Ride

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Seaside, Florida Wedding from Lauren Kinsey

I’m not an over-the-top kind of girl. I like simple and modern and chic. Elegance, but not overdone. So when Lauren Kinsey sent over this seaside beauty that checked every love off my list, it quickly became my favorite nautical wedding Off. All. Time. It graced the pages of our Fashion & Beauty e-mag, but today we’re going in a little deeper; poring through every moment of what I deem knot tying perfection. I could easily stare at this mint shaded lovely all day long, and I’m pretty darn certain you’ll feel the same.


From Lauren Kinsey… I am not quite sure I could ever accurately describe how much this sweet couple means to me. From the very first moment I spoke to Brittany, we just had this kismet kind of bond that neither one of us could explain. If I had a sister, I would imagine her to be someone like Brittany. She is one of the kindest and gentlest people I know.

I loved every aspect of this wedding. Brittany is a graphic designer, so she knew exactly how she wanted her wedding to look and feel. Before the ceremony, Chris and Brittany opted to have a first look to get in some extra special portraits prior to the ceremony. Surrounded by only close friends and family, Brittany and Chris were married in the tiny Seaside Interfaith Chapel. Brittany’s sister played guitar during their devotion, and Brittany and Chris’ youth pastor performed the exchange of vows.

The color palette for the wedding was seafoam green, navy, aquamarine, and ivory. Brittany wanted to keep the florals classic and simple, opting to have lush white hydrangeas to lend to the modern/feminine feel of the wedding. Many details were DIY by Brittany. The reception was set under the quaint oaks on the Ruskin Lawn in Seaside, just steps from the Chapel, where cafe lights gave a romantic glow to the family style tables. Dinner consisted of a build your own taco and burrito bar- inspired by Chris and Brittany’s favorite food and home state of Texas! Brittany also surprised Chris by singing him her version of Ingrid Michaelson’s “The Way I Am”, which she had learned on the ukelele only days before.

Photography: Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Heather Archdeacon Williams | Floral Design: Florals by the Sea | Wedding Dress: J.Crew | Reception: Ruskin Lawn | Catering: Dine By Design | Makeup: Jamie Gummere | Hair: Olive the Beauty Lounge | Officiant: Pastor Greg Pirtle | Ceremony Music: GTS Entertainment | Chapel: Seaside Interfaith Chapel | Confections: Bake my Day | Confections: Sweet For Sirten | Event Rentals: HM Tents and Events | Music: GTS Entertainment | Paper Goods/Menus/Invitations: Bride | Reception Entertainment: DJ Paul Kirker

Seaside Wedding Film from Sixpence Productions

I’m a sucker for a good highlight film, which I always, always get from Sixpence Productions. But when said film takes place in such a beautiful locale with a couple who couldn’t be any cuter and a wedding that is absolutely breathtaking from Savoir Faire Weddings, I can’t help myself. I fall in love and I fall hard.

The love birds. Jonathan and Logan met in College at Baylor University. They hung out in the same crowd (they were actually dating each other’s friends… shhh!) and always somehow seemed to be drawn to each other in a room. They stayed friends for a while until one day it became something more. They dated for four years until Jonathan popped the question. He took her to dinner on her birthday and when the waiter brought out dessert, it was a ring in the middle of strawberries with “Will you marry me?” written in chocolate. She cried and said “YES!.” They then went back to her parent’s house where family and friends surprised her.

The location. Logan grew up going to Seaside, Florida. Her great aunt has a house in Seaside and once Logan and Jonathan started dating, they visited every summer and he fell in love with it too. Once Jonathan proposed, Seaside was a natural decision for them. Logan grew up riding her bike past the Seaside chapel and thinking about how beautiful it was. She never knew that one day she would be a bride walking out of that chapel. V Seagrove was a suggestion by Logan’s great aunt that fit perfectly with their vision. It is a beautiful glass restaurant, facing the ocean. What could be more perfect?

The inspiration. The bridesmaid’s dresses ended up being the inspiration for their wedding, aside from the many nights on pinterest, wedding blogs, etc. Logan chose a beautiful chiffon, floor length dress and she couldn’t imagine it in any other color than blush! The rest of the wedding followed. Logan’s mom and sisters helped with the planning and her great aunt and grandma made decorations and kept us on track. Logan’s cousins made the invitations and their “logo”. It ended really bringing the family closer together.

A few special touches. The rehearsal dinner was at Logan’s great aunt & great uncle’s house off Seaside Avenue, everyone that came down for the wedding was invited. On the wedding day, Logan wore her grandmother’s pearl earrings, the lace handkerchief her Aunt Martha gave her, and a cutting of her mother’s wedding dress around her bouquet. Jonathan’s dad married the couple, he says it was one of the greatest honors in his life. Jonathan had a best man and four “groomsmaids,” which were his sisters. The couple decided to write their own vows, and were obviously very nervous because they dropped the rings… twice! Logan’s sister Chelsea sang Etta James’ “At Last” while the couple danced to their first song as a married couple. Logan and Jonathan each had a signature drink. Logan’s was “The Bride’s Mint to Be” (vodka, lime juice, syrup, mint, & tonic.. super delicious). Jonathan’s signature drink was “The Old Fashioned Groom” (bourbon, simple syrup, orange, cherry). They decided to do a balloon send-off, which turned out to be perfect for the reception site.

The memories. The couple says that it went by in such a beautiful blur. Jonathan says the wedding couldn’t have been any better, that it “was the best wedding ever.” Logan could not have been happier with her intimate, fun, and gorgeous day. Their favorite photo is the one of them kissing in front of the Seaside Chapel, (and of course all of the photos of their crazy friends and family dancing).

The people we owe it to. The vendors truly made this wedding possible. With Logan and Jonathan being from Texas, they hadn’t even met most of their vendors until the wedding day. Each vendor catered specifically to them and made their wedding day more than they could have ever asked for.

Photography: Mackenzie Rollins | Cinematographer: Sixpence Productions | Event Planning: Stephanie Tate, Savoir Faire Weddings | Floral Designer: Grove Fisher | Wedding Dress: Watters | Cake: Sweet for Sirten | Ceremony Venue: Seaside Chapel | Reception Venue: V Seagrove | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | DJ: Shane Keller | Bridesmaid's Dress Designer: Bill Levkoff | Photobooth: Tony Thagard | Second Photographer: Avant Images

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