Heather & Kevin {April Wedding at Carillon Beach}

This sweet couple was such a dream to work with from start to finish.  Grant it, we had planned their wedding in less than two months, Heather knew exactly what she wanted and we just adored their Meeting House ceremony and reception.  With Kevin being in the military, they were working with a very limited time schedule, which was just fine by us.  We scheduled their vendor day the same day they toured the property, so everything was planned and ready to go by the end of the day!  Heather even had time to create adorable favors for each guest.  Their small, 28-guest wedding, was perfect to assign place cards for everyone.  The place cards were small, silver “love bird” bottle openers that everyone loved!

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Our beautiful bride was completely laid back and relaxed throughout the entire process. It was certainly no different on her wedding day! She relaxed while she got her hair and makeup done at her Carillon rental home, “Four To Go.”

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This sparkling beauty was created by Heather! She said that not only did it take a long time to find the “just right” brooches, but it also took days to put together! She wanted to start a new tradition in her family, so she left a few loose brooches to give to a few special little girls in her life. Both mothers were also presented with a brooch from her handmade bouquet!

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Heather’s wonderful son, Cody, walked his mom down the aisle. It was a great story when I found out that he was passing up his Senior prom to go on a honeymoon-cruise with Heather & Kevin. His response was that he had “already been to prom for two years!” I loved their great relationship.

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Kevin made sure that all of his favorite beers were at their wedding! During the planning process, Heather knew she wanted a “wishing tree” where all their guests could write a sweet note of encouragement and well-wishes for them! They chose to have a seated dinner that was simply amazing!

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After their ceremony, the Meeting House was transformed with woodgrain tables and simple, white flowers. Heather opted to rent the mahogany chiavari chairs in place of the traditional wooden chairs that are normally in the Meeting House. Everyone was able to see the newlyweds as they danced their first dance.

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Right before their sunset, we snuck Heather and Kevin away for their beach pictures.

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One of the best part about the trees around the Village Green/Meeting House, is the beautiful lights! Once the sun goes down, it’s instant ambiance!

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A perfect night! All our best to Mr. & Mrs. Brill! Good luck on your new stationed location!

{CREDITS}

Venues & Coordination:  Carillon Beach Meeting House (exclusive to Carillon Weddings)
Photography: Mark Owens of GwyneMark Photography
Floral/Event Design:  Marja Rogers of Events by Nouveau Flowers
Officiant: Rev. Mike Young of Rosemary Beach Chapel
Catering:  Townsend Catering
Cake:  Rhonda Joodi of Confections on the Coast
Ceremony Music: Bay Arts Trio (Wedding Music Plus)

Southern Weddings Magazine Features Carillon Weddings

We were put on hold for “blogging” this beautiful wedding until the V3 issues of highly-acclaimed, Southern Weddings Magazine hit the stands!  We just had to post the beautiful featured wedding of Kiley & Tim!  Thank you, Paul Johnson Photography for your always-phenomenal images.  It was truly a gorgeous day with some of our favorite accents and lighting.  Stay tuned for their fully-blogged wedding and pick up your copy of Southern Weddings Magazine V3 for some Southern inspirations!  Because SW Mag is an annually printed magazine, you can be assure an entire year’s worth of eye catching and perfectly planned details!  All you, 2011 brides: this is a must-see magazine!

Reinventing Mom’s Wedding Dress!

I can hardly wait to post this blog!  I have been waiting for Dawn to send me pictures of her mother’s dress is its original form, and I cannot wait to share them!  I’m not sure if you remember Dawn & Josh’s beautifully dreamy wedding on June 19, 2010, so be sure to check out their wedding in our archives!  This is one of my favorite stories from over the past few years!  Dawn wore the same beautiful dress that Peggy (Dawn’s mother) wore when Peggy married Mike (Dawn’s father), 26 years prior!  Not many brides can say that!  Not only was it special, but it was PERFECT for their ceremony on Carillon Beach.  The only changes were made to the sleeves and bodice of the gown, but everything else stayed in place.  I can’t imagine how sentimental it must have been for Peggy and Mike to see their daughter in the same dress.  She was gorgeous!

{Peggy’s Wedding Gown Circa 1984}

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The original wedding dress!!

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Don’t you just love these old, photos?! Peggy was gorgeous!

Here is Dawn trying on her mother’s old gown… You will be able to tell that she kept the original lace when they reworked the bodice for her.

The train had the perfect flow on the beach!

{Dawn’s Wedding Gown Circa 2010}

An absolutely priceless image of Peggy helping Dawn into her gown!

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It had the same phenomenal flow, 26 years later!

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I think it’s safe to say that Mike and Josh both loved the ladies in this dress. I know we did!

View their wedding on our blog!

Thank you, Dawn and Peggy, for sharing your wonderful pictures and memories!

The Knot Florida – Spring/Summer 2011!

The Knotties loved our blue and yellow wedding so much that they’re featuring Angela & Brian’s event in this (2011) Spring/Summer’s The Knot Florida Magazine!  Please check out their full wedding on our blog!

**Please note that the phone numbers listed are incorrect! Our exclusive venues, the Meeting House & Village Green, are only booked through us at www.carillonweddings.com. 850)231.0007

Thank you to VUE Photography for your hard work and beautiful shots!

Avis & John {Carillon Beach Meeting House Ceremony & Inlet Beach Reception}

I chose to have my ceremony at the Meeting House at Carillon Beach.  I know what you’re thinking: “Weren’t you sick of having weddings in the Meeting House all the time?!”  I would be lying if I said that these thoughts hadn’t crossed my mind, but at the end of the day it was exactly the feel that John and I wanted on our wedding day.  It was quaint, it felt like a chapel and it comfortably fit my 70-ish closest friends and family.  As for the reception, we chose to have our reception at the Pavilion in Grande Pointe (Inlet Beach).  This offered a lovely indoor-outdoor reception that was close to Carillon and would accomodate our group if the weather was chilly in December.  Thankfully, the weather was perfect for inside dining and outside dancing!  Although it’s weird to see myself in pictures on our blog, enjoy a glimpse inside a wedding planner’s wedding!

First, I thought I’d start with an image from our engagement session with Paul & Mecheal Johnson. John’s prized possession, his boat, was the focus of our day out on the water together!

Wedding time…

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A little inside joke between me and John ;). Plus, those were some amazing shoes that the bridesmaids chose! We chose to keep the colors at the ceremony very neutral and timeless.

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The lovely Carillon Beach 🙂 Thanks for the fabulous images from Wesley Leytham and the VUE Chicks! The image on the right was even published in “Coastal Weddings Fall 2011” Magazine!

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My groom.

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My sweet dad and I as we walked through the Promenade. We chose to have a 5pm ceremony, knowing that the entire ceremony would be after sunset. This created a very romantic, candle-lit feel (but it gave my photographers a little challenge)!

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We chose to have our mothers light the first candles in the Meeting House, then they took their flames and had everyone in the congregation light their own candles. Of course, Victoria was there to help ‘fluff my dress’ at the entrance. Her husband, Perry, was right there the whole time. He had to do my traditional job of bringing the bride and bridesmaids to the ceremony location on time. Thanks, Perry! By the time my dad and I walked up to the Meeting House, the lights inside were dimmed and everyone’s candles were glowing. It was beautiful.

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I love the image of my grandma’s hands, holding her candle. I kept reminding my dad to smile! 🙂 I think he was worried about tripping and trying not to cry.

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Wesley Leytham caught this magical image of our first kiss from behind the Meeting House. I just love it!

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Perfect little details. I wanted a very romantic reception with golds, blushes, creams, muaves and deep shades of coral.

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Grande Pointe was completely transformed with lavish fabric hung from the rafters that touched the floor. The crystal beading and giant plume feathers added a glamourous touch. Do any of you girls recognize those chandeliers?! Those are our signature office chandeliers. I just loved them!

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John is an investigator for the Walton County Sheriff’s office. Two of his groomsmen were fellow deputies who decided to pull a little prank on him. A damage waiver was signed (i.e. for the rollling and shaving cream on his car that we would find later that evening), but then they informed him that the “incident” took place in Bay County… Out of their jourisdiction. Ha! It made for a humorous evening.

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This is the story of our boating experiences together. Rhonda’s {Confections on the Coast} groom’s cake portrayed us very well!

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I gave free reign to Rhonda in the design of my cake. She knows that I tend to like the girly cakes, and she went from there… I thought her work with the sugar flowers was just amazing! This was also the debut of my custom-requested flavor of cake: chocolate-hazelnut! DELICIOUS! One of my other favorite parts of my wedding was our coffee/hot chocolate and dessert bar! We had every liqueur possible to add to the hot chocolate and coffee… Frangelico, Godiva, Bailey’s, Peppermint Schnapps, Disaronno and Grand Marnier. YUM! It was the perfect cool-weather treat for our guests!

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Victoria put paper lanterns with battery-candles all along the path inside Grande Pointe. It was beautiful!

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I spared you all of our silly dancing pictures, but thought you might enjoy our ‘send-off’! Some of the deputies in attendance called the on-duty deputy to handcuff and escort us out of the building. Needless to say, it was a fun ending to a perfect night! I will be forever grateful to our top-notch vendors. I can tell you that I would not have chosen anyone else to make our wedding day so memorable! xoxo

{CREDITS}
Venues & Coordination: Carillon Beach Meeting House (exclusive to Carillon Weddings)
Reception: Grande Pointe Pavilion at Inlet Beach
Photography: Genya & Wesleyann {VUE Photography}; see my wedding blogged here! Wesley Leytham {Rae Leytham Photography & ShootShed}
Engagement Session: Paul & Mecheal Johnson {Paul Johnson Photography}; see this session blogged here!
Cinematography: Joanna & Robert Banks-Morgan {Diva Productions}
Floral/Event Design: Christina Springfield of Events by Nouveau Flowers
Catering:  Townsend Catering
Cake:  Rhonda Joodi of Confections on the Coast
Reception Music: DJ Paul of GTS Entertainment
Dress: The Bridal Loft, Pensacola
Makeup: Renee Armour {Two Fishes Artistry} & Elisa Rowland {Mary Kay Consultant}

Not that you need another reason to order a photo booth… but I would just like to give a shout out to some of my favorite wedding moment “capturers” in the area! You are all so wonderful and I’m glad you could be a part of our wedding! It’s fun to see these professionals out and dressed to play! Thanks for the memories! {Paul, Mecheal, Wesleyann, Genya, Wesley, Joanna & Robert}

New Year, New Office, New Awards!

We are delighted to announce that we, at Carillon Weddings, have relocated to a new office in Rosemary Beach!  The new location is just a few miles from our previous retail location on the Carillon Market Street.  We are sharing a second-floor office with Paul Johnson Photography.  Our move will give us the proximity to beautiful Carillon Beach, while also allowing us the flexibility to perform our coordination services at other local venues.  It is also favorable that our new location is much closer to exclusive vendors for meetings and appointments.  We look forward to a new year with flawless weddings and thank our memorable 2010 brides for voting us “Bride’s Choice Awards ’11” by WeddingWire and “The Knot Best of Weddings 2011!”  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.  We wish you all a very Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Victoria & Avis
www.CarillonWeddings.com
info@carillonweddings.com

NEW Office Phone: 850-231-0007

NEW Physical Address:
82 South Barrett Square (The Mercado Building 2G),
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

NEW Mailing Address:
Carillon Weddings
PO BOX 611267
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

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Ashley & Mike {November Wedding at Carillon Beach}

We will always remember Ashley and Mike for their whirlwind year!  Not only did they get to end the year with the excitement of marriage, but Mike also celebrated being traded from the Cubs to the WORLD SERIES-winning Giants team!  I remember Rose Marie (Ashley’s mother) emailing us every week with: “Well, we thought they’d be finished with the season by now. We hope he can make the next bridal shower!”  Every week got pushed back from October 22nd, to the final WIN on November 1st!  Victoria and I, who ((guiltily)) don’t pay much attention to baseball, were GLUED to the TV!  We couldn’t have been more excited for them and their big win!  We knew it was a stressful process from being traded and moving cross-country mid-way through the season, but Ashley handled it beautifully!  Once they were in town for the wedding, the handsome groom said, “This is all about Ashley.” (awwwww!)  He was very set on making this a week for them to share together and to push the celebrating from the World Series aside for a new celebration!  We couldn’t have agreed more!

First, I have to post a few of Ashley’s AMAZING bridal portraits in Alys Beach with Paul & Mecheal Johnson.  She was able to come to Florida a week before the wedding to finalize details and to get some breath-taking images to display at the wedding.  This was the first chance she was able to get away!  Enjoy 🙂

Ashley in her beautiful, Vera Wang wedding gown.

LOVE these in Alys Beach 🙂

Gorgeous smile!

Let the wedding pictures begin!

Perfect little details. There were handmade flowers tied to every welcome bag that was delivered to their guests. There was a nice little note to have every lady wear her flower for their welcome dinner on Friday night! Ashley also provided coordinating flip flops at the reception so everyone could kick off their shoes and dance!

The men looked dashing in their classic, black tuxedos.

While we were waiting for the mothers to be seated, Ashley had a little time to be silly with her adorable flower girls. You could just tell how much the little girls adored her!

It melts our hearts when we have adorable flower girls and ring bearers who act like mini-bride and groom!

It was a special touch to have Edwin Caraballo, the chaplain for the Chicago Cubs, perform their wedding ceremony here in Florida.

Mike & Ashley's time away for sunset pictures was perfect! You couldn't have asked for better weather.

Rhonda wow-ed us with another awesome cake. This was a clear compliment to the flowing layers of Ashley's beautiful wedding dress.

The martini bar was their signature drink station. Donna made it look phenomenal and this was THE ONLY mention or "nod" to Mike's career - "Love Potion #14"!

Not only is this a classic, Louisiana-wedding shot, but it's also a cool view of the tent. The lights and table-scapes were awesome!

I remember watching Paul (photographer) get down on the ground while Robert (videographer) was lighting and filming Ashley's feet! Paul was really able to capture Ashley and her boogie shoes. Who doesn't love a good, customized pair of converse?!

After a nice evening of fun, dancing AND SINGING (check out their wedding video trailer!), Mike and Ashley ended with a bang! What a wonderful way to wrap up not only their baseball season, but our wedding season! It was surely a night to remember. Congrats, Mr. & Mrs. Fontenot! We can't wait to watch the Giants in the upcoming season!

{CREDITS}

Venues:  Carillon Beach Meeting House & Village Green Reception (exclusive to Carillon Weddings)

Photography: Paul & Mecheal Johnson of Paul Johnson Photography;

Ashley’s bridal portrait blog & wedding blog

Cinematography: Joanna & Robert Banks-Morgan of Diva Productions

Floral/Event Design:  Christina Springfield of Events by Nouveau Flowers

Officiant: Edwin Caraballo

Catering:  Donna & David Townsend of Townsend Catering

Cake:  Rhonda Joodi of Confections on the Coast

Ceremony Music: String Quartet & Trumpet (Wedding Music Plus)

Reception Music: Meet the Press band (GTS)

Lauren & Drew {November Wedding at Carillon Beach}

Living and working in Panama City, Lauren didn’t know much about Carillon Beach.  Once she came to visit, she fell in love!  I will always remember the first time we met Lauren.  She was so incredibly excited to be marrying Drew; you could just see it in her eyes!  She literally couldn’t stop smiling and giggling!  It’s so refreshing to see such a happy, in-love bride who is thrilled to be planning her wedding to the man of her dreams.  Throughout all of her planning, and all the way to the wedding day, that spark never left her eyes.  At one point, her father even warned her that she won’t always be this animated about the wedding…  not true!  She was thrilled the entire time. A self-proclaimed work-a-holic, Lauren, was able to take a break and enjoy getting married!

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We love watching the guys getting themselves ready for the BIG DAY! We know they want to look just as great as the ladies do.

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A gorgeous, Wintery bouquet. Lauren opted to have a softly colored palette with a lot of awesome textures.

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A perfect moment. Because sunsets so early in the Winter, we wanted to make her ceremony a bit earlier (3:30pm) in order to get this phenomenal natural light! Making that final walk through the Promenade is such a special time for fathers.

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A very clean, simple ceremony is just what Lauren wanted. The arrangements that lined the aisle seats helped bring some of the red into the Meeting House.  Lauren had her own officiant from her Panama City church.  Originally, we thought Lauren might have her ceremony in the big, Presbyterian church in town, then travel to Carillon for her reception.  We are glad she chose to have everything held in Carillon so that her guests did not have to travel.  Everything was perfect – down to the weather!

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The newlyweds were just glowing 🙂

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Drew’s last name is Applegate, so subtle touches of red and green apples were used throughout the reception decor. Each table was named a different type of apple. The drapery, chandeliers, and the mahogany chiavari chairs brought elegance to the outdoor tent.

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Another gorgeous cake by Confections on the Coast! Lauren & Drew even incorporated apples into their favor. There were mini-jars of both apple and peach butter for that sweet, Southern touch.

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At her vendor appointment at Townsend Catering, Lauren made sure we knew that she liked cucumber water, not lemon water 🙂  “Crab Apple” was just one of the cute, apple-names that Lauren named each table.

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We love a great dress change! Once the dancing with Meet the Press got underway, Lauren changed into a beautiful short, BCBG dress. Aren’t they just adorable??!

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Lauren and her aunt were just so adorable together. We loved working with them both! As you can see, they both have infectious laughs that light up the room! Congrats, Lauren & Drew!

{CREDITS}

Venues:  Carillon Beach Meeting House & Village Green Reception (exclusive to Carillon Weddings)

Photography: Paul & Mecheal Johnson of Paul Johnson Photography; Lauren’s wedding blog

Floral/Event Design:  Christina Springfield of Events by Nouveau Flowers

Minister: own – Rev. John Richardson

Catering:  Donna & David Townsend of Townsend Catering

Cake:  Rhonda Joodi of Confections on the Coast

Ceremony Music: String Quartet (Wedding Music Plus)

Reception Music: Meet the Press band (GTS)

Jaclyn & Jerry {November Wedding at Carillon Beach}

After coordinating her little sister, Allison’s wedding back in March, we couldn’t wait to start the planning process with Jaclyn!  Two Pittman-weddings in one year?!  We LOVED it!  This gave us such a wonderful opportunity to work with the same family we had grown to adore.  Not many planners can say that!  It was great to see some familiar faces amongst the guests as well.  The best part of planning two sister’s weddings in one year is that we could compare just how different their styles were.  While Allison is very elegant, laid back and casual, Jaclyn’s wedding, like her personality, was a bit more ornate, glamorous & girly. 🙂  She wanted lots of flowers and a huge chandelier in the middle of her dance floor.  The entertainment even ended up being multi-faceted!  She had a classical string quartet to welcome the guests to the cocktail hour, a casual band for dining, then a more r&b/hip-hop band for the evening set (perfect for the younger, dancing crowd)!  Peruse and enjoy looking through Alli’s beautiful wedding, then compare it to Jaclyn’s wedding!  These two show you just how personalized and different our weddings are for each bride.

Jaclyn and Jerry at Carillon Beach

What a breath-taking image! For being a bit camera shy, Jaclyn photographs so well! Because Rae Leytham was expecting her twins right around the corner, there were some additional photographers to make sure every inch was covered! Check out their credits!

Jaclyn and Jerry at Carillon Beach

Jaclyn chose to have all of the Meeting House chairs removed and replaced with beautiful gold chiavari chairs. Her entire wedding was furnished with these gorgeous chairs. Large arrangements in the window brought a fabulous pop of color to the ceremony.

Jaclyn and Jerry at Carillon Beach

This was the proud daddy’s last walk down the Meeting House aisle to give his final daughter away. This Fall ceremony was beautiful as the sun started to set through the Meeting House windows.

Jaclyn and Jerry at Carillon Beach

An indescribable moment as Wes gives Jaclyn away.

Jaclyn and Jerry at Carillon Beach

A formal-attire event, Jaclyn set the tone by using timeless colors and rich fabrics.

Jaclyn and Jerry at Carillon Beach

Clear skies and no sand on their toes! Jaclyn and Jerry chose not to go down to the beach for sunset pictures, but that surely did not stop the photographers from capturing some fantastic shots!

Jaclyn and Jerry at Carillon Beach

Pretty little details! As favors, there were boxes of “bride” and “groom” truffles in every box. We decided that the escort cards would look displayed the best among the sea of truffles! Townsend Catering offered another full and delicious menu for their guests!

Jaclyn and Jerry at Carillon Beach

Unlike Allison’s wedding, Jaclyn chose to have a seated buffet. This means that their guests got all of the choices of a buffet, but the formality of a table setting. The glassware was special-ordered so that the tables looked exactly how Jaclyn imagined them.

Jaclyn and Jerry at Carillon Beach

Jaclyn revived the classic look of a fully-lined tent; something we don’t see often in Carillon.  It was gorgeous and created this wonderful ballroom-feel, while being outdoors and in a tent.

Jaclyn and Jerry at Carillon Beach

The Lanier’s first dance as a married couple was to Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love.” Isn’t that a great looking head table across the back?

Jaclyn and Jerry at Carillon Beach

A truly gorgeous and intricate cake! Jaclyn surprised us when she picked out a cake she liked from Rhonda’s books… and it was Allison’s! Rhonda took Alli’s dots as inspiration and created an intricately detailed work of art! I think Rae Leytham photography take some of the best cake pictures I’ve ever seen!

Jaclyn and Jerry at Carillon Beach

Daddy’s little girls! It was so fun for us to see this family of Carillon brides enjoying themselves twice in one year!

Jaclyn and Jerry at Carillon Beach

Their getaway car was a vintage Thunderbird that was borrowed to them by a close friend of the family. That’s certainly the way to end your night in style! Congrats, Jaclyn & Jerry!!

{CREDITS}

Venues: Carillon Beach Meeting House & Village Green, exclusive to Carillon Weddings

Photography: Rae Leytham Photography; Jaclyn’s wedding blog

Additional Photographers: Mary Beth Tyson Photography & Michael Newman Photography

Floral/Event Design: Events by Nouveau Flowers

Minister: Rev. Charles Pettis

Catering: Townsend Catering

Cake: Confections on the Coast

Ceremony/Cocktail Music: String Quartet (WMP)

Dinner Band: Todd Sparks’ band (GTS)

Evening Band: NewSouthPlayers

Katie & Matt {October Wedding at Carillon Beach}

A perfect, Fall wedding was definitely in the makings for this Phoenix, AZ couple!  It all started back in September of ’09 when Katie’s mother came to pay us a little visit.  Susie had heard from a past-Carillon Weddings MOB, that Victoria was the person to see for a perfect wedding!  We knew we were in for a treat when this very enthusiastic family graced us with their presence.  Katie knew she wanted a very relaxed, yet elegant look.  GREEN was definitely the color of the year and we took it to a whole other level!  The linens made such an amazing impact on the reception decor!  We sat with Katie and her mother and picked out some of these fabulous green linens that they envisioned with Christina at Events by Nouveau.  Apples, limes & lemons were also a very “fresh” and organic touch to their Village Green reception.

Katie and Matt at Carillon Beach

Katie’s gorgeous blue eyes really made an impact with that pretty, blonde hair! She anxiously awaited the day as she got ready in her “Permanent Vacation” rental house in Carillon Beach.

Katie and Matt at Carillon Beach

Katie’s handsome groom was finally able to see her as she walked into the Meeting House. Her light & airy ceremony set the tone for the entire day. Perfectly-placed and whimsical flowers lined the window that overlooks the lake.

Katie and Matt at Carillon Beach

Who doesn’t love multi-functional arrangements?! From the ceremony, to the dining tables… these made a seemless transition! They were perfectly paired with the mahogony chiavari chairs.

Katie and Matt at Carillon Beach

Before Katie & Matt went down for their sunset pictures, they were able to share their first dance as husband & wife! The lake was the perfect backdrop!

Katie and Matt at Carillon Beach

Green-galore! Katie opted to go from a seated dinner to a more casual, strolling-reception. The easiest way to make this transition was to take away the place cards, plan a delicious station-menu, plan great lighting over a dance floor under the stars, encourage lots of dancing with a fabulous DJ & to provide cigars to entice the gentlemen to the dance floor!!… Mission Accomplished!

Katie and Matt at Carillon Beach

Sunset during firefly season is always gorgeous! Can you spot them flying above the walkover?! What a perfect night.

Katie and Matt at Carillon Beach

A beautiful green, grapevine-inspired cake was the perfect pick!

Katie and Matt at Carillon Beach

I was completely impressed to see a wedding group that was on the dance floor the entire night!! After we were able to drag them off the Green, it was time for the sparkler send-off! The perfect end to a perfect day!

{CREDITS}

Venues:  Carillon Beach Meeting House & Village Green, exclusive to Carillon Weddings

Photography: Rae & Wesley Leytham of Rae Leytham Photography; Katie’s wedding blog

Floral/Event Design:  Christina Springfield of Events by Nouveau Flowers

Minister:  Rev. Harry Houseman

Catering:  Donna & David Townsend of Townsend Catering

Cake:  Rhonda Joodi of Confections on the Coast

Ceremony/Reception DJ: Paul Kirker from GTS