Gina & John {September Wedding at Carillon Beach}

This memorable Italian wedding was destined for greatness! After choosing Carillon Beach for their destination wedding, everyone was able to come together from all over the Southeast {from Boca Raton to Tennessee} to plan this beautiful event. It was so much fun bringing the feel of Tuscany to the Emerald Coast!  Gina & John were such a fun couple with fun quirks and details {wait until you see the Yoohoo cake!}.

Gina and John at Carillon Beach

There’s nothing better than having your mom by your side as you get ready for your big day, and an added bonus of a perfect view of the Gulf!

Gina and John at Carillon Beach

The details were all in place as we anxiously awaited the arrival of their 70 guests.

Gina and John at Carillon Beach

With a larger bridal party in the Meeting House, it’s often best to split the groomsmen and the bridesmaids on each side. This makes it less of a tight squeeze in the Meeting House. Of course, good ol’ Rev. Harry Houseman always puts everyone at ease!

Gina and John at Carillon Beach

Ahh… the lighting was just perfect on these newlyweds! John & Gina had a little time to kill before entering the cocktail hour, so Rae & Wesley {Rae Leytham Photography} found these perfect spots for a photo op!

Gina and John at Carillon Beach

A little wind makes for a cute, silly walkover picture! I love moments like these!

Gina and John at Carillon Beach

It’s hard to beat our beautiful beaches at sunset!

Gina and John at Carillon Beach

Gina’s head table was completely breath-taking. Nothing says “Tuscany” more than grape leaf vines and romantic, candlelit lanterns. The vintage French pottery added a perfect, European touch!

Gina and John at Carillon Beach

Wine bottle chandeliers were impressively hung inside the tent. The dark wooden pergolas were custom-built to house her head table, and all the little surprises in between. Naturally, yummy olive oil and spices were placed at each table for dipping the French baguettes into.  It certainly created the cozy mealtime that Gina was going for!

Gina and John at Carillon Beach

After that killer dinner, it was cake cutting time! This beautiful work of art by Rhonda {Confections on the Coast} came with another fun treat for the groom! Although not an alcohol drinker, his friends know him for his love of Yoohoo consumption. It was such a great addition to the wedding smiles!

Gina and John at Carillon Beach

I think everyone got a kick of how realistic the Yoohoo cans really looked!

Gina and John at Carillon Beach

As the couple snuck away for a few alone-moments by the fountain, the guests continued their heavy dancing and fun with DJ Paul! This is just beautiful!

Gina and John at Carillon Beach

It was a sparkling ending to John & Gina’s wedding day! Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Bell! {cue the jingles!}

{CREDITS}
Venues & Planning: Carillon Beach, Ceremony: Meeting House & Reception: Village Green {Exclusive to Carillon Weddings}
Makeup & Hair: Solace Salon in Rosemary
Photography: Rae & Wesley Leytham {Rae Leytham Photography}; See Gina’s full blog HERE!
Floral/Event Design: Events by Nouveau Flowers
Catering: Townsend Catering
Cake: Confections on the Coast
Reception Music: DJ Paul of {GTS}
Minister: Rev. Harry Houseman

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