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

Chloe & Philip {September Wedding at Carillon Beach}

This light-hearted, Alabama couple chose to have a sweet, intimate wedding in the Carillon Beach Meeting House.  With the couple’s closest family and friends, the entire evening was filled with laughter and beautifully captured moments.

Chloe and Philip at Carillon Beach

I fell in love with the gorgeous colors of this bouquet! The soft, neutral palette was perfectly fitting for this classic wedding.

Chloe and Philip at Carillon Beach

We were more than pleased with the romantic and ethereal feel that was created for Chloe’s ceremony.  It could not have been more perfect for this couple. Courtney’s (Chloe’s sister) face says it all!

Chloe and Philip at Carillon Beach

Carillon Beach Meeting House

Chloe and Philip at Carillon Beach

Husband & Wife!

Chloe and Philip at Carillon Beach

Sunset pictures at the Carillon Beach walkover. What a beautiful couple!

Chloe and Philip at Carillon Beach

Neutrals were so trendy for weddings this year! We absolutely love them. The Meeting House lends itself to gorgeous neutrals and simple decor.

Chloe and Philip at Carillon Beach

The Meeting House was quickly transformed to their dining room once the guests wandered outside for the cocktail hour. Upon Chloe & Philip’s return from their sunset pictures, they danced their first dance to Train’s “Marry Me.”

Chloe and Philip at Carillon Beach

A magical ending to their night! Congrats Mr & Mrs Powell!

{CREDITS}

Venues:  Carillon Beach Meeting House, exclusive to Carillon Weddings

Photography: Genya & Wesleyann of VUE Photography; Chloe’s wedding blog

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

Minister:  Pastor Tim Meadows of Point Washington UMC

Catering:  Donna & David Townsend of Townsend Catering

Cake:  Rhonda Joodi of Confections on the Coast

Dana & Nick {September Wedding at Carillon Beach}

A wonderfully sweet, Georgia couple were destined to get married in an intimate setting.  The Carillon Beach Meeting House was a perfect match for Dana and Nick.  Dana’s family owns a home in nearby, Rosemary Beach, but Carillon had just what they were looking for… a quiet location with beautiful scenery.  The soft hues and Dana’s romantic dress added to the magic of the evening.

Dana and Nick at Carillon Beach

Dana and Nick at Carillon Beach

Jenny, Dana’s wonderful mom, was just beaming with joy! Dana & Jenny were such a wonderful pair while we went through the planning process. When the day finally came, you could just see the excitement in both of their faces.

Dana and Nick at Carillon Beach

After the ceremony was over, the guests enjoyed the cocktail hour outside on the side decks. The weather was perfect for an outdoor cocktail hour! For the reception, we decided to play up the natural beauty and simplicity of the Meeting House. A pretty, neutral linen and tall arrangements helped to create a very clean, organic feel.

Dana and Nick at Carillon Beach

I love this image of the bridal party in front of The Carillon. {tidbit of knowledge}: carillon n. A stationary set of chromatically tuned bells in a tower, usually played from a keyboard. This is our Carillon… The center of the community.

Dana and Nick at Carillon Beach

Although Dana had the Wedding Music Plus trio perform from the prelude, to the ceremony, to the cocktail hour and even through dinner, Dana wanted to have her first dance with Nick to Train’s “Marry Me.”

Dana and Nick at Carillon Beach

With perfect weather, the guests were able to enjoy their dinners outside. It was pretty when the sun set and the lights on the trees transformed the entire outdoors atmosphere into something magical!

Dana and Nick at Carillon Beach

Dana’s gorgeous cake was cut and the evening ended with happy hearts and full stomachs! It was a beautiful evening for a beautiful couple!

{CREDITS}

Venues: Carillon Beach Meeting House, exclusive to Carillon Weddings

Photography: Kay Meyer Photography; Dana’s wedding blog

Floral/Event Design: Events by Nouveau Flowers

Minister: Nick’s father

Catering: Townsend Catering

Cake: Confections on the Coast

Ceremony/Cocktail/Dinner Music: String Trio (WMP)

Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book!

We are proud to announce our coveted position on Style Me Pretty‘s Little Black Book of Vendors!!

We are so honored and incredibly grateful! I know we are in such great company! Thank you for loving our weddings!

Angie & Tim {June Wedding at Carillon Beach}

Who doesn’t love a fun, out-going and laid-back couple?! This definitely describes Angie and Tim.  They were so wonderful throughout their entire year of wedding planning with us.  I remember talking with Angie and her mother about their fabulous family vacations to Tuscany, so it was was important to them to create the same look and feel of a Tuscan evening.  The details were perfect and the night was beautiful!  One of our favorite parts of the night was when Rae Leytham Photography announced the option of the ShootShed, and the guests started RUNNING towards the photo booth to get their hilarious pictures!

Angie & Tim {June Wedding at Carillon Beach}

The beautiful bride rented the home, “Do Da Days”, and just loved every minute of it! The house was close to the beach so Angie was able to sneak away and read a book with her big sun hat on!

Angie & Tim {June Wedding at Carillon Beach}

Angie’s dress was just perfect on her!

Angie & Tim {June Wedding at Carillon Beach}

Angie and Tim chose not to have any bridal party to stand with them, instead they had their siblings seated to special music to signify their importance. They chose to have a gorgeous arrangement of olive leaves/branches that were later transferred, in their urns, to the reception.

Angie & Tim {June Wedding at Carillon Beach}

After their ceremony, Angie & Tim were able to escape together for some alone time and these gorgeous beach pictures!

Angie & Tim {June Wedding at Carillon Beach}

One of the best parts of getting away for sunset pictures, is being able to see their Village Green reception across the Lake Carillon! The lights around the perimeter are just magical at night!

Angie & Tim {June Wedding at Carillon Beach}

For escort cards, Angie & Tim had old pictures of themselves printed in sepia color-tone, and strung for everyone to see! It was such a sweet idea and surely a conversation-starter! Something fun they also incorporated were a double-magnum and magnum-sized wine bottle that they had guests signed. Someone special to the couple had given these to them before he passed. The silver Sharpie maker worked perfectly!

Angie & Tim {June Wedding at Carillon Beach}

The conversation pieces! 🙂

Angie & Tim {June Wedding at Carillon Beach}

In the reception, the guests walked into Angie’s “Tuscan Wedding.” After meeting with the florist, we knew the best touches to make this a complete look. From beautifully weathered vases, to apothecary jars and urns, the simple greenery and flowers were exactly what Angie dreamed of! There were even stationary fans that lightly rotated over the head table. We had the tables numbered with little tags that hung around the neck of wine bottles.  One of my favorite details was that her sweet, grandmother embroidered all of the “B’s” for the napkins at the head table.  This just added such a personal touch… I loved it!

Angie & Tim {June Wedding at Carillon Beach}

The gorgeous, cream-colored “bark” linens and the beautiful mahogany chairs looked fabulous with the wicker chargers!

Angie & Tim {June Wedding at Carillon Beach}

The Brack’s first dance was to “The Sun is Shining Down” and their guests just loved watching them twirl around the dance floor! Here’s another great shot of the head table and the fans!

Angie & Tim {June Wedding at Carillon Beach}

You could just feel the laughter in the tent as Tim, Angie’s father, gave them a welcome toast/speech! Champagne was passed around for everyone to enjoy!

Angie & Tim {June Wedding at Carillon Beach}

Although they had a fabulous cake for dessert, the surprise came out later in the evening, when freshly-baked cookies and milkshakes were introduced! It was a delicious treat for their guests, plus who could pass up that perfect lounge area by the lake?!

Angie & Tim {June Wedding at Carillon Beach}

This was definitely a dancing crowd! There was certainly never a dull moment! From the looks of it, some of the hilarious props from the ShootShed made their way to the dancefloor!

Angie & Tim {June Wedding at Carillon Beach}

Here’s a taste of just how fun photo booths can be! I know that Angie & Tim’s guests really enjoyed being able to sneak in and take some silly pictures in between dances!

Angie & Tim {June Wedding at Carillon Beach}

A breath-taking ending to a wonderful evening. Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Brack! We’re so happy for you!

{CREDITS}

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

Photography: Wesley & Rae Leytham of Rae Leytham Photography

Floral/Event Design:  Events by Nouveau Flowers

Officiant: Rev. Harry Houseman

Catering:  Townsend Catering

Cake:  Rhonda Joodi of Confections on the Coast

Ceremony Music: Solo Violinist (Wedding Music Plus)

Reception Music: DJ Paul (Gulf Talent Services)

Makeup: Renee Armour of Two Fishes Artistry

Lori & Justin {May Wedding at Carillon Beach}

“Pretty in Pink” hardly describes Lori’s dream wedding.  In the pre-planning, I definitely heard her quote Steel Magnolias when Lori said, “My colors are blush and bashful…”  She is the bride who has always had a specific dream of what her wedding was going to look like.  Now that she had found her Prince Charming, we worked at making her dreams come true…

lori and justin at carillon beach

Perfectly pink details everywhere! We just loved that Justin looked amazing in his pink tie! Lori’s dress could not have been more perfect! It was romantic and lacy, without being overbearingly PINK!

lori and justin at carillon beach

Lori’s expression is priceless. We were all glad that her emotions got the best of her at the rehearsal and not the wedding day. She was just so excited to marry the man of her dreams!

lori and justin at carillon beach

After a really sweet ceremony performed by Reverend Harry Houseman, Justin’s best man “accidentally” announced the couple as “Mr. & Mrs. Lori Traywick!” He quickly “corrected” himself in announcing “Mr. & Mrs. Justin Currie!”  It was definitely good for a room full of laughs!

lori and justin at carillon beach

Flawless sunset pictures with Paul & Mecheal Johnson!

lori and justin at carillon beach

We just loved watching this sweet couple interact with one another.

lori and justin at carillon beach

A perfect evening from cake-cutting to all-night dancing!

lori and justin at carillon beach

Congrats to Lori and her Prince! We couldn’t have been any more honored to be apart of your dream!

{CREDITS}

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

Photography: Paul & Mecheal Johnson of Paul Johnson Photography; Lori’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 Music: Fran Bullock of Wedding Music Plus

Reception DJ: Paul Kirker from GTS

Angela & Brian {March Wedding at Carillon Beach}

When we met Angela & Brian back in August of 2009, they planned to have a beautiful beach wedding, bringing family to Florida from Texas.  This couple fell in love with our weddings here in Carillon Beach and booked their trip to meet us as well as our vendors right away!  We sat down and planned their beautiful blue & yellow wedding right away.  You could just tell Angela’s excitement as soon as she came and did her wrap-up meeting with us in the office.  When she brought in her buckets of wedding “goodies”, she had inventory lists, numbers, descriptions, you name it!  An organized bride always makes our job easier!… LOVED it!  On the wedding day, the wind just wouldn’t allow for a beach side wedding, but the beautiful & worry-free bride was happy to make the move to the Meeting House.  It ended up being a perfect, winter evening!

Angela and Brian at Carillon Beach

Our wonderful vendor, Renee Armour {Two Fishes Artistry}, did such a wonderful job on our blushing bride!

Angela and Brian at Carillon Beach

Pretty blue details were perfectly planned throughout Angela’s wedding – right down to her shoes!  All of Angela’s bridesmaids wrote sweet notes on the bottom of her shoes so she could take the warm thoughts with her the entire night!

Angela and Brian at Carillon Beach

As Angela got ready to walk down the Promenade, into the Meeting House, Genya captured a breath-taking view in Carillon!

Angela and Brian at Carillon Beach

Angela and Brian at Carillon Beach

It was ceremony time and after informing all of the guests of the venue-change, we were ready to roll! Blue & yellow details made the Meeting House just as playful and laid back as the beach!

Angela and Brian at Carillon Beach

Everyone went ga-ga for this cake!! The sugar-ranunculus flowers were perfect!! The varying height differences in the cake added some extra eye-catching interest to her wedding confection!

Angela and Brian at Carillon Beach

After the cake was cut, there was such a wonderful time for toasting the bride & groom. A teary-eyed group listened as Angela’s step-sister reaffirmed her love and adoration for her.

Angela and Brian at Carillon Beach

My personal favorite!! I’m a feel a little guilty when I get excited and suggest s’mores over a bonfire… I mean, who doesn’t love s’mores?! There were even some ‘supplies’ that were boxed up as favors for her guests to take home!

Angela and Brian at Carillon Beach

What a perfect evening! Congrats, Mr. & Mrs. Sattler!

{CREDITS}

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

Photography: Genya & Wesleyann of VUE Photography; Angela’s wedding blog

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

Catering:  Donna & David Townsend of Townsend Catering

Cake:  Rhonda Joodi of Confections on the Coast

Ceremony/Reception DJ: Paul Kirker from GTS

Aimee & Brad {February Wedding at Carillon Beach}

When coordinators talk about a memorable bride & memorable wedding, this wedding is definitely up on the top of the list!  Aimee was such a sweet, Southern bride who couldn’t wait to plan out her dream wedding with us.  I am confident to say that she has kept ties with all of us vendors beyond her wedding day, especially now that they’re expecting baby McBrier!

Aimee and Brad at Carillon Beach

Not much before the wedding, Aimee called the shop to tell me that she found her dream dress that would be a “knock out.” Knowing that she started working in a Bridal Store, I definitely couldn’t wait to see this last-minute switch to designer, Matthew Christopher!

Aimee and Brad at Carillon Beach

Beautiful details surrounded Aimee on her big day… from the embroidered handkerchief to her feathery garter!

Aimee and Brad at Carillon Beach

A sweet touch as Aimee helps her flower girl get ready for the ceremony! … What a precious pearl bracelet!

Aimee and Brad at Carillon Beach

Aimee’s bridesmaids dresses were perfect and very flattering for everyone! The neckline had such a wonderful detail that no necklaces were needed.

Aimee and Brad at Carillon Beach

A little bridesmaid fun before Aimee was swept away to rendezvous with her groom!

Aimee and Brad at Carillon Beach

Looking back on her vendor appointment, the flowers turned out to be exactly what Aimee had hoped for!

Aimee and Brad at Carillon Beach

Their ceremony took place on the Village Green, with brown benches because we decided it would create the best country feel! The ribbons that blew in the wind added such a sweet touch!

Aimee and Brad at Carillon Beach

A gorgeous outdoor wedding!

Aimee and Brad at Carillon Beach

Sweet simplicity.

Aimee and Brad at Carillon Beach

… Something blue… a fabulous peek inside of the tent!

Aimee and Brad at Carillon Beach

The first thing that the guests saw was Rhonda’s fabulous cake with perfectly stylized-flower details. We loved the garden flower varieties throughout the reception.

Aimee and Brad at Carillon Beach

Even the food was simply sweet and southern!

Aimee and Brad at Carillon Beach

Daddy-Daughter dance & a welcome prayer before dinner. Check out the fantastic feathers on her back!

Aimee and Brad at Carillon Beach

The lights were perfectly strung over the dance floor for the perfect amount of lighting!

Aimee and Brad at Carillon Beach

Garter toss!!

Aimee and Brad at Carillon Beach

Bonfires on chilly nights? Yes, please!

Aimee and Brad at Carillon Beach

A flawless night! We truly were blown away by Aimee’s exquisite dress! Congrats, Brad & Aimee on a perfect night and a special announcement! 😉  What a fabulous evening for an adorable couple!

{CREDITS}

Venues:  Carillon Beach Village Green, exclusive to Carillon Weddings

Coordination & Planning: Victoria Volpone & Avis Johnson of Carillon Weddings

Photography: Genya & Wesleyann of VUE Photography; Aimee’s wedding blog

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

Catering:  Donna & David Townsend of Townsend Catering

Cake:  Rhonda Joodi of Confections on the Coast

Ceremony/Reception DJ: Paul Kirker from GTS

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Allison & Hunter {March Wedding at Carillon Beach}

Destination weddings are our specialty, so when we found at that the Atlantans who were planning their wedding with us were originally from Panama City, we were so excited!  In fact, Allison is the daughter of one of our very own Carillon Beach homeowners.  The family had a special connection with Carillon Beach, so their decision to get married here was not a hard one.  I loved getting to know Allison and her family.  Her beauty truly shined from the inside out.  Allison & Hunter’s laid back personalities helped to create a very nice, yet comfortable feel for her guests.  I look forward to their vacations from work and the McRight’s get to visit us in our office!

Gorgeous...

We went with a laid-back, yet elegant (like Allison!) look throughout the wedding. Her ceremony took a very timeless approach to a pink and green color palette. She opted to make the ceremony more formal when we chose to do elegant seat covers on the classic, wooden chairs. We also wanted to create visual interest at the front of the Meeting House to make use of the beautiful, high ceilings.

We just adored the way her father, Wes, beamed as he proudly walked Allison down the aisle. You should have seen him at the rehearsal... We were told to keep some tissues nearby 😉

What a beautiful couple! When the ladies at VUE Photography took Allison & Hunter for their sunset pictures, they found a great spot overlooking the lake!

Allison chose to go with the fabulous clear-top tent. It gives guests a sense of dining under the stars, without leaving them out in the elements. Her natural, garden greens and brown chiavari chairs were such a perfect look for the Village Green venue.

The more rustic-looking chandeliers gave the reception a touch of elegance, while keeping a laid-back feel. Her simple 5-tiered cake was not only beautiful, but it also tasted delicious! We love anything personalized. Allison and Hunter's complimenting toasting glasses to commemorate their big day were perfect!

Yum!! It's always nice to see when the grooms "sneak" an extra bite of cake! We know... it's irresistible! Look how those chandeliers sparkle in that clear-top tent!

A beautiful night view of the dining tent.

... their smiles say it all! Congrats Alli & Hunter! It was a beautiful evening.

{CREDITS}

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

Photography: Genya & Wesleyann of VUE Photography; Allison’s wedding blog

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

Minister:  Rev. Charles Pettis

Catering:  Donna & David Townsend of Townsend Catering

Cake:  Rhonda Joodi of Confections on the Coast

Ceremony Music: String Quartet (Wedding Music Plus)

Reception Band: Meet the Press (GTS)

We’re Proudly in the Spring 2010 Issue of Weddings Unveiled Magazine!

We gush every time we hear of a magazine that has chosen to feature one of our Carillon Weddings!  The Spring 2010 issue of Weddings Unveiled Magazine was no exception!  Katie & Andy’s October 2009 wedding caught the magazine editor’s eye and you can see why!… This Meeting House wedding ceremony & Village Green reception were just beautiful!  I will always remember Rhonda Joodi’s (Confections on the Coast) cakes!!  Andy’s cake was seriously amazing… we all thought the fishing boots were real!  Every detail was edible and it was surely a crowd-pleaser!  Enjoy all the details from Events by Nouveau Flowers, Townsend Catering‘s delicious menu (*featuring their very own version of Bonefish Grill’s ‘Bang Bang Shrimp’!), and the wonderful photography of Genya & Wesleyann (VUE Photography).  Please check out our full blog of their wedding of their wedding on October 24, 2009.

Watch out for this cover! - Spring 2010 of Weddings Unveiled

The article!

... So sweet!! We love these shots! Please check out the other great articles in this Unveiled Magazine issue!