Updates and Getting Connected with Carillon Weddings!

As we quickly approach the end of our Spring-Summer 2012 wedding season, it’s just about that time to get these updated weddings on our blog! In the meantime, please check out our Facebook page for some of our beautiful, recent events!  We also have a pretty fabulous Pinterest board here!  You can follow us at Twitter as well!

You can also stay tuned as we start to integrate some of our weddings OUTSIDE of Carillon Beach. Our hearts will always be in Carillon, but we’ve sure had a fun time planning at other nearby locations! Our Coastal Weddings planning simply takes the same wonderful Carillon Weddings reputation and vendors, on the road! As seen in Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach & Santa Rosa Beach.  Here’s a little eye-candy of our last wedding on July 7th in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.  Thank you to Rae Leytham Photography, Myrtie Blue flowers and event design and Townsend Catering for making this such a perfect wedding day for Jodie!

We’re so honored to be featured on the fabulous, Elizabeth Anne Designs , Summer 2012 VIE Magazine, Fall 2012 The Knot Florida Magazine, Style Me Pretty and so many more!

We hope everyone is having a wonderful Summer of wedding planning, new arrivals and engagements!  It’s always such a JOY to keep in touch with our past brides as they welcome new little ones into the world!  That sounds like a great blog post to me! 😉


Avis & Victoria

Quite Pinteresting!!

As most of you ladies out there know, Pinterest, is one of the best ways for brides to gather all of her wedding ideas into one place!  It’s our favorite way to really connect with what our brides love and what inspires them!  One of THE coolest Facebook posts I received, was from a dear friend who was sucked in by Pinterest (which is SO easy to do), stalked this phenomenal dress, then stumbled upon a picture of me from Paul Johnson’s blog!?  I felt a little honored to be linked to this world-wide-web of Pinterest.  I even know exactly which phenomenal dress she was referring to {See Kim & Chris – how could you NOT remember that dress?!}!

With all of this being said, we have had an influx of brides who have seen The Knot’s Pick from Angela & Brian’s wedding favors:


Thank you, Vue Photography, for the original image!

After the traffic and the questions, we decided to post exactly how to make these little beauties.  Thanks, Angela for all of your help and details!

1. Search for 3x3x3 clear, plastic boxes. Angela found hers here!

2. We recommend printing out cute, personalized 3×3 ‘thank you’ notes to place inside each box. Getting coordinating ribbon also adds a great touch to the boxes!

3. Purchase enough graham crackers (2 whole crackers – halved), chocolate (2 Hershey bar halves) and 4 large marshmallows for each box.

4. Call in your girlfriends to help you assemble these over a bottle (or 2) of wine!  Angela’s boxes housed enough goodies for 2 s’mores in each box!

5. Put the boxes together first.

6. Stack 2 Graham cracker halves on the bottom, two Hershey bar halves, 4 marshmallows, then 2 more Graham cracker halves.

7. Place the note inside, or tie them to the ribbons.

8. Embelish the box with your pretty ribbon…

9. and… Voilà!  Yummy DIY creations!

We recommend doing these only a few days before the wedding, because if it’s anything like Florida, the humidity could turn the crackers into mush!  Have these cuties on a dessert table, on your sign-in table or next to your fire pit at your wedding!  If you haven’t seen Angela & Brian’s full wedding, please check out our blog {here}, and VUE Photography’s blog {here}.  The magazines LOVED their wedding!  You can see her beautiful cake {Confections on the Coast} featured ALL OVER The Knot, and featured in Weddings Unveiled!  I hope you liked this little info, and hopefully I will see this blog flying around Pinterest!?

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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!

Heather and Kevin at Carillon Beach 1

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.”

Heather and Kevin at Carillon Beach 2

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!

Heather and Kevin at Carillon Beach 3

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.

Heather and Kevin at Carillon Beach 4

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!

Heather and Kevin at Carillon Beach 5

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.

Heather and Kevin at Carillon Beach 6

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

Heather and Kevin at Carillon Beach 7

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!

Heather and Kevin at Carillon Beach 8

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


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}


The original wedding dress!!


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!


It had the same phenomenal flow, 26 years later!


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!

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!


Victoria & Avis

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

2011 Pick - Best of Weddings on The Knot

Weddings, Wedding Venues
2011 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners & More

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!

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!


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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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!

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*We are no in any way affiliated with the company Carillon Beach Weddings. We are the original wedding coordinators for Carillon Beach, Florida. Our venues are the beach, the Meeting House, the Village Green, and Bellview Park. We are the company who is featured as “The Best of The Knot.” Our brides, weddings and amazing photographers are featured in Emerald Coast Brides magazine, The Knot, Unveiled, Brides Florida and all blogs all over the internet. We are well-established along the Emerald Coast. Victoria Volpone is the director and mastermind behind both Carillon Weddings and our Bella Bridesmaid shop on Carillon Market Street. This is been a source of confusion for too many of our brides. Please know that you are at the Original Carillon Wedding site, and are looking at our breath-taking weddings! Enjoy and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions… That is what we are here for!